Hobart (OK) Republican
October 5, 1908
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The Bedford (IN) Weekly Mail Speaks in the Highest Terms of Republican Candidate George E. Mitchell

The Bedford, Indiana, Weekly Mail, one of the few remaining nine-column papers, has the following to say in the current issue about George E. Mitchell, the republican candidate for representative:

George E. Mitchell, who has been here for several days visiting relatives and renewing old acquaintances, will leave for his home at Lone Wolf, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, Thursday. He was recently nominated by the Republicans of Kiowa County as their candidate for representative and will cut his visit short in order to get into the campaign. While he has a democratic majority of nearly 1,000 to overcome, he does not consider that any reason for neglecting any of his fences.

Mr. Mitchell is a native of Lawrence County and comes of sturdy Republican stock. He taught school years before going to Abbieville, Kansas, 18 years ago where he followed merchandising some ten years. During the Oklahoma rush eight years ago, Mr. Mitchell drew a good claim in Kiowa County on which he located and which improved and converted into a fine farm.

Mr. Mitchell is one of the best informed men on public affairs we have ever met, and if elected to the Oklahoma Legislature will take up the performance of his duties with a clear understanding of their nature.

Mr. Mitchell says that in all his travels through the west, he has seen no town that has made so much substantial improvement since the last 18 years as Bedford.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.