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DAYS OF SOFKEY BOWL AND
AHPUSKEY BAG NUMBERED
The fcofkc lion 1 nnd f ! - ithpiisket
h. i(S arc rnplill) tllxitpi"'" ik fiom the
)c clvlllied tribes inn! tlio national
food of (lie household ntnl tlio wnrrl-
mi tlio trull I disappearing ns
the white man hihI Mm more varied
food supercede tllH old 1 1 Ml 1 14 II COStOIIII
niul linliltH or life.
1'rnm I lio tlinu Hint tho ItiillmiH of
the five, tribe wero forced frttm their
i. ijti ui homes to lliu present terrl
tor. nml ii ii the inu ilermltj ago, no
Imlfnn family traveled (in a lotiK
Juiirtiev without liln nklti ling Illld
Willi nhpuskey. Sofkey In Hie Creek
lmllnii fiHiil. In the Cherokee nation
It Known B couimhn, In the Chiie
t.l wnml C'hleknsnw nations It In cull
i I tnmfulla, nml In the Seminole tin
tloln thr Hiiino an the Creek. It dlf
fus : llKlitly In the making In the
dlffireni nations, as any food wouhl
ilirfir If tnmlo liy chefs In illrferent
hotila The Creek recipe I" consider
eil the standard.
Hotkey Is inadfl of corn of n special
hrnml. a little be. ti sprinkling of
cltjii wnod allies nml it good iIunI of
wait r Tho corn resembles corn,
in Hint the eats lire long mill slender
nml the g'.tlis small and lllnly. though
It la mnde or rommon multo when the
hctttr pindo of corn lit not avalluhle.
TIib corn Is taken when It In barely
llpu cuoukIi lo be shelled anil after
i.Ik Hint,' the Krnttia are soaked In wa
ter for two bourn, Just long enough lo
cause the outer akin lo separate from
th0 kernels. The corn Itt then put In
to n mortar ntnl poutuleil until It la
the coimtency of cooibo grits. It In
then put Into n sifter tniiilo of cane
ami tho lawks ami chaff separated on
the same onler that wheat Ih separat
ed from chaff In n threshing machine,
only the Indians have but the crude
sifter anil a fan to tlo the work with.
An Inillan woman Is most dextrous
with ono of these Bittern. With n pe
culiar motion, she keeps tho sifter
moving I" such a way that, tho din ft
gathers nt ono shlo nml the crnckeil
grain fulls through tho sifter cm tho
other, nml at Intervals she tbrowB
tho chaff out of tho sifter ntnl onto
tho ground with n ipilck movement
thnt iIooh not slop tho sirtlug process.
Tho sofkey Brits nre then put Into a
sofkey pot, it largo earthen pot with
an open mouth, nml bolleil from four
to six hours. A little lye Is nihlei!
to prevent fermentation ami to give
an nchl fin or. Wood ashes nre also
sprinkled Into thu mixture. Several
gallons nre made nt one time, depend
lug on tho size of the fnmlly.
After tho sofkey Ix cooked, It Is
banked In the ashes of the flreplaco
to keep It warm. It Is as good cold as
hot however, ami there are alw.iys
two vrifKi jinl i (lip In hi pi full of
rnld Milk'j ai. 'I lli "tin i muiiiliis
the win In Wall r Ik adili il as It Is
needed and this water drawn off the
grit make a soup that I very nour-
The sofkey hiI Is always open to the j
visitor or (he traveler who appear at
an Imllan home, nml ho Is always
invited to ont. This I n custom that
grow out of the theory that whenov-1
it an Indian appeared who had beon
IravelliiK ho wouhl be hungry, and he I
usually was. All Indians like sofke)
but It Is an acquired taste If the
whllo man likes It. Whllo people who
Iihvc lived long amonK tho Indians,
however, aoon learn to like sofkey
and It becomes an Impm-lnnl part of
their dally food. It Is eaten from
large wooden liowta with wooden
l)ti. The Hotkey jKita ntnl bowls
and sKMum are now becoming rare.
The art of Mittery making la lost
to the Indiana. Few now mnko the
bowls and hoiis. To slftora mndo
of cane disappeared. They reaemble
Imllan baskets, nnd aro sometimes
made of dogwood if cane Is not avail
able. Sometime nuts nro added In
stead of lyo when tho sofkey la to lm
oaten Immediately. ThU makes it a
very rich food.
Ahpuskey I mndo very similar lo
sofkey. It corresiMinds to the con
densed milk of today. Corn Is taken
when It Is not ipilto hard mid Ix shell
ed from tho cob and placed In n pot,
it hero It Is baked until It Ik brown.
Then It Is placed Into a mortar and
pounded until it Ih nbout like co-ubo
meal. To this n llttlo sugar Is added.
Tho Indians used maple sugar for this.
ABhes were also used. The nutritious
qualities of this food nre remnrkable.
When an Indlnn was traveling he car
rln,t a smnll ling of this with him nl-
unv. Iln could live on It for days at
a time nnd keep In the best condition.
White pioneers learned ItB use earl
and vnlued It highly. Two or thrco
spoonfula of this grits In a cup of va-
tcr made a soup that wns susinir.inrt
nml fulilllrutliie. A peculiar feature
about It la that stngnnnt water tnVen
from n pond on the prairies nnd otnor-
wl.o unfit for tise can bo poured on
.i .II- ,.,,,1 im,.il wltll IlllllllUltV. tho
grlta nppnrently killing all humilities.
Water that an Indian would not ii'iiik
was used In this manner with no III
romiltn. This was known among tho
i,,ai,i,,u nu tho "Travel Food.'' Shlto
trapper und travelers bear testimony
nu to Its worth. Hendy for use tn np-
neiirance It closely resemble the
L,,i. nf liiilav. Those who
hnvo used It slnte that It rnr excels
any breakfast food that lias ever been
nnd whlsptrcil to another; ' Ilruddcr
Jack: an done been baptized co often
tint tho fl.jh In tho crct.t mo.,t r,holy
bo rlt lit will acipinlntid with him,"
Woman .i lltj.iir (um anion.
' I supptire : on re taking n vaca
"Yes, anil I've earned It. by (ieorgc
It's the first one I have had for a c.i
Keen working like n horse tor twelti
"You think that's tough, tlo you, mis
ter? You don't know what hard lncl.
la. If you had to hunt Jobs the wa.v 1
do you'd change your tune. I've onlv
had three month's work In the la-t
"Then you've had nltio months' va
cation, on lucky dog. What aro you
kicking about?" Chicago Tribune.
Chauneey Olcolt pocso that rare
Klft, a hrtmit sense of humor of things
In everyday life. lie relates through,
an oxehnngo the following Incident
which fell under his observation while
traveling through the bituminous coal
regions of I'cnsylvnnla. A large
motherly looking woman In a depart
tnctit'storo said to a shop girl:
"I w-nnt to get n pair of gloves for
my Jim. He's Rolng to n bnll "
"Yea, madam," said tho girl, pro
ducing while hid gloves. "Thla la
the kind, 1 suppose."
"Them!'' cried the woman, "flood
neas, no. They'd be too good. My
Jim's got n hand like a shoulder of
mutton, llesldes, they'ro too dear.
Haven't you got something like tho
policemen wear nl about 15 cents?"
Tho clerk smilingly regretted thnt
they did not keep that kind.
"Oh, very well,'' the old jtnrty re
plied; "there's no help for It Jlm'll
hno lo wash his hands, after all."
'Tim" Ilenly, tho Irish member of
Parliament, Is an orator whooo sar
casm Is of tho skln-youallvo kind.
When nt Ida home Just outsldo ot Dub
lin he is ruled by his children, "which
Ik more," says n friend of his, "than
can be said of tho wholo Iioubo of
commons." Iln la married to n daimh-
tor of T. D. Sullivan, long a member
of parliament. As ho wns leaving for I
his honeymoon trip, being nt tho time
In tho usunl bridegroom's flustered
condition, ho took up by mlstnko his
father-in-law's umbrella nnd was rank
ing off with It. "No. no, Tim," cnlleil
out the old gcnllemnn; "don't take
thnt, mo boy I've severnl daughters. .
but only ono umbrella."
The gay political machlno
Jiibt like an auto bums;
Ail swift nnd ruthleaa and orono
And then tho smash-up conies.
Wellington HvenltiK Hlar.
Ambling Andrew Turn back, pard;
turn back. DIs town yur a comln' ler
Is do limit.
Chlllj Nltos WliaCa wrong wld It?
Ambling Andrew Why, everybody
keeps a dorg an' n wood pile, dero's
tree cookln' schools, n soap factory,
and the town's iinmo Is Hath. Chi
An unpopular man. who was recent
ly refused membership In a West Hud
club, had thy audacity to write to tho
club secretary, demandliiK the iinmo ot
the man who bad blackballed him.
Tho kcerctary could not teslst the
chance of sending the following reply:
"Sir, 1 have received your letter de
manding tho numo ot the man who
blackballed ou. Ills nnuio la Legion.''
A colored brother. In n Southern
town, had Joined every church In tho
hamlet, and had been baptized by lm
ncndpti each time ho was received In
to the fold of n different denomination.
When ho at last cast his lot with tho
llaptlsts, tho announcement waa made
that tho baptizing would take place at
four o'clock the next afternoon.
One old sister in Ion leaped over'
The only form of food made
from wheat that is all nutri
ment is the soda cracker, and
yet the only coda cracker of
which this is really true i3
H Tho only
H The only
soda cracker scientifically
soda cracker effectually
soda cracker ever fresh,
crisp and clean,
soda cracker good at all
In a dust tight.
moisture proof package.
NATIONAL UISCU1T COMPAIJY
She glided Into tho office and miiet- I
ly npproached tho editor's desk. "I
hnvo a poem," sho began.
"Well," exclaimed tho editor with a
look and tone Intended to annihilate
her, but she cnlmly rosumcd:
"I havo written a poom on 'My Path
er's Ham,' and "
"Oh!" Interrupted tho editor with
extraordinary suavity, "you don't
know how relieved 1 nm. A poem
written on your father's barn, eh? 1
wns afraid It was written on papir
and thnt you should want to publish
it. If I should ever happen to drive
past your fatlier'a bnru I'll stop and
rend thnt jiocni." Kxchauge.
Some yenra ngo thero lived n lazy,
shiftless man In I.ancauter.
One night his wife put tho cream In .
tho chum, which was one of tho old-
fashioned kind, and asked him to do
tho churning. He replied: "No, I'm
going out tn aco n friend," and ho
Ah nit S o'clock ho returned. Tho
churn still stood where It had been,
and ho Inimodlntoly set tn work. Af
ter working nearly two hours nnd see
ing no signs ot butter, ho shouted:
"I'll be cussed If I don't soli that
cow ! '
Ills wife, who ant nenr quictly
mending, said: "You need not. I
churned ns soon as you wont out nnd
put the butter nwny. That U the but
teniillk you have been working on."
Harry Sweptaer many years ago waa
a salesman for Joel Qoldtuwatte, car
pet dealer, of ttoiton. One day ho
was called to allow carpets to a Inily
who had plana of nil the room of a
bouse, for which sho wished lo select
Thinking It n chance for a good sale,
for two hours ho showed carpets, help
ing her with his Judgment to make a
giKid choice for each room, nnd, hav
ing decided on tho carpets, ho said:
"Now. wo will have those cut off, and
where shall w send them?"
"Well." said the lady, "my husband
Is looking nt n lot, nnd If ho buys It
we shall build a house mid then we
shall want tho carpets.'
Mr. Swectser waa too aslonlMied to
speak, and ho walked calmly from
the store after bidding hint good morn
ing. Iloaloii Herald.
Dry Goods, Slices, Clothing, Notions,
Will be thrown to the four winds! Everything in this store at 1-2
and 1-4 Regular Price. Next door to Lynn's Shoe Store
Wig'gins StocM !
Hiy lnrfiains in Dross Goods with trimmings to match
Less than Half Price.
Men's $10 00 Suils, latest cuts, nt $8.98
Men's 12 50 Suits, nt 56.98
Men's 0.00 nnd 10.00 Suits, nt $5.98
Men's 8 00 nnd 7.D0 Suits, nt 34.98
Large size Comforts nt 79 and 98c
$1.25 White nnd colored blankets $2.00
1.75 Heavy grey blankets tit 98c
Good Pins, n paper lc
Coats and Clink's Spool Cotton 4c
A lato shipment of Ladies' Street nnd Heady-to Wear
Hats just came in they go nt Half Price.
Men's Hats, hundreds ot styles nt manufacturers' cost
Broken lots of slightly soiled Corsets, 75c and $1.00
kinds, nt each 19c
Ono lot Men's 1.00 stilT front shirts 25c
Men's 2.00, 2.50 nnd 3.00 Pants $1.48
Men's 1 00, 5.00 nnd 0 00 pants $3.00
Men's 75c and 1.0& Shirts nt 39 and 48c
Men's 1.50 Underwcnr, nsuit 75c
Men's 5.00 und (5.00 Shoes nt $2.98
Men's 3.00 nnd -1 00 Shoes nt $1.98
Women's 2.00 nnd 2.50 Shoes nt SI. 19
Women's 3.50 nnd 1.00 hhoes $2.48
Remnants of Table Linens Half Price
12 1-2 nnd 15c Outing Flannels nt 8 l-3c
8 and 9c Outing Flannels nt 4c
1.50 Silk Suiting of 10 yards for 76c
50c Silk und Satin Hibbons nt 25c
Hoys' 2-piecc Suits nt 1.00, 1.20,1.50,2.00 nnd 2.50
worih just double.
5000 Yards of the best House C.uivnssing, n yard. . .4c
are'ains in Eve
Don't wait, but come TODAY
Don't Forriet the Place :: JxQ IT
:: Bring your friends with you
AfM 1 " - I.ooK for the Sifju
W. T. BURCH, Proprietor
"THE WAGES OF SIN.M
Arkansas Girl's Death Causes Gloom
to Family and Friends,
rnyettcvllle, Ark., Jan. 4. "Tho
wni?0B of sin Is denth." Nci moro ter
rible proof ot this ancient doctrine
can bo found than the tragic end of
Mian Olllo Audcrton, a beautiful soci
ety Rlrl of tills university town, who
was found dond In lied with C. A.
llyera, a St. I.o;ilg shoe salesman, In
a Fort Smith hotel where tho con
plo had registered us man and wife.
Tho funeral of the girl which was held
from the homo ot her brother, liny
ward Anderson, n prominent lumber
man of this city, was largely attend
ed and tho tragedy ha not yet ceas
ed to be n Hovon days' wonder hore.
l'rlor to her terrible death, which
tho coroner's Jury attributed to "ac
cidental asphyxiation.'' never a breath
of misplclou had tainted tho fair
nnme of tho errlm? girl. How nnd
when she met llyers Is a mystery to
hor mother, her brothers nnd friends,
who wero nstounded and overwhelm
ed by tho nuws of the tragedy. Tho
brothers of tho dead woman aro weal
thy and nre Interested In many lum
ber corporations. Miss Amlorson wns
one ot tho most popular girls In the
university social set hore, nnd hor
death hns cast n Bloom over tho stu
dents nt the stnto Institution of lonrn
So strong Is lirtblt that when first n
burden fulls from our riiQiilderg wo
feel discomfort In tho loss.
Hotel Men's Convention.
Knneas City. .Mo., Jan. 4. The thir
teenth annual convention ot tho Kan-
opened this morning at tho Midland
sns-Mlssourl Hotel Men's association
hotel with an address of welcomo by
Mayor lieardsley, followed by short
speeches by several prominent mem
bers. This afternoon President A. J.
Dean, of tho Midland hotel, will niako
his nnniial address. A banquet und
vnudovlllo entertainment will bo held
this evening In tho roof garden nt tho
Hotel Savoy. After n brief business
session tomorrow tho members will
spend the lmlnnco of tho day In In
specting the hotels of tho city.
New State at Jamestown.
Oklahoma City, Ok.. Jan. 4. At a
tneotlug nt the representatives ot all
the leadlii'5 commercial bodies of the
new- stato plans wero formulated for
tho proper presentation of tho re
sourceH ot Oklahoma at tho James
town exposition. An oxhlblt which
will compare favorably with those of
many old states will bo prepared.
ot said estate, consisting of a stock of
tnerchnmllso of about $.1,000.00, notes
nnd accounts of nbout four or flvo
thousand dollars, together with the
storo building, fixtures, residence, llvo
stock nnd corn, nnd all other assets
of snld estate, making tho total as-
day, January 15th, 1907, nt 12 o'clock,
noon, nt tho storo houso of Mecks,
Keller & Co., Holder, I. T to tho
highest and best bidder for cash In
J. .1. CHANDMHl, Trustee.
sets about $10,000.00, for salo on Tucs- , Dalcd th,s Jnry 3rd, 1907. 4.110
Missouri Military Reception.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 4. Gover
nor and Mrs. Folk will give tho an
nual military reception at the execu
tive mansion this evonlng. Only offic
ers of tho nntlonnl guard and tho
governor's staff hnvo been sent Invita
tions, but tho nubile generally will at-
NOTICE OF ShLE.
Notlco Is hereby given that I, as
trustee f tho bangmpt estato ot
Meeks, Keller & C'o of Holder, In
dian Territory, will offer the asjtts
In 1895 vc built our first factory. Today we
own and operate 5 large factories and make
more fine shoes than any other House in the
West. This fact is a guarantee to you that
Diamond Brand Shoes arc right in every way.
Our supremacy as manufacturers of fine shoes
is assurance that the cheaper grades of Diamond
Brand shoes possess equal superiority over other
lines at the same prices.
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t MAKE MORE FINE SHOES THAN ANY
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