Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 25, 1913 Page: 8 of 8

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WISHING-WELL
PARTY SUCCESS
Mrs. ■ A. Lawrence was hoste**
«itur<1.iy at a Wishing Well shower
for Misn Leila Stapler Wilson, who
.vlU be united In marriage to Leon
I,. Leslie Saturday, of this wccl..
The event was one of the most
unique affairs that Tahlequah so-
ciety lias had the pleasure of at
t rt'lii.'.; In a long time and to say
ihat it was an entire success Is put
ting It mildly.
The guests, fifty In number, were
received by Mrs. W. A. Thompson
and directed to the guest room aft
er which they were escorted to the
music room where they were re-
ceived by the hostess, Mrg. Law
rence, and honoree, Miss Wilson
After the reception the guests were
each supplied with a set of blue and
tvhlte quilt blocks, «nd given
limited time to enjoy a sewing bee
and constructed monogram blocks
for a quilt for the bride. After
completing the blocks, cards con-
taining a story wherein many words
were missing were supplied and
the guests given fifteen minutes to
supply the words, using only word*
demonstrative of sewing. The con
test caused much amusement. Mrs
E. 0. McMichael proved her ability
along this line by supplying most of
the missing words and received the
honors, a beautiful towel, for her
efforts.
After the guessing contest the
hostess, In an original and easy
manner, most charmingly enter-
tained the guests with a mythical
story of a fairy aud a wishing well
Uter the story the visitors were In-
vited to the dining room where the
story was enacted in actual life. An
old-fashioned well, surrounded by a
bed of violets and bank of ferns
was 'crlly arranged In a sec-
tion . c dining room table by
which the bride-to-be stood, beauti-
fully attired in a gown of black
meslin trimmed in black lace with
a beautiful polnsettia trimming ai
the girdle. The gown was unusual-
ly becoming. Substituted for the
rope was a bolt of white s^tin rib'
lion, which instead of being attach
ed to "the old oaken bucket v.lilci
hung in the well," contained tin
many gifts of her wisher's well ana
were drown out, inspected, and tht
verses accompanying each read b\
her.
After the scene at the well Misae:
Mary Willis Richards, Celeta Walk
ingstick and Nannie RasmuB assist
ed the hostess In serving a de
liclotia luncheon.
Mrs. J. W. McSpadden receiver
the honor of constructing the bes;
block for the qrilt.
Tomorrow afternoon Mrs. J. 1
Coursey will entertain at cards ii
honor of Miss Wilson and tomorrov
evening Mrs. J. M. Crev: will enter
tain In hnnor of both Miss Wilson
and Mr. Leslie.
NOTICES OF DELAY.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—The
parcel post system's first Christmas
has brought such an enormous bur
deii to the malls that the facilities
of the postcfiice department are be
!ng taxed the utmost. If the
crush should become so acute next
week that deliveries are affected
PortraGftcr General Burleson will
fcr.ve cards of notification sont to
al! cons'snees of delayed packages.
BOY BANDIT OFF WITH $500.
MONTREAL, Dec. 18.—G. W.
Moffatt, cashier of the Herald com-
pany, was held up and robbed of
$500 in the Herald building Tues-
day by an unidentified youth. The
thief snatched Moffatt'g revolver
from his pocket and then seized a
bag containing the company's pay-
roll.
William C. Hall, an employe, at-
tempted to prevent the man from
escaping, hut was shot In the thigh.
Ho will .recover.
JUNIOR UN
RtMffiR POOR
GREETING
The Officers, Directors and Stockholders ol the First National Bank
of Tahlequah extend to their friends and patrons Christmas Grflct'ngs
and Best Wishes for the coming year.
If given an opportunity, wo will use our best endeavors to aid
you In securing that measure of success to which we all aspire.
The First National Bank of Tahlequah is practically under the
same management with which It opened twenty-two years ago.
The First National Bank
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
CAPITAL & SURPLUS
9100,000.00
w.
W. HASTINGS, President. D.
D. W. WILSON, Vice-President.
O. SCOTT, Cashier.
J ROBT. WYLY, Asst.
Cash.
THE BRITISH PRESS
EXPRESSES REGRET
1 LONDON, Dec. 20.—The British
press generally expresses regret at
the rnbinet's decision not to provide
an official British pavilion at tho
Panama-Pacific exposition.
The Unionist Evening Standard
said:
j "The question of expense should
not have stood In the way of as-
sisting in the celebration of the
completion of a great commercial
enterprise by a friendly power."
The Westminster Gazette said:
"We would be sorry for the Unit-
ed States to think the attitude of
Great Britain Is significant of more
than tho simple fact that manu-
facturers have not been attracted
by tho proposition."
Tho committee which has been
urglnp British participation In thu
exposition will organize a parlia-
mentary committee to place the
matter bofore the house of com-
mons.
NOTICE.
GOOD REPORTS
FROM OIL FIELDS
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JOHNSON GROCERY
Having disposed of ray grocery
store I will be responsible for debts
made by the grocery on or before
December 17, 1913.
T. II. JOHNSON.
PARCEL POST NEEDS MONEY.
❖ When the stern assessor •:
❖ comes to tax your wads, chat- •:
•J* ties great and lesser, all your
•> household gods, that's the
*> time to frolic and to throw *
❖ your tile; never let the coljf
❖ overcome your smile. Any- *
❖ one can amble down a sunlit
•{• road, anyone can gambol when <•
❖ he bears no load, but the ❖
test of gamer.ess lies in wear-
(From Monday's Daily Arrow)
Reports from tho oil well being
drilled at Hulbert are very en-
couraging and already good pock-
ets of oil and gas have been pene-
Jrat.ed in going down to a depth
of a little over 900 feet. The pro-
moters. however, are not looking for * ^ grinY"£hen Fate, bring-
little game hut expect before they jDg lameness, kicks you on the
are through to bring In a well that shing. when your teeth are
will make all Oklahoma and sur- aching with a rumbling sound,
rounding states to set up an'' take * then you should be Bhaklng
, .... . I* sunshine all around; thai s the
Let the good work go on. No .j. time to chortle with a prince-
one wishes the Hulbert field more j. jy grace, while the pain lm-
success than does the Arrow and mortal gallops round your face.
should oil be found there in abund-
ance the-- village of Hulbert will
bloom forth, In a few months, to be
i city of the first class and greatly
benefit the entire county.
MAIL MESSENGER WANTED.
If you are interested In serving
your Uncle Samuel, see the post-
master for instructions about how
to bid on carrying the mail from
he postoffice to the depot. Tht
contract will be let by the depart-
ment early In January. See the
notice In the postoffice.
UNION SERVICE.
I'nlou Christmas services will be
held at the Baptist church Thurs-
day evening, December 25.
WEST BOUND PASSENGER OFF
TRACK NEAR WESTVILLE
(From Saturday's Daily Arrow)
The west-bound passenger train,
lue here at 12:07, was derailed
three and one-half miles this side
of Westville today and will be three
or four hours late arriving. The en-
gine tender is reported to have firsi
jumped the track taking one or two
coaches with it. The wreck was not
mrious and none was reported
hurt.
PRESIDENT WILSON TO
TAKE A VACATION
(From Monday's Dally Arrow.)
The Junior Fire department will
follow their regular custom of re-
membering the poor this year ano
Wednesday night will distribute
good things to eat and other ne-
cessities to those who «re worthy
but unfortunate at this season. Tliis I rated.
organization is to be commended on i The president has been suffering
their i tablislied custom and Chief from an attack of grippe for nearly
Hudson Is deserving also of much two weeks, but the announcement
ciedit an it was through his efforts of Ills Intended vacation was made
the organization began the practice some tipie before he became 111.
or making people happy during the His physician had advised a halt in
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Presi-
dent Wilson will take a three weeks'
vacation immediately after he signs
the currency bill, which is expected
to be early next week. Where hf
will go has not been announced,
though it Is said he and his family
will select a quiet spot on the
coast of the Gulf of Mexico, near
New Orleans. It will be the long-
est absence of the president from
the caiptal since he was inaugu-
Yuletlde season.
No. 666
the president's labors, which have
been continued without material In-
terruption for practically a year.
Inasmuch as the president Intends
to be away until about January 12,
tho diplomatic reception planned
F^e vUl hrLLwS 4 FEVER; th* Allowing week, and the dates
if^SJn^hn e^hJVanyca,Vnd In the social schedule of state din-
"turn TiTt,on thenerB *nd options the White
C.lon* m4 doe. no, grip", Sen. lie r"XV°r W'0t" S*"°n *
We can all be Joyous when
❖ this world presents nothing to
❖ annoy us—but the worthy
❖ gents are the ones who whistle
❖ and refuse to swear when they
❖ find a thistle placed upon the
•1* chair. Here's the sawbones
❖ coming to remove your limb;
•> let him find you humra iig a
❖ triumphant hymn. Growling
never made us calm in hours
•> of grief; cussing will not aid
•> us, will not bring relief.
❖ Though tho worst may face us
sorrow, sickness, pain —
never brace us to
the strain.—Walt
❖ howls will
❖ withstand
❖ Mason.

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GRAPE JUICE IS
TOOjXPENSIVE
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 19.—There
will be no grape juice served at the
big democratic dinner here on Jan-
uary 5, at which William Jennings
Bryan, Idol of the Kansas dem-
ocracy and secretary of state, is to
be the chief orator.
Two weeks ago it looked as If a
pint of that beverago might be the
r>ort:on of every faithful democrat
who sat at the big January banquet.
But the committee in charge has of-
ficially vetoed it because of the ex-
pense.
It was figured out that it would
take about $60 to buy grape juice
for each man at the banquet table
to have one good brimming glass-
ful.
The speakers In addition to Mr.
Bryan will be Governor Hodges,
Mirs. Cora G. Lewis of Kinsley and
United States Senator William H.
Thompson.
JUDGE LINDSEY MARRIED,
CHICAGO, Dc. 22.—Judge Banja-
min B. Lindley, founder of the
juvenile court at Denver, Col., and
Miss Henrietta Brevort, stepdaugh-
ter of Ti\ J. Clippert of Detroit,
Mich., were married here Saturday
night.
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NOTARY PUBLIC
* < er Crrm Bros. Drug St orr
(From Monday's Dtily Arrow)
A deal was closed this morning
whereby James Cochran and J. II.
Stout purchased tho T. B. Johnson
interest in tho Johnson Grocer}
Company store, corner Muskogee
ave., aud Delaware street. W. M.
Dodtibn, the old member of the
firm, still retains his one-third In-
terest In the concern. Tho name
the new proprietors will adopt hat
not been decided upon but soint
appropriate name will be given it at
soon as possible. Mr. Dodson has
been Identified with the business
the past thirty days, while Mr.
Cochran has been a successful busi-
ness man In the city for several
years and Mr. Stout has a reason-
able acquaintance over the county,
insuring thn success of the busi-
ness.
ARCTIC VOYAGERS HIKE
2,000 MILES OVER ICE
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 20.—
Captain Louis Lane of the power
schooner Polar Bear, which la froz-
en in the Arctic ocean near Flax-
man Island, arrived from Valdez by
steamer Thursday, accompanied by
Eben Draper of Boston, son of Ex-
Governor Draper of Massachusetts;
Dunbar Lockwood, also of Boston,
and Will T. Hudson, a newspaper
photographer.
The men walked from the Arctic
shore to Circle City, Fairbanks and
Vadez, 2,000 miles.
George Sllsby and John Heard,
sportsmen of Boston, and Samuel
Mixter, with Sprague Brooks and
Joseph Dixon, scientific collectors
remained on the vessel. The hunters
and scientists have had a successful
season for big game.
Captain R. D. Pederson, com-
mander of the schooner Elvira,
which was crushed by the Arctic
Ice, and who walked from the Arc
tic ocean to Valdez, also arrived
from the north Thursday.
The travelers had no further news
of Stefansson's ship Itariuk, later
than that cabled by Stefansson him
self, who Is ashore and making his
way to Herschel Island. Tho pre-
vailing opinion In the north, accord-
ing to Captains Lane and Pederson,
is that Captain Barlett and the men
on the Karluk are in grave peril be-
cause of the fragile build of their
ship, which, at last accounts, was
drifting In the Ice pack.
BIG INCREASE IN
WINTER WHEAT
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Post-
master General Burleson yesterday
asked the houso postoffice commit-
tee for an immediate emergency ap-
propriation of $1.000,000 to operate
the parcel post until June 30. Of
tho $1,000,000 appropriation to be-
gin the new system, Mr. Burleson
reported all but $22,000 had been
spent on December 6.
JOHN D. MUST RESPECT LEAnK.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 20.—John D.
Rockefeller; his wife, Laura S.
Rockefeller; his son, John D. Rocke-
feller, Jr., and their agents were
perpetually restrained from inter-
fering with the occupancy of the
Weddell block. East Sixhh street, In
a decision by Judge Neff, in common
pleas court.
The suit was brought after ten-
ants of Koblitz brothers, holders of
a 99-year lease on the buldlng, had
been ejected by agents of Rocke-
feller.
WIRELESS MARKS NEW YHAR.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. —The
naval observer has arranged to send
a time signal to mark tho death of
the old year and tho birth of the
new. It will be spread broadcast
over both the Atlantic and the con-
tinent by the navy's groat radio sta-
tion at Arlington.
All ships and shore station*
equipped with radio receiving ap-
paratus, and even amateurs, are
aske.i to listen for this signal and
to Inform the observatory If it was
received.
Tho signal will begin at 11:55 p.
m. seventy-fifth meridian time, De-
cember 31.
ECCADOR REBELS TAKE TOWN.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Dec. 18.—
Rebels have defeated the Ecuador
ian government troops and captured
the town of Esmeraldaa. Foreign
residents and many native famlllos
took refuge Tuesday on board the
cruiser Cotopaxl.
Tho battle began Monday aud
lasted eight hours. The casuality
list was large on both aide#.
AVASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—An In-
crease of 8.6 per cent, or 888,000
acres, >!n the area planted n winter
wheat In the United States this fall,
compared with the revised estimated
area sown last year, was reported
yesterday by the department of agri-
culture. The condition of winter
wheat on December 1 was 97.2 per
cent normal, the highest December
1 condition recorded since 1903.
Texas, with 30 per ccnt, and Ok-
lahoma, with 35 per cent, showed
the greatest Increase In winter
wheat acreage, while Kansas, which
has by far the greatest area sown,
showed an Increase of 116. Okla-
OKLA. + homa has an lncreaso of 2,541 000
♦ acres, and condition of 103, as eom-
MRS. PANKHIRST IN
STATE OF COLLAPSE
LONDON, Dec. 18.—Mrs. Emme-
llne Pankhurst was In a state of
collapse because of her "hunger
strike" yesterday and was taken in
an ambulance to headquarters of tho
militant suffragettes where a physi-
cian was waiting. As soon as sho
is able to, she will go to Switzer-
land to recuperate.
HERS STILL
IN Ji ROCK
(From Monday's Dally Arrow.)
A phono message from the oil
well at Bald Hill at*2:30 this after-
noon said that they were down
1,775 feet and still In solid lime
rock.
One great thing football teaches
us and that Is how to buck the
Christmas shopping line or meet the
onrush of arm-in-arm girls after
school lets out.
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