The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, April 6 iqo5.
THE BIG STORE'S
Secret of success lies in the quality of its wares. It's not a hidden
secret surrounded by mysteries deep and dark. It has come to be a well
known fact that if an article came from "The Big 5tore" it's to be de-
pended upon and then, if our wares are the same as others, the
price is lower. If the price is the same the article is better if it comes
from this store.
Along the Seven Rural Free Delivery routes—the trail of the Mail Order house Catalogue-we
are knocking; at every door. We offer you the same article at the same price laid before you for your
inspection and approval, as the Alien Catalogue House offers it; and in many cases much cheaper
without the additional cost of express, freight or postage, besides we are here to refund your money
if you are not satisfied.
Stand by your friends. If your merchant whoever he may be, has stood by you in time of need,
if he has tided you over adversities and you now are on an independent basis remember him by giv-
ing him an equal chance with the corporations and trusts in the far off eastern cities—They never
paid a cent of taxes to hslp educate your children; thty never helped build a bridge or contributed to
help replace a lost horse or a burned house; they never extended you five cents credit and they never
will; they never quote you a price on any article you *<re posted on its always on something not easily
If for any reason you are too busy to come in, send us your orders we will fill them promptly.
J^6Xt Week We Offer Hope Bleached Muslin per yard 7 1-2C.
Admiral yard wide Bleached Muslin per yard 7c. LL Buffalo Brown
Sheeting per yard 5c. Spartan Unbleached heavy sheeting per yard
6 i*2c. Standard Best red, black and white, gray and blue Calico per
yard 4 1-2C. Fine Zephyr Gingham*; per yard 7 i-ac. Fast color AFC
and Toi De Nord Ginghans per yard 10c.
The Greatest of Lace and Embroidery Sales Next Week.
The Big Store, THE FRED EHLER D. 0. CO. Hennessey. 0. T
WAS ITS WORK LEGAL?
A Doabt as to the Enactment of Any
Law* by the Last Legislature.
The Guthrie correspondent of
the Kansas City Journal under
date of April 1, sends the follow-
ing to his paper concerning the
work of the last Legislature:
An attempt will be made in
the courts to declare invalid
many of the bills that passed
both houses and were signed by
the governor, on the proposition
that if some measures were pass
ed through the house without
enough votes it leaves a question
as to the validity of others, and
an attempt to declare invalid the
work of the entire legislature
would not be at all surprising
The governor of the territory
himself was the chief witness be-
fore the grand jury today. There
were others, including Assistant
Secretary of Territory James
McConnell and Representative
Bryan, of Pottawatomie county.
All were wanted relative to the
legislative matters under investi-
gation. McConnell was subpoena-
ed to bring the legislative records
before the jury in order that the
recorded votes on several bills
might be investigated.
Governor Ferguson refused to
sign the Niblack bill allowing cor-
porations to take out a liquor
license, after investigating the
house records and finding but
thirteen votes to the bill's credit,
although fourteen were required.
Governor Ferguson also has let-
tevs fro u Representatives Bone
and Hogg, which show they did
not vote for either the Niblack or
the Tlireadgill measures, the lat-
ter of which governed remon
strances in liquor license cases
The records now, however, show
that Hogg voted for the Niblack
bill end Bone for the Threadgill
measure. The governor also has
the verbal statements of three
employes that several bills pass-
ed without the required number
of votes, and it was regarding
these matters that he was quizzed
by the jury today. Representa-
tive Bryan was a member of the
' last conference committee on the
' general appropriation bill and was
questioned regarding the Mc-
Bride affair relative to changes
made in this bill after it reached
the engrossing room. He states
that he made but one change in
the measure, and it was done un-
der instructions of Senator Wink
lor, president of the council, and
with the knowledge of Chief En-
rolling Clerk Jones, to whom he
told his ordors from Winkler be-
fore making the change. This
change consists of writing in the
bill an amendmento vrrying $1,000
I or printing additional copies of
the governor's annual report.
McBride emphatically denies
changing the salaries of two
minority clerks, as charged, ex-
cept to erase from the bill some
pencil figures which unknown
parties had made in the bill,
raising the salaries of such
clerks; McBride's erasure left
the salaries as they had been
agreed upon in both houses.
The amendment carrying the
appro* nation for ti.e governor's
report had passed both houses,
but had disappeared afterward.
another side of the case
The Guthrie Capital comment-
ing on the foregoing makes the
In the instructions given to the
territorial grand jury which re-
cently took up an investigation
of legislative conduct, Judge J.
H. Burford, chief justice of the
territory quoted the opinion of
the supreme court of Oklahoma
to the possibility of invalidating
bills that had been passed. J udge
Burford said that the territorial
supreme court had passed upon
a case in which it was alleged
that a certain bill failed to receive
the number of votes requisite for
its passage. This bill had been
signed by the presiding officers
of both houses of the legislature
and had received the appoval of
the governor. The supreme court
held that the bill being signed by
both presiding officers and by
the governor became a law and
that it could not be attacked in
any legal way except by a repeal
at a later legislature. Judge
Burford explained at somelength
the position the supreme court
had taken and reiterated that
Yesterday Attorney-General P.
C. Simons made a statement in
regard to the same matter. Mr.
"When a bill has been once
iiassod by both houses of the
legislature, has been signed by
the presiding officers of each
house, has gone to the governor
to whom it has appeared regular
upon its fi\, 1 .
approval, and has been deposited
by him with the secretary of the
territory, there is a conclusive
presumption in favor of the re-
gularity of the passage of the act.
Its legality cannot be impeached
either by extrinsic evidence or by
recitals contained in the journals
of either houseofthelegislature."
AHfiiKAILHOADS BACK OF THIS?
The measure that railroad men
in particular object to, is the de-
murrage bill. This is said to be
unusually severe upon railroads
in that it gives persons desiring
to revenge themselves upon these
corporations a possibility to do
unlimited damage to them. It
was stated by certain papers
that John DuMars, Oklahoma at
torney for the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas railroad, had given it
as his opinion that the legality of
certainbills could,and in all prob-
ability would, be questioned.
Judge Frank Dale, of the firm
of Dale & Bierer, the Oklahoma
counsel for several of the terri-
torial railroads, said yesterday
in regard to any action he or the
roads lie represented might take:
"The matter has not been con- j
sidered long enough yet for us to
have arrived at any definite con-
clusion. I cannot say whether :
there will bo any action taken in'
regard to testing the validity of ■
the demurrage law."
When You Come
to negotiate for the purchase or sale
of real estate, possibly we can help
you out on the money question. We
*«* are prepared to make loans of reason-
able size on good property. Inter-
est seven per cent. Partial pay-
ments when desired.
The First National Bank, Hennessey, Okla.
WANTED 10 men in each state
to travel, taok signs and dis-
tribute samples and circulars of
our goods. Salary $75 00 per
m jnth. $1.0') per day for ex-
panses. KuhlmanC'o., Dept. S.
Don't Shoot U. S. Rural Mail Boxes.
* A perusal of the following may
save some thoughtless person a
term in the penitentiary:
Guthrie, Okla, April 3.—Aj
peculiar criminal mania lias
broken out among the gun toters
and would be bad men of Okla-
homa. It takes the form of shoot-
ing up the mail boxes along the
rural postal routes. Three cases
have been reported the past week
and the parties are either in the
jail or under bond.
One of the valiant shootists
comes from Lincoln county. His
name is Jay Simmons and he was
arrested and brought to the fed-
eral jail here by Deputy Marshal
Bill Tilghraan, Saturday evening.
Jay was riding along on horse-
back, and when dared by a com-
panion to shoot at the little
United States Hag that sur
mounts the rural mail boxes he
promptly let drive, shooting
three holes through the box but
never touching the flag.
The other two casos are those
of Jesse Edsall of Raglo City and
Fred Koch of Watonga. They
have been amusing thoinselves
by shooting holes in the mail
boxes of the rural routes running
out of Custer City. Officers
caught them and took them to
Arapaho where they were put
under $500 bonds to appear at
the next term of the United
States district court to answer to
the offense. Conviction under
he federal statutes, means at
term in the panitentiary .
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Miller, C. H. The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1905, newspaper, April 6, 1905; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc105407/m1/1/: accessed June 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.