The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 30, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOHA, AUGUST 30, igoo.
COX BROTHERS' RACKET STORE
Great Clearance Sale of Summer Goods.
(Joint' and see our stock of
men's boys' and children's
We can and will save you
money on every 'unit. We
can't name you priowH on ev-
erything tliis week, you come
in and we'll let von name the
price. Below we give a few
100 hoys' vestee suits, worth
$•>, at $1 r>()
50 boys' '2-piece suits, worth
4, at :$ uo
I lot boys' 2-piece suits, worth
r , at
100 boys1 M-piece suits, worth
ti.f>0, at fi.OO
50 boys, 3-piece suits, worth
100 men's cashimero suils,
worth 8, at 4.H8
75 men's worsted suits, worth
'.I. at ti.iis
200 men's satinett and che-
viot suits, worth 4.fio,at 3.00
Don't buy until you look
at our suits. We just spent
a week on the market and
bought them at 50c 011 the $.
Cash is what did the busi-
ness. Spot cash buying has
given us the inside and ena-
bles us to save you to 5 $
on a suit.
You ought to see our
We handle the celebrated
Hah bit's *A>ot brand: also the
well known Elk and King
brand hats—bought in case
lots and for cash. Come and
see for your self can save
you 50c to $1 ana good hat.
()ne job lotof about 500 hats,
worth all the way from 1 5o
to $'2; any hat for t)X<\ Hel-
met hats 25, and 5oc.
Men's and boy's suspend-
ers, 5. 10, 15, '25, and .'(5c.
Good telescope valises 35,
50,65, 75, 85c.
Onelot ladies' shirtwaists
to close out a. cost. Any old
price will get one. Don't
neglect this c'Fer.
Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.
We positively beat the world
in shoes. It don't make any
difference whether you want
men's, women's, misses',
boys' or childrens shoe.
U ork shirts at 25, 35 and
Heavy lloz. overalls at 5o,
65. 75 c.
Good heavy junipers or
jackets at 25, 45.and 50c.
Right here you will make a
mistake if you do not see our lire
Wo expected an advance and we
bought our entire stock before
the rise, Goods have advanced
L'5 to 50 percent, but we own all
our goods at the old price and
can now sell them at what others
have to pay. We buy direct from
the factory ami have always saved
you the jobbers' profit.. Don't
be a clam. Now is a good time
to break away from the high
jtrice houses, who bu.v on Ion#
time and charge you 1 5 to 25 per
We have at) >ut a
Glass Fruit Jars
the best in the world. We bought
them before theadvance, and can
sell them at what others have to
pay and make a profit. Special
wholesale prices oil a quantity of
Give us a trial. We want to
make this our banner year. A
small business may satisfy other
merchants, but not us. The
more we sell the cheaper we can
sell, and we want with your help
to reach the $110,(10,1 mark and
thus turn our stock five times.
My so doin# we can sell you mer-
chandise at the lowest possible
Wc Always Lead,
Besides our immense trade Dry Goods, Notions,
'Clothing, Hats, Shoes, etc., we are doing the
Largest Grocery Business in the City.
Our business demands carload lots in almost every item. A carload of salt, sugar, jars, meat or canned goods melts away before our huge grocery
trade like a snowball in August.
Chickens, Butte ** and Eggs Taken.
RE71EMBER THE RACKET, = = = HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA.
BIG FIRE AI KINGFISHER!
Court House and Hobb's Block Burned Sunday
All of Probate Court and Host of District Court
Seven Business Firms Caught in the Flames.
Loss $30,000—Insurance About $14,000.
One of the greatest misfor-
tunes that ever befell the people
of Kingfisher county, was the
burning of the court house at
Kingfisher Sunday morning,
Aug. 26, 1900, between the hours
of 2 and 3 a. m.. The first indi-
cations of fire was seen by Hen-
ry Mott and another gentleman
who were at or near the Kingfish-
er hotel. At that time it was
•scarcely bigger than a bucket
and "was oh the carpet under-
neath a gasoline lamp in Morris-
■sey's ice .cream pari r As soon
as the door was broken, open and
air admitted a Damp burst out
over the entire room. Right at
this time a few buckets of water
would have quenched the flames,
but no water was at hand.
The fire rapidly spread to Miss
Burnett's Millinery store on the
west and Gully & Roberta' fur-
niture store,the Racket store,and
Johnson's feed store on the east,
and soon the upper portion of
the buildings were in flames.
Fire alarms were given by pistol
fihots. bells ringing and the ice-
plant fog horn whistle with its
roar awakened most of the heavy
sleepers. The town has no wat-
er supply and but little could be
done against a tire of such mag-
nitude. All of the county offices
except the jail are completely
destroyed. Up to this writing
no attempt has been made to
open the safes or vaults.
The records of the probate
court are every one destroyed,
that office not haviug even a small
safe in it. This includes all mar-
riage and estate records and all
pajier files in the oftice. The loss
of these records will be more
severely felt by the people than
that of any other consumed by
The District Clerk's office con-
tained a small safe in which
were the judgment and mechan-
ic's lien records, the appearance
docket, bonds, indictments, etc.
All the rest of the court records
were burned, and are a total loss.
The county clerk's office lost
six new tax rolls which were
nearly completed. Clerk Burns
was working on these almost
night and day that he might be
able to attend the (J. A. R. en-
campment at Chicago and intend-
ed to leave Sunday. These books j
were not 111 the vault as no place 1
had yet been prepared for them.
Besides the tax rolls, the cabinet
of tied papers, including bridge
contracts and over £-1,000 certi-
fied checks of bridge companies,
and many other items were
burned to ashes. Quite a stack
of supplies, stationery, etc. was
also burned in this office.
The treasurer's books were all
| in his vault. Deputy Treasurer
J. M. Spiece climbed in through
a window and secured a batch of
tax receipts but failed to get the
ones issued On Saturday as they
were in the second room. The
safe contained about $500 dollars
All the books of the Register
of Deeds were in the vault, which
is supposed to be fire proof. Ev-
erybody is anxious to know the
I condition of the records in that
vault, which cannot be be deter-
mined for several days.
None of the county superintend
ents records are saved.
| The county attorney had but
1 few articles in his office at the
Court houjse, as he attends to
1 most of the county business at
his own ( ffice outside of court
| The business rooms down
1 stairs were occupied by the fol-
Miss Emma Burnette, milli-
! nery- Loss $001). Insurance of
i $500 expired last Thursday and
i was not renewed.
! Ice Cream Parlors of Mary
Reynolds. Loss total. Insur-
Gulley & Roberts, furniture.
| Loss about $5,0 )'insured for
Racket Store in Hobbs build
in# Nearly all goods were saved
by removin# from building. In
sured for $1500.
C. B. Johnson's feed Store
Loss about $2,000, insured for
Times Printing office Sub-
scription and account books
saved. All rest total loss. I11
su ranee carried $500.
Miss 's Photograph gal
lery total loss.
V. M. Hobbs' law office and
library total loss.
A. C. Burwell's law library to-,
The court house building was
owned jointly by Gov. A. .1. Seay
and Wm. Grimes. Mr. Grimes
carried $4,000 on undivided one-
half interest in building. Gov.
Seay did not carry any. Loss of
Grimes & Seay building, $H.<X)0,
and Hobbs building $5500.
Direct pressure from the ice
plant on the water mains fur-
nished enough water to save the
Kingfisher Hotel, the Brandon &
Ewing and Fossett buildings on
ibc south side of Robert'saveiiue.
These buildings were on tire
several-times, but as there was
but little wind the tire was con-
trolled. The damage to these
buildings is chiefly from broken
window #lass and scorched and
charred window frames and
melted il.etal ci l'.iice.
This tire brings very promi-
nently before the minds of the
people of Kingfisher county the
importance of owning a court
house with all the necessary
vaults for protection of the rec-
ords, The county has suffered
much already and it will be
years before the real magnitude
of this loss will be known. The
Clippkh is in favor of calling' an
election for the purjx>se of giving
the. people a chance to express
themselves on this subject.
1). M. Armstrong reports a j
great big eight and one-half j
pound girl arriving at his home
Tuesday morning. Mother and
daughter getting along nicely.
Miller, the jeweler at Kingtish
er lost $:i,500 worth of goods
which he had stored with Gulley
it Roberts at the time of the tire.
He had not a cent of insurance |
M mday evening til • mili-
tia while drilling was assault
ed by a run a way horse. The
captain attempted to rally the
men but the affair resulted in a
We trust that the occurrence!
Thursday afternoon in which
one man got thumped good and
plenty by an officer's club while
resisting arrest may serve as a
fair warning to some of the peo-
ple who get the notion into their
heads that they are a little too
good to come within the pale of
the law, and that they cannot be
arrested. An officer is com-
pelled by law to do his duty, or
failing therein is liable to a tine,
lleis protected by the law in mak-
ing arrests and when resisted is
#iven authority to use certain
means to brin# around the desired
effect, that of placing the offend-
er behind the bars. The officers
of Hennessey are supplied by the
city with the regular jxjlice clubs
and are instructed to use them
when necessary. Nor is a man
in the discharge of his duty com-
pelled to take risks of being
maimed or killed, if he has the
means at hand to defend himself.
Officers, do your duty, if it does
take the hide off' occasionally.
The better'element is here to
support you, just as they are
here to denounce you if yi u fail
|to do it.
Mrs. I*. Rhodes left for a
visit in Michigan Sunday.
Mrs. L. Herzberg and Miss
Maud Klock are visiting in King-
fisher this week.
W. C. Coleman of Kingfisher
was in the city Tuesday, look-
ing after business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. 11. M. Dresher
will help swell the crowd at the
G. A. R. re union in Chicago this
Sam Davidson has begun the.
erection of his new house on the
lots he recently purchased just
north of the school house.
Ed. White returned from his
stay in Chickasha Saturday.
He is ve y favorably impressed
with the town and will probable
•I. I). Winslow, who recently
purchased the Good meat mark-
et, left for a short visit in Kan-
sas Monday evening with a broth-
er and sister.
The republican county central
committee met at Kingfisher
August i'l'd and organized by
electing Geo. H. Laing, chairman,
E. O. Tyler, secretary and Capt.
John Rogers, treasurer. The
committee adjourned subject to
the call of the chairman. The
officers named are experi-
enced workers and have the
confident their party.
The following statistics from the
Bureau of Agriculture without
any >u rgestions from us how-
ever will prove a littlefodder for
thought to munch 011. They are
correct and reliable. See what
you can get out of them:
TABLES OF VALUES IN OKLAHOMA.
Jun. I. IK9C. Jun. 1,moo.
Horses MID. KM ll.SIS.M0
Mules! IM.IOT !UW.10
Mil -h Cows •;>; Ms ; JB'H.sm
Other outtle i,M.~>,u3l 7.IKi.a-jw
Sheep Sfl.^7 HM.hsii
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Miller, L. G. The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 30, 1900, newspaper, August 30, 1900; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc104776/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.