Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 22, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 14, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
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Successor to The Tahlequah Arrow and Herald
TAHLEQUAH, OKLA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1917.
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR-NUKEEF 22
MINKHAIj POSSIBILITIES AUK T<>
IIE <.l\ EX THOHOl'GH
At last interest in mining pros-
pects Is coming forward. Since we 1
first stepped foot in Tahlequah,
mineral prospecting has been goin^
on by individuals, knowing som"-
tliing of tlie business with specimen'
of surface findings of good lead and
zinc, but generally the finder has
found his finance too limited to go
farther and nn inability of interost-
iJig capial, and the work has been
i\\ prospecting and no developing.
' Every once in a while some one
comes In with fine specimens, and
they come from all of the hill parts
of the count*, but that has always,
been as far a.s it has gone. At last
the development idea lias taken root
and a development company had
been organized with a capitalization
of $1!5,000, an amount sufficient to
start work in the right direction t > |
divulge whether it is mere surface i
indications or whether the Cherokee
hills are rich in minerals.
That minerals in great quantities
lie hidden in most parts of the coun-
ty has, since our first knowledge of
Cherokee county, been the seeming
confident belief of all who had look-
ed into the matter but the "Tu .-Ra-
tion for development has been siow-
Now that an organization with
money behind it has been perfected
, for the purpose of development, we
earnestly believe that a new era in
the buiiness life of this vicinity is
dawning. For some months we have
known that a mineral development
inoptment was in progress, but at
thS request of interested parties,
have been silent, as publication, it
was thought, would impede the work
then under way, but the organization
having been perfected, we feel at
liberty now to herald the Informa-
tion the public in general will bs
|«lad to know.
A shaft has been sunk on the M.
M. Ballew land in section 4. T. 14,
"R22, adjoining Cookson and a led
fund jack lead found that it is
thought is well worth development.
Work thus far has been done by
hand and the find is such that it 13
believed it is worth the effort and
expense of putting in machinery to
prosecute the work and the fact that
one spot has been found where pay
<1irt abounds will be an impetus to
starling development in many other
parts of the county -where indica-
tions are equally as good.
Should the development progress
as we believe it will, from the busi-
ness qualities of the gentlemen be-
hind It, the time is not far distance
when the richness of the dormant
wealth lying in the ruggid hills of
Cherokee county will become matter
of general knowledge and the Influx
of people to these parts will fill the
waste places of the county and busi-
ness will become so brisk that it
will require an effort to keep up with
The following is a list of the offi-
cers of the organization:
President -S, M. Redburn.
Vice President—>M. M. Ballew.
Sei'ietary-Treasurer—C. J. Hunt.
The board of directors consists ol
the above named officers and A. 1!.
Cunningham and C. F. Bliss.
It Is the Intention of this com-
pany to give the matter a thorough
try out and if we have that which Ik
generally supposed to exist here to
bring it Cat.
ENTERS REAL ESTATE FIELD.
County Commissioner J. R. Mil-
ler, has entered the real estate, loan
and lease business and opened offi-
ces in the Crew building above the
Crew Bros, drug store.
Mr. Miller Is well and favorabi
known all over Cherokee county and
will, no doubt, enjoy a liberal share
of the business of the county.
He will do a general real estate
business, loan money, and buy and
sell oil, gas and mineral leases.
Abe Owen, convicted in the Chero-
kee county District court, at the
September term, of the mu:Jer of
Mrs. Lizzie Morgan and sentenced to
be electrocuted November 27 last, In
which an appeal was taken to the
Criminal Court of Appeals, and by
that court the findings of the District
Court were confirmed. It will not,
perhaps, please many of our readers
to learn that the Governor has seen
fit to commute the death sentence to
life Imprisonment. In these diggins
that was considered one of the cold-
est blooded, cruel murders that has
occurred here. The people here feel
that the jury was right in Imposing
its death penalty and It should not
have beeen Interferred with.
CAPOS MOTHERS CHICKS.
E. M. Williamson, of the Rounds-
Porter lumber company, Is among
the first poultry raisers of the coun-
ty to bring o(T a brood of little chicks
this year. Friday he relieved his
incubator of 54 little specimens of
genuine White Leghorn chicks which
he has given to a large capon to
mother during the cold days. Mr.
Capon is a proud of the flock as any
hen ever dared be and is mothering
them like a man. The capon will
weigh in the neighborhood of 12 to
13 pounds and it is the remark of
everyone at first glance, "Isn't that
the biggest hen you ever saw "
A MIND AT REST
It's a priceless possession. It
leaves vou free to center your mind
on the big problems of life.
VOU CAN HAVE THAT REST OF
MIND WHEN YOU
BANK WITH OS
You know, absolutely, that your
savings are SAFE. And you know
that they are EMPLOYED, too. as
we pay 4 per cent, interest on ail
time deposits and savings accounts.
FIRST STATE BANK
MEMBER FEDERAL" RESERVE SYSTEM OF-BANKS.
Our National Bank, being able to show itself strong
•jnd WORTHY, was allowed to become a member of the
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM of banks.
We take our securities to our Central Reserve Bank
any time and get MONEY. When your money is in our
bank you can GET it when you WANT it.
Our successful banking and th™ high character and
financial solidity of the MEN behind our bank have also
given the people of this community COFFIDENCE in our
bank. You can "feel safe" when you- •
Put YOUR Money in OUR Bank.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HASKELL HIGHWAY NEWS
FOR LOCAL PESSIMISTS
Pesimists? yes there are pesimists
everywhere, even Tahlequah has
them. Since the offer of the road by
Governor Haskell and its thankful
acceptance by the people of the city,
all possible speed has been made in
the preliminary work by the engi-
neers in the selection of the route,
surveying and figuring out the eas-
iest grade, and yet there are those
of our people who laugh and sneer
at the idea of Governor Haskell do-
ing that which he has asked the
privilege of doing, simply bccausc
at the inception of the project the
governor did not neatly fold up the
Haskel pike, pack it in his grip and
travel hence where he could open it
up and spread it out on the propos-
ed route and tell the doubting ones
to take possession and make use
thereof while he and those working
under him would now go ahead and
work out the preliminaries. If a
person starts the erection of a build-
ing the first necessity will be to de-
cide the kind of building to be erect-
ed and figuring out the plans and
Much more is this a necessity in
the building of an excellent highway
covering a path of more than 27
miles through a somewhat unlevei
country and a person who Is go'ng
to expend an amount of from $100.-
000 to $150,000 generally wants to
know how to expend that amount ot
money so as to get the best results
before beginning to put it out. and
before long the few doubters will
open their eyes to the fact that th<>
proposal to build this highway is no
Regarding the progress in the pre-
parations for the construction of the
Haskell highway <he following re-
ceived by Hon. J. Berry King will
give the reader some idea of the prj-
gress of the preliminary work.
"New York, Feb. 10. 1917.
Hon. J. Berry King. Tahlequah, Okla.
My dear Berry:—Don't get ner-
vous. The Lord took six days to
create the world, although doubt les3
a good many people could have done
It by Tuesday night. Since recelv
tng your letter 1 have just received
the promised report from J. J. Har
rison, a copy of which I enclose for
your Inspection. I have written him
a letter of which I enclose also a
copy. Sincerely yours,
C. N. HASKELL.'
Mr. Percy Bell of Tulsa and Mic-
Klttlf Young of Gabriel, were unit
r-d in marriage by Justice of th"
Peace J. D. Wilson Saturday after-
noon. The ceremony was performed
in the MeOurry and Capps store, on
North Muskogee avenue.
Al'DITORIt M nil l \ LAW
The bill by Representative Hinds
and Senator Smith making an a;>
proprlntIon of twenty thousand do
lars for the erection of an uuditoi
tutu at the Northeastern State norm
al lias passed both houses of the leg-
islature, and been signed by the Go',
ernor which makes M u law. It
carries the emergency clause and in
comes effective at once, which wlU
insure an early commencement of
lh erection of the much needel
BOUT i AI.I D OFF.
Racine, Wis.—The ten round con
lest between "Knockout" Brown, of
Chicago and Jen Smith, the New-
York middleweight, scheduled to lie
decided here Tuesday night, has
been called off.
I.Ml Is NA\DKIIS DRAW4 1,1 FK
I OR Till Ml IIDKK OF
PA Itit Is.
"J. J. Harrison Construction Co..
Henryetta, Okla., Feb. 6, 1917.
"Gov. C. N. Haskell, Waldorf-As
toria, New York City.
"Dear Governor:—Having com-
pleted profiles of your highway, I
find that I can get a 5 per cent,
grade except in two places, which
will require a 7 per cent, grade to
go over the hill between Hulbert
and Gaberiel. These grades will be
about 3-4 mile long each way. 1
am going to try and work out a line
that will be a little longer and hold
it to the 5 per cent, grade, as that
is as steep a grade as the ordinary
automobile will climb in high gear.
"The Grand river bottom is 3,000
feet wide on the east side and will
require an average fill of 8 feet
to keep the road above high water.
The west side is 2,600 feet and will
require an 8 foot fill for 1,500 feet
and about 1,100 feet from 0 to U
foot fill. There will also be require 1
two bridges across sloughs, each
about 50 feet long on the wi st side
about a hundred foot bridge on the
"I find my estimat. was low, if
anything on the bridging, that will
have to be put in. and as 1 figured o'i
using reinforced concrete and s'eel
on all bridges and concrete culverts,
and for the small opening, vitrified
clay pipe, with concrete head walla,
as I judged from your letter that
you wanted only permanent con-
struction, and of course these cul-
verts should last indefinitely.
"The mileage by the survey U
27.4. There will be nine miles of
new road entirely and there is an
other mile and a half that 1 would
like to change to cut out some hills
and shorten the distance, if the right
of way can be arranged. Of the
new road that we open up, there is
six miles through timber.
"If you desire me to do so I will
do the grading and prepare the roa 1
bed for the gravel, using 20 foot
crown for the embankments, 24 fo.jt
crowns in the cut. finishing the cut
16 feet wide and make a 4 foot ditch
on each side, for $1,250 per mile.
I will make a 15 foot gravel finish
6 inches thick for $1,500 per mile
I will put iDthe culverts and bridges
according to Standard plans of the
"TIPS" ON HORTKTLTIRK.
Frank B. Cross of the Department
of Horticulture at Oklahoma A. and
M. College, Stillwater, offers Ihe fol-
lowing advice to Oklahoma farmers.
Don't buy your fruits and vegeta-
Don't neglect insects and diseases.
They are easily controlled by spray-
Don't forget to use fertilizers, they
increase production wonderfully.
Don't prune too much, or too lit-
"An apple a day keeps Ihe doctor
Bring satisfaction and good choei
to the home and folks by plainting
flowers and shrubs about the houso
Plan to live, not to die.'
A HOMEMADE WHITEWASH.
The following formula of a white,
wash containing lime, skimmilk and
salt is submitted by Dr. Charles K.
Francis, chemist at the Oklahoma
Experiment Station at Stillwater:
Slake one bushel of good quick-
lime with not more than two gal-
lons of water. Slake the lime and
keep the vessel covered until steam
ceases to rise, stirring occasionally
to prevent scorching. Prepare a
second mixture containing two
pounds common salt and oue pound
zinc sulphate in two gallons of boil-
ing water. Pour this into the slaked
lime and stire in two gallons of skim-
milk. Stir vigorously.
This makes an excellent weather
proof whitewash, suitable for walls
Oklahoma Highway department, for
$1,000 per mile, or for actual cost
plus 10 per cent.
It will be necessary for vou to
furnish the money to pay the labor
Louis Sanders, colored, of Melvln,
was convicted in the District court,
Monday, of the murder of Anderson
Parris and his punishment fixed by
the jury at Imprisonment for life iu
Ihe penitentury. 'ihe jury deliberat-
ed but a few nilnuteB.
State \s. J. G. Porter, larceny of
horses, defendant called three times,
answered not, adjudged In default.
Forfeiture of bond. Alias wairant
ordered and Issued. ,
state is. Cull Swimmer, larceny
of live stork. Jury sworn, trial had.
Verdict of not guilty.
State \s J. Foster, alias war-
rant served and defendant brought
into court. All witnesses in this
cause excused until Fi b. 15 al 3 H.
State vs. John Nichols, laiccny of
horses, continued on motion of de-
State vs. Fonzo Trappy, destroy-
ing public property. Defendant tiles
demurrer, demurrer overruled, de-
fendant waves arraignment and en-
ters plea of not guilty. Cause set
for hearing Feb. 15, all witness ex-
cused until Feb. 15 at 9 a. in.
State vs. Walter Wheeler, arson,
defendant called before the court
and sentenced to the state prlron at
McAllister for a period of five years
State vs. Cook Still, assault wi'h
a dangerous weapon. Defendant
withdraws plea of not guilty a. •! en-
ters plea of guilty. Fined $100 and
Imprisonment In county Jail 30 day-!.
State vs. Johu Ridgway, defendant
withdraws plea of not guilty and en-
ters plea of guilty. Sentenced to
imprisonment in state prison at Mo-
Alister for a period of one year and
State vs. Geo. Rat Ice, burglary in
second degree, jury drawn ant!
sworn. Trial had verdict of not
State vs. G. W. Hayes, forgery
Dismissed on motion of county at-
torney on payment of costs.
State vs. B. F. Gancy. frirgery.
dismissed on motion of county at-
torney on pavinent of costs.
State vs. Dan Csail, furnishing In-
toxicating liquors. Dismissed o"
motion of county attorney on pay-
ment of costs.
(Continued on Page Four)
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