The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 24, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEHBER 24, 1908.
IS INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED
With us. He writes us five times each year and in-
sists that we answer his letters by giving him a
statement of the condition of our bank on the day
called for. He also sends Mr. Bank Examiner to
visit us three or four times a year, as his represen-
tative, to inquire into our methods of handling the
depositors' money and see that it is accurately ac-
counted for. This, with the reputation of our of-
tlcers should be sufficient guarantee that your
money will be safe if entrusted to us.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
H EN NRSSEY , O K L A H O M A .
ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAIL.
F. Coppedge Gets a Load of
Buckshot and Is Still a
From Saturday's Kingfisher Daily Midget.
About six o'clock last evening
the residents near the jail were
jarred loose from the supper
table by three gun shuts which
some say sounded like a cannon.
Mr. J.T. Carney thought it shook
his house. The occasion was
the reception given P. Coppege
as he crawled out of the top of
the jail. County Attorney Hinch
and Deputy Sheriff Hawkins shot
simultaneously as Coppedge
went over the fence. A second
shot was tired by Hawkins. That
was sufficient. No more showed
their heads, and thus what was
planned to be a general jail de-
livery was nipped in the bud.
Coppedge was not very badly
hurt. Seven shots were found
in the hips and the middle tinger
of his right hand received one
shot. The left hand was either
cut or shot and one shot entered
his right thumb.
The attempt was planned
several days ago and Sheriff
Tate was put next at the time.
He had the county commission
ers and County Attorney Hinch
at the jail Thursday night ex
pecting it to come off then, but
for some reason they did not
come out. Tate has had the jail
guarded for the past four nights
expecting the little fiasco to be
pulled off and last night his vig-
ilance was rewarded.
During the day the prisoners
are allowed in the run around on
the out side of their cells This
gave them the opportunity to
work on the roof of the building
when no officer was about and as
the building was a very poorly
constructed one for holding
prisoners, it was an easy matter
to pry off the sheet iron ceiling
and then cut through the roof
which also is of thin sheet iron.
They made a hole about eighteen
inches square. It was their in
tention to wait until just' before
the jiilers came in to lock them
in their cells, it being then dark
and they could escape under
cover of night, but it is almost
impossible to tine a bunch of
men where all will take the risk,
so one of their number squealed
and Mr. Tate proceeded to have
the jail watched.
Sheriff Tate says his object in
waiting until the prisoners came
out was to learn who were the
ones trying to make their escape
and also to give an object lesson
to all future jail breakers in
Kingfisher county. He consulted
the county commissioners and
County Attorney Hinch in the
matter as soon as he heard of the,
intended break and they all ad-
vised the action he took.
Coppedge is a very desperate
character. He is an escaped
convict from the Georgia peni
tentiary, having a five years
sentence hanging over him there
and is being held here awaiting
the action of the district court in
a case wherein he is charged
with breaking into the depot at
No other prisoner succeeded
in getting outs'de of the jail
Earnest Kasebeer poked his
head out and saw what was going
on and decided that discretion
was the better part of valor and
went way back and sat down.
This morning a search was
made of the cells and jail general-
ly and an improvised kit of tools
was found consisting of a piece
of iron that had been wrenched
from one of the cots, an old razor
and small bottle partly filled with
anti germine and a wick. The
iron was heated in the stove and
thus they burned the hole
through the wood and got the
sheet hot and then succeeded in
cutting the hole in the roof. The
Midget man went on top the roof
and must compliment thorn for
the nice job. It was a better
hole than we could cut with
Coppedge feels pretty sore
this morning, but there is no
harm done so Dr. Overstreet says
except that he will have to sit on
his stomach for a few days. IJn
less complications set in the
seven bullets will not be serious.
First Operation Under New Drain-
At the last session of thecounty
commissioners a petition signed
by Art Bridal and others was pre-
sented to the board asking for the
organization of a drainage dis-
trict under the provisions of the
"Oklahoma State Drainage Act."
In accordance with the law,
after a due examination of said
petition the board appointed as
viewers of said district George
Foster, L. H. Fash and M. P.
Jones, to act in conjunction with
the county surveyor A. E. Stal-
naker and set Dec. 21, 1908, as
the date they were to begin their
As this is a new law and one
which may interest other parts
of the county as well as the
locality first calling for action
under the law we give an out
I line of the steps necessary to be
| taken to get the benefit of the
I The law is found in Chapter 30
J of the sessions laws of 1907-08,
and is known as the "Oklahama
State Drainage Law." It ap
plies to "every drain, ditch,
water course, canal, levee, or
embankment or other structure
used in carrying surface waters
off of any lots or lands (or out of
the soil or subsoil thereof) with-
in the state."
Full authority to exercise the
right of eminent domain is given
the officers and persons design-
ated in the act, and also to con-
demn lands, etc. necessary to
carry out the provisions of this
The commissioners shall have
power when the same shaJl be
conducive to the public health,
or public utility, or a benefit to
agricultural interests or to soil
of the lands affected thereby to
cause to be constructed, straight-
ened, widened, altered or deep
ened, any open, underground, or
tile ditch or drain, natural stream j
or watercourse, within said j
county when the same is neces-
sary to drain any lots, lands, j
(or the soil thereof) public or
corporate roads or railroads, toJ
form one or more drainage dis>-]
tricts, under the provisions of J
this act, and said commissioners
shall have exclusive jurisdiction
to hear and determine all con-
tests and objections to the crea-
tion of such districts.
Before the commissioners
establish such drainage district,
there shall be filed with the
county clerk a petition signed by
fifteen per cent, of the owners,
or by the resident owners of
fifteen per cent, of the aggregate
acres of land to be benefitted or
affected by such drain and to be
assessed for construction there-
of, setting forth the necessity
therefor with the general de-
scripion of the proposed drain.
The petitioners must file a bond
for costs in case the viewers find
such ditch is not a benefit.
Upon the filing of said petition
and the approval of said bond the
commissioners shall appoint
three resident freeholders of
said county, not interested in
the construction of said work,
and shall alsodirect the surveyor
to assist the viewers so appoint-
ed, who shall at once proceed to
view the line of the proposed
drain by actual view of the prem-
ises along and adjacent thereto >
whether the proposed improve-
ment is practicable and necessary,
or of private or public utility or
benefit. And if said viewers
shall find it practical and bene-
ficial, they shall so report and
recommend the best route for
the proposed drain.
After the viewers report the
county Commissioners shall fix
the time for hearing the petition
and report of the viewers thereon
giving due notice of such hear-
ing, etc., and if the commission-
erstind against the improvement,
they shall dismiss the petition
and proceedings at the cost of
the petitioners; and if such find-
ing shall be favorable, the peti-
tioners shall be released from
Any person interested in the
land affected by said proposed
draiu may file a written remon-
strance against the same in the
office of the county clerk, on or
before the day set for hearing
the viewers report, which ob-
jection shall be heard and deter-
mined by the commissioners and
tiled with the petition.
If the commissioners find in
favor of making the improve-
ments, the lands so benefitted
shall constitute a drainage dis-
trict, and be so designated by
name and number, and they
shall cause such finding to be
made a matter of record, and
shall direct the three viewers
previously appointed and the
county surveyor, to go upon the
line, and if only a general route
has been located, to establish the
precise location thereof, and to
apportion expense of construc
tion to each tract of land bene
After this each person affected
shall be notified and have an op
portunity to meet the commis-
sioners and show cause why
such report should not be ap-
The above is in substance the
course that will be followed in
such drainage petitions. The
law is very lengthy and would
occupy more than a page of the
Clipper to give it complete.
A young man fell in love with
a pretty German girl and sent
her a note proposing a place of
meeting. He wrote: "That my
darling may make no mistake,
remember 1 will wear a light
|f 2 DAYS SPECIAL SALE 12
Friday, December 18, '08
AND CONTINUING FOR TWELVE DAYS
We will sell our entire stock of Dry Goods, Shoes, Underwear,
Men's Hats, Shirts, Overalls, Pants and Coats. Also our Groceries at
greatly reduced prices
You will Ask Why Such Slaughtering Prices
We can explain very easy. On January 1st will be the close ol our second years'
business and at tliat time we will have to invoice the entire stock and we want to
save handling so many goods. We have had a very prosperous year and we can
afford to give the service of our entire force FREE for those twelve days. So come
and get your portion while this sale lasts.
BELOW WE GIVE YOU A FEW OF OUR MANY BARGAINS
Men's heavy Fleeced Underwear !18c
Men's all wool Underwear i>8c
Boys' Union Suits 4i!e
Boys' Undershirts and Drawers, each.L'lc
Men's heavy coats $1 25
Ladies'Purs and Muffs at from $1.25 to
$3.50, others get from $1.75 to $4.50
Outing Flannel, per yard .4c to 12£c
The very best feather proof Ticking, per
A good grade of Straw Ticking at H:Vr
LL Muslin, per yard 5c
Apron Ginghams at per yard 5c
A few Blankets left that will go at prices
which will make you wonder how we got
Space will not permit of further mention.
OL R GROCERY DEPARTHENT
Some One Asks Why the Farmers Store Can Sell Groceries so Cheap
LET US TELL YOU: We sell more groceries than any other store in Kingfisher Couirty.
We sell more groceries than four other stores combined in Hennessey. We buy in lai\'<e
quanities. We buy for cash. We sell for cash. We buy the goods today, we sell thenr
tomorrow. We turn our money every few days. It costs us less to advertise. Why!
Because we have two hundred and sixty-five walking advertisements that are personally
interested in our store.
NOW LISTEN! Below we will Say Something That Will Make You Smile
During this sale we will sell 100 bushel of
fine Ben Davis, Missouri apples at per
bushel .' $1 00
500 bushels of Colorado Potatoes at.. 90c
Two barrels of fine Cranberries at per
Soda 6 packages 25c
Best Flour, per hundred $2.55
7 bars of Silk Soap for 25c
Wards pure shredded Cocoanut per lb .25c
Quaker Wheat Berries ti pkgs. for 25c
2 dozen J gallon cans of nice peaches to
close at per can 25c
8 1 pound packages of xxxx coffee for $1 00
X Ray Coal Oil. per gallon 10c
Axle Grease, 4 boxes 25c
100 pieces of the Onyx Enamelware to sell at this sale at per piece 49c
72 Onyx Enamelware wash pans to sell at each 9c
. / f j. Just take a look at our Candy Window. We handle no cheap
\^nriSlindS V^dliUICS gum drops or glucose candies, only the best grades. We will
sell in quantities at from 9c to 15c per pound. Special prices on Oranges and Nuts of all
kinds. 200 Cocoannts at 8Jc each
One Car of Coal to Close Out at $5.25 per Ton
Remember This Great Sale Lasts but Twelve Days.
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
farmers Union Market House Company
W. D. FRAKES Manager.
pair of trousers and a dark cut-
away coat. In my right hand I
will carry a cane and in my left
a cigar. Yours ever. Jake."
The girl's father got hold of the
note and sent this answer. "Dot
mine son make 110 niisdakes, I
vill bodreshed in my shirtsleeves
I vill vear in my right hand
a club. In my left hand I vill
vear a six shooter. Yuu vill rec-
ognize me by de way 1 bats you
on de head a goopie of times
twice mit de club. Vait for me-
at de corner as I haf somedings I
important to inform you mit.
Your frent, Heinrich Muller."
The young man didn't keep the
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1 YOU ARE PROTECTED
+ By the Depositors Guarantee Fund of tho
+ State of Oklahoma when you deposit your
+ money with a
J S T AT E HANK
YOUli ACCOUNT SOLICITED.
The Farmers anil /Merchants Bank
HENNESSEY. OKI. A.
Oldest Bank in Kingfisher County.
A. B. CULLUM, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office and residence In Douthlti brick build
Idk- on South Main St. I door norib of opera
Physician and Surgeon
Office : Oklahoma Avenue.
Office Phone 21. Residence 'Phone 24.
UUNK&fc&UY, * G&LA.UO&U.
Phone Imo Jles. Phone 157
Hennessey Steam Laundry,
ItRUOB & LYON, Pkoph.
Washdays Monday and Thursday, each week
Work Called for and Delivered.
Guarantees Good Work
North Side A ve. Near Depot
Dr. S. D. Broyles,
Tre;its all kinds of diseases both Acute and
North Main Street,
1st Door South of Dr. Barker's.
Winter caps for men, boys and
children at Bash Bros, way up
in quality, way down in price.
ROY V. WOOLWINE,
Office Over First National Bank,
Will be at Waukomis Monday and
Thursday of each week.
0. D. MILLER,
The Practical Tinner
Has moved his Tin Shop two
doors north of his old stand.
When you want such work as
Tin Roofing, Guttering, Spout-
ing, Weil-Tubing, Watering
Troughs, Tin Ware, etc,, call
and see me.
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