The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clippe
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FEB. s, 1912.
170 to 15 Fas or Test Well
The People Expressed Themselves
Almost Unanimously Mon-
day for City Well
Tilt' deci. ion of the people of Hen- j
nessey at the election on the water,
question Mon .;y was almost un-'
ominously in favor of the test well
in town. The vot stood 170 for
and 15 against. This election
was simply to v ure the expression
of the people without cost to the city,
and only one voting place was de
signaled. Those presiding officially
were Messrs. Chas. Throckmorton,
Sr., Guy Collins, and A. B. Lamb,
who tendered tin ir services free of
charge, and ail others connected
with the elf ctiiiii made no charge.
The people havi shown beyond the
shadow of a doubt where they stand
in the matter and are anxious that
the board of trustees begin work at
once on the test well. That the
board was less interested and a lit-
tle loth in pushing the matter seems
evident, inasmuch as on the date
for the regul / monthly meeting
Monday nignt. not enough of town
trustees were pi t sent to form a
quorum and no meeting was held
Now that the di i-;on has been!
made it is every ore's duty to help !
push the well to conn!:-lion a ; soon
as possible and remove the serious
water conditions 1 t haw prevail-
ed so long, li up to the city
council now to gi t lainy as the peo-
ple by this decis: m has made their
A Statesran and i "Aedicine Maker
Hon. Gjo. L. King, representative
of Kingfisher eiiiy ia the last
legislature, was i i >.v l Friday ad-
vertising his fain a is remedies of
which he is the ii averer and man-
ufacturer, un I made the Hornet a
very pleasant s.ici d visit. l)r. King
never tires in making medicine
either as as a politician or a doctor
—both kinds fully laranteed. Mr.
King made them it up and take
notice of him as a 1 .iislator. He
was truly loyal to Kingfisher and
the people of that county should
and no doubt will appreciate his
efforts in their behalf by returning
him to the next session. He is a
musician, an orator, a good story
teller, an entertainer and a fearless
advocate of the "square deal" policy.
There is no sham, hypocracy or de-
ceit about liitn.—Waukomis Hornet.
BANNER YEAK OF RECORD
Is Shown by Report at Meeting of
Stockholders of Farmers'
That last year was the banner
year for the Farmers' Union Market
House Company, of Hennessey, was
shown by the report of the com-
pany's secretary, Benton States,
at the fifth annual meeting of the
stockholders, held Tuesday, Febru-
ary 6. The business done by this
company during the year 1911, as
shown, by this report reached the
amount of $70,600. The net profits
being greater than any year in the
company's history. This certainly
is a good showing considering the
comparatively hard times of the
past year due to the partial crop
failure, and speaks well for
the business capabilities of the
management, and especially in the
face of the fact that the company
discontinued one of their greatest
source of revenue the implement
department—early in the year.
The meeting was well attended,
the greater part of the four hundred
and fifty shareholders being pre-
sent, and a general air of satisfac-
tion with the year's business seemed
to prevail. In fact, the stockholders
were so well pleased with present
conditions that old officers were re-
elected for the ensuing year. They
are: J. W. Beaman, president; C.
F. Fisher, vice-president; Benton
States, secretary-treasurer, and R.
Reynolds, W. M. Beaman, Lon
Adams, Homer Sloan, Wm. Bugg,
Robt. i. Moore, directors.
The management of the store
will be determined bv the board of
directors, and a meeting for that
purpose will be held soon. But it is
thought, that due to the excellent
business results of last year, there
will be no change in the present
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| Valentines Valentines
i n \ assortment just received. We have
1 many si; c.s to suit the young and old. Boys and girls,
£ they an. >1 Hie thing for your swetheart. We have
J comics thi.i fiind your faults and sentimental for your
$ loved o:k at reasonable prices.
| DINKLKH, The Druggist The Rexall Store
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Sea Of Life
Floating from \ ■ to place without a horbor—a raft upon the sea of life,
without anchor, n;<!Uer "i :il is tlie man without money in a good reliable
bank. Anchor with the
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
The Bank That Appreciates Your Business Belt Large or Small
ALL DEPOSITS GUARANTEED YOU CAN'T LOSE
We supply the needs of our customers at all times.
COME IN AND SEE US. A HOME BANK FOR HOME PEOPLE.
A. W. Westlake, Pr< sident Floyd E. Felt, Cashier
Fred Ehler, Vic e President Chas. K. Stetler, Ass i Cashier
An Eighty-Niner Gone
Edward Fisher, Well Known Citi-
zen, Passes Away at Home
of Son Monday
Edward Fisher, one of the early
day settlers of Hennessey, and one
of the best known citizens of King-
fisher county, passed away at the
home of his son, A. J. Fisher, in
this city, at an early hour Monday
morning, February 5. Death was
due to heart trouble. His age was
sixty-five years, five months and
Mr. Fisher was born in Wigton,
Cumberland, England, August 9,
1846, and was the eldest of three
children, the other children were
James and Jane Fisher. He was
christened in infancy in the Episco-
pal church and confirmed at the
age of sixteen years and has te-
mained steadfast in his chosen faith.
He was married to Elizabeth
eldest daughter of John and Eliza-
beth Clark, on July 22, 18G9, in
Liverpool, England, where they re-
sided a year, and where there eldest
child was born and died.
In 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Fisher came
to America and settled in Mays-
ville, Kansas, where they resided
fourteen years, going thence to
Pratt, Kansas, where they spent
five years. When the great rush
was made for homes at the opening
of Oklahoma to settlement in
1889, Mr. Fisher cast his lot with
the pioneers of Kingfisher county,
erecting one of the first buildings in
the town of Hennessey where he
conducted a barber shop.
Mr. Fisher was Hennessey's first
city marshal, and the old settlers
will remember the strenuousness of
that position in those early days,
and also that Mr. Fisher was a good
officer. He later moved to his
homestead, four and a half miles
west and two and a half miles south
of town where he had since resided.
No man in the county was better
liked or more highly respected than
Up until about five months ago
Mr. Fisher was strong and well, jolly,
good natured and cheerful. About
that time his health began to fail
and he lost some of his old time
liveliness, but not many were aware
his condition avis so serious. He
had been staying with his s in for
the past three weeks to be near
medical aid and Sunday was up
town talking with his friends, who
were very m.icii sat prised to hear o'"
his death Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were the par
ents of eight children, two having
preceding the lather to the other
world. Emily, the eldest, who was
born May 7, 1870, and lived only
nine days, and Walter W., born May
7, 1885, and died April 19, 1890.
The living children are: Arther J.
Fisher, of Hennessey; James A.
Fisher, of Enid: Mrs. E C. Lawrence,
of Claremore; Mrs. J. A. Harrover, of
Cherokee; Leonard E. Fisher, of
Hennessey, and Ida H. Fisher, of
Portland, Oregon. The children
attended the funeral with the ex-
ception of Miss Ida, the distance
being too great f >r her to come.
Besides his wife and children Mr.
Fisher leaves a brother ard a very
large number of friends to mourn.
The funeral was held at the home
of the son, A. J. Fisher, Tuesday
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and was
largely attended. Rev. N. Paul Bar-
ton, of the Methodist Episcopal
church conducting the services. In-
terment was made in the city ce-
60 Sections to be Opened
The U. S. land office at Guthrie
received notification from the in-
terior department Friday that the
Navajo Indian reservation site in
southwestern Oklahoma, a total of
sixty sections in five townships, is
I to be thrown open to settlement
under the homestead laws April i
10. Warning is given that the land
is not subject to entry, filing or se-
lection prior to that date. The
manner of the opening is not yet
M'Guire for Good Roads
Introduced Bill Providing (or Co-
operation of State and Na-
Injures Hand in Cotton Gin
Louis Johns met with at serious
and painful accident at the Hough-
ton-Douglas cotton gin shortly af-
te noon Saturday. While adjusting
the ribs near the saws the lever on
the breast fell striking Johns' left
arm, knocking his hand into the
saws, with the result that the third
finger was severed at the first joint,
the second finger was so badly
mutilated that amputation at the
first joint was necessary. The ball
of the thumb was also cut away.
The hand seems to be doing nicely,'
although at times the wounds are
i very painful.
Change at Depot
A slight change in positions of the
help at the depot took place Mon-
day. John Moore, recently of Med-;
fore, who was formerly employed as j
bill clerk here, has been assigned to
; (lie office as day operator. Joe Me- I
Monigle, who has been filling the
position of yard clerk here for sev-
eral months, will act as night oper-;
I a tor.
Two g,,od town properties ti
: trade lor farm I L. Hines.
Washington, D. C„ Feb. 7.—Con
gressnian Bird S McGuirehas intro
duced a bill and has pending befoi
the house committee on ngricult'iiv
a bill providing for the eo op ran >'i
and joint action of the national gov
eminent and states in the construe
tion, maintenance and improvement
of the postroads and rural deliver;,
It is provided for by the hill that
upon application of th& state au-
thorities for the construction or ini
provement of a postroad or rural
delivery route road, the direetoi ,
the office of the public roads, mil'
the United States department <<i
agriculture and the state anthon
ties shall co-operates in preparing
the surveys, plans, specifi* ati a -
and estimates for the iinprowm
that they shall advertise for led.
and that the bids shall be opened
by a representative of the st.it
The contract shall be let jointly, th
federal government paying half t'
cost of the improvement and
stale or local authorities the oil. i
The bill carries an appropriation
of one hundred million dollars .
which twenty millions are a\ ai! i i
annually. The director of the o II
of public roads shall. apportion He
money each year among the st it,
in the ratio of the population
the states, exclusive of eitii . of mr
hundred thousand population i
more, to the total population of th -
As a result of the protests to the
lterioi ilt partmeut ol Congressman
leGiiire ag unsi the withdrawal of
all lands ol the Otoes, Poueas, Mis-
oura Kaws, Pawnees, and Sac ami
io\e. in Payne, Pawnee, Noble and
Kay counties from sale, the interior
department has arranged for the
sending of a representative of the
geological survey to those counties
to make an investigation. The order
t aint'lliug all j lending sales and
stopo a i at |iv sa es w,r- 111 ■ it'
by th interior department under
the belief that the lands were in the
general oil ti rritory. Congressman
McGiiirp protested on the grounds
that most of the drilling dono in
parts ot these counties disp o ed
■other than proved that it was oil
territory, that there had been no
otcirase in the value of the lands
' a the account of talk ol oil and gas
in most of this country and that in
the interests of the Indians, the de-
■1 >pment of tae country and the
taxpayers, the sales in most, if not
all the country affected by the or-
. so uilil continue in the future
a ai the past. 11 is expected that
the ! port of the agent of the geo-
•,:< a 1 survey will result in at least
■I'- Material modification of the
Sanda v sah :olat I ) a m., M rs.
A. J. ' Cly mans, .superintendent.
I m clung SMrv.t e at 11 a. in.,
and 71 in the i vonintr
( Vastian 10udi-a.'or at li .M
ft. ry Sunday evening. A tor-
il.-.l invitati-jn is extended to all
wiio are not, attending regalar
Sfi-vi ■ ■, tit, other plae.es.
1 'u.LStor in Charge.
"p/? £ ■ s- S" ir S- i?- S" s- e-S" a* e- S-.S 5- 3- 5r
E. M. BARNUIV
The Lion Valley cemetery associ-
ation will hold its annual business
meeting on Tuesday, February 13,
at Union Chapel. All persons own-
aig lots in the Lion Valley cemetery
.ire requested to he present.
We have selected our handsome stock of furniture with great
care, making sure tqe wood is of the i>. t, designs the moat
artistic, and quality throughout perfect. The price is such that anyone can have
beautiful and comfortable home furnishing without that strained uneasiness that you
have you have paid more than you can afford. New shipments arriving. See them.
Don't forget we handle the
best machine on earth the
New Home Sewing Machine
We have just received a complete line of needles
and sewing macuine supplies for all machines.
We give S. and H. Trading Stamps on furniture,
Sewing Machines ane Undertaking only.
Pruilfw T?orwo Springtime will soon be here and you will want sone
1 UUllI y i CllLw Poultry fence. We have ;l from .'!8 to 72 inches in
heighth at a price that will suit you. See it before you buy.
I Tnrlorf Antl undertaking supplies—complete
UIltlcL LdKill^ Licenced Embalmer and Ladyassisiant.
day or night. Night phones No. 1 and 140.. Day phone N >. 17
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