The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 9, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW
KEEP TAHLEQUAH GROWING
Til® Outlook For Tahln|unh'ii l-uttirt-
paaiion la Itrlcht—The Itlea u, Keep
Souiethln* Doing all the Time.
TAIILKQl'ATI, INDIAN TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JULY , lUOl.
?!THE GREAT St. LOUIS CONVENTION.
Tahlequah continues to grow.
But our urban growth may be ac-
centuated by energetic work among
those who hold the balance of power—
or rather those yvbo own the property.
There Is no better way to stunt the
growth of a town than to put prohibi-
tive prices on town lots—prices that
bluff away prospective buyers.
As the townsite of Tahlequah now
stands there will be comparatively few
lots to b£ disposed of at public sale by
the commission. Most of them are in
the hands of allottees, or those hold-
ing them by right of purchase from
the Cherokee nation. The majority of
these lot holders are well to do and are
able to hold their realty and profit by
the natural advance in values coming
through Increased population. This
is not a detriment.
However, the plat or survey of Tah-
lequah does not cover enough territory
—it is not large enough to accommo-
date many who might build homes
here if they were able to purchase su-
burban lota at less figures than close
in lots can at present be bought.
The desired expansion may be
brought about If some citizen holding
his allotment adjoining town will have
his restrictions removed and convert
his allotment, or a part thereof, into
a suburban addition, running the sur-
vey of the same in conformity with the
streets of Tahlequah proper, and dis-
pose of the lots at public sale to bona-
fide homeseekers; people who will
place improvements upon the lots so
purchased. By this means the allottee
could realize handsomely on his hold-
ings and would also do much toward
building up a greater Tahlequah.
Following the securement of title to
lands from the government will come a
rapid development of the agricultural
interests of the country. New farms
will be opened up by owners of the
land and many of the allottees will
sell their surplus holdings that they
may improve their homesteads as they
wi<h wj have them. This surplus land
will be eagerly taken by farmers from
the States who have money to invest
and anxious to secure homes in the
nfewltnd. As a natural sequence much
money will find Its way into the local
channels of circulation.
This view of the matter is not a pipe
dream. It is simply a for ecast of the
inevitable, and the day is not far away
when new people will occupy new^
homes all over this land. This means
increased population for Tahlequah,
batter public school facilities and a
desirable industrial growth.
So far in her history Tahlequah has
09V*xperienced a boom growth. It has
beil| consbcvative and safe. There are
no bubblo^to burst and investors are
safe, in th&t a reaction is impossible.
This growth will continue In the same
way, and the seeker after safe invest-
ments in urban realty can find attrac-
tions in Tahlequah to his liking.
Democrats Gather to Nominate a Standard Bearer
and Promulgate Platform of Principles.
THE FOURTH AT TAHLEQUAH
The Kafu Pell t Interval* Throughout the
Day, and M- njr Outing Partite Wrre
BRIEF REVIEW OF THE WORK ACCOMPLISHED
The Indian Territory Delegation Stands Pat on Work Outlined at Dui
Convention---the Nominees, and Something About the Platform.
Headquarters Indian territory delegation, jefferson Hotel, st. Louis,
July 5.—The delegation from the Indian Territory, held a caucus at headquarters
forenoon, which was well attended and much interest manifested in the work. At the session
of the delegation Mayor s. M. Rutherford of Muskogee was selected as Chairman of the dele-
gation, W. C. Rogers of Skiatook was selected as a member of the committee on perma-
nent organization from Indian Territory; T. L. Wade of the Choctaw Nation on resolutions; C.
a. Skeen of Wapanucka on credentials; L. M. Poe of Tulsa on committee to notify the choice
of the convention of his nomination.
After considering the matter, the Indian Territory delegation refused to join the Oklaho-
ma delegation in the demand for a single Statehood plank, following the* lead set by the Demo-
crats of Indian Territory in the Durant convention.
l'iom the beginning everything had a Parkeresque tinge, and the opposition, headed by
William- Jennings Bryan, were up in the air.
lowaids evening they became hoarse and bulletins were issued, which thev would hand
aicund. As an illustiation of the character of these bulletins, it is only necessary to describe
In large letters, it said:
\\ hat Judge Parker has to say about trusts, the labor, tariff and Philippine questions.
See the other side."
The "other side" was blank.
St. Louis, Mo., July 6.—The national
committee held this evening what in
all probability will be its last meeting.
The reports of subcommittees present-
ed to hear contests in the states of Il-
linois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine,
New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota and
the District of Columbia were heard
and coocurrod in. The reports in
every Instance recommended the plac-
ing on the temporary roll call of the
convention the contestees. Not one
contest was successful. The majority
of these will go before the committee
On motion of John T. McGraw of
West Virginia, Palmer Woods of
Honolulu, was declared a member of
the committee to succeed William H.
Corn well, deceased.
Mr. McGraw then ought much
woe upon the delegates from the Phil
Ipplnes by securing the passage 01 a
resvlutlon providing that the delegates
from those islands in the Pacific should
be given each six seats in the conven-
tion, but no votes until their status
had been fixed by the convention.
The Philippines delegates, who were
awaiting tha action of the committee in
the hall outside, left in groat wrath,
declaring that they bad been denied
admission to the convention aud they
"guessed they were not wanted.'1
St. Louis, Mo., July 5.—The subcom-
mittee of the national committee which
yesterday and last night heard the
contests of the state of Illinois today
reported to the. national committee
that '5 was the unanimous opinion of
the members of the subcommittee that
the Hopkins delegates be allowed to
retain their seats. The report was
concurred in and the Hopkins people
, . hold thefr seats unless ousted by
the action of the committee on creden-
tials. The decision of the subcommit-
tee was based on the ground that the
state convention was supreme; that
fights in the district caucuses are not
proper matter for adjudication by the
national committee, and that it is not
the business of the national committee
to go beyond the record of the conven-
tion as submitted to them. This shows
that the Hopkins people are the reg-
ularly accredited delegates, and be-
cause of this fact the subcommittee
gave its verdict for them, and did
not consider that it had any right to
go behind the returns and take up the
evidence submitted. The fight, in the
opinion of the committee, has been
made in the state before the completion
of the record of the convention. This
attitude of the national committee sus-
tains the contention of the Hopkins
[Contlnneil ou Fourth rune ]
The Glorious Fourth was a quiet oue
indeed to Tahlequah.
Every «tor<< and public offlje in town
remained closed the major part of the
day aud business was practically sus-
There was no muilc^Uff speechma-
klng, no reading of the Declaration of
Independence, and no attempt at dis-
play or to celebrate the day other than
iserve It as a holiday—a day for
Saturday many outing parties were
ed, intending to spend the N it Ion's
|l day out in the woods and alon
'rlftr, fishing, bathing, and «h
wise enj iyiog a romp with Natu
But the rains deicended and alir the
planning came to naught. Fishing
tackle was left unpacked, prepared
lunches did service on the homedlnner
table, and the brand new bathing suits
were allowed to remain In the closets,
dry, unused and secure from the vul-
gar gaze of the "rubber-neck"
Eirly In the day the small boy with
the big cannon cracker appeared on
toe seen? and for the space of two
hours or more gavvtt series of Imita
tlons of the Japs bombarding Port
Arthur, until Toromie Roach, presum-
ably a Russian spy, was put out of
commission by a premature explosion
and the police ordered the youthful
gunners off the street. The injuries
to the Itoach boy proved trivial and
he was soon able to resume operations.
In the evening quite a display of fire-
works was had but there are no cas-
ualties to r <port.
But why celebrate July 4th?
Because it is the day on which the
Declaration of Independence was Issued
by the Continental congress In 1770,
setting forth causes of grievance of
the American colonies against Great
Britain and formally declaring this a
separate nation, a free country. The
Declaration of Indepp>- jence was made
by a common government, and was
made for all tb3.ata(«s. It is a ^reat
inheritance o\er which 1'ouug Ameri-
ca may well rejoice.
July 4 is the day on which such dec-
laration was made.
It is the day we celebrate.
It is the day which the millions of
the earth should celebrate.
It is in order to encourage the young
to celebrate it, and the old should not
fail to prove their appreciation of the
many blessings which it has brought
to us and the oppressed people of other
Cattle Men . rouMfil.
Minions of the Indian office at Mus-
kogee are busy rounding up the cattle
men of the Cherokee country. Many
complaints are being made by the
stockmen as to the methods beintr em-
ployed. it is said that evuu where cat-
tle are being grazed on leased or allot-
ted landn, the officers are making
demand for the fifteen cents per head
annual tax.—-Bartlesville Koterprlse.
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H. H. GREEN, PROPRIETOR
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Hudson, Waddie. The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 9, 1904, newspaper, July 9, 1904; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc136210/m1/1/: accessed November 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.