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   Checotah Enquirer (Newspaper) - May 15, 1908, Checotah, Oklahoma                                Official City Paper. ClfECOTAH, OKLAHOMA, ^RIBAY, MAY 15, 1908 VOLUME XII. County Seat Election, Salurday, May the Every Place of Business in CHECOTAH will be Closed All Day Long; I Vote and Work for G-hecot&h c Afto % foil" iBJrmv 1 Skidoo (S3) Skidoo 1 TO c c c c Hutchinson Mercantile Co. I Where You Can Buy the Best. I NOTHING WILL BE TOO GOOD FOR YOU AFTER THE 23rd  c c #1 c c c c c c A   GREAT   DEAL Iwhich the Present officers. could __ i be ousted and the Republican Eulaula Plays to Both Sides- '   c a 3 sea e . even Now .in Hot Water- Defeat a Matter of Certainty. Eufaula has at last shown her hand and aa has been expected all along has unquestionably revealed the fact that been trying to win the going   so far as to state that so many votes had been stolen at different places, if in exchange, the negroes of the county would vote for, Eufaula in the county seat question. This agreement having been reached he began work upon the she has unsuspecting Republican leaders vote of from the north half of the coun-the negroes of the county with a tv to secure their co-operation in promise of political supremacy fihn& tma contest.) He even for the men who were supported went so far as to ask some of by the negroes of the county. them the question why they had They story in its entirety is a not contested the election, and long one and requires to much again stating that he knew of time to produce it entirely. It 8teals that had been made that ia sufficient however to say that would turn the offlces over to immediatly following the election the other fellows if a contest of last.fall when the entire Dem- were filed, ocratic ticket was elected a pro- The scheme, although a good minent Democrat of Eufaula one, met with obstacles however who took an active part- in the and but two of the defeated Reelection of the Democraticticket Publicans were willing to enter conceived the idea .of securing �*cthe contest, all of the others the vote of the negroes of the believing that the election was county and some of the wto^ Jjjg^ ."fc g*\ Republicans for Eufaula on the BUCh a deal, thus increasing the county Beat question by making indebitedness that would be sure a proposition to them in which he to accrue against the county by agreed to have the election con-such proceedings, tested, and intimated that he had Time moyed by rapidly how-tbe necessary information by ever and at the same time tfaeae men with wliom the Eufaula fellows had made the agreement became restless and demanded that action be commenced at once if they were to live up to the agreement and on last Friday the first real step was taken when the two Republican candidates who were willing to have won but the negroes while not given credit for much foresight by the Eufaula bunch were to smooth for any such a game as that and as a result Eufaula is now as one man expressed it "between the devil and the deep sea" because if they wish to carry the negro   vote   and All The Latest Soda Drinks LIQUID IRA MARSH THE DRUGGIST   ra�?m CHEOOfXH, OKLAHOMA enter the contest, backed by the Democrat mentioned above and the Eufaula/sounty seat organization filed, suit against the Democratic officials to oust them from office. Thetgame was a smooth' one been sufficiently wise to have those Republicans they have been working blind-folded, they must goon with the 'contest, which if they do wiil not only turn every Democrat in the county against them but sincere Republicans, as they all know a and had the Eufaula fellows! fair election was held and are anxious that no further expense held the matter oft! until the be crowded upon the. county at county.aeat eiectfdrfthejr* might tM� time. While  coun# seat club'denies having any* attend. u** MY thing to do with the matter antf^lg-^   

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