The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1911 Page: 2 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
John Sprague, Pub.
Europe i? unhupir) as If It bud
Just lost the baseball pennant
Straw hats still linger, hut chiefly
In Lb* guiae uf next year 8 hena nests
In some ways an oyster Is like an
egg You never can tell till you open
OKLAHOMA LINING UP
ON LIQ0R QUESTION
WILL BE THIRD ATTEMPT TO
ELIMINATE WARD "PROHI-
"Wets" Busy Getting Signatures to
Initiative Petition; "Drys" Also
As Is well known, a handsome wo
man can be attractive In almost any
If hobble skirts are made any
tighter, the wearers will not even be
able to bobble
A man out west Is trying to regain
a fortune by newspaper work. No
wonder be lost It
The job! of dying has gone up 33 1-3
per cent., and some (eel that they
cannot afford the expense
Elijah may have been the first avt
otor, but there was no promoter there
to collect the gate receipts.
It Is hinted that the Mona Lisa was
atolen by an artist He certainly was
an artist at getting away with It
We have reason to believe that the
new "anklevlew* skirt will cause
*)ere men to sit up an<* take notice.
The corbel may go, as fashion dle-
titors say. but we may rest assured
that something worse will be substi-
Professor Brooks' comet is thus far
obscured by clouds, but the presump-
tion Is that It Is keeping its adver-
Another unsuccessful attempt has
been made to swim the English chan-
nel Hut why try to swim when It Is
Bo easy to fly across?
There Is a form of butter In India
called "ghee." We will hazard the
opinion that some of our own cold
storage kind beats It
Fruit pests are being killed by elec-
tricity In Spokane valley The mod-
ern agriculturist earns his bread by
the hum of his motor.
Hay fever may be a sign of brains,
out a good many people are willing to
forego the brains If. by doing so, they
can get rid of the fever
(*ithrie, Okla. Will Oklahoma, if
It be given the chance, vote as did
Texas and .Maine recently on the pro-
hibition question, and as a result wilt
a local ' ption law l>e adopted in thit
state? Sometime before the next gen-
eral election, Governor Lee Cruce, if
the initiative petition is put through,
is expected to call a special election
on the "wet* and "dry" question. The
anti-prohibitionists are busy getting
65,000 names to a petition which asks
the governor to call the election, anft
the anti-Saloon League and the Wo-
men's Christian Temperance Union
are Just as busy organizing throughout
the state to combat the "wet" forces.
This will be the third attempt ti*
eliminate the word "prohibition" from
the state constitution. In the first
election the "drys" won by a majority
of 29,160, and in Mie second election, in
November, 1910, the "dry" majority
was 30,995. The old Indian Territory
half of the state has stood about even
on the proposition thus far, but the
anti-prohibitionists believe there is a ;
big "wet" majority on that side of the |
state since the capital removal case!
has been decided. During territorial j
days old Oklahoma had saloons.
In the first election, in 1907, old In
dian territory went "dry" by a major-
ity of 3.C91, Lut in 1910 the "dry" ma-
jority dropped to 784. The Osage In
dian nation, now Osage county, went
"wet" in 1907 by 429 and In 1910 by
1.345. These figures give encourage,
ment to the local option advocates. 1
As originally written, the present
initiated bill aimed merely at a repeal
of the present constitutional prohibi-
tory laws and left the matter of fix-
ing the local option unit up to the leg
islature. A general demand came from
all portions of the state, however, that
the unit be fixed in the I ill and vir
tualh a new bill has been drafted.
As it will go before the voters the
bill provides that incorporated towns,
villages and cities, and also parts or j
countries lying outside such incorpor-
ated communities may settle for them- i
selves the question of whether they
shall !> ' "wet" or "dry.'
FORMER BANKER IS
CONVICTED OF FRAUD
' Abner Da/Is, Ex-President cf an Ok-
lahoma City Institution, De-
Oklahoma City, Okla. Abner Davis,
ex-president of the Night and Day
bank of this city and owner of the
Oklahoma City franchise in the Texas
Baseball League, has been found
guilty in the district court here of mak-
ing false entries in the books of his
bank to deceive the state bank com-
missioner. A maximum punishment of
five years in the penitentiary is pos-
Davis was tried upon an indictment
charging that he instructed F. H.
Meyers, at the lime cashier of the
bank, to enter on the books of the
bank a credit of $40,000 against bank*
in St. Ix)uis and Kansas City. At thrj
time the alleged false entries were
made the Davis bank was short in its
funds, and it was alleged in the in
dlctment that Davis had the false en-
tries made to deceive E. M. Cockrell,
state bank commissioner. Davis claim-
ed on the stand that the entry was not
made for the purpose of deceiving the
bank commissioner and that he under
stood the transaction thoroughly. The
former bank commissioner denied this
in his testimony.
Nick .M. Ellis, former cashier of the
defunct Merchants and Planters' bank
of this city, was placed on trial touay
in the district court. Ellis is charged
by four indictments with selling forge I
instruments and stealing funds from
WISH AT LAST CAME TRUE
Would Make It Navigable.
Tulsa, Okla.—That tile Arkansas
river can be made navigable from Tul-
sa to the Mississippi by a system of
deflectors at a cost not to exceed $1,-
000,000 is the estimate of .1 11. Wheat-
ley, commissioner of water of this
city, who will submit his plan to the
government. Mr. Wheatley would
build a series of deflectors on both
sides of the river from Tulsa for a dis-
tance of 100 miles south, thus throw-
ing all the water into a narrow chan-
nel of sufficient volume of water to
operate large river boats at least nine
months of the year. These deflectors
Mr. Wheatley would construct of logs
and place them opposite each other
and 500 feet apart. According to Mr.
Wheatley had these deflectors been
placed In the Arkansas river just above
this city a few months ago, a long
strip of land twenty feet wide, now
a part of the river's channel, would
have been saved to the owners of the
land and would now be used for ag-
Banks to Pay Assessments.
Guthrie, Okla.—With the under-
standing that Governor Cruce will en-
force an honest administration of the
bank deposit guaranty fund, it was
agreed by the bankers of Guthrie, rep-
resenting the Oklahoma State, Logan
County and Guthrie Savings banks,
that they will immediately pay the
guarantee fund assessments that they
owe. This decision followed a confer-
ence with their attorneys.
The total payment of the three
banks amounts to something like $15,
000, or 1 per cent of the average daily
deposits last March. The banks have
protested payment on the grounds that
a detailed statement of the fund has
been refused them and that a special
assessment for the fund could ba
made only to recuperate the fund when
hanks failed. The special 1 per cent
assessment was made last spring.
The Dank of Indian Territory got an
Injunction against intrference by the
state after an attempt was made by
the hanking board, with the as-istance
! of Adjutant General Frank Canton, to
j close that concern for failure to pay
j the guaranty assessment. Later, how-
| ever, the Bank of Indian Territory
| compromised with the state, being at-
j lowed some credits on the payment.
The Guthrie banks, it develops, have
j stood alone in protesting the guaranty
fund payment and against Its uses to
j bolster up weak banks.
Ptonvaine Poisoning Claims Three.
Lawton, Okla.—Following the death
of their mother a few days ago from
ptomaine poisoning caused by eating
infected sardines, two children of S.
W. Mc Alexander of Lawton, have died
from the same cause. They were a
boy and a girl, 11 and 9 years old re-
spectively. The father and a son are
[ the only members of the family left
| alive. The family was returning home
j in a motor car from Mississippi. The
[ sardines were purchased at St. Jose;>h,
Texas. All who ate the fish became
ill, Mrs. M(-Alexander dying shortly
Arbuthnot Wltheredge Had Long
Wanted to Be Alone With
"Well," said Arbuthnot Wltheredge,
"I am in luck to find you alone, this
"O," replied Genevieve Grandilot,
"do you consider it lucky to be alone
I with me?"
"Why shouldn't 1?"
"1—I don't know. I have never
| thought about it before."
"Haven't you ever wished that you
and I might be all alone together?"
"Why Bhould 1 wish that?"
"1 don't know. 1 wish you had
"Have you ever wished it?"
"A great many times."
"Can you ask me why?"
"Perhaps 1 could—could guess."
"Would you care If I should tell you
"I—I don't know. Do you think I
ought to let you tell me why?"
"1 wish you would. 1 am going to
tell you. It is because I—"
"Because you what?"
"I wonder If you will hate me after
I have told you? Rather than have
you decide that we can no longer be
friends, I would carry the secret to
my grave." "
"O, please don't do anything like
that. I am sure I shall not hate you.
1 could never hate you, no matter
"Do you mean that. Miss Grandilot
"Of course. Why shouldn't I?"
"1 shall risk all, then, and tell you.
I have wanted to be alone with you
because—because 1 love you—because
I have wanted to ask you to be mine!"
Then the beautiful girl's mother
stole away from her place behind the
curtain and tiptoed up the back stairs.
Rhode Island First to Have Navy,
Rhode Island was the first state to-
create a navy of its own, and captured
the first prize, a British frigate, off
Newport. Seeing its success, the con-
tinental congress chose Rhode Island
to execute plans for a colonial navy,
and Esek Hopkins, the first command-
er-in-chief, and three-fourths of all
the officers were from this state. In
the later war of 1812 it was another
Rhode Islander, Commodore Perry,
who fought tl^e immortal battle on
Lake Erie when he "met the enemy
and they are ours!"—National Maga-
Eczema All Over Baby's Body.
"When my baby was four months old
his face broke out with eczema and at
sixteen months of age his face, hands and
arms were in a dreadful state. The
: eczema spread all over his l>ody. We had
1 to put a mask or cloth over his face and
j tie up 1ms hands. Finally we gave him
! Hood's Sarsaparilla and in a few months
he was entirely cured. Today he is &
healthy boy." Mrs. Inea Lewis, baring,
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures blood diseases
and builds up the system.
Get it today in usual liquid form or
chocolated tablets called Sarsatabs.
An expert tells us that birds spread
disease This probably will be seized
upon by the ladies as a pretext to
wear dead birds on their hats
A New York policeman who res-
cued a girl from drowing was reward-
ed with a kiss and a hug Here Is a
suggestion for Andrew Carnegie.
The trouble between Germany and
England reminds us of a quarrel be-
tween two prominent pugilists All
the fighting is done in the newspapers
The census gives Nevada only sev
pn tenths of a man to the square mile
There are In Nevada a good many
square miles that don't deserve even
Highwaymen, nfter robbing a Chi-
cago man. took away all his clothing
ind left him shivering In the streev
It may become necessary to have emp
ty barrels left around at convenient
A Chicago man Is suing for divorce
because his wife has been throwing
things at him for nineteen years
Probably he Is tired of paving for
having the dents taken out of the
These velours hats for men are
lovely things So are china eggs
A Roston girl, who proclaimed her
right to choose a husband for herself,
bas received one hundwd proposals of
marriage Declarations of indepen
flence are now in order
We are told that the yelling of a
parrot In New York saved twenty live
lives In a burning building It also
laved the feathers of the parrot, which
s'as a question of far more concern
to said parrot
A man In Pennsylvania hanged him
lelf because his crop of tobacco was
do large to store In his barn Hounded
io death by too much prosperity, he
lell a victim to the Inconsistency of
Isn't It about time to Invoke the
tlause of the constitution prohibiting
rruel and unusual forms of punish
rent? A New York magistrate told
the wife of a man brought before
lira on a serious charge to tnke him
lome and tell him what -she thought of
Thus far the air Is not darkened by
aviators making transcontinental
A fireman has beaten Weston's
walking record from coast to coast,
but Weston still holds the record for
Bo year-old pedestrians w ith gray mus-
We ire told that the summer has
been too hot for oysters. We also
have renson to believe that some sec-
tintiv of It were too hot for human be-
Cement Products Total $1,133,601.
Oklahoma City, Okla. An increase
in tiie value of manufactured products
in one year to the amount of 30 per
rent of the capital stock is an unusual
achievement for any industry, but that
is the record made last year by the
cement and plaster industry of Okla-
homa. Hesides turning out saleable
products to the value of $1,133,61, that
industry set going through the ^fate's
financ ial circulatory channel $481,090
in wages, $28,462 in rents and taxes
and $1173,934 for material and supplies,
making a grand total of more than $2,-;
000,000 with which it enriched the
wealth of the state in a single year.
The companies have a total capitali-
zation of $1,487,918, which is an in-
< rease over the year previous of $39'.i,
321. These plants have a combined
labor absorbing capacity of Sr l men,
extending over an average yearly oper-
ation of 264 days.
County Will Sue Its Officers.
Guymon, Okla.—As a result of the
recent reports of Charles A. Taylor,
state examiner and inspector, which
alleged that officers of Texas county
were indebted to the county to the ex-
tent of about $10,000, the county com-
missioners have instructed County At-
torney G1 eason to file suits against the
officials to recover the amounts alleg-
ed to be due.
Patterson to Serve Hi9 Sentence.
Oklahoma City, Okla. The c riminal
court of appeals has affirmed the con-
viction of Price Patterson of Maysville,
given mx years for killing Dr. ( . W.
llerrod in October, 1906. The case
was tried in Garvin county after state
hood, first before Marion Henderson
of the Paul's Valley bar as special
judge, agreed upon by attorneys for
state and d tense. District Judge Mc-
Millan being disqualified. The trial
resulted in a hung jury, and for the
next term of court the supreme court
assigned District Judge K. M Bailey of
Chickasha to sit.
Scottish Rite Election.
Guthrie, Okla.—The class of 102
members'taking the Scottish Rite de-
grees at the Guthrie Temple organized
by electing S. W. Davis of Bartlesville,
president; J. Burr Gibons of Tulsa,
secretary and George L. Wilson of
Enid, treasurer The class was chris-
tened the "Chamberlain Memorial"
c lass in memory of the late secretary
of the Masonic grand lodge at Wash
Ington. A fund of $200 was raised to
buy a present for the Temple.
Prior Cultivation the Test.
Guthrie, Ok.—In the United States
circuit court Judge Cotteral decided
the Barnsdall* Oil Company's ra-e
against Frank Tinker, whose land al-
lot tments are covered by the Barns
dall blanket lease Judge Cotteral ruled
that if the cultivation of tho land start
ed prior to the drilling then the com-
pany's leases are void as to such land
Otherwise the lease provisions hold
He also held that a meadow which Is
mowed for hay is a cultivated enclo-
Made It Raising Melons.
Tyrone, Okla.—A1 Lawler of Tyrone
grew 14,000 pounds of melon seed on
70 acres of land and he received lb
cents per pound for the seed. He has
a melon thresher and is prepared for
the business. He says more of the
fanners in Texas county could make
money in* this way if they gave their
attention to it. This is another point
in favor of the Oklahoma rarmer who
supports and practices the method of
Dirt Makes Broom Corn We;gh.
Guymon, Okla.—The price of broom
corn is still the all absorbing topic for
conversation. Thus far this year's
product has been superior to last..
Many of the farmers are regretting
that they signed contracts early in th •
season for $80 to $100, and it is fear-
ed there will be much litigation as a
result of farmers refusing to deliver
according to contract.
Old Rate Case Dismissed.
Oklahoma City Okla.—The supreme
court has dismissed the case of tho
Frisco railroad against the territory,
which was brought by Attorney Gen-
eral West before statehood while he
was acting as special assistant to At-
torney General Cromwell, to compel
the railroad to charge no higher rates
in Oklahoma than in Kansas.
Won't Take Jurisdiction.
Guthrie, Okla.—Swanson county
does not exist and Federal Judge Cot
teral will not go behind the state su-
preme court declaration that abolished
the county in order to pass upon the
legality of its creation under state
laws. In refusing Jo take jurisdic-
tion Judge Cotteral ;.lso held that Dis-
trict Judge Tolbert of Klowo county
has jurisdiction and therefore could iu>,
point a receiver from Swanson county.
Son of Ex-Mayor Killed By Car.
| Muskogee, Okla.—Clarence, the "
year-old son of Kx-Mayor T. M. Mar-
tin, wa srun over by a street c ar in
the heart of the city and grcund to
death The child stepped out of its
father's auto and ran into the street
Voted $50,000 for Good Roads.
Pawhuska, Okla.—The agitation for
L-ood roads in this count> was success-
ful in Big Heart township by the vot-
ing el $r.n,000 bonds for Improving the
roads An election to vote a like
amount in Strikeax township will soon
Husband Sleeps With Tom Cat.
Guthrie, Okla. Among other faults
that she checks up against her bus
band, in her divorce petition filed in
the distric t court at Anadarko, Mrs. W.
B. Dunlap, alleges that Dunlap insist-
ed on slepelng w ith a pet tom cat. Dun-
lap and the woman were married f !•
lowing a ten days' courtship and their
wedfled lite lasted five weeks. He
has long been prominent in Democratic
' political circles there. He has filed
a cross-petition asking that her plea
for alimony be denied.
Federal Official Consu ts Osage*.
Pawhuska, Okla.—Assistant Secre-
tary of the Interior Adams, is here on
a tour of the Oklahoma oil fields. Mr.
Adams was supervisor of the Indiana
| oil and gas interests and is here to j
gather data concerning the leasing of
the balance of the Osage lands. Objec-
tion lo leasing the land amounting to
something like 700,000 acres, has been
made by the large oil companies on
the ground that the increased produc-
tion would keep the price down. The
secretary is conferring with the Osagea
j to get their wishes in the matter.
Worr.an Flies in Oklahoma.
Muskogee, Okla.—Miss Katherine
Hnil( daughter cf Captain Dick Hull,
of this city, is the first Oklahoma wo- j
man to make a flight in an aeroplane.
Miss Hull, who is yet in her teens,
i was a passenger with Aviator Bonney j
; in a Wright aeroplane and made the
flight as a representative of the Times-
I Democrat. The machine went up about
, 1,800 feet and twice circled the fa:t i
grounds. Two other women made
flights following Miss Hull. One was
Miss Olive Adair and the other Mr*.
Goodykoontz of Williams, Ariz.
Erck Output Exceeds Capital Stock.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—The figure,
$«'-♦' ,297, represents the number of dol-
lars of capital stock of the twenty-nine
plants which last year made the brick
' used in Oklahoma's vast building oper-
at'ons. Every dollar of this capital
stock will have to be multiplied bv one
and a fraction to secure the value of
the manufactured product of that year
alone, the amount being in exact nutn
hers $713,446. It is seldom that an in
dustry turns out a yearly output of
more than the value of its capital
Must Be End to Suspense.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—That a court
, and prosecuting attorney cannot con
tinue a prosecution beyond the second
term of court without the consent of
the defendant and without good cause.
I ia the holding if Presiding Judge Fur-
; man in the criminal court of appeals
in granting the application of "Dan"
Mcl.eod for alleged violation of the?
prohibition laws. McLeod filed a mo-
tion with Judge Graham to dismiss the
j prosecution, alleging that the case had
I been continued through four terms of
the court upon motion of the county
attorney and over the objection of the
defendant without sufficient cause be .
ing shown. The motion wai overruled
and McLeod appealed and won.
Former Tribal Judge Dead.
Muskogee, Okla. — Napoleon B.
! Moore, former judge of the tribal su
preme court of the Creeks, an officer
| in the Confederate army and promt-
j nent in drafting treaties for the Creek]
Indians, died In a sanitarium at Battle
Creek. Mich., at the age of 84. At the
time of his death he was defacto treas-
urer of the tribal government.
Would Revive Debating.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—A revival ol
the old-fashioned literary societies
and debating clubs is reported to State
Superintendent Wilson by the heads j
I of the six normal schools and two uni I
evrsity preparatory schools. The let I
I ters state that clubs and societies have i
been formed in each of the schools j
Great interest is being manifested in i
this line of work. There ate no frater ;
nlties in most of these Institutions tc j
detract the attention of students from
Aerial Scout Work.
As an example of what German
military airmen are already able to
do. the performance of Lieutenant
Mackenthun recently is cited. In a
space of 35 minutes Lieutenant Mack-
enthun, who was acting for the Red
force, rose and flew along the enemy's
front and was back on the ground at
his headguarters ready to report. To
obtain the same results would have
taken a strong force of cavalry four
When the World Was Made.
When Lottie returned from her first
visit to Sunday school she was asked
what she had learned.
"God made the world in six days,
and was arrested on the seventh day,"
was her version of the lesson impart-
The Plain Facts.
"Did you see the prisoner strike this
man in the melee?"
"No, I seen him swat him on the
Sloan's Liniment is a great
remedy for backache. It
penetrates and relieves
the pain instantly—no rub-
bing necessary — just lay
it on lightly.
*'I had my back hurt in the Boer War
and in San Francisco two yeais ago 1
was hit bv a street car in the same place.
1 tried ail kind* of dope without suc-
cess. Two weeks ago I saw your lini-
ment in a drug store and got a bottle to
try. The first applic ation caused instant
relief, and now except for a little stiff-
ness, 1 am almost well."
is the best remedy for
sore throat and sprains.
Miss E. Rim of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
writes: "Slo.tn's Liniment is the best
for rheumatism. I have used six bot-
tles of it and it is grand."
Sold by all Dealers.
Price, 25c., 50c., and $ 1.00.
"Dr. Tierce's Pellets, email, supar-coated,
eaKy to t?ke as candy, regulate and invigor-
ate stomach, liver and bowels. Do not gripe.
It's all right to help others, but it
doesn't pay to be too busy to stop and
Many a man's deficiency in dollars
is due to his deficiency in sense.
Hi ps and
We strongly urge you
first of all. It will ^ive
the greatest satisfaction.
IT IS FOR POOR APPETITE
A trial will convince you.
The Farmer's Son's
Why wait for tho old farm to beeomo
yourinheritanee/ Bet;in now to
prepare 1..r your future
prosperity and Indepen-
dence. A un at oppor-
tunity a wo its you In
I Manitoba .•Mskatrhewti n
lor Alberta, where you
lean seen re a Fred lo me-
Istead or buy laud atrea-
— rot u year from now,
when land will bo high-
er. The profits secured
from tho abundant erop* of
Wheat, Out H >ind Hurley,
as well as cattle raising, are
causing a steady advance in
price. Governuicii' returns show
that the nuiuher oi settler*
io Western Canada from
the I'. N, whs <io per eent
larger In 11110 thau the
pre\ ions year.
Many farmers have paid
for their laud out of the
proeeedx of one crop.
Free llomeMtead* of 160
I an acres lit
i In© climate, good • IiooIh.
evcelb nt i ail A\a v facilities,
low freight rates; wood, wa-
ter and lumber easily ob-
1^ r pamphlet Best Wert."
particularsun to suitahle location
and low settlers' rate, apply to
Sup't of Immigration, Ottawa,
Can., or to Canadian tior't Agent.
125 W. Ninth St., Kansas City. Mo.
ne " nt,. t ■ i ' '.fwvrent nearest you
The first dose often astonishes the
giving elasticity of mind, buoyancy of body ,
regular bowels and solid flesh. Price, 25 cts.
Broom Corn Shippers
or Broom Corn Associations
Correspond with s. We want Broom Cora
! Authorised Selling Aftenti for The American
Society o 1 Equity on this market.
160 South Water Street CHICAGO
How's the crop m your district'
W. N. U„ WICHITA. NO. 42-1911^
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