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The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory
Vol 4, No 15
August 2, 1906
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda Haas Davenport
When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all
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INDIAN STOMP DANCE.
With roasting ears ripe the green corn dancers are now in full bloom in the Creek Nation. The dances have been held at various pints in the Creek country during the past week or so. There is one now in full progress on Duck Creek about six miles from Bixby.
The women have a two days dance, the men then indulge in a like frolic for two nights. Then comes the starvation period which continues for several days, during which time the braves and squaws partake of the most nasty medicine prepared by the wise old medicine men. When everyone has gotten sufficiently sick the Indian social event is wound up with a monster all night dance in which the men, women and children join.
To those who have never witnessed a genuine stomp dance, held in the midst of the primeval forest, a treat is in store for them.
It is a weird sight on a pale moonlight night to drive through the country and suddenly come upon an Indian stomp dance. Usually in a circular clearing in the heart of the forest will be found the stomping grounds. Seated in a circle about the leaping brushwood fire the old bucks beat a monotonous thump on the unmelodious tom-toms, while the leader who circles and twists about the bright fire, howling an uncanny weird, soul stirring chant. One by one the dancers join in until the entire company dance and sing as around and around the fire they circle. The tortoise shells, filled with loose pebbles, which are tied to the ankles of the women adds to the weirdness of the animated scene and it is not until after daylight that the revelers finally succumb to the laws of nature and are wooed in the arms of Morpheus - Bixby Bulletin.
Before the Commissioners.
Fry Ball Team at Sapulpa.
A Strong Lodge.
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OUR STREET FAIR.
Mr. Editor: - You are interested in things which advance or manifest the progress of our country, and permit me suggest to all of your readers the subject of holding a street fair in Broken Arrow on the 4th anniversary in October or earlier if thought best. I have no doubt but that the business men will fall into line and offer premiums for the best products of the farm and shop. Coweta county can put up a display that will surprise all spectators. Offer premiums for blooded stock - horses, cattle and hogs, draft horses and mules. Fruits such as apples, peaches, plums, pears and all kinds of canned fruits. Corn, wheat, oats, onions, cabbage, beets and other farm products. Bread, butter, pies and cakes from the hands of good house wives. All things from the garden and the farm. Have foot races, sack races, but eliminate roping contests.
Works of art, fine sewing and painting may well be considered, and we must not forget bright eye babies up to two years of age; and if a school exhibit such as we had at the close of the school year could be displayed it would make it educational. That should be the object of the street fair. Let it boom. Rev John Tenny
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THE FRY PICNIC.
A.H.T.A. Lodge, number 254, of Fry held their first annual picnic in the beautiful Robert Fry grove last Thursday. Fully 1,000 people took advantage of the beautiful day and enjoyed the cool shade and hospitality of our good neighbors on the southwest.
The program was excellent as was also the music furnished by the Broken Arrow Cornet band. The ladies choir rendered very beautifully several patriotic selections. W. C. Ricketts gave an interest talk along the lines of law and order as taught by the A.H.T.A. He was followed by P. A. Fox of Broken Arrow who gave the members facts and pointers that will help to make the local lodges a success. Mr. Hughes, the genial Fry merchant, gave evidence in his address of considerable ability along the line of oratory and held the close attention of the large crowd.
The principal address of the day was delivered by Hon. A. P. McKallop of Muskogee, Territorial president of the order, who gave interesting figures illustrating the strong growth of the order during the past few years.
The afternoon was devoted to sports of different kinds for the young people while the older ones had a good time visiting. The bountiful crops caused everyone to be in the best of spirits and late in the evening all departed for their homes feeling that they had enjoyed one of the happiest days ever spent in the Territory.
WERE WELL TREATED.
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Bargains in Real Estate.
[First Published in the Broken Arrow Ledger July 26, 1906] In The United States Court for the Western Judical District of the Indian Territory at Muskogee. In the matter of James M. Sheppard, Bankrupt. In Bankruptcy No. 6554-1-2
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BOARD OF HEALTH NOTICE.
Conditions of privies should have careful attention as flies reed and feed upon excrementitious matter and carriers of many contagions, notably typhoid fever. A box of lime must be kept in each privy and use upon each dejection. Doors should be kept close as files prefer the light.
Pantries, dinning rooms, and kitchens should be carefully screened, especial pains taken to keep flies out of sick rooms.
Manure piles about stables should be treated with lime and as far as possible protected from flies.
At last meeting of the board of health it was decided that people occupying dwellings and business houses should keep weeds mown in back yards and property owners to keep weeks cut upon all vacant land. Water harbor many insects especially the mosquito which is responsible for much of the malaria and miasmette diseases.
Pools of water are the greatest breeding places for the mosquito and where possible should be drained or filled up. Where this cannot be carried out they should receive a good coat of kerosene or other oil. Avoid throwing debris of any kind in pools.
Privies should be removed as far as possible from wells or cisterns to guard against contamination. Where any doubt exist as to purity of water it should be boiled and filtered before drinking. DR. J. H. LAWS, Secretary Board of Health.
Council Makes Tax Levy.
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