The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 4, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
HENNESSEY, K1NGFISHEP COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1909.
Should be the
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK
"THE OLD RELIABLE'
For Many Good Reasons
We have ample funds and resources to take
good care of all legitimate business that is en-
trusted to us.
No officer, director, stockholder or employe
owes the bank a cent directly or indirectly.
There is not a dollar's worth of bad paper in
our files and the individual responsibility of our
stockholders is larger than it has ever been in
the history of the bank.
Our depositors are protected by the Depos-
itors Guarantee Fund of the State of Oklahoma.
Your business will be appreciated. Try us
CI and see for yourself.
FLOYD E. FELT, Cashier ^
£i E. B. COCKRELL, Pres. A. W. WESTLAKE, V. P. ^
^ CHAS. K. STETLER, Ass't Cashier ^
Renshaw and Nettie Liddle made j door is worth all
a hit. They saw no one but each sacrifice involved,
other but were the "observed of
Prof Sparrati introduced Mme.
Carriosi, (Elma Saur) who sang
"Virginia," much to the pleas-
ure of the audience.
Specialties in singing were
presented. The first the "Ted-
dy Bear Chorus" by a dozen
little girls, carrying Teddy
Bears in their arms, was a good
one. Bee Jones sang the solo
and the little ones the chorus.
Another song by little boys
and girls "Be Sweet to Me Kid,"
was enjoyed by the audience.
"Life is Like a See-Saw" sung
by Charlie Nothstein and Miss
Nettie Liddle, while they balanc-
ed on the "teeter board" and
were accompanied by a chorus
of young ladies and gentlemen.
"In My Merry Oldsmobile" and
"Welcome Home" in costumed
=5* young ladies and gentlemen
made good hits.
The house was packed and
crowded and thoroughly con
vinced everyone present that
The cream of goods from the
eastern markets are arriving
daily at Ehler's Big Department
The real new Fabrics in Cord
Tissues, Madras, Linen Suit
ings, all beautiful bordered ef-
Here the new Silk Suitings,
Wool Suitings and Silk Tissues
Everything imaginable in wash
dress goods, in the latest and
most desirable shades, greens,
grays, blues, browns, tans, lav
enders, wisteria and blacks.
In patterns polka dots, and
figures, plain stripes and small
checks, broad stripes and plaids.
Here the largest line of fancy
and tailored Shirt Waists ever
shown in the county at prices
at which you cannot afford to buy
the goods and make them.
A big lot of Johnson Percales
always sold at 12A and 10 cents, ]
marked down to 8^c per yard.
Just the thing for school and
A new department—the bar
gaiu counter—rare bargains in
notions and bric-a brae.
A close out price on jewelry,
chains, lockets, brooches, stick
pins, rings, cuff buttons and
various other articles.
50 and 35 cent fancy ribbons
at the remarkably low price of
19 cents per yard.
Ladies elegant tailored suits—
the Princess—the suits that have
the snap the styles the ladies'
seek—in all tne dainty and sub-
stantial shades of gray, blue,
brown and stripes.
In the Clothing Department
the new suits for Men are com-
ing in daily. They represent
the latest styles and are all
models of beauty, an excellent
all wool worsted suit with all the
dash of the $25 suits for $15.
100 pairs Men's trousers, good I
weight, medium and dark shades,1
regular price $1 75 and $2.00, on
sale at $1 10.
300 pairs of Men's and Boys'
fine trousers—the latest cuts-
beautiful patterns—in price
these range from $2 50 to $6.
You cannot appreciate these
values until you have seen the
Just received a new shipment
of tine Suit Cases, Bags and
Grips, among which is a heavy
Suit Case with straps for $5.00.
Extra large size imitation alliga
tor suit case $3 00.
oid suit cases—all
$1 50 and $2.
The County Fair.
Not for many a night has a
Hennessey audience had as
much fun as they had at the opera
house last Friday night at the
presentation of the County Fair
by home talent. The stage set
tings and characters throughout
were to represent an old time
County Fair, and the likeness was
perfect—for we recognized some
old time Hoosier friends on the
stage whom wo hadn't seen for
more than two score years.
From the time Mrs. Piper ar-
rived on the scene carrying par
asol and lunch basket until Mrs.
Smithers reluctantly (?) consent
ed to become Mrs. Jones and to
establish a protectorate over the
three Jones orphans, the audi-
ence was in a smile.
Alberta Renshaw. as Mrs.
Piper had a hard time finding
her little girl Sally, but found
her in spite of the hurried and
active assistance of Handy Andy,
the swift moving supe repres-
ented by Charlie Nothstein.
Uncle Jake Spruceby (Prof.
Tom Anderson) and Aunt Mary
(Gertrude Lower) were fixed up
in their best, on
being the county
big pumpkin they brought was
a sure winner of the blue rib-
bon. Mrs. W. O. Armantrout
made a most excellent Mrs.
Smithers, the sorrowful widow
whose husband had only been
dead four weeks and "who would
the cost or
boys and our girls and our wives
are exempted from its tempta-
tion and offensive presence is
one of the consequence of the
law which is greatly appreciated.
But outside of all questions,
the law has been a success in
whatit has affirmatively achieved.
No law against crime is ever
perfectly enforced. That against
prohibition is probably more
successfully enforced than most]
questions of law.
There are reasons to believe
that the resubmission of the
question might do some good in
emphazing anew the will and
disposition of the people of Okla
homa, and place the law upon a
better basis for execution. It
would settle all doubt" as to the
future and stimulate the execu
tion of the law beyond all ques-
The Business Houses to Close at
6:30 P. M. Except Saturdays.
The Retail Business Men's
Association of Hennessey are
Hennessey must have aD opera I organized to do something. At
The ^submission Question.
Froin the Enid Daily News.
There is a definite movement
on foot among the anti-prohibi-
tionists of the state to seek a re-
submission of the question of
prohibition to the people of Ok-
lahoma. Under the conditions
such resubmission could not
occur within two years, but the
two years will soon have expired
and it is said that W. D. Card-
well, at Oklahoma City, has set
going a movement looking to the
demonstration that Oklahoma is
not a prohibition state. It re-
quires, under the law, forty
thousand petitioners before re-
submission can be ordered, ant,!
the petitioners are already being
It would seem to be compara-
tively easy for a cause of normal
consequence to get forty thous-
and names on a petition in a state
which has over three hundred
thousand voters. The assumption
of the petitioners and the argu
ment before the people will be
that, having tried the new law and
witnessed its alleged failure, and
having lost thereby the revenues
account of it j from the liquor business, a ma-
fair, and the I jority would like now to return
to it, believing that there is less
drunkenness under the rule of
the saloon than at present.
The saloonists have a good deal
more confidence in themselves
and in the strength of their
I cause than is warranted, in spite
not marry the best man on I 0f the fact that the law has not
earth," until her tender heart been in all respects as complete
melted at the sight of Widower I a success as some have supposed
Jones and his three motherless it would be. That is to say,
children. The various stages of; some unreasonable people
"love at first sight," were wit j thought that prohibition of the
nessed in the first interview of • liquor traffic would be followed
these trusting souls. I by a total surcease of drinking.
The old Maids, Saphonia and This was not to be expected from
Susannah Perkins, Agnes Ber the start, and the temperance
rigan and Gladys Pipes, each! people and reasonable people
jealous lest the other should. have not thought suchacondi-
inake a mash on Boss Jones, the j tion possible. They have how-
dignified Boston ladies, Elsie ever shown a very material im-
Dunn and Sue Bains, and the provement, and when the ques
school boys and Parson, all did tion of re-inviting the saloons
their part in representing the
typical characters found at such
gatherings. Deaf Aunt Sue and
her nephew Jimmy Brown and
Mrs. Sweitzelberger with her
children were attractions for the
audience, Mrs. S. was repres-
ented by Miss Stella Saur, who
wore a pair of the genuine old!
dutch wooden shoes, like those
worn in the old country, and!
dle as Prof. Sparrati made a fine
"spieler" and introduced his at-
Heavy fiber- j played the part well.
We will talk to you again
Tub Fred Ehleu D. G. Co.
next tractions with skill. All did well
11 their parts.
The bride and groom, Dave
comes up, it will be found that
the good people of the state out-
number the weak-kneed people
by a greater preponderance
than at the time prohibition was
carried in the first place.
It is a matter of comment
among thousands of men that
prohibition has been to them a
revelation. It has worked better
than they hoped it might. It
has brought them a measure of
relief. Our prediction is that
prohibition will never be beaten
in Oklahoma as long as the state
survives. The exemption from
the insult of the open saloon
Why it is to your advantage to keep an account with the
First National Bank
curate and successful
BECAUSR it in a strong, careful, safe, liberal, prompt.
HRC AUSR It is a grow Ins. active, progress* v«\ up-to-date hank I
BECAUSE your account will be appreciated by the bank and y« ui interest*
always be carefully considered.
BECAUSE this bank has fin excellent lire pr n r vault and a model burglar-proof
safe in which to put your funds and pape, s,
BECAUSE every depositor Is a welcom • > i> tor iit the hank
BECAUSE it does an exclusive hanging business and consuqu uly nobody can
serve you better.
BECAUSE its dealings with all customer* are absolutely comi-lcntUl and it is
always ready to assist vou.
BECAU >E we do not belie\c you can ask for better treatment th.m this bank
wil. nive you and we ask you, therefore, to write or cull upon
John Smith, Pres., W. W. Parks, Vice-Pres.
M. H. Rhodes, Cashier
It's Home Made,
ond 1 ide frotu th<
Uini jour hi
ooti.home. ' lio
near peru c nr. ir
of life and the
health as the pr<
wheat >u 1 •
1 b' refTfi is
I'ime and as
oeing the st iff
iuc' of choice
11' ar 1
1. 'e ri<.m
STAR MILL ftE'tVATOR CO.
a meeting Tuesday night they
adopted a rule to close every
week day except Saturdays at
6:30 p. m., and not to open up on
Sundays This gives clerks and
other employes a chance for a
little rest and recreation—and at
the same time will permit the
proprietors to have an evening
to themselves. This rule does
not apply to restaurants, short
order honses, etc. Customers
should take notice of this rule
which will go into effect next
Monday evening March 8. Re-
member, 6:30 p. m. except on
Saturday nights. .
Mrs. W. C. Stairs Sues for Divorce.
From the Denver Post, Feb. 28, 1909. c=z
Mrs. Bessie Stairs, through
her attorney, Ben B. LasKa, has
filed suit for divorce in the dis
trict court against William C.
Stairs, a manufacturing jeweler,
in which she alleges a series of
assaults under the head of ex-
treme and repeated acts of cruel-
ty covering a number of years.
They were married in Okla-
homa, May 2, l'J03, and the cru-
elty she alleges began shortly af-
terward. On one occasion, she
says, he threw a shoe at her, and
struck her and injured her seri
ously. She says it was not an
old shoe, put one that was hard
and struck hard.
At another time she alleges he
struck her a terrific blow while
she was asleep, and that on this
occasion she was injured serious-
ly internally. At another time
she alleges he attacked her and
tore her shirtwaist from her
She alleges also that he took
from her their four-year-old
child, Dale, and kept her away
for a period of nine months.
During this time she was not
brovided for, and was not per-
mitted to see her child.
H. A. Fisher of Fairbury,
Nebraska, wa& here last week
looking after the new residence
he is building on his farm two
miles east of town. Mr. Fisher
has spent most of the winter
with his son in law at Yukon,
Oklahoma, who is the president
of a big mill at that place. Mr.
Fisher informed us that his son-
in-law's company are making
improvements to the extent of
$50,000 which will give them
probably as complete a mill as
there is in the state.
oakview ; ••••;
Hello Clipper, how are all our J WRIGHT'S j
We have learned by experience j %
that one swallow doesn't make 1 ^ f t\ | ) j \ ^ | )
spring. All indications are that j
we may have another blizzard.
Sabbath School at Oakview last
Sunday, good attendance.
Epworth League Sunday eve,
good service under leadership ol
Aud rew Clement.
The people of this vicinity
deeply regret the removal of Mr.
Earnest and family from our
Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Hutton
have gone to house keeping on
the old Tip Cox farm, three quar-
ter mile west of Oakview school
Minnie King visitod at the
Landaker home Sunday with
Mrs.C. W. King, who has been
01 the sick list for the past 3
weeks'is able to be up again.
Mrs. Geo. Evinger visited with
Mrs. Olmstead last Monday.
Mr. Bert Lamb and family are
nearly all on the sick list, he ro
over the phone.
Mr. and Mrs. Carmer of Hen-
nessey visited at the Olmstead
M• nd Mrs. Guy Hark >f
Billings, Oklahoma, are visiting
i SMOKE :
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 1 bottle or J
J two when you are ready to J
J cure your meat. J
I Saur's Drug j
' EAST SIDE MAIN •
BRUMLEY & JONES
J. A. Y. Curry has sold his
farm 11 miles northwest of Hen-
nessey to a Kansas man, and
bought land in old Mexico,
where he will move in a short
CEMENT BLOCKS AND
For Building Purposes
Call mid see the splendid work
ve nre doing at our new factory
;ou h of th • Christian Church.
TI • se blocks mai'e a handsome
I bin.ding and cannot be beaten
in tins part of .he moral heritage . foundalionii wllt!|1 a K00(1 job
red. Call and see us,
Miss Ethel Evinger i
nicely with her school.
Mr. Omar Sloan lias
tenant on his farm.
C. M. Wilson has rented 40
acres of land of Rhodes Clement
to put in corn.
J. H. Olmstead has rented 25
acres of land of J. J. Beal for
Mr. Spommer will soon move
onto his farm neat Turkey Creek
and Mr. Evinger will move onto
the farm vacated by Mr. Spom-
It is said that Mr. Moery s
new concrete house is a beauty.
Brumley & Jones,
So. Main St., Hennessey, Okl ,
Do You Need a Clock?
We have anything from a little
alarm clock to a big regulator.
?ine 01k case 8 day clocks
for $3 50.
Every thing in the jewelry line.
M. D. BREWER,
The Leading Jeweler
Hand Picked Cowpeas for sale,
$2 50 a bushel, by Bert Johnson,
2 miles east and 2 miles south of
Oakview school house.
If you want to pay off your
farm loan or take a new one it will
pay you to see me. Int. 5^ per
cent. Commission almost like in-
terest. No delay, money always
J. L. Bines.
Lee Dalton came down from
Enid Saturday night and spent
Sunday visstingold time friends.
A. P. HhRSCHER
All Kiods of Plow and
North of Hilblsh Barn, Hennessey, Ok In.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: Oklahoma Avenue.
Office "Phone 21. Residence 'Phone 24.
HENNESSEY, - OKI. A, HQ ALA.
For Sale or Rent,
160 acres, 9 miles southeast
Hennessey. See Bash Bros.
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