The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1908 Page: 1 of 8

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The Hennessey Clipper
NO. 38
From Grapes,
the most healthful
of fruits, comes the
chief ingredient of
The only baking powder
made from Royal
Grape Cream
of Tartar
the soul of a man and too often
brings its victim to the insane
asylum. It was this deadly iso
la ti oil of the old farm life that
has driven so many of the young-
er generation from tite farms to
the cities. And now, at this late
day, when these evils of isolation
have been so clearly demonstrat
ed, should we deliberately pro
mote it by developing a system
of trade which tends to drive the
country merchant and the
country village- and town 1
Benefits Farmer and Local Mer-
chant Only.
Washington, Feb 8—Senator
Buruham of New Hampshire,
today introduced in congress a
measure of distinct importance
to rural interests throughout
the United States. It is a bill
)ut of I to provide a rural delivery par
F 1
At the Close of Business, Monday, Feb. 3, 1907
Costs a little more than the injurious olum
of phosphate of limo powders, but with
Royal you are sure of pure, healthful food.
AGAINST CONCENTRATION OF I and the consequent degenera
tion of the average citizenship
Home Crofters See Good Reasons
for Maintaining Villages and
Small Towns.
Extract* from Maxwell's rullsman.
The centralization of trade in
the great cities of the country
resulting from the growth of
the mail order business is a
national menace of far reaching
Population follows trade. If
the business is done in the
country town and village of
supplying the need-i of the coun-
try side for merchandise and
manufactured articles of a 11
kinds, the people who carry on
the trade, the merchant and
his helpers, will live in the tiwn
cr village.
If, on the other hand, the
trade is done by mail, cutting
out the country merchant, the
latter is Anally driven out of
business, his store ceases to ex-
ist, his village is abandoned, and
if he should continue in the
trade, he and his assistants
must move to the city and be-
come employees for some great
centralized mail trade institu-
tion, where men are mere mach-
ines, fitting like cogs into one
great wheel with which tney
must day after day revolve.
The country merchant, with
his s}lf reliance, his sturdy in-
dividuality, his broad acquaint-
ance, his knowledge of local
affairs and needs, his support
for local instituiions, his civic
usefulness, his neighborly of-
fices, his public services, and
his co-operation in movements
for local improvement, has been
uprooted and driven away
There is no one to take his place.
The trade that gave him his vo-
cation has gone And with it
has gone the prosperity of the
town or village which was his
The mail trade has destroyed
The village life and the citizen
ship developed by it constitute
the only hope of perpetuity for
the free institutions of this
country. The most grave and
serious dangers that now men
ace its future result from the.
overgrowth of our great cities.
of the nation.
In the place of the "plain peo
pie" whose country environ
rneut has made them stable,
steady headed, self reliant and
independent in action, thought
and character, we have the vol
atile city multitude, a floating
population anchored to nothing,
either mentally or physically,
and blown about by every
breeze of popular predjudice or
passion—ready for any rash
experiment, social or political.
The adjacent village or the
nearby town which furnishes
for the farmer the social side
to his life that the isolation of
the farm denies to him, is a
potent factor in the develops-
ment of the fully rounded out,
broad and patriotic character
that makes the American far
tner the bulwark of t^e nation's
stability. Not the farmer alone,
bnt the whole life and envimn
ment of the community of which
he is a part, the country liter
chant, the editor of the home
paper, the preacher, the village
schoolmaster, the country doc
tor, and all the men of many,
vocations who form the village;
community, bound together by j
ties of close neighborly affection
existence, and intensify both
evils,—country isolation and city
The well stocked general store
of-the country town, which the
mail trade would destroy, is a
great educational influence in
itself with its wares of all de
scriptions- displayed to the eye,
gathered from many places and
supplying varied needs. 'rh® | provide*, in brief.
mental interest is awakened and 1 luhmetu of a rur8
stimulated by the opportunity
it gives to see with one's own
eyes the thing that will best sup
ply a ueed, and discuss its m't1
its and cost, with the merchant
or his salesman. The social
side of human nature is devel
oped by the personal contact
involved in such intercourse and
the trip to the town or village to
make the purchase is often
times one of the most agreeable
breaks in the monotony of farm
life for the farmer and his fain
ily. They meet there a whole
circle of friends whose neigh
borly greetings give an added
cheeriness to the homely hap
penings of the day Blot all this
out of the farmer's life and you
take from it something that has
a human and social value that
Cannot be measured by money,
any more than family affection
can bn so measured.
Reason and common sense
will always prevail, however, in
the mind of the American far
me'1 after lie has heard and
Weighed, both sides of such
questions, and he will cease to
I be deluded into approving
| l'alae economic scheme, that
I the long run will do untold harm
| to all the rural interests, of tin
country, merely to gain the ap
I parent temporary advantage ol
I ordering I rum a catalogue or
W'otn an advertisement, and of
I having delivered by mail the
j various articles of merchandise
needed on the farm that coulti
be procured by mail; but a little
serious thought of consequence,
nf social deprivation*, and les-
sened farm values, that would
be eventually caused by the
isolation that would ensue, it the
Loans and dtbtjounts |r(l.«33l>'
OVkRDKArm 926 72
Premium on it S Hondh woo 00
Hank hons*fit 11 nitukejl pixtumks 10.000 no
LJNITCIi statfcn iu >n1w 0 u"
fi Pib Cint. Ukukmption Fund i.250 no
Cahii on hand and in Othkk IUnkn |0i n
TOTAL 199,266 ul
Capital Stock • w.ocooo
1>M'< >h 1 th : j 148.1 If 8f
total uw.twoi
The above stuteiueut 1* correct.
&. u OOOKULLL. Cashier.
eels post for merchandise and
other articles actually mailed on
rural delivery routes. The ru-
ral free delivery routes now
number more than 38,000 and
011 them iu exesss of 15,000,000
people receive a daily postal ser-
The measure introduced by
Senator Burnham has the en-
dorsement of the President and
Po-itm ister General Meyer It
for the estab-
lishment of a rural parcels p >st
at special rates of p istag s lor
the delivery of foodstuffs, dry
g i > Is, dru j; *, b >ks ail or.h ^r
merchandise. The rates of pos
tage shall be five cents for the
first pound and two cents for
each additional pound or fraction
thereof and on parcels weighing
less than one pound as follows:
Two ounces or less, one cent,
over two and under four ounces,
two cents; over four and not
exceeding eight ounces, three
cents; over eight and not ex
ceediug 12 ounces, four cents;
and over 11 ounces and under
one pound five cents.
Two important limitations
are placed 011 the use of the pro
posed parcel post by the follow
ing provisions:
That nothing herein contain
ed shall be taken as authorizing
the acceptance or delivery at the
special rates of postage herein
n ovided of any parcel offered by
any person acting as agent o
representative, upon commission
or otherwise, for any person or
company not resident on such
rural delivery route.
"That only such parcels shall
be received for delivery at the
special rates of postage herein
provided as are off"red by bona
tide merchants or dealers whose
regular places of business are
rural delivery routes covered by
this act, in the ordinary and
regular course of their bus
itiess, and be residents on such
routes in their individual capa
The act provides that parcels
carried shall not weigh more
than eleven pounds or be more
than three feet six inches i
length Perishable articles wi
„ nearby towns auU villages were
and friendly intercourse, as well ^ WouW collVmce Ule
, ! most superficial minded farmer
born of mutual interdependence j ^ ^ > oftlh ot lhy ulail trade
in their lives, create a soc.a c,r j a j^ed value for
c ' ^ dfd together by closer, & ^ of8ociatad.
personal bonds than is possible ^Jages ^ ^ 8(jl,oUsly
among dwellers m cities, the .0 ... , -
, ,B . , .... .. detrimental to the life of him-
whole circle of citizenship in .
| self and family.
Schools,churches, social inter-
...... .. ... . [course and eutertaiiiments, and
faith in the tnal triumph of the,
, , . , .. . ., all that is educational nd socia1
good, and a loyal devotion to the . ,
e -i , ,J in the rural hie clusters around
country and the principles for
the conntry village or town lias
the same elements of quiet I
which our nation stands, as
Lincoln declared them on the
battlefield of Gettysburg.
The farmer does not stand
alone. He is but an integral part
of a social whole, and it is this
social solidarity of a country
community as a whole,.including
the country town and village and
all its interests, that forms the
fanner's character. Isolate the
farmer from his fellows and he
becomes a different man. Ex-
perience has too often proved this
to be true to permit of contr-o
versy on that score. Isolation
drives human, '.yuipathy out of tire.
be sent at the sender's risk and
not be accepted at any pos
office more than three hours
before departure of the mail.
Farmers call and see
Tricycle Lister,
which drops corn and cotton. We also have the
Check-row Corn and Cotton Planters.
One and two Row Stalk Cutters.
We handle the best makes of
Harrows, Plows and Disc harrows
We carry a fine Line of Buggies
And First-class Light and heavy Harness.
Come In and see this new up-to-date line.
I will take pleasure in showing them whether
you buy or not. Yours for business,
Kntlrc tlui«' will hereafter bede-
YOted tu tin' Pnoilofl) "f • w.
Twenty Uve year* experience
Ltmest Library In Western Okla-
Kingfisher, Okla.
D. R. BRffWKR,
i-i 1
tile village It is the social cen-
ter of the country side, and it is
the trade that comes to it that
supports the,village or town.
S, B R"gers of Union town
ship made us a pleasant call Mon
day. Mr. Rogers is making a
success in his specialty of Rhod
Island Red chickens, and is kept
busy filling orders for this de
sirable and popular breed of
County Qlferk GUso. ti Wood
worth visited his mother and
sisters iii Hennessey Sunday
It was his first trip since the big
Hunting His Parents.
Last week K. L Howe wTas in
Hennessey, making search f<
his parents from whom he has
been separated since the begin
.ling of the Spauish American
war when he left Topeka with
he *20th Kansas regiment as
mascot. When he was here he
re a faded suit of blue. When
he relumed f r< m the Philippines
at the close of the war, he cuuld
tind no trac-3 of his pireuts,
both of whom he left in excellent
health. He was shot in the
throat during an engagement in
which his company participated,
and was in the hospital for three
yesrs before recovering suffi-
ciently to get about During
this time it is supposed his par
ents gave him up as dead and
removed from the old home and
he has not been able to tind a
trace of them since. Howe is a
very small man,—smooth faced
and on account of his wound is
not able to speak above a whis
per. His * i f e accompanies
him and they are seiling some
articles to pay expenses.
About the tirst man Howe
met on our streets after reach
ing Hennessey was Rev. J G
Schliemann, who was pastor of
the 20th Kansas, and a mutual
recognition took place.
Hennessey, • Okla.
125.0C0 failed To Cast Votes.
Senator E D. lirownlee, of
Kingfisher, is having compiled
figures on the election last fu'l.
These figures are for the bene
til of the republican party. Sei -
ator lirownlee is of the opinion
that about 125,000 legal voters of
ihe state, failed to cast their
ballots last fall and those places
where the greatest number
failed to vote will be the scenes
of some hard campaigniug this
coming election. Republican
leaders are confident that if
Oklahoma casts her full vote
the state will be republican by
about f2,000.
Finley Fain and family will re
turn to Hennessey from Kremlin
and will occupy their property
on Cherokee street.
Physician and Surgeon.
Oklahoma Avorue.
■-.«•« 'Phone 21. Residence 'Phone *
Physician and Surgeon.
In*. '
and •• «ld r.ce In Douthltl brick build-
SoU'hMwin ^t 1 door tort ti of on***
Devotes Spetal Attention I# Cbrinic
Equipped with latent Electrical. X-Ray. Statle
Mot Air and Nebulizing Appliances.
>m. « I door south of Clipper offl«re **
Stevens & Moore,
... Attorneys-at- Law
Notary in Office.
W OtIJce In the l)r. fcleradltb building Jf%
Solicits Your Transfer
business Phone 17 s
Prompt attention to Orders Hill be given

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Miller, C. H. The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1908, newspaper, February 13, 1908; Hennessey, Oklahoma. ( accessed September 19, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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