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The Tulsa star. (Tulsa, Okla.) 1913-1921, August 19, 1914, SPECIAL EDITION, Image 11

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nted from the Mnhory Medical College
In the class of 1907. He went to Port
Smith, Ark , after graduating and
spent one uiul a half years In the
prnctlco there. Ill 1009, he located at
Sapulpa, Okla , where ho now lives,
enjoying a vory largo practlcme.
Since moving to Sapulpa he has
bought coiiHlilerablo property, both
residence and business lots, and bus
accumulated u nice bank uccouut. On
January 2, 19U, he married Mlas
Maud Scott, of Holly Springs, Miss.,
who Is now iiieen of his household.
Tor two years, l)r Humphrey was the
(Irand l'rotector of the Knights and
Ladles of Harmony In this state mid
Is now president of tho Colored State
Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical
Association of Oklahoma. Ho Is also
president of the local llusluess Men's
League. He Is probably worth $25,-000.
Local Leajue at Musi cgee, which is entertaining the National League.
The subject of this sketch is l'rof
J. T. West, principal of .the colored
schools at Claremore, Okla.
l'rof. West was born In Waynesboro,
Tenn, April 11, 188C. Ho attended
public school there until 1901, and
then entered tho Wulden University
In Nashville, from which Institution
he graduated In the class of 1910. Tho
Bamo year he went to Grand Chain,
111., and was elected principal of tho
city schools there. After one year
ho came to Oklahoma, locating at
Chelsea, and was engaged In bciiool
work there one year. In 1912, ho
went to Claremore, whero he was
elected principal of the colored
schools, which position ho still holds.
Yet a young man, n little nioro than
2S nrs oi ni- .id unmnrritd I'ioi
West bus made liin.self a power
among the educators of Oklahoma He
was one of the instructors In the joint
uoimnl held at Muskogee In 1912,
where ten counties were united In nor
mal woik. In 191 J, he conducted the
Rogers, Wagoner and Tulsa county
normals at Claremore, and was em
ployed this year as an Instructor In
tho branch normal of the Lana-ton
univorstty.state normal at Muskogee
us professor of scleiice Prof. West Is
also an excellent vocalist. He waB the
leading tenor singer of his school. Me
is chairman of the executive commit
tee of the Northeast District Teach
ers association, and member of tho
oxocutlve committee of the Colorod
Stnte Tea oliers asbociattou.
liis own qii irti-r section of land and
December 2.", 1013, he married Miss
Ollie Wolf, of Fort Worth, Texas The
happy couple live upon their own laud,
which Is unincumbered, and is easily
worth $lfi,000. Tlioy have all tho
cattle, horses, Implements, etc., neces
sary for tholr farm purposes, ami
while yet young peoplo they have
made n start in life, which givos them
exceptional advantages gver many
people much older.
&' oft
The subject of this sketcli is II. T.
Hiitton, ti successful business man of
Sapulpu. .Mr. Mutton was born In
Hynes county, Mississippi, November
16, 1S7G He attended private school
and tho Southern Christian University
four years, after which he taught
school, later learning tho art of cook
ing. He v.as in the employ of the
Frisco ruilioad as chef on a private
car. He has traveled extensively and
hj seuu much of the world. A few
years ago ho located at Sapulpa, after
giving up the railroad bervlce, to de
vote his time to fnrtcrnul work in Ok
lahoma. He Is socrotaiy-treasurer of
the endowment department of tho
Knights and Ladles of Harmony in
this state, which office ho has filled
with honor and credit for three years.
In October, 1113, he opened a gro
tery store at Sapulpa in partnership
strong was hern near Montgomery,
Ala, In IKS.!, upon a farm 10 miles
from that place Ills father was lsaue
Armstrong and his mother wns named
Martha. Those were good Christian
peoplo of the old southern type, who
believed In honest labor and a clean
life. In their humble way, they did
all they could for their son who start
ed -out in life In the country school
near his home. Leaving home, he at
tended Ttiskegee school two terms and
three terms In the normal school of
his native state He taught three
terms In the public school of Mont
corner county, and was uTter this or
dained a minister In the A. M. L. Zloli
church, for which denomination ho
preached three years. Immediately bo
fore coming, to Oklahoma In 1907.
Locating at Luther, ho opened an
Ice cream pallor, which ho conducted
one year upon Its original plan, until
he hegnu to add assortment and va
riety to his stock Today ho can boast
that lie owns the largest department
stole In Luther, with about lit) per
cent of his trade among the leading
white people In his community. His
sales of flour average about a car
load per month. Ho employs six busy
clerks In his slore
Mr Armstrong and his futher each
own u farm In Alabama and the two
own another Alabama farm. Ho also
owns about 23 head of graded cattle,
with laud in Alabama and Oklahoma
worth about $35,000; a home hi Lu
ther and a $13,000 stock, with sales
last year amounting to $37,000. Mr.
Armstrong carries life Insurance of
$5,000. Ills wlfo was a natlvo of Mis
souri, Miss Daisy Johnson, to whom
ho was married in September, 1910.
It Is said lie started business on one
gluss and tlin e lemons,
Reuben Morrison of Hrlstow, Okla.,
wasc born July 4, 18C3, at Humboldt,
Kan. In 18C5, his parents moved with
him to tho Indian Territory, whero
ho has lived over since. Their first
location was at Taft, nine miles west
of Muskogee, where they lived until
1898, when they moved to Creek
county, settling at Bristow, their
present home. In 1894, Mr. Morrison
was married to Miss Julia Mcintosh.
As a result of this union, 11 children,
seven boys and four girls (ench of
whom, but one, own 1C0 acres) wcro
born. They now have 1,000 acres In
tholr own right, valued at $30,000.
Mrs. Morrison died October 19, last.
Mr. Morrison Is a successful farmer
ami stock raiser. He has n beautiful
home, a typical country houfe, with
plenty of hogs, cows and chickens.
Ho is mi upright Christian gentle
man and u loyal race man.
Aithur Roberts is the oldest sou of
J. 11. Roberts of Hrlstow, Okla. 116
v.ns born In Muskogee, then Indian
Territory, September 13, 1890. He
lived with his parents until ho' was
9 j ears old, when he moved to Oreok
county, sotilltig at Bristow with hl.s
father, who (lied his land there, Mi.
Roberts attended school for Croak
Freedmen, and afterward at Lang
ston university
After louvlng school, ho nettled ou
with V K 'Wiles, a young man of
Sapulpa, who was born at Coilnth,
MIbs., October 19, 1881 Mr. Vales'
parents moved to Texas when he was
u small hoy, later moving to tho In
dian Territory. Ho learned tho boiler
making trade at Tuskegco. Ho went
to Sapulpa In 1909 and in 1911 mar
ried Miss Susie Owens, n Texas girl.
Together those voting men aro forging
to the front In the business world.
Tlioy havo built up a very good trudo
for tholr husluoss and both stand well
In this community. Itoth Mr. Huttou
and Mr. Yntos aro property owners.
Mr. Huttou Is unmarried.
&&&. tt Viftom?
" In tho porbon of J. T. iVrinstrong of
Luthor, Okla., wo have an example of
tho possibilities of a poor man In tho
grat and growing west. Mr. Arm-
The above Is tho likeness of Dr. W.
II, Humphreys, a prominent physician
of Supuliu, Oklu Dr. Humphrey was
born at 1'ort (ilbson, Miss., July 25,
1881. He lived there with his par
ents till ho was 18 years old, attend
ing school. Ho graduated from tho
high school there, and tho Stato Nor
mal at Natchez, Miss., later taking
collegiate and academic coursos In tho
Central Tennosseo College. Ho Is a
graduate of tho Rochester llusluess
College of Rochester, N. Y., and grudu-
A fuw du)s ago, t Ardmore, tho
Honorable John Field, standard bearer
of the Republican party season 1914
for himself anil tho (1. O. V. de
clared that the "Jim Crow" law and
tho "tirandfather clause" as operated
at picscnt, suits him and the party
KX'ACTLY. This Is the plutfoini the
Republican voter will have to endorse
hi Oklahoma, to be In lino with hl.s
Interpreted, this means that Negroes
aro not particular wanted in the Re
publican party this year, and tills
campaign will he made upon tho usual
southern "inosslmck" principles which
until now have been confined to thu
Democratic parly In Dixieland.
Does Mr. Fields know Hint ills policy
Is absolutely uu-ltepublicau and no
member of that party tan subscribe to
these principles and ho consistent
with the principles and policies
which have made that party? The fact
Is, the policy endorsed by Mr. Fluids
at Ardmore Is mi longer encouraged
by the better element of the Demo
cratic party. Fair-minded peoplo know
that such a pulley, la u republican
form of government cannot endure;
that Its ultlninto effects aro danger
ous toi Its citizenship. Tho peoplo of
Oklahoma do not think of tho expres
sion of Mr. Fields us being a serious
declaration of platform for his party
In Oklahoma. Instead, they will dis
credit his honosety ns tho great, clean
progressive and Intellectual party
leader ho has so often been declared
through his campaign managers.
C. N Haskell ran four years ago
upon his record us a regulator of tho
conditions between tho races; ulong
with him, In tho same campaign, was
Fred Ilrunson, who run upon his rec
owned by colored people In tho Btuto.
clause;" Leslie Nlbluck, editor of tho
Guthrie Leader, organ of mossback
Democracy, upon nil anti-Negro plat
form; and Momuii I'ruott, rabid Negro
hater from Texas, upon thu sumo plat
form. All these men made speeches
throughout tho stnte, In overy school,
ovory church, nt overy picnic. In overy
court lioiisu, In overy southern county
souL They were men, nil of them,
who were popular personally wfth
their party, l'ach of them hud been
honored by their party. Tlioy mado a
race upon their past records, which
Fields has endorsed tho Democratic
had been applauded by tho fellows of
their own Ilk, but when they camo bo
foro tho peoplo for tholr approval,
they were left nt homo defeated by a
very largo vote. In tho verdict of tho
peoplo, Justice nnd right won by 30,
000 votes In tho state. Might does not
make right, nnd If Mr. Fields will fol
low closely tho platform ho had al
ready outlined for himself nnd tho Re
publican party, ho will find, in Novom
ber, that his arguments, along that
Hue, will make votes for his oppon
ent nnd the Democratic party gener
ally. Simmered down to reul fucts, Mr.
ord as "Futher or tho Grandfather
up" with thu Democratic party and
killed his chances, If ho over had any,
for bolng governor of Oklahoma.
Mark tho prediction that John
Fields, under tho direction of Arthur
Glossier, will swell tho Democratic
mujorlty, with Hob Williams, a very
weak cundldute, running against
Fields. Fields Is not right. Fields
is not honest with his party, although
ho may bo with himself.
Wo begin to believe that General
Shnrmnn woofully understated tho
Some of tho most porslBtent loafers
always have the appeal auco of being
busy men. . .,

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