The Tulsa Star (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 4, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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TULSA OKLA. STAR
THE TULSA STAR
Printingand Publshing CO.
Published Every Saturday at 501 North Greenwood Street.
Uitirjl i SMiilolm inittor
OLUIionu imiliir tho Aot of March 3
A. J. SM1THERMAN
H R GRAHAM
Mrs 0. B Smiierman
Be sure you register and vote like men.
The school situation at Okmulgee promises to bring to
light some mighty bad features of the Oklahoma school law.
The East end is still suffering for want of street improve-
ment. What are the citizens of this community doing to bet-
There was never a time in the political history of Tulsa
when the colored voters were more divided as they stand now
on the eve of election. Some are supporting democrats some
republicans some independents and a few have pledged them-
selves to vole the socialist ticket. All are honest and consci-
entious in their diflerent political faiths and are therefore to
Th Evans Cafe is continuing in public favor in the East
end despite the fact that there are several other such places in
town all of which seem to be doing a thriving business. Mrs.
hvans is kept busy doing pastry work and Mr. Evans and Miss
....... . . the waitress are kept busy serving their patrons.
One night this week Mr. Evans was detained from his bed
until 'I a. m. so busy was he feeding his customers. There
is a reason lie advertises.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE'S ERROR.
It is reported that the republican campaign committee has
Property here in ulsa to swing the colored voters in line for
he repub .can ticket next Tuesday. If this is true the com-
m ee has niac e a Rnnd mis(ak b th
I h k" lher. !nterest much better than any non-resident
fn M rV VH "0t Puaded by any man to vote con tan
o the r own convictions. Like white men the Negroes of
as ?oCwrKd'enwfSdCd n P0te " " '
Editorial Staff Takes in Okmulgee
Tho Star Staff visited tho cities of
OkmulBco and Saulpa last Sunday on
a living tour of observation anil wo
saw anil camo In contact with many
things that both dellghtud and pleased
On arriving nt Okmulgeo wo stopped
lUst at flio decant homo of Mr. nnd
Mrs. Nance who are doing things In
a most ofToctlvo way. Mr. Nanco Is
erecting n splendid two-Btory brick
building which when completed will
bo used for theatro and plcturo show.
Ills brother Is also putting up a llko
building adjoining. Doth theso build-
ings when completed will ho un orua.
mont to tho city and a credit to theso
ontorprlslng gentlemen. At tho homo
of Mrs. Nanco wo met Mrs. Viola
Mnthows of Ilaskoll who nt onco sub-
scribed for tho Star. Wo then went
to tho office of Lawyer Callow ray ono
of tho prominent nnd most nblo law.
ers of tho state. Judge Calloway nt
onco went Into an Interesting rcmln-
Isccnco of tho early history of Ok-
mulgee nnd lllustrntod tho efforts nnd
struggles undorgono by many of the
wealthy Negroes of Okmulgeo In get
ting a foothold In this thriving city
At Lawyer Calloway's office wo met
Dr. Dardon a very Intelligent and
successful phvslclan who ls making
his mark In tho profession.
Next wo attended tho services nt
tho A. M. H. Cl.urch Itov. Dr. J. H.
Wiseman pastor. Wo listened to a
Tory profound sermon from tho lips of
this scholarly minister nnd enjovod
tho excellent singing bv tho choir.
This church Is favored with a highly
polished Christian minister as pastor
and ono of tho host trained choirs In
tho state. Their singing waB superb
nnd tho voices skillfully selected nnd
Tho editor was called upon and
poko encouraglncly ot tho church
April 11 1013 at tho Post Oflico at Tulsa
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
pastor and congregation endlnug up
with a few words In behalf of tho
Star and tho Haco ProU. n.
Sunday .March 29. bolng tho Anni-
versary day of tho Knights of Pj thins
of tho World this order observed tho
day with appropriate ceremonies held
at tho First Baptist church of that
city. Having a deslro to seo tho Ok-
mulgeo Knights on this gala day wo
attended their services. Wo were
well plensed with tho order and ss-
tem that characterized tho ceremon
ies. Tho Knights decked only with
badges nnd whlto gloves nppearod at
their best. And tho fadles Court of
Calantho dressed In vvhltu waists and
black skirts with a carnation em.
blem looked their sweetest. Tho ser-
man vaB nbovo tho average preached
by Itov. Williams.
Our worthy correspondent Mrs.
I'eao It. Pordue. took us In hand Im-
mediately upon our arrival and ndded
much oJno)mont to our visit In Ok-
mulgeo by hor pleasing courteous and
open hentted entertainment llelng a
lndy of enterprise nnd high Idenls
she la deserving of tho highest appre-
ciation and Okmulgeo hns n staunch
friend nnd booster In hor person. One
of our formor citizens Mr. L. W.
Wells Is conducting tho best well.
regulated cafes In Okmulgee. llelng
an old chef and fully knowing how-
to cater to tho wants of tho Inner man
he Is doing a thriving business. His
placo Is clean tidy nnd well-kept nnd
with tho nld of n splendid wife is
doing tho business.
Among tho successful nnd promin-
ent men ot Okmulgeo wo noto tho fol-
lowing. Leaving Okmulgee wo boarded tho
train for Sapulpa tho "oil city of tho
Southwest." This ltttlo city Is deli-
ghtfully situated upon a high but level
elevation and Is clean and prosperous.
SOLDIERS LIFE IN HAWAII
I1V ONE OF THE SOLDIEIIb
From boyhood I desired to make
a soldier nnd I would of tin men-
tion thi inclination to my mother
About the most cncouingement I
received from her was a command
which meant. ' Heat it with that
As I grew- in age nnd knew- more
ibout the duties of a soldier and
especially the opportunity of such
a fellow to see the world and for-
eign lands 1 became more deter-
mil ed to mi ke a soldier; t-o I en-
listed in the U S Army bound for
At first they sent me to Wash-
ington from whence I was sent af-
ter a short while to San Frnncico
and across the ' btiny" Pacific to
Hawaii Islands. When we reached
Honolula it w s telling upon the
ner cs of the recruit We sw ting
our rolls about our shoulders how-
ever nnd were sent on a two days
"hike" reaching Pmrl City where
we fell out and slept on the bare
ground until early the next morn
ing when wo were "gain ordered to
match until half past eleven o'clock
and the sun was broi'inc hot. We
marched to Schoficld Banacks by
that time before we could smell a
put w ithout food Km it was snl.
dier hfc disciplne they call it.
Makes a fellow think of home and
with such a fare the life of a sol-
dier. Each day each trvinu or
deal makes home dearer
This -s a wrnderful countiy end
beautiful Perpetual cummor flow-
ers always. When I i cached the
city of Honolula I thoucht I would
see the city and then make applica
tion lor a pass Hut in the city I
was alone. Every one spoke a lan-
guage of his own all different fiom
mini. .More thoughts of home m I
the great thought in all its serious
ues and sienimcunce came to me.
and I felt iiko bursting forth wiih
ail tlie music of mv jntil u-itl tuti
thought of: ".My Country "fis .f
Thirteen month vet and I am
back to America my country my
home. W. Siniminv
Wo found shelter nnd feed In the
heme of Dr. and .Mrs. Humphrey two
lovable companions happily located
m an elegant llttlo cottage all their
own. Of tho Dr. moio can bo buld
than wo have space but In tho passing
wo deslro to sav that ho Is enjoying
tho confidence and patronage of Sa-
pulpa enmusbe and besides his timo
given over to his practice ho devotes
his talents and spare hours to tho
church and society works of his com-
munity. Ho ls at present tho Grand
Mnster of tho Knights and Ladles of
Harmony nnd as their head Is mak-
Ing thla order prominent and conspic-
uous. H. T. Hutton friend nnd booster
for tho Star Is conducting n groceri
storo nnd enjojs a lucratlvo trade.
Mr. Hutton Is also tho endowment
secrotnry for tho Knights nnd Ladles
of Hnrmony and is nlways n Uboful
nnd busy man.
T. R. Johnson Jovlnl happy nnd en-
tertaining Is tho lending tonsorlallst
In tho city. Ills shop is modern In
every particular nnd hns a splendid
trade. Ho has In connection n tail-
oring cleaning and pressing depart-
ment. W. H. Llttlo ono of tho oldest tor.
tnurrant keepers In Sapulpa Is doing
a thriving business. Ho Is alas
courteous genial nnd pleasant nnd
his largo custom appreciates tho manv
conveniences ho has placed nt their
ulsposal. Mr. Llttlo Is in fnct the
"right man In tho right placo."
Mr. end Mrs. Chiles keep n cczy nnd
nttractlvo lunch room at C23 n. Hob-
son. Hnvlag Just recently engaged In
tho lino thoy mo proving tholr worth
hy glvl"g tho trade first class treat-
ment and clean wholesomo eatables.
Mr. Chiles Is ono of tho "good fol.
lows" who knows how to mnko you
wolcomo nnd treat you right Tho
"Cozy" Is situated Just ono block from
tho dopot nnd Is nccesslblo for a lunch
News Around the City
J. S. KIRBY City Circulator
Ri:siniJNCii-215 12. Cameron
Remember A. Carr Place in
the Gurley Building-.
.Messrs. C Wright and C Staples
of Musokogee visited .Miss Lucy
Boss oi (his city.
Col A. G W Siingo foimcrly of
Mu-kogee now of CofTcyville Ks
was in the City lining the week.
Why Iimt KINKY hail when
"PRESTO" will make the neces-
sary improvement.'.' See ad in this
The Economy Diugt'torc of this
city which Dr Mryaft i proprietor
is stid the favorite pot in the East
Sunday was a busy day aim g the
business section of Greenwood ave-
nue Young and old were out in full
dress nnd large numbeis
When in town call at A.
Carr's place i n the Gurley
Building for something good to
The Farmers Benevolent Ansocia-
t inn of Chapter No 3 will meet
next Tuesday night at S o'clock at
the icsidenco of J. S Kirbv 2lo
T'oscofour subscribers to the
Stih arc urgently requested to pay
up as we need the money to meet
our curiont expenses. Please pay
at once Cm- Ciiicui.aiou
Among tlu prominent visitors to
the city during the v.tekwoic:C. F.
Corbett attorney of Wewoka; L. A.
Bell editor of the American and a
prosperous citizen of Wagoner and
Bud Brown owner of the Pastime'
Tub Pw.'.ir h Ili.ithiiv Non-
fii.ii That Geo W. Griffin is no
longer in the employ of the Qualiiy
Tailoring Shop and is not authorised
to solicit or transact anv business
for us. F. O. FRANKI.I V Piop.
The I yon tabernnclf meerinus
have closed ami the building torn
down after an effettlvo teligious
campaign of the good people of
Tulsa. The demonstration uiven
Rn Lymi win o here proes easily
his ability as an or.aii'zcr and
W. G Edwards of Chicago ar-
rived in the City hist Thursday on
a business trip. After seeing Okla-
homa City and .Muskogee and
coming to Tu'sa he declares ulsa
the best town in tho West. .Mr
Edwards leaves during the f rst of
next week for homo.
Leonard Davis one of our home
bojs and a model joung man who
is in attending at Western Univers-
ity is making good Riboitssay
ho is rauking high in his class work
both in the literary and industrial
dipattments. Wo are proud to hear
of his standard and wish him every
Uijon a formor trip to Sapulpa wo
vvero pleasantly entoi tallied nt tho
homo of Mr. nnd .Mrs. C. K. Yntes
who own a handsome pleco of prop
erty nnd whom wo had tho pleasuro
of seeing again upon this visit. Mr.
Yntes Is partner with Mr. Hutton In
tho grocery lmslnnsK nmi 11.1..
homo product ho Is enjoying tho bus-
iness contldenco of all who enmn in
contnet with him.
A COZY STORE.
The Williams sto o corner Archer
and Greenwood utn.or nrmagement
of .Mrs. Willi ms is a ciedit to the
inter st taken by its manager in her
store She has lately placed a tile
lloor in her slore to take the plnco
of the unsanitaiy linoleum formerly
.isd an.i the cleanliness of the en
tiio store and the neat arrangement
f st'ick added to tho many anxil
iaries kr-pt for the convenience and
omf irt of her patrons m ikes .Mrs
Williams the model nf business peo-
ple of "in nice in the City. Wo
have to compliment her upon the
fact that her windows and floor es-
pecially aie always clean and shin-
ing mi exception to what is so often
seen in our places of business. We
are proud to give this am-ill word of
encouiagemcnt to Airs. Williams
personally without any effort on our
putt to advertise her wares.
K OF P. ANNUAL SERMON
S mday the Knights of Pythias
turned out to attend their annual
sermon at the First Baptist church.
Tho aticndanie was large and
appreciative and the crmon of
Rev F. K. White was inteiesling
Mid instructive and handled in a
masterly manner by tl e speaker.
I II ells was master of cere-
monies for tho occasion nnd cai lied
out one of the best arranged pro
giams perhaps ever given the pub-
lic on such an occassion in the City
The musical numbers were ex-
cellent and the best talent of Tulsa
participated. The parade foimed
nt the Castle hall in tin Clover buil
ding and marched to the church in
f 11 uniform.
GURLEY IMPROVES STORE.
Kesping apace the do and for
cIfuii food protected ly sanitary
surroundings O. W. Gurley has re-
modelled his meat market so us to
conform to riio latest idea of sani-
tation by placing screens and elec
tric fans so as to make his store ab-
s ilutely lly proof. This added to
hia porcelai l lintd roieptncloi makes
his goods as near puro as picsctit
method of protection will -dlow.
The Peoples Theatre will put on a
special featute next Friday consist-
lll'J (f ! (H)ll loi.t f ln !... .. i
dilution of Hinw iatha. A mattinec"
will be given in the afternoon es-
pecially for school childien. Ad-
mission will bo 5 eta
Bates & Bate? leave iho Peoples
Theatre thu week lor twelve wetks
on the Ctosby time and it can be
said for them that they hnve made
good and good for four weeks and
the many friends they have m ido
in 'I ulsa will miss "Patsy" who
has furnished moio genuine hearty
lutmhs for his audieuco than anv
comedian who his played Tulsa
"I feel it my duty to say
To Suffering Humanity
l".TnC' ' ffi '"i SSLfl to.Pr- "' Anil-
pretn my cratltmle for such a remedy
'" tl'H when It letmod tho rain wi
Item Twee? ?WP P1''0"". I found
"iem a BWfot relief. 1 havo used
Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills
tWntVS?!.'.1. nlnaS te" '
Hetf 11. M. Ucntley. lecturer
t Shelhyvllle. Ind.
iersons who arc easily excited
and subject to nervous spells or
headache after attending church
the theatre or some social gather-
mg. will find Dr. Miles' aS
1 ills a true friend in time of need.
Larry one or two tablets in your
needed P ' ad Ukc the'" as
toAbenetltdrli0?L1-" the flrt "ox falls
10 Benefit your monty returned.
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