Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 14, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND COUNTY
PUBLISHED BY THE ARROW PUBLISHING CO.
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Successor to The Tahleqsih Arrow and Herild
TAHLEQUAH, OILA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 1917.
THIRTY-SECOND YEAR—NUMBER 26
EVERYBODY COME TO THE COUNTY SCHOOL RALLY HERE MARCH 24
TO HOLD PRIMARY
The time of filing for the city offi-
ces to be voted upon at the primary
election, March 20th, closed at mid-
night Saturday. Only one ticket
will be in the field and only demo-
crats will be given an opportunity
to exercise their right of suffrage
at the primary.
The republicans and socialists
both failed to place candidates for
any office, but several Interesting
contests are scheduled on the demo-
cratic ticket. Following Is a list of
For Mayor—R. H. Couth, C. M.
City Attorney—W. E. Foreman.
City Treasurer—0. 0. Patterson.
City Clerk—W. A. Thompson.
Street Commissioner—W. T. Mil-
ler. B. A. Springs, Jess Vann.
Chief of Police—R. L. W.vly, Ned
For Alderman—Ward 1, D. W.
Wilson, C. F. I.ybarger; Ward 2,' J.
•T. Bailey, R. M. Danenberg; Ward
3. J. P. Thompson, Arch Fulcher;
Ward 4. ,T. Robt. W.vly, Wm. Beck.
City School Roard—J. W. Dun-
can. Mrs. J. D. Wilson,
Treasurer School Roard—Earl
UISSOURIAN OCT $40
ON* WELLING DAMSEL
Matter-o'-motl^y Instead of mat-
rimony, is the subject of a lengthy
communication from a gentleman
who resides up in Missouri, who al-
leges that he lost $40 in persuit of
love and happiness in Cherokee
county last week.
From his wailings and lamenta-
tions we gather that a sweet faced
damsel, who lives neal Welling, is
the cause of his disturbances, as
she promised him if he would send
her $15 for clothes he could later
come and claim her for his own. He
sent the fifteen bucks and in a few
days put in his apperance to finish
the preliminaries of a happy mar-
riage—but lo, and behold "poor
Injun," attracted by the new rags
acquired with the fifteen, danced
night and day around her tepee un-
til her Missouri lover was forgotten
and his arrival found naught but a
chilly reception which sent an ague
ihiver up his spinal column.
Constant wooing, however, won
for the Mlssourian a bewitching
smile from her ruby lips, and the
communication further says that he
pressed them to his own in one long,
blissful parting embrace, and con-
cludes by saying that the Welling
damsel was awful nice but that he
considered the price of $40 too much
for a moment's entertainment.
E, n.—Take It from us Mother,
von escaped the frivelous policies of
a flckel maiden, which had you been
tied to for life would have made
$40 look like thirty cents in a mll-
MAKES GOOD REPORT
Since the acquirement of a Lady
Agent in Cherokee county, 115
homes in the rural district have
been screened from flies and other
insects. and 05 fly traps have been
used in homes which have hereto-
fore been without them, according to
the report of the Lady Demonstra-
tor. sent to the state this week.
Besides screening the homes, many
tireless cookers have been installed
as well as iceless refrigerators. Two
hundred and ten families have dis-
pensed with the common run or
oliickens and are now raising
thoroughbred stock. The barred
rocks seem to be the favorite foul
with the White Leghorn a cloae
Sprains and Strains Relieved
Sloan's Liniment quickly takes
the pain out of strains, sprains
bruises and all muscle soreness
clean, clear liquid easily applied, it
quickly penetrates without rubbing.
Sloan's Liniment does not stain the
skin or clog the pores like mussy
plasters or ointments. For chronic
rheumatic aches and pains, neu
ralgia, gout and lumbago have this
well-known remedy handy. For tho
pains of grippe and following s're"
uous work, it gives quick relief. A.
all druggists, 25c. Adv'
D. 0. SCOTT, President.
D. W. WILSON, Vice President.
J. ROBT. WYLY, Cashier.
EARL GIBBS, Asst. Cashier.
Condensed Statement of the Condition of
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
As rendered to Comptroller of the Currency at the Close of Business, March
Loans and Discounts $311,634.52
United States Bonds 50,000.00
Federal Reserve Bank
Furniture and Fixtures. 1,351.84
Real Estate 9,750.00
Five Per Cent Fund 1,100.00
Cash and Sight Exchange 1 o I I 1
TLe Above Statement is Correct:
Capital Stock $ 50,000.00
Surplus 50 000,00
Undivided Profits 1,683.98
Reserve for Taxes 550.00
Deposits «I29, 1 H.y.YJ!
J. ROBT. WYLY, Cashier,
ors and assistants who had worked
on the survey up until this time.
This Is an unfortunate delay, but In
an interview upon his return home
Mr. King stated that he had com-
municated with Governor Haskell
advising him of the situation and
that he still believed the road would
be built as originally planned and
promised by Governor Haskell. Of
course It is a misfortune that Mr.
Harrison is not able to construct this
road. He was the engineer selected
by Governor Haskell and had made
the survey. It will now be necessary
for the Governor to select some oth-
er engineer and of course will take
some more time. It Is still hoped,
however, that work may be begun
this spring and pusluul to completion
as rapidly as possible. "I am sure"
said Mr. King, "from Mr. Harrison'*
statement to mo that Governor lias
I kell will be as much surprised when
| he receives Harrison's explanation
1 that he cannot proceed with the
| building of this load as I was. How-
ever Governor Haskell has always
proven himself resourceful and able
to meet an emergency ' have al-
ways believed him absolutely sincere
In Ills determination to build this
rond; I can se no reason why he
should foreflush about it. and I con-
fidently expect him to build It."
AT UNION REVIVAL
Evangelists Erwin and Frazer are
being commended by the people of
Tahequah. A large audience greet-
ed them at the service, and the at-
tendance and Interest have grown,
until last night, the large church
was filled to its utmost capacity.
Do you want a farm
loan at a lower rate of
Internet than you are
now paying. Call In and
talk It over.
the working forces of the city for
some practical energitic work. The
church will be filled with extra seats
to seat the growing congregations,
the choir is nightly growing larger,
strangers are steadily coming la,
the interest deepens, and great re-
sults can be expected.
ning, after an illness of several
weeks of diabetis.
"Bob," as he was familiary known,
was an exceptional young man in
many respects, and enjoyed a large
circle of friends, both among the
younger set and those farther ad-
vanced in years. His daily habits
In life were clean and above reproach
and his business relations with tho
public were always satisfactory. Un-
til about two months ago, and for
the past two years, he was engaged
as one of the proprietors of the Mil-
ler and Leitch grocery, on north
Muskogee avenue. Ill health, due
to an unsatisfacttory recovery from
tvphoid fever several years ago,
forced him to retire from business,
since which time It became apparent
that diabetis had claimed another
victim, and his demise was not a
surprise to the public.
The remains were prepared for
shipment Sunday morning and after
a brief service, at the home, con-
ducted by Dr. T. N. Hartman, pas-
tor of the Presbyterian church, of
L. C. ROSS
was tilled to its utmost capacity. yefr^
These men appeal to the public as f Mr nnd Wrg r p LeItch d)ed ac
men of genuine sincerity. There is .the family home on Goingsnake
no opratlc music. The old hyms are'street, at 12:10 o'clock Sunday mor
n in rr nftav an illnooe r f BPVPm
sung with the greatest enthusiasm.
Likewise the old Gospel Is being
preached with great earnestness.
Some people will criticize to bo
sure. Nothing can be done with
fore fend effectiveness without meet-
ing with more or less criticism. All
successful men expect this. There
is always a class of people that un-
derstand the other fellows business
better than he does himself. To be
sure. But the most of the Criticism
Is of a friendly character. No man
of sense will knowingly criticize a
good work. And likkewise men of
sense will avail themselves of all
helpful suggestions from any quar-
Evangelistic methods must of nec-
essity be different from those of the
regular church work. The regular
pastoral work is largely that of the
scientific farmer—fertilizing, tilling,
subsolling, selecting and sowing
seed. The work of the evangelist fs
like that of the harvester. There is
more enthusiasm in gathering
shoaves than there is in smashing
clods. Evangelism is a legitimate
and vital part of the church work,
and its best methods, like those of
any other specialty, are little under-
stood by the average layman. Hence
we nded not be shocked at the ex-
perienced evangelist doing some
things out of the ordinary way.
Earnest and sensible people are
not so much concerned about meth-
ods as they are about results. We
are impressed with the spirit m
which the thing Is done. While the
method of these men have been com-
mendable thus far, we are especially
impressed with their sincerity. Song
and sermon are surcharged with
deep earnestness. Perhaps there
never have labored In Tahlequah.
men who have been more heartily
commended than Messrs. Erwin ani
A great campaign is being planed
and will bo pushed with vigor.
Among other things announced Is an
automobile tour to nearby villages.
Perhaps a number of these during
the coming weeks. Everybody with
a car is heartily invited to join the
party. Park Hill, Gabriel, Hulbert
and other nearby towns will be visit-
ed. Songs will be sung and short ad-
dresses will be made from the cars
along the way. Mr. Erwin is to
preach special sermons to the secret
orders, the schools etc. Arrange-
ments are being made to line up ail
wAich deceased was a member, thev
tie shipped to Avllla, Indiana, ac-
companied by the father nnd mother,
whore interment was made In the
family burial lot.
The bereaved parents and sisters
hnve the sympathy of the entire
community in their grief stricken
TO THE HIGHWAY
The delay In the actual building
of the Haskell highway was explain-
ed Saturday when our fellow towns-
man J. Berry King who has had the
matter in charge called upon J. J.
Harrison, the engineer designated
by Governor Haskell to do this work,
asd learned from Mr. Harrison that
he has not been able to get all the
necessary data because of a multi-
plicity of matters in which he is In-
terested. Harrison explained to Mr.
King that he was building a railroad
near Ringling, Oklahoma and try-
ing to get the contract for the con-
struction of $800,000 worth of
roads In Okmulgee county and that
he had been rushed to death recent-
ly with work and he simply hadn't
had an opportunity to give his at-
tention to the Haskell highway, and
because of his numerous Interests
and his condition of health had been
forced to write Governor Haskell
and say to him that he could not go
on with the building of the road.
Mr. Harrison gave Mr. King a
check with which to pay the survey-
TO VISIT OKLAHOMA
Tho house Indian committee, on
a tour of investigation of Indian af-
fairs, left Washington Saturday for
Florida, where they will Rpeml this
week making investigations. The
committee will spend ten days in
Oklahoma, arriving In Muskogee
on Tuesday, March 20. It will visit
Tulsa on the 22nd, and Pawhuska,
the 23rd nnd Tahlequah the 26th.
Chao. D. Carter of Oklahoma Is
the chairman of this committee. In
the party will be Congressmen Hast-
ings of Oklahoma, Hayden of Ari-
zona, Sears of Florida, Tillman of
Arkansas, Johnson, Gandv rnd Nor-
ton of South Dakota, Ellsworth of
Minnesota, Campbell of Kansas and
probably Dempsey of New York.
Paul Humphrey, clerk and disburs-
ing agent, will accompany the com-
This is our last opportunity and
we want to Impress upon the farm-
ors that next Saturday at 2 o'clock
In the afternoon is the time set for
the meeting of Cherokee county
farmers to meet in Tahlequah, at
the court house to discuss and form
a county branch of the Federal Loan
Association. This act makes It pos-
sible foi the farnfers to co-operata
with the government In making farm
loans on long time and at a low rate
Every farmer, is liable to be so
placed that a loan is necessary. Here
Is their opportunity. They may not
now be in need of the assistance of-
fered by this law, but there will
come a time when they may, and It
Is well to be prepared. You know
that preparedness Is the cry of the
times, and why not be prepared
along this line „
Let every farmer arrange his af-
fairs to attend this nieeetlng. Tha
law Is In the interest of the farmers
and farmers should be Interested in
the law to the extent that they come
to this meeting and learn of the ad-
vantages the law offers them and
assist in putting it in operation.
The District court room should be
filled to its capacity Saturday and If
the farmers of the county realize its
value to them it certainly will. There
is so much in the act that It Is al-
most Impossible for us to state It
here, but If you will come to this
eeting il^ will be fully explained
and you may go away knowing th*>C
the Federal government Is trying
to do for the farmers of the coun-
try and go away with a knowledge
that will prove a benefit in the fu-t
ture. Come to this meeting.
PEGGS HAS INDEPENDENT
TICKET IN FIELD
The village of Peggs will not hold
a primary election March 20th, but
have certified the following indepon-
dant ticket, to the county election
board, to be elected ai the general
Justice of the Peace—Wyly Davis.
City Clerk—G. W. Frazler.
City Treasurer—C. A. Elton.
Trustees—Ward 1, J. W. Ander
son; Ward 2, D. E. Roblson; Ward
3, S. A. Price; Ward 4, W. J. Cabe.
BOND ISSUE APPROVED.
Mayor R. H. Couch, upon Informa-
tion from Oklahoma City to the ef-
fect that the city water bonds had
been turned down, left Sunday for
the capitol city. He returned Tues-
day and reported that the city water-
works bonds have been approved by
the Attorney General and that tho
work of improving the water system
will be pushed from now on.
, COUCH, Vice President
G. O. PATTERSON, CaslUer
H. II. UPTON, Assistant Cashier
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
The First State BanR
At the Close of Business March 5, 1917.
Loans and Discounts $133,443.05
Real Estate 13,519.73
Furniture and Fixtures- 2,300.00
U. S. Bonds 2,000.00
Cash and Sight
Exchange 71,407.21 09,0.*M .7S
Capital Stock $ 40,000.00
Surplus and Undivided
The Above Statement Is Correct.
G. O. PATTERSON, Cashier.
L. C. Ross
R, H. Conch
J. W. Reld
B. L. Keenan
One of the most extraordinary,
novel and Intensley interesting, bet-
ter bread demonstrations ever held
in Cherokee county, was stagd at
the Liberty school house, near
Moody, Friday night.
"Bob" Bracket., a well known
bachelor of that neighborhood, and
lady agent, Mrs, Sartain, were the
principle characters, and for fuliv
two hours entertained the largest
crowd that was ever assembled in
the Liberty house with an actual
demonstration in the art of nisUn?
and baking better bread. Mr. Brac-
ket, after donning a gingham apron
and bonnet formed quite a contrast
to the Lady Demonstrator, who wore
the club uniform of white, and it
was evident "early in the game"
that something Interesting was ia
store for the onlookers.
Two tables, completely equipped,
were arranged and the principles
took their respective places to com-
pete, man against woman, for su-
premacy In the art, and when Mrs.
•Sartain appointed herself a special
judge to make awards it is needless
to ay that the "men folks" receiv-
Mr. bracket, began the demon-
stration by thoroughly washing his
hands In >ap water and relm :n:?
theni In a pan of clear water, ex-
plalnli that the first procedure was
necessary to remove the dirt and the
second to remove the soap, ln-as-
mueh as the soap flavor In bread is
not geneiali accepted as being par-
tlcurlarj palatable. He continued
his demonstration with an amusing
and interesting talk throughout the
procedure and when he had .finish-
ed his product, and produced a pan
of light palatable biscuits, honors
and boquets were quick to arrive his
Mrs. Sartain consumed about 4a
minutes in fully explaining the work
of the club and it Is needless to sajr
that the members were highly bene-
fited. Farm ag nt C. D. Foreman
was also present at the demonstra-
tion and closed the meeting with a
very interesting short talk on tho
workings of his department.
The meeting was a decided success
and Mr Bracket is to be congratulat-
ed for hi: active interest. More
demonstrations of a like nature,
should be arranged In all sections
of tlv county, as they crcate n live
Interest and materially aid in pro-
moting the r^ork of the demonsttra-
MARRIED IN MUSKOGEE
Monday's Times-Democrat an-
nounced the marriage of Zeke Kirk,
20, and Bessie May Galyeau, 18,
both of Tahlequah.
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