The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1910 Page: 1 of 9
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The Carter Express.
CARTER, BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1910.
WHY VOTE “NO”
The following are some reas-
ons why you should vote "No”
on proposed Section 49 to Article
IX, on June 11th:
1. Vote “No” if you want the
two cent fare restored.
Vote "No” if you want State of Oklahoma on the follow-
ing dates and at the following
Tuesday, July 5, Anadarko;
it is hereby agreed by and be-[
tween the representatives of the I
folk»wing Democratic candidates
for governor, to-wit;
Brant Kirk, Wm. H. Murray,
Leslie P. Ross, Lee Cruce and
J. B. A. Robertson that five joint
discussions shall be held inJhe
reasonable freight rates re-es-
tablished in the State,
a. Vote "No” if you
railway construction to continue Wednesday, July fi, EnidjThurs-
in the State. The large systems dav< Ju]y ~ 0klahoma City; Frl.
have not constructed a new mile (lay> July Ada; Saturday< July
of road in the State in the past y)uran^
two years. The small independ-: ;s further agreed that the
ent lines have built 2;>0 miler oi candidates speak in the following
over. What the independent or(ier, to-wit:
lines have done, the huge loads ^t the first meeting, Kirk,
Murray, Ross, Cruce, Robert-
eould have done had they so de-
son; that the first speaker then
4. Vote No’ means that the ^oes ^ 0f jjs^ ]eav.
little roads can continue their
construction without interfer-
ence by the big roads.
5. Vote "No” if you want the
people to have something to say
about what the railroads shall
do and what they shall not do.
6. Vote "No” if you want the
people to control the railroads
instead of the railroads oppress-
ing the people.
7. Vote "No” and let the
world understand that the peo-
ple of Oklahoma are capable of
protecting themselves, in a legit-
imate/ way against corporate
greed and usurpation.
8. Vote "No” and do not be
deceived by false promises.
Look the facts square in the
face and act for your interest,
and that of the great State of
9. Vote "No,” or you will be
hog-tied, and you know what
that means, especially when a
Federal Judge holds the string.
NOTE:—The railroads have
hired men in every precinct on
election day to give out state-
ments to mislead voters. Watch
out for them and do not be mis-
lead. It is to YOUR interest to
vote againts the railroad amend-
ing the second man to speak first
at the next meeting and so on
through the list.
It is further agreed that each
candidate shall have one hour
and thirty minutes at each meet-
ings and that interuptions not
invited by the speakers shall not
be counted against his time.
It is further agreed that an
official time keeper shall be se-
lected at each meeting by a ma-
jority vote of the contesting can-
It is further agreed that
speaking shall begin at 10:30 o’-
clock a. m. of each day, with in-
termission for dinner after first
M. W. A.
The M. W. A. Lodge will re-
organize here the latter part of
next week. Deputy C. L. Beck-
ley is here to assist in the re-or-
ganization. Any one desiring
full information can get it by
calling upon him. Now is the
time to get busy and join, boys.
Take some insurance out on
your life. The M. W. A. is the
best you can get.
Voters and Railroads
On account of the long time I
have served and the arduous du-
ties of the office, I have decided
to withdraw from the race for
Commissioner. With the kind-
est feelings for all and an ill will
to none, and with a true appreci-
of the confidence our friends
have given us, we are thankful.
And to those who feel agrieved
at any of our official acts we
have not one spark of ill feeling
or resentment. We know e-
nough of human nature to know
that no one man can please all
other men. So, hoping the man-
tle may fall on a worthier man,
I am with the very truest regard
Quite a number of our folks
are preparing to go to Whiskey
Falls next Monday, and we are
told it will be free to those going
from Elk City.
Railroads doing business in
Oklahoma have a profitable busi-
ness and since the decision of
Judge Hook, allowing them to
increase the freight and passen-
ger rates, they want to go the
"whole hog” and have the Con-
stitution amended in their favor.
We don’t believe the voters will
forget so easily and allow them
to ride over us rough shod by
refusing to pay their taxes,
charge any price they want to,
and then loose what little control
we have by removing them from
under the jurisdiction of the
Corporation Commission. Vote
"No” on the amendment of Ar-
ticle 9, Section 9, at the election
The Switzerland form of gov-
ernment has stood the test for
more than 1(MJ years. It has de-
rived all its revenue from income.
Its taxes are arranged on a slid-
ing scale so that the rich not on-
ly pay more absolutely but more
in proportion than the poor.
Taxes are levied on the progres-
sive plan that to whom is given,
of him much is required.
The man who owns only $4,000
or less of property pays on only
half and he who owns $25,000
worth pays on eight-tenths of it
and he who owns $100,000 worth
pays on the whole, so that in
case the tax is one per cent, for
example, the man who owns
4,000 worth of property pays on-
ly $20 while the man who owns
$100,000 worth of property pays
not 25 times as much but 50
times as much. The income tax
is levied in a somewhat similar
The first $100 earned is not
taxed. The man with an income
of $500 is taxed on only half of it,
while incomes above $800 are
taxed in full. The system
works well and lifts a part of the
burden from the pour and puts
it on the rich, who, while they
may complain, would not ex-
change positions with the poor
in order to save the tax.
Railways are subject to state
control. Monopolies are not al-
lowed. No one is supposed to
be worth more than $200,000. A
fortune of $500,000 is undesira-
ble as it would be taxed all it
could earn. There are no pri-
vate fortunes; no paupers; no
overworked population crying
for bread; no labor strikes, al-
though Zurich is a great manu-
facturing country. Weal is
largely created but not unjustly
or arbitrarily divided. Each one
has his own. The system of tax-
ation makes it to the interests of
large producers to divide volun-
tarily as fast as made to save
tax. Zurich is a model govern-
ment.—Mail and Breeze.
| CALL ON
I FRANK T. ALEXANDER
CARTER TOWNSITE MAN
If you are in the market for a town lot, 5 acre block,
or a farm. Deeds drawn up. Notary
work at office.
ORNER MAIN & BROADWAY
We Have Worlds
Fire Sale groceries yet.
miss these BARGAINS.
•fWe have just received a big-
line of Buster Brown Shoes.
In fact everything kept in a
general merchandise store. We
have the most complete line of
Dry Goods and Groceries in
Savre. %When in Sayre, call
and see us before you buy.
SAYRE <7, D. C OKLA.
Old papers 20c per 100 here.
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We have pure Manila Twine
this year. It pays to buy
We still have plenty of
Coal, and our Lumber
Stock is complete.
Elk City, --- - Okla.
G. L. BENNETT,
JNO. F. SELMAN,
W. R. Hill and F. M. Turner,
of Sayre, were in Carter Tues-
day looking after farm loans and
other business. Hill said he got
plenty to eat and that that’s good
at the City Cafe He thinks
that Carter is the Beulah Land
and will do the business for this
I The Carter State Bank
CAPITAL STOCK $10,000.00
When in doubt, take
The Guarantee Route.
Your deposits protected
by the Guaranty Fund
We want to do Business with You. Why not do Busi-
ness with Us?
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Waggoner, Thomas T. The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1910, newspaper, June 10, 1910; Carter, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc956883/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.