The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 14, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909.
By the Depositors Guarantee Fund of the
State of Oklahoma when you deposit your
money with a
YOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED.
The Farmers and Herchants Bank
HENNESSEY, OKI. A
Oldest Bank in Kingfisher County.
+ — 4.
MESSINA'S GRUESOME TASK.
One Grave 100 Feet Wide and 30
Feet Deep Contained 13,000
Bodies of Earthquake
authorizes prosecutions for felon-
ies by information after examin-
ation and commitment by a mag-
istrate without indictment by a
grand jury. The criminal pro-
cedure act, being chapter 18,
statutes of 1908, makes provi-
sions for a preliminary examin-
Messina, Italy, Jan. 8. A most J ation before a committing magis-
impressive funeral ceremony
was witnessed near here today
when Archbishop Barrigo made
his way through the town,
through the ruins of the city to'
the cemetery at Mare Grosso
and blessed a grave 100 feet wide
and 30 feet deep, containing
13,000 bodies. The dead were
piled one on top of the other and
the bodies covered with quick-
lime. The prelate was followed
to the cemetery by a large gath-
ering of survivors whose lamen-
tations mingled with the latin
words of the service and bene-
Subsequently the archbishop
walked through the ruins and
blessed the military college, the
barracks and the archbishop's
house considering these wrecked
edifices as so many cemeteries.
Under them were the corpses of
the soldiers, students, policemen
All the valuables found among
the ruins are being taken on
' i board the steamer Ducadi Genoa
in the bay. Yesterday currency
to the amount of $3,600,000 in
eluding the contents of the safe
of the Sicilian-American bank
was transferred to this vessel.
A banker named Mauromati who
was one of the richest residents,
lost everything. Yesterday he
went to the authorities barefoot-
ed and half clothed and asked for
a pair of shoes and an overcoat.
McNaught's Appeal For Habeas
• Corpus Is Rejected.
On Monday last the criminal
court of appeals refused the per-
manent writ of habeas corpus
asked by George W. McNaught,
the Kingfisher real estate dealer,
who is under life sentence for
the murder of Charles Madison,
negro, whose body was found in
the ruins of his burned home
last June. The decision of the
court upholds the constitutional-
ity of prosecution by information
instead of by grand jury indict1
\ In two other decisions the
judgment of the lower courts
were affirmed and new trials re-
fused, Frank Buck, under six
years' sentence for cattle steal-
ing in Woods county, and J. P.
Price, unde.- eighteen months'
sentence for assault to kill, in
Pottawatomie. Judge Furman
tianded down the Buck case,
Judge Doyle the McNaught
decision and Judge Baker the
The McNaught decision fol-
The words "due process of
of law" in the fifth and fourteenth
amendments to the constitution
of the United States, and in sec-
tion 7 of the bill of rights of the
constitution of Oklahoma, do not
necessarily require an indict-
ment by a grand jury in a prose-
cution by the state for the crime
of murder committeed after
'V The constitution of Oklahoma
trate in the presence of the ac-
cused, who is entitled to the aid
of counsel and the right of ex-
amination of witnesses, whose
testimony may be reduced to
writing at his request; and upon
a finding by the magistrate that
a felony has been committed,
and that there is sufficient cause
to believe the accused guilty
thereof, an order, holding him to
answer thereto before the dis-
trict court of the county in which
the offense is triable, shall be
A conviction after examination
and commitment upon a written
complaint charging the crime of
murder, and upon information
duly verified and filed in the dis
trict court for murder, and a
trial, conviction of manslaughter
in the first degree, and sentence
for life imprisonment thereon,
are not illegal and void.
Irregularties in the selection
and empaneling of the trial jury
does not affect the jurisdiction of
tho court so as to justify release
by habeas corpus of a person so
The review of a judgment of
conviction and imprisonment by
writ of habeas corpus is limited
to the questions: Had the court
which rendered the judgment
jurisdiction of the subject matter
and of the person convicted?
And did the court in the course
of the proceeding? which result-
ed in the judgment exceed its
Some Probable Legislation.
A majority of those who have
spoken in regard to legislation
this winter have advocated sever-
al amendments to the general
election and primary laws, the
sale of the indemnity school
lands, good roads laws, and
measures for the protection of
game. A general insurance law
is sure to be enacted and some
slight amendments to the bank-
ing laws are pretty certain.
An effort will be made to enact
a law providing for tho central-
ization of district schools and op-
ponents of the county high school
system will be in evidence. The
anti-nepotism law will be attack
ed by several amendments and
the divorce law may be changed.
A law providing for the payment
of county officers by the fee sys
tem may be proposed, and the
Billups prohibition law may be
amended. A wise fish and game
law is certain to be passed.—
HERE HE COMES NOW.
Deputy Sheriff Milligan Gets a
Message Which Leads to
Enid Dally News.
Some say there is no such
thing as luck. Deputy Sheriff
Milligan thinks there is.
Yesterday he sat working in
the comfortable office of the
sheriff. The wind howled out-
side and the snow drifted against
the window pane,—just like it
does in popular novels. Deputy
Milligan looked outof the window,
watching the snowflakes. He
shivered an appropriate shiver
and moved a little closer to the
radiator. It was cold outside
and the radiator was warm.
Milligan was thinking what a
day it would be to go out on a
man hunt. Suddenly the tele-
phone bell rang. Milligan
answered it. The sheriff of
Kingfisher county was talking.
He said that a certain negro,
John Dozier, wanted in that
county on a charge of perjury,
had jumped his bond. The
sheriff said he had reason to be-
lieve Dozier was in Enid, and
wanted to know if the sheriff's
force wouldn't keep a lookout for
him. Milligan knew the man
and replied in the affirmative,
being reminded meanwhile of
the atmospheric conditions by
frequent snow flurries and the
rattling of the windows.
"Sure," he replied heartily,
Sheriff Milligan hung up the
telephone receiver and glanced
into the court house yard. The
wind was blowing harder than
ever. A negro was walking
toward the court house. It was
Dozier, none other than the badly
A minute later the deputy
sheriff stepped into the court
house yard and arrested his
man. Dozier is now in the county
Milligan had broken the record
for making quick arrests.
a splendid oppor Uncle Sam
The following remain uncalled
for at the postoffice Jan. 10,
Mack, Charles 2
In calling for the above you
will please say advertised and pay
J. A. Felt, Postmaster.
Good Roads Question.
While every part of the state
needs good roads, the best
materials for their construction
are confined to certain sections
of the state.
Since the organization of the
Oklahoma Geological Survey one
of the chief problems of study
lias been the locating and maping
of the occurrence of Oklahoma
road materials. It therefore
seems that whatever is done in
the coming legislature in the
way of providing for a state
good roads system, the fact that
the Geological Survey is making
a study of the materials in the
state and the best methods of
construction should not be lost
sight of since these are matters
of importance in whatever state
roads system, might be inau^ur
The Oklahoma Geological Sur-
vey is the only department in
the state that has thus for made
a systematic study of the mater-
ials for (he construction of good
roads and any plan that would
include the expert service of the
members of its staff would pre-
vent the duplication of work and
therefore greatly reduce the
ultimate cost of good roads to
Governor Haskell has issued
official proclamation declaring
Fairview the county seat of
Major county. The total vote
cast, by the official canvass, is
shown to have been 2,690. Fair-
view received 1,605, Cleo 400,
Orienta 438, Ringwood 287.
If in need of Dental work call
on Dr. Merrill the Dentist
Office in the Brees buUding,
Business men desiring the
services of a stenographer or
bookkeeper can got first class
help by applying to the Capital
City Business College Employ-
ment Bureau, Guthrie, Okla.
This school maintains one of the
most complete Employment l!u
reaus to be found anywhere; it is
prepared to furnish graduates
fresh from the school that are
thoroughly trained in the most
modern business methods, or
furnish experienced help in al-
most any line of bnsiness that
could be named. It maintains
this employment bureau so that
it may place its graduates as soon
as their course is finished, and
should they not be placeu in posi
tions paying sufficient salary to
justify their remaining there,
then it may secure for them bet
ter paying positions after they
have had some experience.
The graduates of the Capital
City Business College are not like
those of the ordinary commercial
school. In our stenographic de-
partment, very thorough work is j
done, after the student has pass-
ed satisfactory examinations in
all the shothand, typewriting, |
and literary work, he is placed in
the Model Office, where he is giv-1
en special office drill eight hours
a day from two to four weeks.
Students of the Bookkeeping j
and Business Training depart [
ment, after finishing tho regular
work outlined, are put in an Ex
pert Department in charge of a
man of much business experi-
ence, who gives them from two
to four weeks' special office train
ing for clerical work. The coin
bined course graduate of Book-
keeping and Shorthand has tho
advantage of the training in both
the expert and model office de-
partments, and when he is turn
ed out from our school, he will do
better work than the ordinary
bnsiness college grad uate after
he has had one year's experience.
There is no school in the U. S.
that has as high requirements
for graduation as the Capital City
IS INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED
With us. II
sists that W(
writes us five times each y> ar and in-
answer his letters by givmg him a
statement of the condition of our bank on the day
(railed for. lie also sends Mr. Bank Examiner to
visit us throe 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-
ficers should be sufficient guarantee that
money will be safe if entrusted to us.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
II ENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA.
UNDER YOUR THUMB
is your baking, with all trouble
eliminated, "provided, always,"
as write the lawyers, the flour is
"first chop" ellis time as say
the Chinese about tea. You're
sure of a'way-up brand of flour
if you get Liberty. No need for
an inch of risk—absolute certain-
ty about an absolutely good flour.
STAR Mill & III YAT0II CO.
Will Yott Build or Paint Tljis Fall?
If so, it will be to your interest to consult
THE LONG-BELL LUMBER COMPANY
First-class Building Material and the cele-
brated MOUND CITY PAINT
C. R. Krater, Local Manager
Twenty-live years experience.
Largest Library in Western Okla-
that gives so much trainin_
modern office appliances.
The services of the Employ-
ment Bureau are free to both
intelligent and progressive farm-
ers. Oklahoma farmers will of
necessity grow corn during the
next five years. Why not grow
the best corn in the mostprofiable
Come to the Farmers' Short
Course and participate in the ex
ercises. We desire vou to attend
There is none especially on Tuesday and Wed
. . .'e Ll' I P,.„
For (iooil Eating Stop in
; ft! THE LEE SHORT ORDER
I have leased this business and
invite everybody to call on me.
J. H. HE R KEN BILE.
icre is special work
jn j nesday of Short
Bring the wife
J. H. CoNNKI.T.,
First Published in tho ("Upper Dec. !l. 1908.
Notice to Creditors.
In the mutter of the estate « r Zina Quick.
(]e«>«>ased. (formerly Zina McVlckers). lute of
— « I the County of Kingfisher. State of Oklahoma,
in PnnnPPtinn witli 1 All persons linviii!' claims mfuiiivi - aid Zinu
in connection Willi | , ,foin.erlv Zlna McVlckers,)
are required to exhibit the same, with the
necessui \ vouchers, to th«* undersigned, duly
appointed and qualified administrator of suid
deceased, at his residence in Skeleton town-
ship. in the county of Kingfisher and state of
Oklahoma, and that four months after the first
publication of tins notice has been limited by
order of the County Court of said Kingfisher
County, as the time for creditors of said de-
ceased to exhibit and present their claims
against said estate.
Dated, the SMd «lay of December. 1908.
SAMUEL It A YLY,
To The Farmers Of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Corn
Growers' Association will meet
at the A. and M. College January
19th and 20th
the Farmers' Short Course offer
ed by the College, and this is to
invite you to attend the meeting
for the special purpose of joining
in a movement to organize the
Oklahoma College Corn Club; in
co operation with the State Corn
Growers' Association. Every
county should have one or more
The general plan on which this
club will be organized is to select
the best seed corn obtainable,
planting not less than 12 acres of J .
this seedcorn on each farm own
ed by a member of the club, cul
tivate the crop in the best possi-
ble manner and select seed dur
ing the fall of 1909, according to
themostapproved scientific meth
of seed selection. College stands
ready to co operate in a practical
way whenever desired. If 50,
100 or 200 members of this club
continue to select, plant, cultivate
and save seed according to these
plans for a period of five years,
we are firmly convinced that only
seed corn of the best quality will
be planted in Oklahoma and that
the yield per acre will be increas
full 20 or 25 per cent for the
average and as much as 50 to 100
per cent in the cases of the more
Dr. S. I). Brovles,
Treats all kinds of diseases both Acute and
North Main Street,
1st Door South of Dr. Barker's.
J Is a standard when it comes J
J to curing meat and impart- J
J ing that appetizing taste in J
J in a good home cured ham. J
J Stop and get a bottle or J
J two when you are ready to J
J cure your meat. J
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