The Arrow-Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 38, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, May 27, 1921 Page: 1 of 10
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t*e official newspaper of
tahlequah and cherokee county
successor to the
* arrow publishing companp
THE SORROW- DEMOCRAT
an independent democratic f
newspaper published in the in-
terest of the massed and not
for the classes—as we see it
BK THINGS COMING JO
TAHLEQUAH THAT. CAST
THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE
NORTHEASTERN NORMAL OPENED LAST MONDAY
The attendance I* larger than ever and keeps the Faculty buay
locating students In homes. President W. T. Ford hss secured a
fine corpa of professors and Instructors.
RIVERSIDE OlIIIIW I
I OPENS IVNE 4TB.
iCommlaaloaer J. P. Thompson, the wide-awake booater and bus-
iness man of Tahlequah, proprietor of Riverside Outing Lodge. wUl
throw the doora open to the publle on 8aturdsy, June 4tt>. nia re-
sort needs no mention, though It ha« only been recently constructed.
This already popular reaort la beautifully aituated on the bluff over-
looking the Illlnola river juat eaat of town, and will soon become
one of the moat popular outing placea In the atate.
Monday, June 6tb, la the time set for the unveiling of the
monument erected to General Stand Watle, the Cherokee hero of
">• Confederate army. Mra. Mable W. Alderson of Pryor. Okla..
fraad ttlsee of General Watle will be present, and belaz also the
president of lit* Oklahoma IX vial on of the U. D. C. Hon W W
Hastings Is etpected to return from Spokane, Washington'la time
ONE OF THE OLD TRAILS.
MM( DEMONSTRATOR WILL MEET WITH TUB FARMERS.
'• Hnnt, ^bcriilary of the Chamber of Commerce i>— ■■
t>8 StaU tlnlveraity, a representative of the Eztaa-
rton mtmw te meet with the farmers here on the 4th of June. It
* ■ , **,w*n, attended from every aectlon of the county m It is
of vital interest to our farming Indnstry.
ARRAHOEMEVT8 MADE FOR TMIB "BIG DRILL."
the ,m0UBt.0,1 ,#Me" * *• b**n eeeured to start
on the groand not later than
W« L?;., ., f une*pect''! ytcil occura the machinery will y.
™ &£% hi. in sar4 weu netr o#r ,owb' ^ thu,«*
DOING OCR PART
IT'iif*ct th,t h*rd ,,m#* *re k**e and in order that *
every one should have a copy of the Arrow-Democrat in thlar heme
y as honest effort to do our Mrt Till Jsim is#h'
a a 'obicripttonito this paper, if paid in advance will be Jnat
one dollar per year. This applies to old aa well asaav sakseH^
and only applies to June 15th. 1921. The Arr©w-Demfl2r^t!!2!^IF
will be larger and ttgger aa conditions may be, bat onTth?I?5!jw
la certain: Ton will get the news, and S the news. * *"T
ONE YEAR FOR A DOLLAR.
Bill Nye, in epeaklng of the his-
tory be wrote of the United Statea
had thla to aay: "There is going
to bo so much in this volume that
tljere will be some little truth crop
la oecaaionally." Possibly the aame
•ay occur with the foMnwIng Issues
of thla periodical. So kind reader
W are aiming to give yon a whole
fear of reading matter for the munif-
icent sum of one dollar, providing we
get the dollar before June 15th, and
this does not mean that less than a
year will be considered. Our new
aerial story will soon appear, "The
Mystery of the Sll/er Dagger," by
Randall Parrish. Don't miss It.
IX .V'T KICK TILL YI>1 ARE HURT
As will be noticed thla Issue of
the Arrow-Democrat contains the
Personal Tax List and the number
Wars amounts to something
II If a A AAA MSmnii ..A - «...
county whose name appears there
in, and as a matter of no consequen-
ces to some we wish to say as all
well know, the County of Cherokee
pays well.for the publishing of the
same. We only mention this In pa
Daring recent years a g.-eat deal
of attention has been given to the
marking of old trails in varlona Bee
tions of the southwest. Some of
such trails were in use in the very
early days, leading through unbrok-
en forests, mountains and hills and
over trackless prairie* and plains.
Oeneraliy these old ti ails were al-
most constantly In use by the trav-
eling pu.lir, some with a settled de-
termination to reach a definite dea-
tination, and others aimlesaly mak-
ing their way along in uest of new
scenes and new adventures. In the
marking of such trails there are
some which have never received at
tentlon, being thought inconsequen-
tial, perhaps, or not having been of
as much Importance aa others, bnt
yet of Interest 'because of marking
the course of travel by the pioneers
in the long ago. Several of he old
roadways reach out from Tahlequah
which was for many years on the
frontier, the^only settlement west-
ward being "he little town whleh
had grown up about the military
postf ot Fort Oilmen, which was
established ninety-seven years ag<,
when the plains stretched unbroken
to the bane of the Rocky Mountains
and when a state government was
undreamed of by tne wildest enthu-
Stretching eastward or nearly M
from Tahlequah the trail—-all old
read* are usually referred to M
trails in these days—there waa a
well defined roadway through the
woodlands, valleys and hills, and
this trail led out of the land ot the
Cherokeet Into the state of Arkan-
sas, though when the first traveler*
passed over the lonely route Arkan-
*aa was a territory, not to become
a state until some years had passed
•way. Over the old trail pawtt,
during the years, men of various
alma and Intentions, of various
charactera, occupations and attain-
ments. When they came to' the
streams which lie between this place
and the boundary line of the state on
the east, they, having no bridges, nor
for some time any ferry boats, cresa-
ed in time of high waters at na*
ards. Slow moving ox teams, draw-
ing the ponderous wagons made
their way along, while mule* and
horses drew other vehicles, persons
on horseback and on foot also Jour-
neyed along, some bound for the
far distant west, evon to the golden
shores of California, while other*
making their way toward the rising,
You buy the Best
t*0. 0 Silk Dress
rather than the setting sun, were an
their way to the old states of tha
ter east. And all the time the trail
through the hills wag becoming
more well defined, to be traveled
J?! r ln. .***? years by the armed
hosts of hostile armies, and yet later
paper goes rttwsrd to every 0na in overstates, sought new homes m
; w>agni new nomas ra
„•***• when It began to attract
settlers and the frontier receded
further toward the setting sun
Years rolled away and through
the valleys, winding Its way be-
fif" f,he ,IopM of the hills, along
>• E- 8. N. WELL PROVIDED FOR.
Following are the figures which
•how that in the matter of appro-
priations the Northeastern State
Normal is fortunate indeed, the sums
which will be available exceeding
those of all previous years-
For salaries 1822 147,780 00
For Salaries 1923 47,780.0'*
Maintenance for 1922 7,980.00
Maintenance for 1923 7,980.00
For summer school 1922 4,760.00
For summer school 1923 4,750 00
House Bill No. 61: V
Ko,LHeat,nB plant $7,500.00
The foregoing sums appropriated
by the house and senate for the ben-
efit of the Northeastern. Represent-
ative Keenan deserves thanks for
his work ln behalf of this fine instl-
. _ . " v — id paw mo slopes or tne hills alonr
to .irn matter that pertains the valleys, and through the' forest
innfi . 8. 6 at we now treea, the old trail lay gray and well
road fife T A ?entleman h*P" b®?ten and in time travelers came to
pened into the sanctum sanctorum adhere to the belief that they made
and seeing the list, spoke as follows: *xcellent progress In their vehicles
It took forty men forty days to little thinking that aa time passed'
Ttk/l2S2 iltVZ"1 " ould be laid and^he
oily lb gwj a grifrth a few." Jt#W tralni pass near the route of the
returning to the heading; of tffilr-!roadway, causing it to fall largely
tide we have only this to say: This lnto disuse and eventuall'- tc become
calamity howler whose cognomen, I little more than a memory. But
by the way, does not appear on the i W0re the history given in detail of
list as a tax payer, If County Assess-1 the old trail and of the Incidents
or Forrest could read the minds of j events, tragedies, and romances oc-
thoee who read this list, be could curring along it way. we hould have
®uch a volume as would prove of
You buy the Best
$5.00 SUk Waist
48c to 98c
Get it at
New York Store
Best Place to Trade
36 Inches wide'
Worth n to |1.13
MONUMENT VO CHEROKEE HERO
NEWS OF AMMRICAN LSOWN
collect fifty times over the amount
that we are paid for printing the list.
And we might add "the kicker is still
in our midst."
., "wu,w ul
far more than passing Interest and
causa a widespread datermlnation
to place stone or metal tabletB at
various places along Its crooked and
Mosuml |o the Cherokee Coaled
erate Heto, General Stand Watle,
to Be Uaratied at Tahlequah, okla.
The ceraaonles of the unveiling
of the monnment to Qeneral Stand
Watle, only indlan Brigadier Qeaeral
in the Conlederate army, will take
place at tho °'d Cherokee capital,
Tahleqatb, Okla., June 6, at 11:1S
This manorial is the work of the
Oklahoma Division of tne U. D. C.
hnd pays a loag neglected trlbu - to
thla brava Indian hero o( the Con-
federacy. i t
A splendid program haa been ar-
ranged with Hon. W. W. Hastings
as chief speaker.
Qeneral Stand Watle was one of
Oklahoma's great historic characters
and this first memorial work of the
Oklahoma Division of the U. D. C.
should be a matter of interest and
pride to every cltixen of the state.
Mabel W. Anderson, Pryor, Okla.,
Is Chairman; Mrs. T. C. Harrill of
Wagoner and Mrs. I. H. Harness, Di-
vision Preslden, committee.
Colonel Bates ot the United States
army met with aa on oar last moot,
lng night, and delivered an mft
clatlve address. The Colonel stated
Tahlequah was all right, aa on tho
evening he arrived he found many
business houses dosed and Ueil
owners attending a ball game. Tho
Colonel la qalte a hose tall fan.
After the meeting last Thorttsp
night, mess call sounded and the "f!
boys f«ii out for lee cream. imm tut Wt JJJ taH to £mol
The Legion dance Friday Bight
was a success la every roapeet. The
Legion mambera appreciated the
targe attaadaooe, and taUad to
aome nature of aquaeinant
It wishee to thank the ladlaa far
decorating their hall, and the young
ladles who assisted ln arranging for
Little Frankie Wilson left Wed-Ideviou8 course.
n«d?" wlth Ml"s Ella Mao t'ovel for
F.inkifahelwaBERVnerfy Hhf 7'"., Mr8' E' W' Mctlure Muskogee,
picture show whAr« r.oii ♦ 'i ♦? i 8* John WI,Icock a"d son of Bix-
His fathVr m^Mm tIc,ke^: i by' motored ln yesterday for a visit
ONE OF THE OLD TIMERS.
James A. King, a Knight of Pyth-
ias of the old school, on Thursday
donated to the local lodge, of which
he was a member for a number oi
years, the exclusive use of the old
May Party grounds for a period of
five years i The grounJs will be
cleared and Improved and will here-
after be known as "Pythian Picnic
Torrents of Fun!—-One Day Only!
VERY DRY SPELIi.
....One of the dryest periods of
tvcatlicr for the season of tho year
lias prevailed for some time, and tho
lieat, ot inld-Nummer intenseuesH, Al-
most, has had the effect of retarding
the growth or crops and with a con-
tinuance damage will result. Local
weather prophets, however, are san-
guine in their belief that rain may
bo expected at an <^jrly date, ln
which event great benefit iwill result.
Saturday the American Legion
will sell popples to be worn on me-
morial day ln memory of the field
of Flanders. Thest small silk pop.
pies have been made by hand by
Freneh peasant women and child-
ren ln devaatated districts ln France.
Ten cents buys a poppy and such
fund Is used to carry on relief work
among the child victims of the war.
Buy one at our booth In front of
the New York Store Saturday
Saturday night, at our hall, will
be staged the second boxing bout of
1921 given under the auspices of
the American Legion, we cordially
extend an Invitation to ladles. These
bouts are staged In iirst class manner
and ladles' attendance Is a recom-
mendation for our Post. Trigger
Holt of Westville, Okla., will meet
Bob O'Conner ln eight fast rounds,
and there will also be some good
preliminaries. Come Qiyly and get
a good seat. First gong rings at
A great deal more cotton la being
planted than at first anticipated.
9oaw farmers are planting their
Weal amount while others are re-
ducing the acreage only la
wajr. Probably the cotton grower*
hare a hunch that Ue eotton crop
will at least pay for the pteki^.
hnS"1* * «*ort jjetaaos from oot
home we hare notloed «ko aoooMar
feature ti at eight targe traeswttab
we thaa see rv*
oa is Immortal—Mat (he not am
«ta. we Si 53 ml
■dflaoa. w ill raiNtt tmd imm
AMrfet'i grmt tatSt*. wkTSS
tell of tho Meeeiaga thot hia
«fk has ooatarnSl Mttow
Gales of Laughter
Blew a Year in N. Y.
MANY ATTENDING 'NORMAL.
--..The attcndanco at tile Hit miner
lerm of the .VorttieasU'rii Mate Nor-
s° ~ ,:„i s? oJi
Mr. Arthur B. Tebbetts, Scout ex-
ecutive of Muskogee was invited to
our city a few days ago. He eame
over with four of his Eagle Scouts
and met with representatives of the
different churches Sunday nfternoon
and explained the organization and
value of Scout v/ork. Mr. Tebbetts
also made a proposition In regard
tq organizing the Scout work In
Tahlequah. 'If ample funds are se-
<w° of the older mobon*ot m
congregation, as thoy wots &£
the church, wers ovorhoord ij*.
the following ccnvsnatlon
"•II, Brother John, how 4a ,.J
115* twelfth ssruioa on the ex-
istence of Ood? You have hJr*
them .11/. And BrotEr JSZtiZ!
face towards his «omoaalon an2
remarked: "I stui hsllove In iw
existes^ce of Qod." Haa. how. thrl
ways has, and always will hell eva
n immortality so long as he hollen!
fadias of Mi onto _
few •^u"k *Bd d
lightning. Only one larger dead
tree remained, and we noticed a few
tUM d®rl"« the recent
electrical storm the old dead tree
had been splintered and torn to
pieces by lightning. No doubt there
is some good cause for the recur-
rence of lightning at thla same psr-
tlcular spot. A self-styled Divine.
who occasionally entertains IT) the
multitude with his kind of religious
service pronounced the lightning
strokes as the wrath of Ood, but
since the people of our community
in a moral sense, compare very fa-
vorably with most ot orderly com-
munities, we must take Issue with
(T) gentleman and at-
tribute the lightning strokes to nat-
We are gratified to notice that
films showing Clara Hamon at the
movies have been prohibited at Los
Angeles ahd In many larger cities
elsewhere. We believe that the mov-
ies. under proper control and cen-
sure can be made a power for good
but with C'lara Hamon and her kind
featuring the ahow, It would mean
destruction and final annihilation of
a power that should be used In a
better cause. Believe me, a very
pie8Stand "[irmly' far" decency^nd' a I m**1 8hoU,d clos«"thoJl
clean life. To such cfara Samon"' 8im9S P',>,ed
example f ,|v,ng 0r |n ^
stringly ' <,0e" DOt 4ppeal ver^
Tahlequah Sees Boal
fast Tahlequah NmhiH
#h°k *Ji Ul® a*®* last week dnrtac
the series with Ft. Smith alamdlB
our ground Thursday, rrtday sS
wores b ing as foUowa:
,?L and 5-1, Chaadlor satehla*
Peebles pitching, formed
tery. The fans of our city state
these games comprised tom of tha
bsst baseball seen la Tahleqttah tor
many years. Tahlequah ™ k,. .
fast bsll club, and the town shoni!*
turn out to the gam^ a
is an advertisement and
men should close thotr doom
K&IMSn a ra nlavej v.
probably be increased to 900 or 950.
Those attending are from various
sections of the state and from sev-
CAST OF PLAYERS '
FROM NEW YORK
"•"'•uvu, IU llrtin
a Scoutmaster and his assistants and
outline and put on a definite pro-
gram of Scout work. Mr. Tebbetts'
propos tlon was tentatively accepted
and W. T. Scott was elected Scout
I commissioner. Mr. Tebbetts ,, .
i over again Monday and met with (he Hu'ffir'ig
The Now C'lub Cato has reopened boys. Twenty-six'were present and
MUCH NKUI>H1> SERVICE.
Come early and enjoy
Two Hours of Laughter
Staged and produced by Redpath-Horner
, , — —*• yiooouv ana
enrol ed for-the work and had their
first lesson. Others will be enrolled
Mr- Tebbetts returns next
Tuesday evening. Several of the
"rat to enrolled will be ready to
lako the tenderfoot tost at that
Chautauqua, Commencing June 4
In new quarters in the recently built
concrete building of thte Tahlequah
Mill and Elevator Co., south of their
sales room on North Main street.
Herrln and Tarklngton are the new
proprietors and plan to keep open
till mld-nlght, so that late comers
and parties attending the usual ev-!
enlng amusement? <;an get a bite OIn r|T|/.,v
to eat. Strunc as It seems there 1 V. ,
lias been no place that serves a late s0<|on ' v0,ithl"
luncheon in a town of this size be- .,,^
t'gl't miles Wrt|1(.,IBt of Tiililcijuali
NEW MtOCKKY OPENS. waVn oarWl'Vr L°"*; 1who
Two new groceries have opened |n m hcnlth for W inn VT' '',^e<1n
for business within the part few days lng an „ "
Johnson and Son occupy the building time thn rr,4Uriv i VinZ1 f
until recently used as a general store rountv tr &J.. .1'''I T ln t',l,
I —t - vuiiunif,
until recontly used as a general store
by Caeey Bros., while Rogers Bros,
are In the recently completed build-
ing opposite the wholesale 'grocery.
I Complete stocks are carried by both
firms and they will no doubt enjoy
nt Jl y was WB" kn"wn to '"any
of the cltitens of this place and sur-
roundlng country, having come to
Indian Territory from Tennessee.
Besides his Immediate family thero
countyrSe brotbers ,(v,n" In thts
One Of the most natural results
of the great war struggle ib a broad-
er conception of things In general
and a more Independent way ot
thinking. Touching elbows with men
of many different nutlons and see-
ing things elsewhere as they really
are have brought the wide awake
and progressive nations Into a closer
fellowship and a better mutual
undemanding, while flghtiny and
for tho higher prin-
ciples of life and exisien") have
made men more independent In
thought and action. We bellove In
Independency, and no nation any
more than America, ln aim and ac-
tion. The greatest men in the world's
history were men with a very
marked iudopendency. To be in-
dependent does not mean to sacrlfy
one's principle or become false to
party or home attachments. On tha
other hand, tho one who Is most lib-i
oral and broad towards othe.-s is
ever tha moat loyal to that which I
is nearer home. Let us not forget
that there are men elsewhere, per-
haps of othr affiliations and with
different views ln some ways than
those that we cherish, who deservo
the name of patriots and good clt-
lsons equally as much as we do
I. C. ROSS
Life Insurance Ce
. And now comas Mr. Edison and
Rturtles the world by ,jiving out to
a newspaper reporter, who recently
had an Interview with the invontor,
that He It now firmly convinced that
L Protects the Family If you die.
a. Gives yon support If permanent-
I. Helps with your hospital hills
In ease of an operatlefe.
«. Assures an lnoome In old an
In order to have it when you need
t< yon muet take it when yon «nu
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