Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 24, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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6UCCESSOII TO THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW AND HERA-LI)
TAHLEQIAH, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 11)18
TUIRTY-THIRI) YEAR—NUMBER S3
20 MORE GALLED
FOR ARMY SERVICE:
The following are the selected men
who have been called to report at 1
Tahlequah, at 8 o'clock, Saturday |
morning, to entrain on that day for
He cantonment at Camp Travis:
Dwight Poterson, Tah-
Green Robbins, Scra-
Albert Du can Wood-
all, Park Hill, Okla.
Tracv Sansing, Park
Dennis Johnson, Scra-
Walter McHolland. j
Kay Gifford Forest, j
John Bean, Tahle-
William Roy Abel,
Elmer Joseph Loop- I
er, Tahlequah, Okla
Henry Boiers, Qualls, |
John Sam Parks, Ft.
Ryhn Anthony, Tah-
Fogg Holmes, Barber.
Wm. Ransom Frills,
LI BERTS BONDS
Be a 51 ackrolder in Your
The mill and feed store of.S. ■"!.
Riilingsley, opposite the Redburn
hotel, on South Muskogee avenue,
was destroyed by fire early Sunday
morning. When discovered, at about
four o'clock, the l.uilding was a mPRf.
°f flames and nothing could be saved
Tahlequah! ! When discovered the fire seemed to
have mjide the most progress in thr
rear end of the building and it is re-
ported that the hack door was open,
causing the suspicion that the build-
ing had been burglarized and set on
fire, to cover the crime. Mr. Bil-
linusley informs us that besides the
mill there was a stock of flour and
feeds amounting to about fifteen
Hartleys I hundred dollars with insurance of
'Moody, Okla. I fifteen hundred dollars divided be-
Anderson IK Cain tween the mill and stock. Theie will
Anneison probably be a loss of from fifteen
hunred to two thousand dollars over
and above the insurance.
The building, which was a total
lass, was owned bv parties living
away fr£n here and we do not know
whether or not any insurance war
NOTHING BUT LOYALTY IN.CHEROKEE CO.
The Third Liberty Loan Campaign to date it,
cherokee County amounts to over $13':,-
000.00. This is a splendid demonstraton of
the patriotic citizenship. As the campaign
does not end until May 4th, there doubtless
will be additional subscriptions which wll!
swell this County's subscriptions far abeve
that which is now reported.
The needs of our country are growing greater
daily and we should not forget that a sense
of duty remains with us and our support
should be given to every activity for the sup-
port of our boys now in training and in the
battle fields of France.
The Council of Defense, the Y. M. C. A., the
War Savings Stamps and The American Red
Cross are all worthy and essential auxiliaries
of the National financial system, and it is
our duty to respond to their calls as cheer-
fully and as loyally as we have to the pres-
ent campaign in the sale of the Third Liberty
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital & Surplus $100,000.00
a O. SCOTT, President, L. L. LESLIE, Cashier.
D. W. WILSON, Vice-President, H. C. MOORE, Ass't Cashier.
!^jbr wife and child
^yor hearth and home
jor freedom in safety
Third Liberty Loan
April 20, 11)18.
DOING BORDER DCTV
Jess Drain, Cookson,
Oscar Thorne, Tahle-
Felix Allen, Gideon.
FREE MOTION PICTURE
OF LIFE IN CANTONMENT + + + + + + + + + + + + + ^
A government moving picture or | j*
tf(. at the cantonment at Chiillcotho, *?"
life at the cantonment __
Ohio will be exhibited at the Se- [
quoyah Theatr • at three o'clock
'next Thursday (tomorrow) after-
noon. The admission is free and it
is desired that all who can. shall see
it. Remember, it is free.
MUSIC FLUB MEETING.
(JOES OVER THE TOP
First Lieutenant C. A. Peterson,
M. R. C., .vho was recently called to
the colors and reported at Ft. Sam
Houston, has been transferred to
AJo, Arizona, on the extreme south-
Buy a Liberty Bond.
210 KNITTERS NOW
ON THE ROLI.
Two hundred and sixteen ladles
members of the local Red Cross and
auxiliary organization, are now en
gaged In knitting for the soldiers.
This is a splendid showing and shows
the interest manifest in Cherokee
BIG PLANS FOR
MAY DAY PICNIC
A business meeting of the Music
Club was held last Monday evening
with Miss Eula Smith as hostess
This was a jegular business meeting
and the following officers were
Mrs. Leon L. Leslie, president.
Mrs. W. A. Thompson, vice presi-
dent- . . ,
Mrs. ,T. NOrwood Peterson, record-
Mrs. J. A\ Lawrence, correspond-
Mrs. J. I. Coursey, treasurer.
AUer the, meeting, the hostess
served a delicious iced course.
VOLUNTEERS FOR SERVICE
John Dewey Pilcher, age 19, son
•f Mr and Mrs. John Pilcher. of this
city, enlisted as a locomotive en-
gineer in the United Saates army
service, and left Monday morning for
Camp Logan, Colorado, for training.
Young Pilcher has had consider-
able experience in this line of work
as he fired an engine on the Santa
Fe railroad between Hoisington.
Kansas, and Pueblo Colorsdo. tor
nearly n year. Of late he has been
employed by the local light and
power company and resigned the po-
sition to enter the service.
The Third Liberty Loan cam-
4- paign in Cherokee county, iust v
+ like everything else Cherokee -!•
county starts to do, exceeded •>
•5* tiie quota of $109,800 by sev-
•v eral thousand dollars and there •>
Is still plenty of time for addl- ❖
•5* tional subscriptions.
+ The total amount subscribed ❖
❖ t? date Is approximately $132,-*
+ 000, 01 $22,000 over the top. •>
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We are informed through G. W.
Gable, president of the Northeastern
Normal, that all members of the
splendid faculty of that Institution
have been granted a raise of ten p r
cent of their present salaries ex-
cepting those of the training schr.ol
who received a raise of twenty per
With the prices of the necessities
gradually advancing the state board
willingly conceded to Mr. Gable's re-
quest for the raise.
The salary of the President &"ns
not raised but he will be given a
new, modern home <|i the campus as
soon same can be erected.
This will be a great convenience for
President Gable as he spends a ma-
jority of his hours at the Normal
and much time Is wasted in travel-
ing back and forth from that in
tution to his home.
The construction of the President* t
home will begin at an early date.
Make A Flyiug Start
and Start a Savings Account
WITH THIS RANK
One Dollar Will Suffice ami the Deed
^ 1m Done.
LET OTHER DOLLARS FOLLOW
And Succcss is Won
We pay 4 per cent Intercut 011 savings accounts
THE FIRST STATE BANK
Put your Money where
it is safe _ in Bonds
of your own country
We are at War
Your G overnmcnt
Musi Have Money to
Win the War and
Must Have it NOW
The May Day festivities at the
Northeastern Normal this year prom -
ises to out-do any previous atenipt
to make the day exceptionally pleas-
ing and the various departments of
the Normal are now busily engaged
in preparation for the event.
The forenoon of May 3rd, will be
devoted to the May Day exercises
of the chldren of the training school
and public schools which will be fol-
lowed by the crowning of the May
Queen. In the afternoon the new-
auditorium will be dedicated, Hon.
R. II. Wilson, state superintendent
of public instruction being scheduled
for the dedication speech. Other
talks will be made by Mrs. E. -M
Alberty and Rev. J. F. Thompson.
Following the dedication the life
of Sequoyah,in the form of apageant.
will be presented by the students of
The program will open at 9 o'clock
in the morning and last until late In
the evening and everybody is Invited
to come with well filled baskets and
celebrate Hie annual event In a man-
ner befitting the times.
Sometliiiifc of th(*ncrt of stock ti e
boys ui Camp Travis come from can
be found in a letter which was re-
ceived by the commandng officer f
the company in which the son of the
man who wrote the letter had just
died. The young man had made a
soldier of himself and was ready for
service in the cause of his country:
resolved to give up his life if n :9d l>e
in the travail of battle, his end ca.ee
quietly in his bunk at night and with-
out pain. And this Is the letter his
"Captain of Headquarters Com-
pany, Infantry, and other of-
ficers and comrades of my deceased
"Gentlemen. I wish to express uiy
heartfelt thanks and gratitude .for
your kindness to my boy during V*
stay in the camp. He told me when
he was at home on furlough that his
officers were the best men In the
world. , wlo
accompanied the remains home, said
you men were as good 'o George as
you would have been to a brother.
That's the true American spirit—
keep It up, gentlemen. Treat all the
boys so their lathers will be proud of
you as I am.
"I also wish to thank the under-
taking department for the nice m«u-
ner In which iny boy'B body was sent
home. I could not have surpassed it
myself. His relatives and friends
wish to express their gratitude and
thanks to you.
"Again thanking you, I am, your.!
Announcement is made that the
Chapter of the San Antonio Colonial
Dames has extended the hspitality of
their homes to visiting sons or rel:
tives of Colonial Dames elsewhere
w hen visiting Camp Travis. This has
been done out of a desire on the pa"t
of the ladies concerned to make more
pleasant the stay in the city of those
who come to see kindred among the
soldier boys. The most prominent
families of San Antonio are repre-
sented on the list. Among others who
have given their names for this pttr-
A 4, ... J, ... ... J. ... .% ... 4. ... ... | pose are Mesdames J. E. Jarrett, J.
M. Dennett William Negley Henfy
Ilynian, J. H. Frost, F. M. Hicks and
A. W. Houston; the Hostess House,
Camp Travis, can supply addresses
to those interested.
CORPORAL COVEL HAS
Corp. Robert C. Covel, of Tahle-
quah, who until recently was a mem-
ber of the 40th Company, 165th De-
pot Brigade, stationed at Camp
Travis, Texas, hai* been transferred
to the 315th Field Signal battalion,
also at Camp Travis. Corp. Covel is
an expert draftsman, as well as be-
ing able to make free hand sketch-
es, and it is expected he will prove a
valuable man to his new organiza-
Corp. Covel's volunteering for
"tank" service led to his transfer to
the Field Signal Battalion. Officers
of the latter organization heard of
Corp. Covel's qualifications, as de-
veloped by his examination for tank
service, and immediately set about
getting him transferred from 'he
40th Company. In his new duties,
Corp. Covel will be required to do
considerable drafting and also will
be required to make position and
landscape sketches. Pay of men in
the Signal Battalion is higher than
that of men "in the line."
CIVIC LEAGUE MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of
the Civic League was held at the
court house, Friday afternoon with
Mrs. Lawrence, president, In the
chair and a goodly number of mem-
A report of the colored auxiliary
was read and shows a very active In-
terest and much good work done.
Mose Parker, Chas. Glass and Den-
ney Shepherd have volunteered to
haul trash from the city at nominal
price, while Mose Chambers, J.
Swepston, Anderson Sanders, Lal'y
ette Starr and Henry Byrd have reg-
istered as gardeners to assist in the
tending of war gardens.
The treasurer reported a balance
on hand of $32.40.
The sanitation committee, in Its
report, expressed a regret that many
of the people of the city, especially in
the business, had Ignored the clean-
up day proclamation and many places
are still In a very unsanitary condi-
tion. After the meeting the League
made a tour of the cltv, In automo-
biles, and made notes of these places.
A report of the findings will be sub-
mitted to the council at the n«xt
meeting with a view to placing the
matter in the hands of the sanitary
committee and police department for
The rest room committee asked
that the county commissioners be in-
terviewed in an effort to' get the
j rr 11. , I,. „ , broken glass in the rest room foi
Mr. Fred Hudlin and Miss R11 >y , ].l(]|es n( the court house, replaced
WaRBon, both of Wagoner were and to gee ,f some mpans coul(l
un ted in marriage Monday a the he devlse(i tQ ,,linilnate tho UH0 „r
office of Justice of the Peace Wilson. , mer, The room |s
Mr. Wilson performed the ceremony | |alnly
a convenience to our conntry
w s.s women and their comforts should be
Red Cross Benefit Friday night. protected.
Thomas V. Rotramel and Mrs.
Helen E. Cobb, both of Welling, were
united in marriage by Judge ,J. U.
Cox, at his office, Monday morning.
THREE NOTABLES NOW
DECORATE R. C. WALLS
Three new pictures now adorn
the walls of the Red Cross room.
A picture of President wilson
framed and ready for hanging,
was donated by Jas. P. Thomp-
son. Two others, one of Gen-
eral Pershing, was donated by
Mrs; J. L. Brown and another
of William H. Taft, was present-
ed by Mrs. E. 1'. Parrls. Mrs. T.
J Adair paid for the framing of
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GASOLINE PRICE REDUCED
At the present high price of galo-
line 12 to 16 miles to the gallon is
not enough. There lu a recently
patented device known as the
"BURKE" which conducts steam and
vapor from radiator through car
buretor Into engine and which, It is
claimed, will double the average
mileage, and in many instances gives
40 miles to the gallon. It is manu-
factured and sold by Burke Motor
Economy Co. (Inc.), of Clinton, Ok-
lahoma. It is also claimed the steam
taken into the engine prevents car-
bon, cools engine, and increases
power. At the present only Ford
models are manufactured, and wo
believe those who buy gasoline should
look into the matter.
RED CROSS BENEFIT
Wm. Farnum in "The Conqueror"
at the Sequoyah as a Red Cross ben-
efit, Friday night.
Flies are losing popularity at Camp
Travis at a rapid rate. Detailed in-
struction for the setting up and man-
agement of traps have been Issued
And Instructions In the army are 110.
like the "advice" to be ^een in the
health columns of the d:Uy papers.
In the army instructions are follow-
ed. And the instructions are specl'lc
about such things as the best places
to put the traps, the best bait for the
traps, and the best way to dispose
of the "catch." The care with which
the grounds about the camp are kept
free of rubbish or decaying matter o*
any sort also tend to make the en-
vironment uninviting to the fly.
Without lessening the attention paid
to grenades, machine guns, squads
right, trench contruction and the
like, the army has found time to
make war scientifically on the fly,
and frojn all appearances his days are
numbered at Camp Travis.
BURGLARS AT WORK
Some time Sunday night some per-
son or persons, with apparent bur-
glarious intent, broke out the large
pane of glass in the back door on the
south side of Crew Bros, drug store,
cleaning away the glass to make en-
try safe so far as glass cuts were
concerned. Sohethlng must have
spared them away before the Job was
completed as they seem to have re-
treated In such haste that they left
the hammer used In the breaking.
Nothing has been missed and there
Is nothing indicating that an entry
I /)'■( and are giving the
1 SSS I public the benefit in
price. All the best
styles for summer,
and milans, etc.
Department | The Vickery T oggery
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