The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1907 Page: 1 of 5
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THE ALTUS TIMES.
FORMERLY THE LEQER TIME8.
Altus, Greer County, Oklahoma, Thursday, July 4,1907.
We Have About
TEN GALE PIVOT
That We will Make a Price
on That Will Interest You.
This Line to Close out at the
Low Price of-
Understand that this
Price is only for the Pivot
Axle. ASK TO SEE IT.
We have also a fine line of the celebrated
B. F. AVERY LUCKY JIM
When in line for anything in Hardware and Imple-
ments give us a call. Yours very truly,
Free to EveryoneJ
E respectfully request
the honor of your pres-
ence at our store on
any or every day of
the week beginning
Monday, July 8, '07
during which time we will demonstrate
on the famous " NEVER BRAKE " malle-
able range, which will be in attual operation,
and a representative from the factory will ex-
plain its many advantages.
We will serve HOT COFFEE AND
BISCUITS, FREE every day during the dem-
onstration, and you can inspert this wonderful
range whether you are interested in buying or
not. The information gained will be of value
We will have on exhibition a sample of
the ONLY genuine porcelain enameled range
made in America. Something new and better
than ever offered before.
FREE---'With every range sold during this
| exhibit, a handsome set of cooking utensils,
; worth $7.50. Ranges and ware will be on
! exhibition at our store.
Johnson Hardware & Implement Co.
LOCAL W.C T. U.
Mm. Mary Sibbitt, National Lsetuisr,
Vista Us, Lactam, and Perfects
a Strong Organisation.
Mrs. Mary F. Sibbett, of Wioh
ita, Has , a natioual lecturer and
organizer of the W. 0. T. U.,
and a woman of long experience
in oily missionary work in the
large cities of Colorado, visited
Altus this week, delivered several
lectures aud organized a local
uniou. Saturday afternoon Mrs.
Sibbett lectured at the Baptist
ohuroh, Sunday afternoon at the
United Presbyteriau, aud at 8:
that evening sbe was greeted by a
large audiouce in a uuiou meeting
at the Methodist church, when
sbe gave a most interesting in-
sight into her work aud experi-
.euces for the past 80 years, aud
made a strong plea for state
wide prohibition. Mrs. Sibbitt
is a bright, intelligent, energetic
woman, aud has done much good
to humauity in her lifetime.
At the Baptist church Monday
afternoon a local union was or-
ganized with the following offi-
cers: President, Mrs. J. F. Leake;
Vice presidents, Mrs. Ed. Nix
of the Methodist church ; Miss
Bessie Coeu of the U. P. church;
Mrs. JBettie Miller of the Chris-
tian church; Mrs. Geo. D. Peu-
dleton of the Baptist church;
Recording Secretary, Mrs. W. T.
McConnell; Corresponding Secre-
tary, Miss Harper Le Master;
Treasurer, Mrs. T. C. Wil-
liams. The uew organization
will hold a meeting at the Bap-
tist church next Friday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, wheu plans of work
and tinoee of meeting wil! be de-
cided upon. Quite a number
have been enrolled as members,
aud all who are interested in the
work are cordially invited to at-
tend the meeting Friday after-
noon and give their names to the
secretary for membership.
Mrs. Sibbitt gave a final lectnre
Monday eveuiug to a large audi
euce aud left next morning.
TO BLOCK ELECTION
Anti-Statehood Obstructionists Threaten
To Carry Their Oase To The U. S
Guthrie, Okla., June 28.—It is
learned to-night from excellent
authority that attorneys Noah &
Snoddy, of Alva, who represent
the people of Woods county in
their case against the constitu
tioual convention in protesting
against the division of organized
counties in Oklahoma Territory,
are confident of preventing au
election on the proposed state
constitution so long as it contains
this alleged objectioual clause,
and that their confidence rests in
their plan to obtaiu from a mem
ber either from the Uuited States
supreme court or of the United
States circuit court of appeals
writ of supersedeas, which will
hold permanent the injunction,
receutly dissolved by the Okla-
homa supreme sourt, preventing
As the Uuited States supreme
court will not convene again
until in October, the chances of
an election on the constitution,
iu case Messrs. Noah A Snoddy
are successful, would be ahm.
Mr. Snoddy is atill here, but Mr.
Noah left the oity last night,
presumably for St. Louis or
Washington to attempt to get the
% ALTUS. OKLAHOMA.
Eagles Go to Mangan.
Lee 9mith, Hermou Maupio,
J. C. Cowart, P. M. Childress,
Hugh Chisum aud Alvin Lester
were in Mangum last Thursday
night attending a banquet given
by the Eagles. Cbisum and
Lester famished music for them.
Bspnbliosns lams a Foil List of Men Ts
FiU The Varisos Offloss in
The Republicans of Altus aud
Baucum Townships met at the
office of ths Altus Times Saturday
atteruoon at 4:00 o'clock and
oomiuated oaudidates for Town-
ship offices. The meetiug was
called to order by John Rutter,
township committeeman for Ban-
cum township, who was made per-
nsaneut ohairmau with W. M.
Iuklebarger as secretary. Nomi-
nations were made for offioes iu
Bauoum township only, as under
the laws of the territory the city
administration takes charge of
Altus, which is a township iu
itnelt. The following are the
J. O. Wilson, Trustee.
John Rutter, Treasurer.
W. M. Iuklebarger, Clerk.
P. P. Steele, Constable.
Fred Ernst,Justice of the Peace.
All of the geutlemen named
are good men iu every sense of
the word, aud they will receive
the uuited support of the Repub-
lican party. The meetiug was
harmonious and enthusiastic, aud
a good crowd was present.
MR. ORR COMMENTS.
General Passenger and Ticket Agent Com-
pliments Ths Times' Special
The Times has received the fol-
lowing letter trom Mr. H. C. Orr,
General Passenger aud Ticket
Agent of the Kansas City, Mexico
& Orient Railroad, with head-
quarters ad Kansas City, in which
he expresses his appreciation of
our special Orient edition. He
Kansas City, Mo., Jcne 25.
I beg to acknowledge receipt of
your publication of June 6, which
treats specially on Orient track-
laving and information incident
thereto. I was glad, iudeed, to
read this for the reason that I
have watched with anxiety the
interest you aud the people of
your vicinity have manifested iu
the building of our road iuto your
community. The next good news
should be the connecting of the
link between Glintou aud Altus,
but the time of real rejoicing aud
exultatiou will be when the line
is connected between Kansas City
aud Wichita, which will, of
course, give us a continuous line,
not only from here to Altus, but
When this time arrives, we will
certainly endeavor to pay you a
personal visit aud assist in every
way we cau iu celebrating the
oocasiou. The prosperity of the
towus and country along the liue
of our road is our prosperity
We are therefore working for one
With kindest regards and best
wiahes for your success, 1 am,
H. C. Orr.
TO TAKE CENSUS.
Prssidsnt Boossvslt is Invssticating tbs
Oklahoma Gerrymander and May
Uss His Big Stick.
Washington, Juue 80.—Direc-
tor North of the cousus bureau,
today appointed E. W. Koch, II.
L. Sanford, R. C. Lappau aud
Hart Momsen as supervisors to
assist Wm. C. Hunt, chief super-
visor, iu taking a census of Okla-
homa aud Indiau Territory.
The two territories will be di-
vided into about 1,000 districts,
aud the director will employ re-
liable people iu the territories to
take the euumeration at wages
ranging from 92.50 to $8.00 per
Director North estimates that
it will take two weeks for the
enumerators to take the census,
aud hopes to have the work com-
pleted by August 1.
Only five questions will be ask-
ed: Name, age, race, sex aud
relationship to head of family.
This will enable the bureau to
fiud out the votiug population,
the school population, aud the
population of whites, Iudiansaud
It is estimated that the cost of
taking the census will reach
about $70,000. The federal gov-
ernment will foot the bill.
New Book Store*
Jim Fondren and Herbert Pen
dletou have opened their uew
book store iu the building recent*
ly occupied by a reatanraut on
East Locust street, and though
their stoek ia not yet all in, they
are doing a good business. The
interior of the building has been
treated to new paiut and paper,
and presents an attraotive ap-
pearanoe. The boya will handle
books, magazines and everything
ia the stationery line in addition
to ether goods usually handled by
such firms. The boys are widely
aeqnainted and very popular, and
will enjoy a trade from all olasses.
Washington, June 28.— Direct-
or North, of the ceutus bureau,
haa issued a general order con-
cerning the Oklahoma census,
which will be taken on July 1.
The enumerators shall be resi-
dents of the districts they cau-
vass, selected without regard to
their political opinious. They
will get from $8 to $5 a day.
Each enumerator must take oath
that he will not divulge auy in-
formation he secures except to
the official designated by the di-
rector. Auy persou who refuses
to give the enumerator any in
formation will be prosecuted.
MRS. COLBERT DEAD.
Mother of Mrs. George W- Burkett Passes
Away After a Long Illness-A Na-
tive of North Carolina
Mrs. Ruth Colbert, mother of
Mrs. G. W. Burkett, died at the
family residence on West Locust
street Monday mcrniug at 1:50
o'clock, after a liugeriug illuess
of almost a year. Mrs. Colbert
was 83 years old, aud had made
her home with her daughter for
mauy years. Though hers was
a long and weary illness, and
she kuew that the end was com-
ing she made no complaint, but
bore with patience the suffering
she was compelled to endure
through many long mouths. She
received the best of care and
nursing, and nothing that human
skill could do to alleviate the
paiu and add to her comfort was
left uudoue. Iu fact, the family
almost abaudoned their usual
household duties, tbat her care
and comfort might come first.
Mrs. Colbert came here tiva
years ago, wheu Altus was young,
from North Caroliaa where sbe
had made her home with a sou,
the latter and Mrs. Burkett being
her ouly children. In her young-
er days she was a woman of great
force of character, aud had
uumerous friends wherever ahe
was kuown The funeral serv-
ices were couducted trom the res-
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Burkett
at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon,
Rev. J. R. Millen officiating, and
the remains were iuterred iu El-
Graduate of the loading optical
oolloge of the world will be at
Frederick hotel July 8 to 11, pre-
pared to scifntifically test eyes
and fit glaaaea.
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Shepard, Susie W. & Shepard, Horace W. The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1907, newspaper, July 4, 1907; Altus, Oklahoma Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc405083/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.