The Arrow-Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 37, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, March 19, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND
COUNTY-PUBLISHED BY THE ARROW PUBLISHING COMPANY
FRIDAY. MARCH 10, 1020.
Democrat and Tahlequah Arrow.
Word came to this place Wednes-
day morning that the First National
bank of Hulbert had bsen broken
into early that morning :ind Mr. D.
O. Scott, cashier of the First Nation-
al Bank of Tahlequah and president
of the Hulbert National back and
Sheriff Saunders drove over at once.
The robbers had entered the rear of
the building and with crowbar and
pick dug a hole 14 Inches '.vide into
the vault, here t'.iey secured $330 in
jostage stamps that -i.e post office
bad in the vault. Nothing else was
taken but $13.85 from Cashier E. 0.
Patterson's cash drawer. The vault
lafe was not tampered with being
time locked and made or manganess
steel. The bank's papers were
scattered indicating that a search
was made for Liberty Bonds atld war
savings stamps. Mr. Charles Rod-
gers a druggist next door, hearing
noise about 1:30 looked In the
bank window but saw nothing. The j I
robbers evidently had been warned
by their lookout and t!.ey laid quiet
for awhile. If the robbers were
professionals they were fooled in the
safe as it was different from an
ordiV-'T orae or «flpe -was reared;
away by Mr. Rodgers. If th y were
amatures, which is very likely tliey.l
have gained experience. i|
The hand car that was tal en was
only a blind and the men came east j
instead of going west as in " "king a (
getaway. A car of that description ;
is entirely too slow.
COLORED llOYS STAMPEDE
Police Chief Perkins and his as- j
sistant PresBley interrupter a small
craD game last Monday out north of •
town in I/;sier'b pasture. Just as j
the bones fell 7 and Mc e was taking |
in the puter dollars and lead quar- i
ters the officers put in :in appear , I
ance. The scene that followed was 11
hard to describe as the boys i ore
loose fro mevery thing and flew, they 11
knew not where, some encountered,
wire entanglements and nearlj <118 ,
rood thi-ms. lv(s. others made the, I
wire all right only to roll into a
cearby ditch, hovewer, they were all,
rounded up and brought to town I
where the six payed $11.50 eacn
One of the boys in describing the j
arrest said: "Ah! tell yo boss that,
ere Dan Paches has nothin on this
«t nigger, when it is 'matter o' go- I
in' and sur* when ize looked at tha
er gun shere it look Ilk' a tome
stoife already and the tother un it
look lake a whole grabe yard. TIie
police last year did a very good bust-
i_ way of collecting from
thl small offenders having collected
the sum of $779.30 for the year of
A SAFE POISON FOR '
RIDDING HOUSES OF FLIES
The First State Bank of Tahlequah wishes to announce that the Stockholders
of the Bank, at a meeting held March 9th, 1920 voted to increase the Capital Stock
The Stockholders being under the impression that the Bank would be able to
serve the people of Cherokee County to better advantage, and its Resources luving
grown to a point where it would justify the increase, were the principal reasons for
the vote to increase the Capital Stock.
The First State Bank of Tahlequah was incorporated m Novc^
Paid un Cauital of $15,000.00. The Deposits at the close of the first Day s business,
1 aid up Capital oi Below is a list Qf its Deposits each year on
November 14th, 1908 were $7,107.29.
November 14th, since thot <inie.
November 14th. 1909
November 14th. 1910
November 14tli. 1911
November 14th. 1912
November 14th. 1913
November 14th. 1914
November 14tli. 1915
November 14 th, 1916
November 14th. 1917
November 14 th. 1918
November 14th. 1919
It will be seen from the above list that this Bank has made a very steady growth
A \u i rill for a statement by the Bank Commissioner of Oklahoma, it
showe"d Depots of $566,940.29 with total Resources of *21,248.42 making it one of
the largest Banks in the County
We wish to invite everyone who is seeking a bank with which to form a
banking connection to call upon us and talk the matter over.
The Officers and Directors will remain the same as they were:
J. Robt. Wyly, President.
R. H. Couch, Vive President.
W. P. Hicks, Cashier.
R. J. Wiggins, Assistant Cachier.
R, H. Couch,
B. L. Keenan,
J. W. Reid,
J. Robt. -Wyly,
The First State Bank of Tahlequah
In spite of all precautions and pre-
ventive measures taken against flies,
there will always be itome about the
premises, and at the first opportu-
nity these will get into the house.
While the modern housewife would
not 'keep house" without a fly swat-
ter yet this method of killing flie«
requires a great deal of time and it
also consumes much energy which
she could probably put to better use.
The poisoning of flies seems to
possess, all told, the fewest disad-
vantages, in proportion to its ad-
vantages, yet where there are small
children in the family. nia*y ™oth'
ers have frowned on this method.
Having this In view, many experi-
ments have been made in the
to find a solution which will KJ>j
flies, and yet not ^danger the health
or the live* of the children in tae
h0oTthe many substances investi-
gated only two have been found to
possess 'he requisite P^per ies -f
gaiety and efficiency—they areTor
inald"hyde and sodium Balicylftt^
yor household u*e these BoluUon*
mav be prepared by the addition Q
« teaspoonfnls of the 40 percent so-
lution of formaldehyde found o n t>
market, to a plr.t of water or 3 tea-
spoonfuls of the powdered sodium
aallevlate to a pint of water.
Nearly fill n glass tumbler wl n
the solution, place over this a plec
of blotting paper cut to ^culnr^orm
and somewhat larger In diameter
than the tumbler, and over this In
vnrt a saucer. Invert the v/bole d'-
vice and insert a match Or tooth.ilck
under the edge of the tumbler to al-
10 The^MotHntr paper v.-ill remain In
taEMier of these preperstlons may
he used where there are small
MRS FITE ENTERTAINER CLUB. LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS
hastings urges consid-
eration soldiers home Bllb
Last Thursday afternoon, at her
beautiful suburban home, "'The Sha-
dows," Mrs R. L. Fite entertained
the West End club, having a3 club
guests the daughters of the club.
Those tjf the daughters present were:
Misses Nell Sti'pler, Katherine Fite,
Mary Smith, Virginia Ford, Galela
Peterson, Mildred Crumpler, Margie
Reid and Mrs. Jane Hamage
This was a regular meeting, of the
club, but bein
All three of the contractors for
the municipal light plant have their
representatives here and ttey met
with the city council Wednesday
night to arrange for bonds. Mr. T.
B. Connor of Smith and Whitney
contracting engineers, is ready and
•guiar - the other gentlenen are placing their
so near St. Patrick's material on the ground. A car load
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Dav, Mrs. Fite had tastefully deco-1 of les have arr|Ved and three more
rated her home with shamrocks, I arfe nQW on y^eii' way. It is under-
Irish flags and green candles, with j stood that ^ botl(js given by the
everywhere a suggestion of Erin-go-. three parties having the work in
Bragh," and had arranged a short. charKei wiU be accepted and the
Irish program in addition to the },u9iness of operation begun at once,
regular work. Questions were hand-
ed each of the members and guests,
written on Irish favors, and pertain-
ing to Irish lore. Tlie.c were an-
swered -with much nierry-mAHmg.
Mrs. I.. C. Ross gave an exc^lenttaik
on Ireland and a song I Wonder if
the Same Moon Shines in Iro,a"'
Tonight" was rendered by Mesdames
Held'and J^terson. followed by two
- ... t it* fioavaii . and
James C. Gordon to C. O. Can*,
consideration $15.40, 80 acres in 16-
15-21. , .
Allie Taylor Shamblin to A. J.
Tillman, consideration $400.00, lots
3 and 4 in 19-15-22.
Brace L. Keenan to Mattie John-
son. cansideration $1, 10 acres in.17-
son,g<; '!A Little B*t of fioavQL , . Koni ci
"That"' Tumbledown. Sharif in Ath- 17.2l.
lone" sung Wr-thb jltw.'S^erS. t Brsce L. Keenan to Mattle Jobn-
E p'HicftsWl t^P'.perfor^oj,, consideralloi
the afternoon, on I"i isranMr., ,3 33;l_6-2?.
Manufacturing and M nl,?B'ThI,;h'a:'
Conditions and Schools. Th s P
consideration $500.00, ltndB in
Congressman Hastings has ap-
peared before the committee on Ways
and Means to urge consideration of
a bill introduced by him, known as
"The Soldiers Home Act."
It provides that all public lands
shall be reserved from homestead
entry for a period ot' two years and
that ex-soldiers in the meantime
shall be given a preferential right to
It authorizes a loan of 100 percent
of the appraised value on farms
bought by ex soldiers, to be made
through farm land banks. The loan
will be divided into two parts. The
first is to be made the same as a
loan to other borrowers, but the
second is to be made on a Becond
mortgage, with funds derived from
the sale of "Soldiers' Bonds." In
addition to the second mortgage, the
loan will be secured by the govern-
ment insurance held by the soldier.
It provides for the appointment of
agents at convenient places, through
whom these loans may bo negotia
ted and forwarded to the farm land
It inakes the property non-taxa-
ble for a period of five years ana
enables the soldiers to get started
CLUB ELECT OFFICERS
"Winfield S. Maloney to W- L . Bak-t without undue burdens,
er consideration $100.00, 40 acres | u contains a provision
Conditions anu=."stu(}y--of ^ . er. , men who live In towns can bor-
' . ' A. D. McDonell to Hurley Cooper, r„w money to build home,.
LADIES SPRING RATS AT
er w, t h o u t, all was sunshine and
good cheer within.
ACCIDENT AT PARK HIM;.
What came rear being a very
serious accident occurred at Piark
11in l-iot Sunday when a car tur-ea
Completely turtle on the road just
nor h of town, Charles Boswell was
driving with two friends and when
they came to the railroad crossing
j he in some wayor other lost contro
of the wseel, causing the car to hit
j a rut and turn over, catching Mr.
Boswell underneath breaUng an
smishlng his leg- Dr J. B. AlUson
was called at once by Mr. C. F. Bliss
who happened to see the uccldjnt
I and says the fracture U a bad one.
consideration $1.00, 80 acres in 3_-
"John Bolin to T. P. Martin, con-
sideration $51.00, 10 acres in 12-
UlllUv/ I-" " ••• -
• It provides for no additional ovor-
head expense and can be placed in
operation at once. It will enable
/very soldier desiring a home to se-
cure a home in the locality where
The Women's Democratic club met
Saturday afternoon, March 6, at the
Court House. This meeting was for
the purpose of electing officers.
The club is to be congratulated
on having selected Mrs. C. A. Peter-
son as county, chairman, who will
also act as chairman of the club.
Mrs. Peterson is a very able leader
and the cause of Democracy is sure
to progress with her in the chair.
Mrs. Joe Wilson, another enthu-
siastic worker was elected vice-
chairman. Miss Emilie Adair who
was secretary cf last year's organisa-
tion was re-elected to the same of-
Mrs. Josie Sartin was made chair-
man of the committee on "Constitu-
tion and By-Laws." Mrs. R. L. Fite
was named as chairman of tho "Res
On motion of Mrs. Fito the club
adjourned to meet again March 20.
POLITICAL ANNOI NCEMENT.
We are now ready to accept Politi-
cal Announcements for the August
PriitarieB . All aspirants can throw
their "hats in the ring" at $10.00
ihtow, In advance, and the ladies
can have a fling with their bonnets
at the same ratio.
DO UI IKING
Have Old Contract—Mt-j Result
in Resort to kt«.
A contract hab juat recently turn-
ed up which warf made between tU
: City of Tahlequah and the Tahlequah
Light and Power compacy and whlA
wr.B supposed to be entered iniu
the 22ud, day of Juno, 1911;
; This contract was mado r.t. tlli
! time the water works were exleude*
' to tho river and the city was lnst<-
! iug electric machinery lot pumplr#
water, as it was ueceaaarj that ther
have electric current i«rjii.-hed «
I the river. It. H. Couch was uiayur
I at the time und W. A. Thompsd*
was city clerk. The following me*
were members of the city council.
Fiiot Ward— C. E. Lyburger aim
D W Wilson. _
Second Ward: J. 1- Bailey ani
R. Id. Dannecberg. .
Third Ward; J. P. Thompson and
Arch Eulcher. ... , .
I Fourth Ward; W. B. V/yly ana
I W. P- Beck. .
I The minutes cf the city show that
this contract was presented to thfc
city council several time* and was
not satisfactory to the tity. "lt
j minutes do not show where the coi-
II ract was ever voted upon.
i The last clause in this contract la
the one that the city council claim*
! to have never been brought to their
i notice. The last clauso in th.s:
I This contract shall be 1* full 'of®®
and effect and binding upon tho
'' parties hereto, their successors and
assigns, for a term ol ten years pro^
vidod, however, that should the first
parly, the said city ol Tahlequah.
Oklahoma, at any time during tha
said time of ten yearn, buy, purchases
or otherwise acquire a power or lignt
plant ot its own, then and in that
event this contract shall becciao null
and void. But 1n \auch ca^o tha
first party shall reimburse second
party fop Its expens3 In installing ad-
ditional unit at the power plant and
the transmsslon line as required by
The council members claim tnat
al) that was ever talked cf at any
council meeting was that In the event
that the city of Tahlequah, at any
time during the ten years, should buy
or build an electric light plant,, that
the city should pay for the transmis-
sion line to the river, and that tha
cost of installing an additional Unit
was never mentioned. The contract,
though, was signed by tha Mt.yor R.
H. Couch and the City Clerk, W. A.
Thompson, and rpproved by tha
Light and Power Committee, who,
at the time, was Arch Fulcher, C.
F. Lybarger and R. M. Dannenberg.
It is understood that the city la
willing to pay for the transmission
line to the river but that they pla
to resist the payment for the addi-
tional Unit at the power plant.
A special meeting of tffe Knightfc
of Pythias will he held Saturday
night, commencing at 8 o'cloe*
sharp. Work in the Amoral Ran*
of Esquire and the RanR of Pag*..
Refreshments. No smoking.
WADDIE HUDSON, C. C.
WILL ERECT MONUMENT
The daughters of the Confederacy
held an interesting business meeting
at the Carnegie Library, Friday
March 12tli, at 3 p. m. Mrs. J. B.
Crew was voted a member.
The .United Daughters of Confed-
eracy of the State will erect n me-
morial to Gen Stan Watie on the
Court House square In a few weeks.
The cost will be $2,000.CO.
i2°Tinrrv Kinc to T C. HarHl. con-1 he Iivcb. The government Is secur
3. Berry K'ng _ noimnn the land an'
si deration $500.00, 60 acres In .0-
1 Grace B. Tyner to Pressha 3
Young, consideration $1.00, 30 acres
WW uvco. * .
c-d by a mortgage upon the land and
the insurance of tho soldier. It will
encourage thrift and stimulate pro-
duction. At the same time. It will
show the nation's appreciation of
iWha S Young 10 Fdd Carlile, the patriotic service rendered by our
consideration $2,500.00, 00 acrcs In soldiers during the great war.
" Edd Carlile to W. C. Dold. consid-
eration $2,500.00, CO acres in 26-
18Ro°bert T, Brsckett to .T K. Stew-
nrt. consideration $1,000.00,
aCKati'e Miller to School DlRtrlct No.
27 consideration $25.00. 1 acre In
Miss Eglah Coursey left Tuesday
night for Kldd Key., college, Sher-
man, Texas, after spendlnKseveral
days with her parents. Mrs^Coui
sey accwnp*"1®"! her to Muskogee.
Miss Maude Powell arrived home
Sunday afternoon fro ma six months
visit in San Bernardino, Lore Beach,
J. S. Hart of Corpus Christie, Tex.,
was the gueBt Sunday and Monday
of his sister Mrs. T. F. McCarter.
Mr and Mrs. J. B Antolne arriv-
ed home last Saturday from an ex-
tended trip to California. They have
bought the old Julius Morris proper-
ty and will take possession Immed-
NOTICE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN.
There will be a jicc-ting of the
Democratic Women's club at the
Court House on Saturday afternoon,
March 20th, at 2:30. All Democratic
women are urge ' to attend.
EMILY ADAIR, Secretary.
Mrs. M. A. McSpadden was hos-
tess to tho 1908 Bridge club Wed-
nesday afternoon. A salad course
was served to tho following guests:
Miss Beatrice Markham, Mesdames
W. B. Wyly, B. C. Kresn, Chester
Hally, Ross Williams, D. W. Wil-
son, L. L. Leslie, Ed Hicks, O. N.
Goddard, J. T. Cunnlugham, J. Rob-
ert Wyly and H. A. Galey...
Miss Minnie Benge who teaches In
Muskogee public school is home this
week on account of throat trouble.
C. F. Bliss, and Leonard Logan
ware in Muskogee Wednesday.
IEASY" TERM 8
L. C. ROSS
• vl -Saw
.. , 1
Mr. Gregg J. Lewis of. Harrison,
Ark., formerly connected with th
Palace Drug store of that place wltk
his family is now a resident of Tah-
lequah, having bought the Pnlac
Drug rtore of this place and has tak-
en charge of the same. Here Is hop-
ing that Mr. Lewis remains with ua
for there Is room for several mora
energetic men like him.
odd FELT-OWS TAKE NOTICE
Tahlequah Lodge No. 472, Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, will
hereafter meet on Wednesday even-
ing Instead of Friday. Take dua
notice und govern your selves ac-
Attest: . Win'. CONDON, N. 9.
Jobi) Oiburn, Secy.
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