The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1910 Page: 4 of 9
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We understand that Beckham The Wichita Falls people were
County has one newspaper that tendered a grand reception by
has sold itself, body ami breech- Elk City a short time ago. The !
es, to the railroad trust. Shame Elk City mayor, II. 0. Hixon,
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY |on the business men of any town with the brass band and 5(H)
AT CARTER. OKLA.
THOS. T. WACCONER,
Editor And Proprietor
Subscription Price SI. per Year
Always in Advance.
Advertising rates, 15 c e n ts
an inch, Single Column, a month
Locals 5 cents per line each week
Application is made to enter
the Postoffice at Carter, Oklaho-
ma, as second class mail matter.
who fail to patronize their home j school girls dressed in white,
paper until its editor has to sell and nearly all the rest of Elk
himself to get money to keep his j went out to welcome the Wichita
All announcements in this col-
umn are run at the regular rate
of $10. each for County Ofliees,
$5. each for precinct offices, sub-
ject to the action of the Demo-
cratic Primay August 2nd 1910:
For State Senator
W. P. Francis
R E. Echols
Representative of Beckham Co
G. W. Lewis
J. 0. Long
For County Sheriff:
C. H. Copk
J. R. Richerson
P. A. Watson
J. W. Bradshaw
For County Judge
John C. Hendrix
C. S. Gilkekson
For Countv Treasurer:
W. A. Murphy, (Re-election)
Geo. A. Dietrich
C. C. Hughes
For county clerk:
J. C. Mackenzie (Re-election)
For Register of Deeds
Mrs. A. D. Jones
E. F. Cornels
S. J. Etter
E. H. Gipson
A. R. Harris
Miss Martha Barrett
For District Clerk
C. T. O’Kelley
County ComraisMoner Prect. 1.
N. S. Mounts
County commissioner of Prect. 2
W. G. Carter
paper running, to boost the very
town that is too stingy to give its
editor what is justly due him.
Carter, the only town that
does any business between Elk
City and Mangum, is to have
several more business houses
erected in the near future. The
other railroad will be here short-
ly, when we may expect to see a
dozen brick business houses e-
rected in less than *10 days.
While nearby towns dry up and
blow away, Carter goes march-
ing steadily on.
Falls bunch. Elk City returned
the visit last week, and the Wich-
ita Fulls guys never even sent a
kinky headed, thick lipped,
bench legged nigger to meet and
receive them at the depot. But
Elk City has a few bootleggers,
while Wichita Falls has 20 open
saloons, enough saloons to d(
generate the best town in the
Carter does more buiness on
Saturday afternoon than any
other town within ten miles of
here does in a whole ween. This
is a fact that has been demon-
strated beyond the least doubt
of a successful contradiction.
You are a man of your own,
and have a right to vote as you
please, but we are of the opinion
that if you don’t vote, “NO,” on
the repeal of Article 9, Section 9,
of the Oklahoma Constitution,
you will go out in the back yard
after the election and kick your-
self over the hen roost for not
voting for your wife and babies.
With the Initiative, Referen-
dum and Imperative Mandate in
full force, it would be impossible
for the officials of any political
party to deliver “The Goods.”
A dishonest or self-seeking of-
ficer could be put out of office as
soon as he attemped to betray
his constituents, and another
put in bis place, and that too be-
fore the general election. It
would not be burdensome on the
people because it would scarcely
ever be used. When once the
officer knew that lie would be
thrown out of office in disgrace,
if he betrayed his people, he
would always vote in the interest
of the common people, and thus
give us no cause to use the Initi-
ative and Referendum.
The eight hundred people who
signed the petition that they
would support Carter and do all
their trading here have certainly
made good. Carter now offers
her sincere thanks and heartfelt
gratitude to these good people,
and will return the compliment
by selling them the best goods
for the least money of any town
in Western Oklahoma.
Give us bootleggers in prefer-
ence to open saloons say the Elk
City papers. This was inspired
after a visit to Wichita Falls,
where we find a town 30 years
old with 20 open saloons and no
paved streets. Elk City has
paved streets, the finest light
system in the country, and a few
bootleggers instead of open
saloons. Oklahoma is the best
state in the Union if “our taxes
are still high.”
G. M. Tucker, one of the best
known citizens of Stevens CounJ
ty, and for that matter this part
of the state, has announced his
candidacy for the office of Cor-
Mr. Tucker is fully compe-
tent for the position to which he
aspires, understands our corpor-
tion laws and enactments
thoroughly, from the fact that he
was a member of the Constitu-
tional Convention, which framed
the constitutional parts of our
'he shoe fits the foot
If your shoes don’t fit, you don’t want
them; and we don’t want you to
have them. We recommend Selz
Royal Blue shoes because they’re
made to fit; scientific lasts
Selz lik in all shapes, to fit all feet.
Royal Bring us any feet you
Blue shoe have; we’ll fit them
#3.50, $4, $5. in Selz shoes.
Sold By A. R. JACKSON & CO.
William Fettes says that Dr.
Davis remarked in the Cotton
Exchange State Bank, in Elk
City, on Feb. 28, 1910, that “on
account of kinship and past busi
ness relations, we can depend on
Jack Love keeping Carter from
getting a depot.” Mr. Fettes al-
so says, “I thought Jack Love
was a bigger and a better man
than that, but did not expect any-
thing better from Gold-Brick
When the State of Florida vot-
ed down the man who stood for
Bryan and the election of United
States Senators by a direct vote,
she only showed her ignorance.
But some people never think on-
y with their belly—pinch their
belly and they begin to think.
It’s a pity some people have to
be starved into thinking in their
own interest along political lines.
But when such is the case, we
say pinch their belly, and pinch
it hard until they get their eyes
One of our subscribers asks,
Why is it you get out such a
good paper every week?” That’s
easy. Carter has a set of busi-
ness men who stay with a news-
paper man through thick and
thin. They believe in advertis-
ing. They have business ability.
They are hustlers, who go after
the business and get 90 to 97 per
cent of it all. When other near-
by towns have dried up on the
cob; have been separated as the
chaff is from the wheat, and
burned with unquenchable fire.
Carter, the town that does
Mr. Tucker has held many
minor offices of trust and confi-
dence of his people, and each
and every time has filled them
with honor to himself and satis-
faction to his constituency How-
ever, this is the first time since
statehood that he has asked for
political preferment at the hands
of the people.
Then again, he is from the
great Southwestern part of the
state, the bulwark of democracy,
that portion of the state that is
looked to to roll up the majority
necessary to make things demo-
cratically safe. A part of the
state that has been satisfied from
the beginning to help roll up the
majority and ask for nothing in
return, until now through Hon.
G. M. Tucker, the people of this
great Southwest is asking recog-
nition in the state administration
in the selection of him for the
position of Corporation Commis-
Paste this in your hat and
read it before you cast your
vote at the August primary, and
then, like the good Democrats
that we, of Southwestern Okla-
homa are, we will abide the re-
sult.—Comm onefce Reflex.
Mrs. J. B. Allen’s
First house north of Postoffice, on Broadway
Board and Lodging $4.00 per week.
Meals 25c. Beds 25c.
EVERYTHING IS NEAT AND CLEAN.
Good Water and plenty of it FREE
All Kinds of feed at reasonable prices for
team. Drive in and let us take care of
your team. Best wagon yard in the city.
Call and see me and you will come again.
J. D. Alexander, Prop.
L. E. DANNER
Contractor and Builder of
Concrete blocks, Buildings,
4-in. Blocks, 11 cents, 8-in. 15c, 20in. 20c
and 10-in. Blocks at eleven cents each
ALL OUR WORK
Miss Avva Etter came from j
Doxey latter part of the week to
things, will be the real metropo- j visit with her sister, Miss
lis of Western Oklahoma. j Myrtle.
A. L. WHEELER,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
PRICES RIGHT. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Carter, " - • - - Oklahoma.
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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/m1/4/: accessed October 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.