The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 9, 1911 Page: 3 of 8

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F Abraham Lincoln it
was once said that the
prevailing sentiment of
his powerful, yet sad,
countenance was ex-
pressed in the line, "Oh,
why should the spirit of
mortal be proud?"
The sympathetic ob-
server, who found there
so splendid a signifi-
cance, guessed the se-
cret that lay within with almost clair-
voyant insight.
That is the opening line of the poem
which was Lincoln's favorite. It was
written by a young Scotchman, who
died at the age of 37—the age fatal
to Burns, Byron, Motherwell and oth-
er gifted poets.
To those who appreciate meritorious
verse, the same pleasure can be en-
joyed here, in the reading of the poem
In Its completeness, as was vouchsaf-
ed Lincoln on that night of rare peace
and talk of beauty amid the tumult of
war and stress of his people's peril.
This is the poem in full:
t'ouse Where Lincoln Die1
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Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be
IJke a swift, fleetinp meteor, a fast-fly-
ing cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the
He passeth from life to his rest in the
The leaves of the oak and the willow
■hall fade,
He scattered around and together bn laid;
And the young and the old. and the low
and the high.
Shall moulder to dust and together shall
The infant and mother attended and
The mother that Infant's affection who
The husband that mother and infant who
Each, all, are away to their dwellings of
The maid on whose cheek, on whose
brow, in whose eye,
Shorn* beauty and pleasure—her triumphs
are by;
And the memory of those that beloved
her and praised,
Are alike from the minds of the living
The hand of the king that the scepter
hatli borne;
The brow of the priest that the miter
hath worn;
The eye of the sage and the heart of the
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the
lot wa
ow and
The peasant, wh
to reap;
The herdsman, who climbed with his
goats up the steep;
The beggar, who wandered in search of
his bread.
Have fa«'^d liway like the grass that we
The saint that enjoyed the communion of
The sinner that dared to remain unfor- ,
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and
Have quietly mingled their bones in th«
So the multitude goes, like the flower or
the weed,
'That withers away to let others succeed;
So the multitude conies, even those we
To repeat every tale that has often been
For we are the same as our fathers have I
We see the same sights that our fathers '
have seen:
We drink the same stream and view the
same sun,
And run the same course our fathers
have run.
The thoughts we are thinking our fathers
would think;
From the death we are shrinking our
fathers would shrink;
To the life we are clinging they also
would cling;
But it speeds for us all, like a bird on
the wing.
They loved, but the story we cannot un-
' fold:
They scorned, but the heart of the
hauffhty Is cold;
They grieved, but no wall from the slum-
ber will come;
They Joyed, but the tongue of their glad- j
ness is dumb.
They died—ay! they died. We things that |
are now,
That walk on the turf that lies over their i
And make In their dwellings a transient ;
Meet the things that they met on their ;
pilgrim road.
Yes! hope and despondency, pleasure and
We mingle together In sunshine and rain;
And the smile and the tear, the song and
the dirge.
Still follow each other, like surge upon
•Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught
of a breath.
From the blossom of health to the pale-
ness of death,
From the gilded saloon to the bier and
the shroud,
«)h! why should the spirit of mortal be
AY BREAK of March 4, 1861,
says Miss Tarbell, found
the city of Washington
astir. The senate, which
had met at 7 o'clock the
night before, was still in
session; scores of persons who had
?ome to see the inauguration of the
first Republican president, and who
had been unable to find other bed
han the floor, were walking the
streets; the morning trains were
bringing new crowds. Added to the
stir of those who had not slept
through the night were sounds un-
usual in Washington—the clatter of
:avalry, the tramp of soldiers.
All this morning bustle of the city
must have reached the ears of the
president-elect at his rooms at Wil-
lard's hotel, where from an early hour
he had been at work. An amendment
to the constitution of the United
States had passed the senate in the
all night session, and as it concerned
the subject of his inaugural, he must
incorporate a reference to it in the ad-
dress. Then he had not replied to the
note he had receivd two days before
from Mr. Seward, asking to be releas-
ed from his promise to accept the
portfolio of state. He could wait no
"I can't afford." he Raid to Mr. Nic-
olay, his secretary, "to let Seward
take the first trick."
And he dispatched the following let-
"My Dear Sir—Your note of the 2nd
instant, asking to withdraw your ac-
ceptance of my invitation to take
charge of the state department, was
duly received. It is the subject of
the most painful solicitude to me, and
I feel constrained to beg that you w ill
countermand the withdrawal. The
public interest, I think, demands that
you should; and my personal feelings
ars deeply interested in the same di-
rection. Please consider and answer
by 9 a. la. tomorrow. Your obedient
servant. A. LINCOLN."
At noon Mr. Lincoln's work was
interrupted. The president of the
United States was announced. Mr.
Buchanan had come to escort his suc-
cessor to the capitol. The route of
the procession was the historic one
over which almost every president
since Jefferson had traveled to~ take
his oath of office; but the scene Mr.
Lincoln looked upon as his carriage
rolled up the avenue was different
from that upon which one looks to-
day. No great blocks lined the
streets; instead, the buildings were
low, and there were numerous vacant
spaces. Instead of asphalt, the car-
riage passed over cobblestones. Nor
did the present stately and beautiful
approach to the capitol exist. The
west front rose abrupt and stiff from
an unkept lawn. The great building
itself was still uncompleted, and high
above his head Mr. Lincoln could see
the swinging arm of an enormous
crane rising from the unfinished dome.
But, as he drove that morning from
Willard's to the capitol, the president-
elect saw far more significant sights
than these. Closed about his carriage,
"so thickly," complained the newspa-
pers, "as to hide it from view," was a
protecting guard. Stationed at inter-
vals along the avenue were platoons
of soldiers. At every corner were
mounted orderlies. On the rooftops
were groups of riflemen. When Lin-
coln reached the north side of the
capitol, where he descended to enter
the building, he found a board tunnel,
strongly guarded at its mouth,
through which he passed into the
Arm in arm with Mr. Buchanan.
Mr. Lincoln passed through the long
tunnel erected for his protection, en-
tered the capitol, and passed into the
senate chamber, filled to overflowing
with senators, members of the diplo-
matic corps, and visitors. The con-
trast between the two men as they
entered struck every observer. "Mr.
Buchanan was so withered and bowed
with age," wrote George W. Julian of
Indiana, who was among the spec-
tators, "that in contrast with the tow-
ering form of Mr. Lincoln he seemed
little more than half a man."
A few moments delay and the move-
ment from the senate towards the
east front began, the justices of the
Supreme court, in cap and gown,
leading the procession. As soon as the
large company was seated on the plat-
form erected on the east portico of the
capitol, Mr. Lincoln arose and advanc-
ed to the front, where he was intro-
duced by his friend, Senator Baker of
Oregon. Me carried a cane and a lit-
tle roll—the manuscript of his in-
augural address.
There was a moment's pause after
the introduction, as he vainly looked
for a spot where he might place his
high silk hat. Douglas, who was seat-
ed just behind him, stepped forward
quickly and took the hat which Mr.
Lincoln held helplessly in his hand.
"If I can't be president," he whis-
pered, smilingly to Mrs. Brown, a
cousin of-Mrs. Lincoln, "I at least can
hold his hat."
Life No Longer Safe—Wholesale Mur-
ders Are the Disgrace of
Oklahoma City, Okla. The alarming
frequency of murder in Oklahoma wa
referred to by Representative Jones of
Jefferson in backing his bill proposing
to make it a felony to carry concealed
"These wholesale murders that dis-
grace Oklahoma should cease," he
said. "The vast number of homicides
must stop or else no man's life is sale."
lie urged that harsh punishment
for the man carrying concealed wea
pons would have a good effect in check-
ing murder, for, he said, a largo per
cent of murders can be traced solely
to the fact that the man had his "gun."'
So well did Mr. Jones ar-iue his bill
that the house, at first apparently
somewhat unsympathetic, was soon
strongly on his side; and in the end
the bill was recommitted so that it
could be strengthened with an a.mend-
ment prohibiting the sale of dangerous
weapons, especiallx "six shooters," in
Oklahoma. Floor Leader W B. An
thony of Stephens was the author of
the motion to recommit.
Radical Changes in Divorce Laws.
Asserting that present divorce con-
ditions in Oklahoma are a disgrace to
] the state, Senator J. B. Thompson of
j Paul's Valley has introduced a bill in
I the senate proposing some radical
1 changes in the divorce laws of the
state. It is the idea of the bill to make
| the Oklahoma laws as stringent as
| those of any state, and to discourage
the ease with which divorce is now
secured in this state. The period of
residence in the state required as a
a precedent to bringing divorce pro*
ceedings is increased to two years.
! A novel feature of the bill is that
| in every divorce case notice is to be
served upon the county attorney, who
must appear on behalf of the state and
; oppose the granting of any divorce
I where it is not fully warranted by th<
| facts. When the parties appear to be
equally in the wrong, the court may
refuse a divorce, but .may provide for
the care and custody of the children
Detailed provision is made for the di
violin of property in case of divorce.
Even an absolute divorce is not to
become effective, so far as remarrying
is concerned, for one year, and in ca^'e
an appeal is taken remarriage is pro
hibited until six months after final de
cision by the appellate court. Viola-
tion of these provisions is to lie pun-
| ished as bigamy. Where absolute di
vorce is grunted by reason of tfle fault
of the husband, the wife may be re-
stored to her maiden name, if there
aie no children/ but if there are child
ren living she is not allowed that priv-
Committees Are Busy.
The fish and ghme committee and
the committee on criminal jurispru-
: dence did good work in getting rid
, of a score of bills, killing fifteen of
them and recommending five for pas-
sage. Among the measures escaping
execution are opening certain north-
eastern rivers to net fishing, etc.; in-
creasing the rewards for those who
dynamite streams for fish; a commit-
1 tee substitute for the fish and game
bills; the Breedlove bill, relative to
I disturbing the peace; for the sale of
; section 33 in old Greer county
Officials Accept Enid Invitation.
j Governor Truce and the members of
Ihe state legislature will be guests of
1 the Enid Chamber of Commerce and
Real Estate Exchange at a banquet on
the night of February 4. An accept
ance to the invitation has been made.
When Present Legislature Adjourns It
Will Probably Meet Again.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—There now I
seems to be practically no question
that a special session of the legisla-
ture will be called immediatetly fol-
lowing the regular session for the pur.
pose of dividing the state into congres-
sional districts.
Members of the legislature jnaltv
tain that this would not. be necessary
if action were taken by congress early
enough to allow the apportionment to
be made at the regular session. It
had been thought that the multiplicity
of candidates for congress among the
members of the legislature would
serve to retard the work of redisrict-
ing, but it is possible that it may haxe
the opposite effect, as the candidates
cannot get together, of course, and the
members whose have no personal in-
terests to serve are expectng to run
the band wagon over the candidates,
in soiie cases deliberately shattering
long-cherished ambitions.
Oklahoma will probably be allowed
three new congressmen, increasing
from five to eight.
Three Millions in Appropriations.
A hill specifically reappiopriating
$ '.750,018 of 19(M apppropriations, val- j
idateing state warrants i sued ^gainst
the same and legalizing all payments
from the state treasury for said war-
rants, has been introduced in the sen-
ate for the senate appropriation com- j
mIt.tee by Senator Wynne. The bill j
also carried in blank the deficiency ap-
propriation of llioo, which amounted
to approximately $(i00,000, and if the i
senate inserts this item, the total re
appropriations will be $3,356,048. The j
bill was hurriedly prepared by Senator j
Meinmlnger, acting with the concur-
rence of Speaker Durant of the house, '
the other senate leaders and many |
other legislators, and will be rushed j
through the legislature without oppo
sition and in the minimum time.
Investigation Committee.
In accordance with the house resolu- |
lion introduced by Representative Bar-
rett, Speaker Durant named a commit-
tee of seven house members whose
duty it shall be to investigate all mat-
ters relative to capitol and capital con-
tracts and expenses connected there-
with. The committee is as follows:
Coughlin, Jackson, Anthony, Cox, J. W.
Clark, Kneeland and Barrett. Gover-
nor Cruce transmitted to the house of
representatives a copy of contracts
made between Governor Haskell and
Oklahoma City, relative to capitol mat-
ters, and these contracts, etc., will be
among the matters thouoghly sifted
out by the special house committee.
DoctorsSaid He Would Die
A Friend's Advice Saves Life
I wish to «p;:tk of the wonderful cure
that 1 have received from your noted
8warop-Roi t, the grout kidney and blad-
der cure. Last summer 1 was taken with
• pains in my liaek and sides. I
could not brcatlie without difficulty and
w aa nearly w ild with the di-siri ~ urinate.
\\ as compelled to do so every ten min-
utes with tl ! passage of pur* blood with
the urine. I tried all the different doc-
tors from far and near, but they said it
was no use to doctor as 1 would die any.
way. I was at the end of my rope and
was so miserable with pain and the
thought that I must die that words can-
not tell how I felt. Onu da> a friend told
me of the wonderful help she had received
from Ih\ Kilmer's Swamp-Hoot. She gave
me one of your pamuphMs which I read
and determined to try Swamp-Root. After
taking half a bottle 1 felt better. Ilavs
now taken ten bottles and am well as I
ever was, thanks to Swamp-Root. I wish
to tell all suffering people that have kid-
ney, liver or bladder trouble, that I)r. ICil-
nn r's Swamp-Root is the In t medicine on
the market.
All persons doubting this statement can
write to me and I will answer them di-
rectly, Yours very truly,
Rosalie, Wash.
Subscribed and sworn to before ine thifl
23rd day of Julv, 11V>0.
V KRNTj TOWN E, Notary Public.
Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For Yoo
! Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham-
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It will
convince anyone. Yon will also receive
a booklet of valuable information, tellinf
all about the kidneys and bladder. When
writing, be sure and mention this paper.
For sale at all drug stores. Price tifty*
| cents and one-dollar.
Crutches or Biers.
j Richard Croker, at a dinner In Nbw
; York, expressed u distrust for a«ro-
"There's nothing underneath them,*
1 he said. "If the least thing goej
| wrong, down they drop."
! "I Bald to a Londoner the otker
" 'How Is your son getting on sine*
i h© bought a flying machine?'
j " 'On crutches, like the rest ot
I them,' the Londoner replied."
Governor Cruce Is Hard Worker.
If Governor Cruce keeps up his pres-
ent pa^'e, he will not only gain a repu-
tation, but lie will be the hardest work-
ing and the most genial executive Ok-
lahoma or any other state ever had.
i- rem 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. Governor
Cruce receives visitors in his office
ai d transacts official business without
a bite to eat or a minute's rest.
Throughout it all he keeps a smile and
does not seom tired.
Columbus Day a Holiday.
Governor Cruse has signed the
Gouldry bill making Columbus day a
holiday. The pen was presented to
Senator Goulding and will lie attached
to the state banner of the Knights of
Columbus. Representatives Coughllng
and Coyne, who are members of the
order, :• nd Distrist Deputy Fitzpatrick,
were also present when the bill was
True Popular Sovereignty.
I think a definition of "popular sov-
ereignty," in the abstract, would be
about this: That each man shall do
precisely as he pleases with himself
and with all those things that exclu-
sively concern him . . that a
general government shall do all those
things which pertain to it, and all the
local governments shall do precisely
as they please in respect to those mat-
ters which exclusively concern them.
—Speech at Columbus, O., Sept. 1G,
Power to Suspend Restored in Bill.
The vital section of the "administra-
| tion" prohibition enforcement bill, giv-
J ing the governor power to suspend
j county officers failing to enforce the
| prohibition law, which was stricken j
j out in the lower house, was reinserted
by the senate committee on prohibi-
tion enforcement and will reappear In
the bill when it is reported out into
I the senate. The bill is by Represen-
j tatlves Anthony and Webb and Senator
Thompson and was passed by the low-
er house several days ago after a hot
fight and after the most important pro.
vision, that relative to suspension of
county officials by the governor, had
i been killed.
Litth Cabin V/here Abraham Lincoln Was Eorn
.■~z: fe"' -i
Bill Goes to Governor.
The house agreed to the senate
amendment to the tax extension bill,
giving the taxpayers until March 1, It
the county commissioners so allow,
j to pay the first half of the year's taxi s,
which became delinquent, without the
new law about passed, the first of this
month. Tne bill then went to the
I governor.
Cruce's First Parole.
' Governor Cruce has granted his tir. t
parole It was to George Rice of Mar-
I shall county, sentenced to ninety days
| and to pay a fine of $250 for bootleg-
ging The parole contains a notation
from the governor to the effect that
this Is not a departure from his an-
nounced policy on bootleggers parole*,
together with a statement from ex-{
Governor Haskell and his law clerk, j
stating that the parole had been ap-'
proved under the former adminlstia-,
Five Months School Term.
The house has passed h concurrent
resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment to authorize the legisla-
ture to provide a five months school In
every school district in the state by
making up the district deficiency out
of a state school tax.
Game Warden Reports.
In accordance with a resolution
adopted recently by the senate, State
flame Warden J. S. Askew furnished
to that body an itemized statement of
the expenditures of his department, in-
cluding those for propagation of fish
and game. From the propagation fund,
$2,921.76 had been spent for the pur-
chase of fish and $330.65 for live phen -
ants, writh $13.04 express on the sajne,
in addition to 1,675 dozen pheasant
eggs purchased at $3 per dozen, and
$486.20 express. It. Is stated in con-
nection that 7,000 pheasants have been j
reported as hatched and matured from
20,000 eggs sent out. Reports have not
been received from all of the parties j
to whom cgg3 were furnished.
"My son was about three weeks old
when I noticed a breaking-out on hit
I cheeks, from which a watery sub-
stance oozed'. A short time after, hi*
urms, shoulders and breast broko out
also, and In a few days became a solid
! scab. I became alarmed, and called
our family physician, who at once pro
nounced the disease eczema. The lit-
tle fellow was under his treatment
for about three months. By the end
of that time, he seemed no better. I
became discouraged, and as I had
read the advertisements of Cutlcur*
Remedies and testimonials of a g.-eat
many people wbo had used them with
wonderful success, I dropped the doc-
tor's treatment, and commenced the
use of Cuticura Soap and Ointment,
, and In a few days noticed a marked
1 change. The eruption on his cheeks
was almost healed, and his shoulder^
! arms and breast were decidedly bet
ter. When he was about seven
months old all trace of the eczema
was gone.
"During his teething period, hi(
head and face were broken out in
boils which I cured with Cutlcur*
Soap and Ointment. Surely he must
have been a great sufferer. During the
time of teething and from the time t
dropped the doctor's treatment, I used
the Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Oint.
ment, nothing else, and when two
years old he was the picture of health.
His complexion was soft and beauti-
ful, and his head a mass of silky curls.
I had been afraid that he would never
be well, and I feel that I owe a great
deal to the Cuticura Remedies."
(Signed) Mrs. Mary W. Ramsey, 224
E. Jackson St., Colorado Springs,
Colo., Sept. 24, 1910.
Where Every Ear Is Stretched.
Knlcker—They say listening is s
lost art.
Bocker—Ever live in a flat with a
dumb waiter?
Take the 01'! Hlaixlard UllUVK'S TASTKI.BSS
CHILL TONIO. You know what yon aro taking.
The formula In plainly printed on every bottle
Showing It Is simply Oulnln<« and Iron in a taste-
less form. The (Quinine drives out the malaria
and the Iron builds up the system. Hold by alJ
dealers for SO rears, i'rlco 60 cents
There are many kinds of pleasure*,
and some of them aren't so pleasant
House Passes Assessor Bill.
The house of rcpreientatives passed
finally the county assessor bill, by
Carson, McDuffle, New and Smith (of
the senate). The vote was 67 to 28,
thirteen absent. The emergency lost.
The governor, under the bill, which
now goes to the senate, Is to appoint
the seventy-seven assessors.
Bill Is Recommitted.
The senate recommitted the state
university law school appropriation
bill of $150,000 to a joint committee
of the senate appropriation and public
buildings committee. Senator Thomas'
bill allowing the transfer of school
lands sold from the first purchaser to
another was passed to third reading.
The bill provides, in brief, that tho
notes made by the first purchaser to
the state shall be surrendered to hun,
and the second purchaser or person to
whom the track Is transferred, shall
make new notes.
wisely directed, will cause her to
give to her little ones only the most
wholesome and beneficiul remedies
and only when actually needed, and
the well-inform?d mother uses only
the pleasant and gentle laxative rem-
edy—Syrup of Figs and Elixir of
Senna—when a laxative is required,
as it is wholly free from all objec-
tionable substances. To get its ben-
eficial effects always buy the genu-
ine, manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co.

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