Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 33, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 1, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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SUCCESSOR TO THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW AXD HERALD
TAHI.EQ AH, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY I, 11) IN
TillItTY-THIUO YEAR—MMItKR .14
K. E. S.N. WINS
OVER It W. S. It.
FOR WAR SERVICE
Dr. W .G. Blake, chairman coun-
i t.y Examining Hoard, has received .t
The annual inter-Normal triangu- letter from the Advisory CommU-
lar debate was held in the audico- sion, Council of National Defense, I
rium of Ihe N. E. S. N. last Friday stating that appeals have been r -
night. The Northwestern was here 1 ceived for 7,000 additional medical
represenlrd by Claude Baird and : men for-war service.
Cletus Baxter, on the affirmative : All physicians eligible arc ureed
Miss Mary Swift and Curl Connor, to 'ill out blanks and send them to !
on behalf of the Northeastern, hav- ; the examiner with the request that
ing the negative oi the question, they be advised when to appear foi
^Resolved, That workmen should 03 examination.
compensated for injury sustained in! "Time is precious," say- the let-
the course of their work, from a f-ind ter. "Our boys in the service m'ist
provided by the employees and be assured the very best attention,
workmen, and administered by th? They are getting it and will conttin-
state." After (he close of the de- ue o receive it ii we get the best men
bate Ihe result was announced in ; into the Reserve Corps."
favor of the visitors but the judge, j w ss
appointeil for the occasion, soon d's- I B1T.lim/im
covered lhat he had made a mistake KAISER lULI/S ORIGIN
in adding his points earned by each,! —
giving the decision to the North- j A partiotio Oklahoma subscriber
eastern team. Tahlequah is parno writes to ask: "Can you give me
and a good loser and many went the origin of the present german war
away without a grumble, thinking j emperor?"
Tahlequah hr.u iodt and will be glau j Yep, vou bet we ran.
to learn that the mistake was dis-j An(j' what's even better still, -e
covered and the award properH ican give you pretty accurate details
made. Th<* Northwestern, however of his finish
presented their side of the questron j lll l858 the devil ma(le love to ;l
buzzard and, after a brief courtship,
they were united In unl M . w edlock
A polecat was the devils best man
in an able and comprehensive man- i
ner and lost only because they were
up against a stronger team. With
the Northeastern team who went to
Alva, the result was reversed. Alva,
who had the negative of th^ ques-
tion, defeating the Tahlequah team.
ORGANIZATION WILL WIN
On January 27, as a result o'
this union a child was born, tho the
dwil denied the paternity and the
wet nurse declared it was not a birth
but an abortion. They christened
the child kaiser wilhelm II, and
when his supposed father, satan, eb-
Organization is Ihe most effect'-e tained a closer acquaintance will:
method of winning the war. gc-r- , him hp procured a divorce from the
many was well organized and if buzzard on the grounds of infidel'iy
helped her. America is organizing! w'th the polecat. On June 15, 18SS
and upon the extent of the organize- tht' rhlI<!. which had grown to be a
tion depends our success. War Sav- perfect double of his father, the
ings Societies are being organized In devil, descended to the throne of
every hamlet, town and village. TVev Prussia where he has been seated
are organizations devoted to patri-|ever since. At an early period in
otic discussion and the raising (<f ^'s rnJ'a' "'e he improved his health
THIRD LIBERTY LOAN CLOSES MAY 4TH
To those who have not subscribed to the Third
Liberty Loan and who intend to make a sub-
buiptitou before the campaign ends, it will be
necessary to remember IJjat all subscriptions
must be in the hands of some Bank before the
Bank closes Saturday, May 4th. The subscrip-
tion books ol the Treasury Department close
on that dale aud any application that does
not reach a bank before closing time on May
4th, will be returned to the subscriber with
the amount accompanying the application.
Those who have subscribed for the bonds
and have adopted the enstallment plan of pay-
ments, will be required to niuke the second or
20 per cent payment on May 28th. Ti'e
third payment or 35 per cent enstallment will
be due July 18th and the fourth and last pa>-
nu nt or 40 per cent enstallment will be duo
and payable August 15th, 1 'J 18.
Where a subscriber to the Loan has made an
initial payment of but 5 per cent and desi-rs
to complete the payments without waiting fai-
th" enstallment dates, must make that pay-
ment on or before May 4th, because al ter tHe
reports are sent in to the Federal Reserve
Bank by the various banks of the community,
no other payments are permitted except upon
the enstallmeut dates as set forth above.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
5 MINUTES TO MOVE
-AND HE WENT
Capital £ Surplus $1 t.O.OOO.Oll
D. O. SCOTT, President, L. L. LESLIE, Cashier.
D. W. WILSON, Vice-President, H. C. MOORE, Ass't Cashier.
Parties just returned from a trip ,
to Delaware county report having April 87, JIL'8.
heard of J. A. Lewis, who recently
left t liis section, being in the vici ii- For Ihe reclaiming to useful ser-
ity of the town of Kansas recently, t ice In the army, of defective", ph.vu-
where lie Is said to have applied ;o ically and mentally, a special bat
Ihe school hoard for the use of the fallon has been organized at Camp
school house to hold a meeting and Travis and placed in the hands ut
was refused. He then wanted per- experienced officers. It had bee*
mission to speak In the school yard,
but was refused. He then said ha
would hold his meeting in the road
and was told that people of that vi-
cinity were not going to stand for
any foolishness and if be was not
wanting trouble he had better move
on. lie asked how much time he
would have to get out, as he did not
want to have trouble, 'fi.ev gave
him five minutes and before the time
was up he was gone.
DRAW HE.AVi FINES
money to defray the cost of the war.
If you have not joined, why npt do
so at once.
HICKORY KINO SEEL CORN
by acquiring a loathsome blood dis-
ease, and he has since greatly re-
fined his morals by the use of alco-
hol and by wholesale murder. Ttii.
devil disinherited his son, the
kaiser, as soon as he learned o; the
sinking of the Lusltania, but 0>e
45 pounds life" ory King Seed ''"'ted States, which is authority on
Corn for sale. 8c per pound. Col-1 international law, decided
Iins Grocery ' i,K supreme court of invincible sol-
—-—w.s.s. - diers to assure the kaiser, a speedy
I escort to his paternanl estate, where
at his death (now scheduled to hap-
I pen pretty blamed early) Ihe kainer
BIG INCREASE IN
CORN CRIB FOR SALE
7x10x28 corn crib, capacity of 91"! will fall heir to the entire estate of
County Superintendent J. Nor-
wood Peterson is in receipt of tne
following communication from the
State Department of Public Instruc-
tion showing an increase of 252 chl-
dren of school age in Cherokee coun-
ty this year over that of last year,
which demonstraes that the increase
of population is keeping pace with
thru other onward strides :n the develop-
ment of the county:
My dear Mr. Peterson: The Schol-
astic Enumeration report for your
county has been received, checked
In comparing this year's rnort of
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Another Liberty Bond sold in
Pumpkin Hollow. A few more and
the place will be redeemed from ics
long Ripvanwinkle snooze.
We knew that Oklahoma, and es-
pecially Cherokee county, would go
over the top with the Third Liberty
Loan because Needmore District was
going to help.
for sale. Enquire at thisj his father the devil. In other words, 7 2tf7 children enumerated with he
11. Earl Hardy. * • -he raiser is soon to be given Hell, report submitted by your county last
WOMEN WILL ENROLL
IN SERVICE OF COUNTRY
ADA, Okla., April 30.—The Fed-
eral Fuel Administration for Okla-
homa is greatly encouraged by re-
ports from many parts of the Stat*
as to the progress of its campaign
for the early ordering of next win-
ter's supply of coal by both domestic
and industrial coal consumers. A
flood of orders for next winter's coal
supply is reported. Roth coal pro-
ducers and retailers report orders
filed in excess 0f the supply available
for immediate delivery.
With hundreds of thousands of
tons ordered, of course it has b?en
Impossible to effect, complete deliv-
eries. This has given rise to some
complaint among those who are pa-
triotically responding to the re-
quests of the Fuel Administration
and have sought to lay in their win-
ter's supply. It will be readily ap-
preciated, however, that the mines
cannot produce, and the railroa !:•
cannot deliver the whole annual cua'
supply of the State within a few davs
or weeks. The Fuel Administration.
however, will exert every effort to
expedite deliveries and to effect the
/distribution of a maximum amount
of coal during the summer months
With ■ the country's coal supply-
largely ordered ahead, the Adminis-
tration will be in a position to act
promptly and facilitate the move-
ment of an adequate supply of coal
to meet the demand. The railroads
will be enabled to judge of the traf-
fic facilities which must be made
available for aiding coal production
and for distributing the supply.
The fact that consumers cannot
secure immediate delivery should not
deter them from placing their orders
at once. These early orders once eli
the books become the basis for tin
determined drive to secure an a le-
quate production and prompt distri-
Promptness in ordering and pa-
tience in awaiting deliveries art'
needed as a basis for the co-opera-
tion of the whole country with the
Fuel Administration in its effort to
do its share of the nation's wat nork.
year, I note an Increased enumera-
tion of 232. Your county, like most,
of the others on the east side of the
State, has shown a gain, while those
of the west side of the State have
nearly all shown a decrease tills
FRED A. McCAULLEY,
Of the State Dept. of Education.
CITY WAR GARDENS
She—"I am going to marry a doc-
tor so that I can be well for noth-
He—-"Why not marry a miuMer
and be good for nothing?"
We wish to thank the writer of
Union itefris for'the praise given our
District along with others as a live
community. Such commendation
should cause our people to put for-
ward every effort possible to reta'u
or conserve the good name thus far
The regular singing meeting nt
Needmore school house was well at-
tended last Sunday night, and the
class is making rapid improvement
in the new books.
Food conservation today is pat-i-
otic service. It is imperative that
every article of food be saved. There
is going to be a great demand for ail
kinds of food products this coming
winter. It behooves every one to
produce every ounce of food possible.
Raise a garden and can all surplus.
A large amount of the different
kinds of beans should he grown 111
order to secure a winter supply of
We have several vacant lots whose
owners will let rent free to persons
growing truck on same. See me or
Mrs. Logan tor particulars. j Cotton planting began in this vi-
Below we give a few reports by cinity this week
our school garden lieutenants. Tlny| " .
speak patriotic service: , Wheat and oats are looking fine
I believe I am safe In saying that
there is not a disloyal citizen In our
District and should we find one, we
would follow Governor Capper's ex-
ample in Kansas and invite them to
While passing Fairview' Farm the
other day, I noticed a large sign
which impressed me favorably. It
was as follows:
No Hunting or Loafing Allowed on
Fairview Farm. Go to Work or Go
to War.—Chas Martin.
The past frost has been very hard
011 the garden. Many people cover-
ed up their beans, potatoes and otl.e-
plants. If anybody uas a big gar
den they cannot cover tip, sow again.
Lots of people are selling all klndc
of products out of their gardens,
such as onions, radishes, lettuce and
mustard. Everybody ought to hav
and corn is up;
a good stand gen-
No matter what the weather may
be the songs you sing and the smiles
you wear will make the sun shine
I believe the people generally an
now ready for conscription from
these things growing in their gar-; twonty-one to forty. Some favor
dens. All kinds of pepper, tonnfo c|Rhtcen to forty-five. Howev*r,
and other set out plants should be twenty-one to forty is more conser-
in the garden.
-Capt. Kieth Cusac,
TO SUCCEED IS TO SUCCEED
A Savings Bank Account
Is the best vehicle in which to travel
the road to success
Open A Savings Account
with us to-day, by depositing even
0110 dollar, and start the journey
We pay I per cent interest on savings accounts
vative, and why not? For the man
that liked one day being thirey-or
when registered is still subcct to call
and will be until forty or longer if
the war lasts that long. And besides
it is ours all together lo win this war
and the sooner tho better.
Report of War Gardens of N. E. S. V.
The War Gardens oi the Normal
are growing rapidly.
With the help of Mr. C. W. Prie-
and Mr. James Whelchel we will do
a big part in winning the war.
In a few days we will be biffi ig
the Kaiser with our radishes and There has been a frost. It his
choking him with onion blades till hurt the beans and potatoes v ry
Mary Gray, 1st Lieut. Normal.
thought that the nation was too bus>
with the haste of preparation to g ve
atttention to the matter of Improving
the quality of material sent to its
cantonments by the draft machinery.
The theory of the selective draft was
selection, but some of 'he local
boards failed to grasp the idea t
•the time of the first increment, and
defective feet, defective teeth, defec-
tive eyes and numerous other ail-
ments were represented among t'ie
new men. Now and then a maa
would be found who just naturally
had to think deliberately. Hi?
thought grooves were sluggish in ac-
tion. As a result Ills response to
commands was always just slow
enough to spoil the unity of act'on
on the part of Ihe whole company
which is demanded by modern war-
During Ihe all day meeting at
Losier school house. Sunday, Neil
Ford and Roy Jones aie alleged to
have caused considerable disturb-
ance and raised a row to Ihe detri-
ment of the meeting. \ phone mes- fare
sage to Sheriff Davidson took him. The army had the choice of keej-
toegther with Deputy McCarter to ing these men, or sending them home
the scene and an hour later the two Many of them were anxious to stay is
offenders were apprehended aud camp, although thSy realized the
brought (0 jail. handicap under which they worked.
' At their trial before Juslice of the To keep In a place of responsibility
Peace Wilson Monday, they were a man whose body or mind Is legs
found guilty as charged, Joiles for than Its best. Is nothing less than
assault and battery and carrying criminal negligence when fighting
knucks and Ford for disturbing tho assumes the complex and exacting
peace. Jones was assessed a fine of character which the war has now
$15 and costs on the assault charge reached. And it Is only too true
and $25 and costs for carrying nowadays that every place in every
knucks. command is responsible, from lowest
Ford drew n fine or $25 and costs private 10 highest officer. For that
for disturbance. • reason tne reclamation battalion *s
Judge Wilson is some justice as organized.
he turned over to the county $470.0.1 The men in the battalion are.
in fines collected for the month of given such exercise and drill as they
April. j are capable of, and attention Is con-
JOIN THE CAVALRY
Geo. Sherman, son of Joshua
Sherman of Ihe New York Store, and
Stacy Barnes, son of W. S. Barnes,
of the Central National bank, went
stantly given to individual cases, go
that each soldier has a chance to
make of himself a full powell flight-
ing man before he is
demands to be made upon him In th* -
fields and trenches of France. Afc.
the men attain normal eMelency
, ... r, . 1 ,1 they are returned to their fortner of*
over to Muskogee Saturday and vol- gnnylzatlcmg. Thua it thllt „
unteered for service in the «avalry , -,3*
of the ti. S. Army. Young Sherman £ar^B renl"klng at Cfmp
passed the examination without a " _____
hitch and was sent to Denver, Colo..
Saturday, from which place he will ol"y nien but mqtari&lfl are
W sent to a training cauip. conserved in the army. Even th*
Young Barnes was six pourda ^ras^ cans of the camp are sort.e*l
under weight hut was ordered to re- ;
port again in three weeks. *"* TtJorfl'inued on Pagp Four)
LIVING IN SUPPLY Of
COM FOR NEXJ WINIEfi
That the women of the country are
expected to play an important part
in winning the war, is evidenced by
enrollment cards, just received by
the County Board of Defense.
By this means the women are giv-
en an opportunity to volunteer for
service along lines for which thej
are best fitted, and according to thei.
own choice and are privileged in r^r-
dering their services either for pay.
erpenses or voluntarily. They also
have the privilege of rendering ser-
vices either at home or abroad.
History bears out the statement
that the women always do their duty
in times of war. They are never
found on the slacker list but like
Joan of Arc, they put on the armor
of service and render unstinted as-
sistance, always doing their bit to
back up the soldiers at the front an 1
In many instances leading them to
The good women of Tahlequah,
past the age of 16, may enroll for
service now in any of the following
lines: Agricultural, clerical, domes-
tic, industrial, professional, pubUc
service, social service. Red Cross ai'd
allied relief, miscellaneous or con-
tributions. Under these headings
over one hundred and fifty different
occupations, such as farming, book-
keeping, stenographer, nursing,
seamstress, dentist, musician, pho-
tographer, teacher, telephone, sur-
gical dressing, ambulance and ccr
driver, are mentioned.
Enrollment cards may be ob-
tained at Mrs. Brandon's millinery
store and those desiring to enroll are
urged to do so at the earliest possilu)
he will be glad to surrender.
You town people had better 1
digging or the children of the Wa
Garden Club of the N. E. S. N. will
)>adly. Bruce Richer says his garden j
is doing find but yesterday an jld
lien got in and scratched up his cab-
bage and he had to reset. Netty
make you ashamed of yourselves.-- Sitz, 1st Lieut, Cherok
THE FIRST STATE BANK
EVERYONE MUST HELr.
Wara cannot, be fought without mor.cy, and upon the Treasury centers
every financial demand upon the Nation.
The rich of thia country cannot alone meet the needs of the Nation;
the men of th« country crinnot do it alone; the women of the country
cannot do it alone; but all of us, the people of the United States, disre-
garding partlzanship, forgetting it 'i ,h interests, thinking only of the
supremacy of right and determining to vindicate the majesty of American
ideals and secure the safety of Amer ca and civilization, can do the great
and 'plcndld work which God has called upon us to do.
W, G. McADOO,
Secretary of the Treasury.
The Funny LiltleMan
And His Dog Tige
\Y ore scheduled to visit the boys and girls of
I ahlequah on Lriday, May 3rd, but owing to
unavoidaple conditions he writes us he can't be
here at this time. He tellf us, however, that he
will be here later, and to recommend
Buster Brown Shoes |
for all the boys and k'irls and to' distribute the |
souvenirs with his compliments.
Every boy or girl who comes in the store Friday
morning will receive a souvenir free.
THE, BOSTON STORE
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