The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAUCH 14, !Q07-
NO LOCAL OPTION.
State-Wide Prohibition to be Sub
mitted to the People with
Guthrie, Okla., March 11.—The
long series of prohibition victories
were brought to a conclusion in
the constitutional convention this
morning when the provision sub-
mitting statewide prohibition to
a vote of tiie people of Indian
Territory and Oklahoma was
adopted on third reading by a
vote of 69 to 18. There were
thirty absentees, many delegates
leaving the hall to avoid going on
record. The pen with which the
measure whs signed by President
Murray was presented to Luke
Roberts of Olustee, chairman of
the liquor traffic committee and
leader of the prohibition forces
on the convention floor.
There were few visitors in the
hall when the vote was taken and
Dr. E. C. Dinwiddie, of Washing-
ton, D. C., national legislative
agent of the American Anti-
saloon league, and Rev. E. N.
Sweet, superintendent of the In-
dian Territory Church federa
tion, two of the prohibition lobby-
ists who organized the conven-
tion on the liquor tratlic question,
occupied conspicuous places in
the front row of seats in the left
balcony. As the roll was call-
ed they eagerly marked down
the individual votes and the man
who was absent without a good
excuse or who voted in opposi
tion is marked for slaughter by
Rev. J. .T. Thompson, chairman
of the Oklahoma Anti saloon
league, was the prominent Okla-
homa lobbyist. After the Demo-
cratic landslide in the last elec-
tion it was figured that the pro-
hibitionists had lost, but Dinwid
die, Sweet and Thompson suc-
ceeded in perfecting the closest
combination in the constitutional
convention on any question. The
separate submissionists and
state-wide prohibitionists were
The law that will bo submitted
is the most drastic on record. It
is the same as is imposed on the
Indian Territory by the enabling
act. Indian Territory, already
has prohibition, and though the
sentiment is strong against it, is
expected for commercial reasons
to vote prohibition on Oklahoma
when the question of prohibition
is submitted to the electors of
both territories, instead of to Ok:
Hughes of Oklahoma City
served notice weeks ago, that lie
would ask that local option be
submitted together with prohibi-
tion, but the prohibition organi
zation was so compact lie did not'MANY WILL CAST FIRST VOTE,
introduce his proposition.
The manner of submitting the
question places the anti-prohibi-
tion forces at a disadvantage. In
the first place the Indian Terri-
tory will vote on the question
which effects Oklahoma only. Of
still greater importance is the
fact that the electors 111 ust choose
between the prohibition measure
submitted and the present Okla-
homa wide open saloon law.
Many persons not prohibitionists
may be led to vote for prohibition
because they do not believe in
forcing the saloons in counties
where the people are opposed to
them. They would have pre
ferred voting for local option,
but when they are not given the
opportunity, many will vote for
prohibition. To place the pro-
hibition clause in the constitution
requires only a majority of the
votes cast for or against prohibi-
tion, instead of a majority of the
votes cast at the election. After
it is once placed in the constitu-
tion a majority of all votes cast at
a general election is necessary
for an amendment.
R L. Williams of Durant, in
explaining his vote to day, said
that he voted for the measure be-
cause he was so instructed, but
that personally he was opposed
to it, because a person who made
a lawful purchase of liquor in
another state and then brought it
into Oklahoma could he sent to
The thirteen men who voted
against the provision are: As])
(Rep ) Copeland, Dal ton, Graham,
I Ian ray, Hughes, King, Liedtke,
McClure (Rep.) Maxey, Mitch,
I11 explai :ing his vote, Dal ton
said it was undemocratic for
congress to force prohibition on
Indian Territory, and that it was
undemocratic for Indian Terri
tory to force prohibition on Ok
Copeland caused a hearty laugh
by moving: "Since the prohibi
tion question is finally settled, I
move that a permanent leave of
absence be extended to Mr.
Sweet and Mr. Dinwiddie."
Two Years of Hot Politics if Presi-
dent Admits State.
Democratic Candidates For First
Guthrie, Okla., March it.—
Though the first district Demo-
cratic congressional committee
will not meet until next week to
issue its call for the nomination
of a candidate against Delegate
Bird S. McGuire, there lias been
Guthrie Correspondent Wichita Ruffle.
Two years of the hottest kind
of politics is what the people of
Oklahoma have before them if
the president issues his procla-
mation admitting Oklahoma into
the union. Many persons in Ok
lahoma never voted until last fall.
Peter Hanraty, labor leader and
a man of forty years testifying
in a debate on the suffrage ques-
tion 111 the constitutional conven-
tion, that his first opportunity to
vote was for himself as a candi
date for constitutional delegate.
The ballots in two of the com-
ing elections in size will resemble
maps of the world. Each Okla-
lahoma elector will have the priv
ilege of voting for almost a hun-
dred persons in the next eighteen
Nominations are now being
made for the spring municipal
elections in the two territories.
O11 the ballots will be from ten to
fifteen names. The legality o?i
these elections has been question-
ed and should the courts decide
adversely municipal officers will
be voted for again in August
when the election for state offic-
ers and the ratification of the
constitution is held. For both
the municipal and state elections,
many of the electors will have an
opportunity to vote at primaries
for the selection of their party
Each elector will receive three
ballots when he prepares toenter. election,
the booth August (i. One will be
for the constitution with places
for him to stamp [or or against
the instrument. Another will
contain the prohibition clause
which willbesubmitted to the peo
pie on a separate ballot. The
last and the largest will be the
ballot containing the names of
the state officers nominated by
the various parties. At least
three parties, the socialist, the
democrat and the republican will
The state officers to be voted
for are governor, lieutenant-gov-
full corps of state, legislative,
congressional, judicial and county
officers will be elected. As a
year of political conventions and
campaigning l'JOM will surpass
After 1908 has passed, Oklaho-
ma will enjoy a respite from
politics, most of the state officers
holding for four years.
EXCEPTS KANSAS AND OKLA.
Are Not Included in President's
President Roosevelt's modi
lied order concerning the in-
spection of homestead entries
takes Kansas and Okliihomacom-
pletely out from under the ban.
No patents could issue formerly
until each case was personally
investigated by government in-
spection. New inspection is not
required where homesteaders
have lived for five years on their
farms or where they desire to
commute by paying the stipu
lated price per acre for land
after fourteen months'residence.
Elections Are Declared Legal.
Judge John H. Burford, has
decided, in the district court at
Guthrie, that the rider on the
appropriation bill, prohibiting
county and .legislative elections
in 190(5, did not effect municipal
elections this year.
The decision was in answer to
the suit filed by Attorney Gener-
al Cromwell to dav and effects
every incorporated city in Okla-
homa. No appeal will be taken,
and Mayor Duke will issue the
proclamation for the spring
F I K iS T N A X I O N A I. 1J A N K
At the Close of Business, Tuesday, January 20, 1907
L<UNS AND I)18< «'II NTS $80.AO.'! 17
OVKKIIKAPTN 5,718 56
PltKMlUM ON tin HI IS 900 00
hka I. kstatk. h'u l< n ITIT It K & Kl x TU li ics 6,000 IH>
Unitkd Status IIumus 25,000 00
5 1 'Kit cknt. Kkdkmption Fund 1,'.15000
Casii anii in Otiikk Hanks ILtfcW 10
TOTAL $162,404 Vh*
The above statement is correct.
Capital Stouk • 25.ooo co
Sll HI'I.I'S 5,00000
Undivided 1'kofits NeT : 5o:t, 11
Cl It* 'U I.ATD 1N 25.000 00
OH1HIS1T8 : : 106.901 81
TOTAL $102,404 92
K. H. COCKRELL, Cashier.
A Complete stock of
For Prescriptions and Recipes and a Good Line of
For the ills that flesh is heir to. Can bo found at all times at
SAUR'S DRUG STORE.
EAST SIDE MEAT MARKET
S. A. SNYDRR, Prop.
1 have moved into better quarters 1 door south of Saur's
When you want
A TENDER STEAK,
A JUICY ROAST,
A GOOD BOILING PIECE,
Where everything is clean and neat just drop in and order it.
Hides and Fill's
Bring the highest cash market price when you soil them to me.
Come and see Sam when you want something good.
more speculation about the prob-
ernor, fivesupremecourtjustices, I eVe*t
a supreme court clerk, twenty-! C()Unt,ry.
Death of James M. Love. |
James M. Live, the aged fath-
j ei of Sheriff Love and Charles A. I
Love of this county, died at the
home of his daughter Mrs. E. W.!
Jones in Nevada, Mo , March 0,
1907, in his HL'd year. M r. Love I
was one of the early settlers in J
Skeleton township, this county.
In his boyhood he learned the
printer's trade and for many
years conducted leading papers
in various parts of Missouri, He
was a man of sterling worth and
wide acquaintance with men and
two district judges, members of
the legislature, some counties
voting on two senators and three
representatives, a mine inspector,
three railroad commissioners, a
state inspector of accounts, labor
history of his
some time until
commissioner, commissioners of
Made from pure grape cream
of tartar; makes the best bis-
cuits, cakes and all hot-breads;
assures wholesome food and
protects the family from the
danger of alum and other
able Democratic nominee in the
First than in any of the other
congressional Districts. The
greatest array of candidates is
111 Garfield county, where live
Democrats are mentioned.
A. 11. Ellis, member of the con-
stitutional convention, has been
mentioned and in all probability
will enter the race. Charles H.
Pittman, another member of the
constitutional convention, has
decided to run for something and
it will likely be for congress. W.
8. Whittingill and Dan lluett of
Enid are mentioned, while an ef-
fort has been made to pull Ed- legislature.
charities and corrections, audi-
tor, treasurer, state superinten-
dent of public instruction, secrc-
tray of state.
The county ticket will be voted
at the same time, including three
county commissioners, county
treasurer, Judge, county clerk,
district county clerk, register of
deeds, surveyor, superintendent
of public instruction and about
seven township officers.
Five congressmen will also be
The poor voter will then get a
breathing spell, but the first state
within the past two years he
made his home with his son J.
P. Love at Kingfisher. The Ne-
vada, (Mo ) Mail well says of him:
"The deceased was a true type
of the old school known for hon-
esty and integrity, courage and
hospitality, whose life was lived
that , it mitfLt be a blessing to
mankind and whose good name
is now a rich heritage to those
left to mourn his death.''
I 2nd. Store.
J Carries a Complete Line of ... .
| SECOND HAND and NOVELTY GOODS.
9 We buy and *ell anything salable. Look in and see what we
| L. H. NOTHSTEIN, Proprietor.
We Will Buy Snapped Cotton at
$1.00 to 1.25 per Hundred.
LANE DAVIDSON COTTON CO.
which will sit
annul Frail lis a brother of Gover-
nor Fruntz into the race. Leslie
J. Niblack, editor of tho Guthrie
Leader, is Logan county's for-
A II llines has purchased the
W. I). White farm ill mill's south-
east of Hennessey and arrived
I here with a carload of goods
Saturday night. As tho farm is
leased for this year he will rent
property in town unt:l after har-
; vest. lie hails from Kansas.
liU brother'accompanied him.
months, willkeepahve thointerest
in things political. Then the people
will have an opportunity to watch
the antics of their first congress
ional delegation, composed of five j
representatives and two United!
Spring municipal elections will EGGS Per Setting
Get your stores and residences wired for
electric lights. Patronize home industry.
Don't patronize the oil trust. They don't pay
taxes in Hennessey.
ELECTRIC LIGHT POWER AND ICE CO.
ST. PAUL INSURANCE IS GOOD.
(Jet Your Wheat Under Cover From Hail.
LAND AHEAD I
Texas land will make you good money if you buy it right. Let
us tell you about it. Save you railroad fare.
JOHN G. SCHLIEMANN, District Agent, Hennessey, Okla.
If you can't find 1110 look up Bud Rogers. See him any way if
you want to sell your farm or got a satisfactory loan.
ho held again next year for mem-
bers of the city council and
The million and a half of Okla-
homans will then have their lirst
opportunity to participate in a
presidential election. Another Phi
U. Q. HILLER
Rhode Island Reds.
li. P. D.
D. I>l BREWER,
DRILLS AND CLEANS WELLS.
i pay the highest cash prices for
Hidr a ancl Furs.
SEE MB UEFOUE YOU SELL, : HENNESSEY. OKLA
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