The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 18, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 15, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW
TAHLEQUAH, INDIAN TKllIITTOUY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1 04.
FOR HISTORICAL RESEARCH
A Committee Composed of Well Known
Ladies Issue Call for
The Arrow is asked to priot the fol-
lowing notice of a meeting called by a
committee composed of women who are
in every way qualified to successfully
organize and carry out to a successful
culmination the purposes for which
they desire to organize: /
Call for Meeting.
The ladies of Tahlequah are re-
quested to bo present at the residence
of Mrs. Bushyhead, Monday, Oot. 17,
at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of organi-
zing a Society of Historical Research,
for the preservation of our CaDltol, its
records anC other objects, as a memo-
rial to our Cherokee, people. Mrs. N.
B. Breedlove, Mrs. ft. B. Hoss, Mrs.
D. W. Bushyhead, Committee.
Some time ago the Arrow advocated
this move and quoted the opinion* of
Hobart B. Boss and others regarding
The purpose of the organization is
worthy, and will doubtless meet with
the approval of every patriotic Cher-
The time is not now distant when the
Cherokces will cease to have any sem-
blance of a government of their own.
The country will be merged mlio state-
hood, and they will have to contend
with their white brethren in social,
business and political relations, having
thrown about them the privileges and
advantages which are the inherent
rights of all full-fiedged citizens of the
United States—the right to vote; to
own property in fee simple, and to buy
and sell real estate, as it is done under
a state government.
This is inevitable; there is no way
out of it.
But it. giving up their tribal govern-
ment, which already is but a shadow,
they need not give up those thiDgs per-
taining to their history as a race, for-
getting that for centuries they have
lived unto themselves, making and ad-
ministering their own laws and largely
working out for themselves the very
conditions which now confront them—
a condition brought about through
their own Intelligence, their progress
in education, and their ability to do.
There is much pertaining to Cherokee
history, past and present, which the
Cherokees themselves cannot well af-
ford to let paes jtway. For that reason
the organization of a society for his-
torical research and for the preserva-
tion of records, etc., Is a wise and
timely one, and the Arrow will watch
its work with interest.
But little more than a year remains
until the Cherokee government will
cease to exist in any form. Before
that time it will be necessary to dispose
of all public buildings and property
belonging to the nation, and when this
is done they will have passed from the
Cherokees forever. If, In the wind-up
of affairs the Cherokees can -preserve
the Capitol, or some other building
equally suitable, in which to store the
archives, the records of an intelligent
race, it should be done, and must Oe
done before the tribal governmeut
makes it exit to give place to a govern-
ment of another form.
Some Sound Sense.
Judge Dickerson has ruled that an
action cannot be maintained upon a
lease made by a guardian unless the
lease had first been approved by the
court. Judge Humphrey says no leas-
es, guardianships or administrations
will pass his court without careful
scrutiny and Senator Stewart says the
lease is the curse of the Indian. Thus
are the restraints of the law and the
disapprobation of the law makers
thrown over and about the only meth-
ods which can be used for dealing in
the great bulk of our* land at the
present time. Doesn't it point out
plainly enough what the remedy should
be? Take away the restrictions on
all but the homesteads. The home-
steads alone would be worth tar more,
with hustling, energetic, bona fide set-
tlers on the ocher lands than the entire
allotments are now or ever will be un-
der present conditions.—South McAl-
At Wolfe's Spring. '
Wolfe :s Spring is located about one
and one-half miles east of Tahlequah.
It is the home of Judge John Wolfe
and is surrounded by prosperous farms
upon which live many renters whose
children have no echool facilities.
Judge Wolfe says an effort Is being
made to build a house and open a day
school for the children of the commu-
nity. They hold religious services
there, all denominations preaching
from the ame puipit, being served
mainly by Revs. A. O. Stewart and Al-
corn of the Baptist denomination, and
Rev. Wright, of the "Church of God."
The Sunday-school membership num-
bers 07, and aioce last June there have
been 16 or 18 additions to the church.
It would be a great thing for the com-
munity if a neighborhood school could
be established there, and it might be a
good thing for Tahlequah if she could
Attended Elks' Ball.
The following is taken from the so-
ciety column of the Muskogee Times
of Saturday, Oct. 8: "Miss Stapler,
of Tahlequah, and her guest, Miss
Naugleof Uuyamag, Mexico arrived
yesterday atd were the guests of Miss
Tookah Turner. They were among
the out-of-town guests at the Elks
dance iast night and returned to Tahl-
equah this afternoon. Miss Stapler,
Miss Naugle and Miss Turner were
classmates at Monticello and finished
there last year. Miss Naugle will re-
turn to Muskogee in a few days and
will spend a month with Miss Turner
who will give several parties in her
Cause of Happiness.
"Pawpaws, 'possums, persimmons
and pumpkin pies are ripe, aud we
Mlssourians ought to br. happy," glee-
fully exclaims the Oak Grove Banner.
LARGEST BOND EVER GIVEN
R. M. McFarlin. Officer of National Bank
of Holdenville, Arrested—Bond
Set by Judge Raymond.
Somewhat of a sensation was created
here yesterday whan it became known
that Robert M. McFarlin of Holden
ville had been arrested by federal offi-
cers on six indictments returned by the
grand jury, which adjourned Saturday
Mr. McFarlin was vice-president of
the National Bank of Holdenville,
which suspended business in the spring,
and be is charged with misappropria-
tion of S.'iO.OOO directly, and $112,000
indirectly, of the bank's funds, and of
making false entries.
At the tlmeof the failure of the bank
C. K. Biliingsley was its president, and
he was also president of the Capita)
National Bank at Guthrie, which insti-
tution bad to close after the failure of
the bank at Holdenville.
Bank Examiners R. M. Sturtevant
and W. A. Pollock looked Into the af-
fairs of the bank and were preseut when
the indictments were returned In this
Mr. McFarlin perhaps realized that
something was going to happen, for be
wired here yesterday, bringing men
with him to go on his bond. Upon bis
arrival he was taken into custody, and
Judge Raymond fixed his bond at $50,-
000, which he readily gave. The names
on the bond are as follows; E. J. Eu-
banks, A. W. Scott, J. N. Marks, W.
D. Allen, M. P. Green, Roy Scales
and Charles Barnard, all of Holden-
This is perhaps the largest bond ever
given in a criminal case In the Indian
Territory.—Muskogee Phoenix, Octo-
THE M00NSHINER7S DAUGHTER
Played to a Good House Monday Nig-ht
—Some Very Good Specialties-
Barlow's Minstrels Coming.
Monday evening the amusement sea-
son <vas opened in Tahlequah with
the "Moonshiner's Daughter," a lurid
tale of the hills abounding in melo-
dramatic situations, thrilling climaxes
ending in gunpowder smoke, and com
Taken as a whole the play was passa-
bly good of the kind but suffered from
extravagant characters and weakness
of caste. To those who have sojourned
in the mountains of upper East Ten-
nessee and North Carolina, the one-
time stronghold of the manufacturer
of moonshine whiskey, the picture ap-
peared ridiculous; there could be noth-
ing further from the true character of
the illicit distiller thau that portrayed
by the members of this company. Pre-
tending to represent a people peculiar
to the mountain regions of the coun-
tries mentioned we looked upon play-
ers dressed in the garb of the western
cattle ranch and mining camp of early
daya, typical of the characters seen in
the "Girl from Montana."
Bud Henry, the villain, did some
villainous acting and there was not
much sympathy for him at bis undoing,
and the character of Ksb Taylor, a
moonshiner and worshipper of Madge,
"The Moonshiner's Daughter," held
him a close second. Sam Cottrell as
"Soak" pleased the audience in his
eccentric comedy wurk and singing
specialties. The specialty work by
Mabel Kllmore, Cassie Burch and Sam
Lucas was very good and saved the
play from growing tiresome.
"Two Merry Tramps" are booked to
appear on Dec. 10: they will be follow-
ed by Barlow's minstrels.
Failed to Pass.
The first recipients of the Ceoi)
Rhode* scholarships entered English
college life Monday. Forty-three stu-
dents, representing every ^tate and
territory with Ihe exception of Arizona,
Florida, Mississippi, Nevada and New
Mexico, enured the college. The can-
didates from these states did not qual-
ify in the American examinations. The
men were generally well received.
There was om discordant note at Kib-
ble college, where "Pat" Murray of
Bartlesville. I, T., representing Kan-
sas, was refused because he was not a
member of the Church of England.
Jack Downing Pleads Quilt y.
Jack Downing, fullblood Cherokee
Indian, entered a plea of guilty of
murder before Judge Lawrence in the
federal court at Vinita Saturday. The
penalty is death. Judge Lawrence
would not accept the plea and ordered
the matter submitted to a jury where
the jury can hear the plea and if it so
desires fix the punishment at imprison-
ment for life instead of hanging.
Downing killed another fullblood Cher-
okee, w ho belonged to tbe night hawks,
because he appeared before the Dawes
commission and filed on his land in the
spring of li(08.
The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church will, on the Otb, 10th and 11th
of November, open up in some building
in Tahlequah a Church Fair. In tbe
past thcii ladles have assayed to enter-
tain Tahlequah people, and those
functions are yet remembered with
pleasure; hence it goes without saying
that the Fair will be well received.
At Rate of 9200 a Year.
Last Saturday Judge Lawrence sen-
tenced D.'F. Randolph to two years
and six months in the penitentiary for
escaping to Chicago with $5lX) of funds
of the bank of Wyandotte, I. T. Ran-
dolph was president of the bank. Cull
Downing, a fullblood, got six years for
stealing a pony and saddle.
Locating the Blame.
Sometimes trainmen are blamed for
wrecks when tbe management is at
fault. In the effort to pay handsome
dividends on millions of watered stcatf,
too much business is sometimes done
with too few operatives.—Kansas City
A Good Omen.
Vinita ha* commenced to entertain
capitalists. That's a good omen for
the town.—Muskogee Times.
OLD SPANISH RELICS FOUND
Explorers About Fort Gibson Find Evi-
dence that Spaniards Once Lived
There—Old Grave Yard.
A Fort Gibson correspondent says
that relics and marks which have been
found In the neighborhood of Fort
Gibson would indicate that years ago,
before the advent of the United States
government, Spaniards• Inhabited the
couot.'-y now included in tbe borders of
the Indian Territory. In many places
about Fort Gibson mining tools, old
furnaces and other evidences of exten-
sive mining operations have been found
and the best evidence of all is the dis-
covery of an old Spanish graveyard
located on the old Chief Bushyhead
farm, now owned by J. T. Earnest,
about three miles southwest of Fort
J. M. Smith of that place, who worked
the farm with his father twenty years
ago, says that at that time there were
nearly 100 graves marked by stones
made of native material cut In the form
of crosses. There were perhaps 200
more stones that bore no inscriptions.
Mr. Smith said Chat he read a number
of inscriptions In the cemetery, and
that none of tbem bore a later date
Later Mr. Smith moved to Kentucky,
returning to the Indian Territory about
two weekB ago. When he visited the
Bushyhead farm he found that most of
the stones had been used for chimneys
or for walling wells, and that a crop of
cotton was growing on the ground hav-
ing scarcely a trace of the old grave-
yard. Mr. Smith says that twenty-
years ago he talked to a Cherokee In-
dian, then 90 years old, who knew of
Spaniards living In the vicinity of
Fort Gibson, and said that they had
fierce wars with the old Indian tribes,
by whom they were finally driven out.
Joe Cordrey on Trial.
Tbe only trial Its the district court
today was that of Joe Cordry, who is
charged with the murder of his brother-
in-law, George Brown. Tbe murder
occurred in tbe Cherokee nation some
time ago. The two men got into trou-
ble over a guinea hen. Brown csme to
Cordrey's place and the shooting com-
menced. Brown was killed and Cord-
rey was shot in the leg—Muskogee
Times, Oct. 13.
Accidcnt at Gin.
Thursday while John Hicks, superin-
tendent at the Lawrence gin establish-
ment, was attempting to clean one of
tbe suction elevators, and wbile at an
elevation of ten or fifteen feet from the
ground, fell, dislocating his vrist and
sustaining several severe bruises about
tbe body. He was taken to bis home
in the north part of town, where his in-
juries were attended to by a physician.
He's Ail Right!
An ideal man lives In Atchison, the
Globe says. When he calls his wife to
get up and make tbe fires, he does it in
a poetical way, saying: "The sun is
peeping over the hills. Beloved, It is
The Thermometer and the North Wind
will soon proclaim that the season has changed. The
wants and necessities of the school children will in-
crease in proportion as winter draws near. In school
shoes we have five complete lines—the prices are right
New York City made, fine
Vici Kid, at 75c, $1.25 to
Cinderella Line, glaze kid Q j 1H
at $1.00, $1.25 and vli iU
Box Calf Line, a splendid Q J QC
shoe, at $i.oo, $1.10 and 1M1ZJ
Boys seamless school shoe 01 rrt
at $ 1.00, $1.25 and l
/The k^nner School ShoiT
at 75c to
We have a full line of shoes for everybody, men,
boys, ladies and children. You will only have to
see them and learn the price to be convinced of
their superior value. No store sells as good shoes
for as little money. You're asked to investigate it
THE RACKET STORE
H. H. GREEN, PROPRIETOR.
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