The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 2, 1912 Page: 1 of 10
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The Hennessey Clip
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, MAY 2, 1912.
Record Breaking Floods
Water in Turkey Creek 18 Inches
Higher Sunday Morning
Than in 38 Years
This section of the state was
visited by one of the heaviest rain
storms Saturday afternoon and ni^lit
in the history of the state. Accord-
ing to the high water record kept
by Reuben Reynolds, who resided
in this vicinity a number of years
before this country was opened to
settlement, Turkey Creek was 18
inches above the highest mark the
water had reached in 38 years.
The terrific downpour washed out
a small bridge on Kingfisher creek
just north of Kingfisher on the Rock
Island causing much delay to mail
and train service on Sunday and
Monday. Trains were detoured
from El Reno to Oklahoma City
where the Santa Fe tracks were
used to Perry and trains passed
over the Frisco from Perry to Enid.
The Santa Fe abandoned its Enid
to Guthrie schedule, no trains pass-
ing over that line the first of the
week, the bridge over the Cimarron
river having partially washed away
late Sunday afternoon and in addi-
tion several minor bridge washouts
rendered the line unsafe. The dam-
age is being repaired and trains are
again running on schedule time.
Swollen by 3 and 1-20 inches of
rainfall on Saturday afternoon and
night, Turkey Creek was forrceil out
of its banks early Sunday morning
and in some places covered nearly a
mile of adjoining farm land The
water began rising late Saturday
night and many farmers alonfi its
hanks remained up all night watch-
ing their property.
The drifts that lodged against the
bridges caused a loss of practically
all the bridges immediately north-
west of town, except the steel struc-
ture, known as the Powell bridge.
The rest were more or less damaged
and some are a total loss. West
and southwest of town the water
swept out over the Frank Sylvester,
Stinson &. Caulk, McShay, Thorne,
Reynolds, Morris, Rasmussen and
other farms, doing more or less
damage to crops and some live-
stock. The livestock loss, however,
will be very small.
The overflow at the mouth of the
creek near Dover backed up to the
railroad track in the west part of
town and flooded many houses in
that section of the village.
At Kingfisher, the whole north
part of town was inundated by
flood water from the creek to the
north of town.
A report from the Cimarron
states that practically all wagon
bridges were carried out, but this
report cannot be verified.
The unusually large amount of
rainfall during the storm forced ;
Skeleton, Lyon and Spring creeks 1
east of town, out of bounds, over-1
flowing many farms in that section j
of the country and causing consider-1
able loss to the farmers along the
low lands. At Sheridan the waters,
flooded the farm where the Wash
Savage store is located coming up ;
nearly to the floor reaching the j
highest point in years. The Davis'
farm north of Sheridan, that lays j
between the two creeks, was totally
inundated and the occupant was
marooned, as were others who were
farming creek bottom land along
the stream. The Franklin farm
suffered severely from the flood.;
Mr. Millis lost a yearling and a two;
year old colt, that remained in the
pasture until encroaching waters
caused their death. There were
many other losses of stock reported
from that neighborhood and there
are still more unreported owing to
telephones being out of commission.
The loss to the crop in that section
is unknown as yet, but it is feared
that it will fall heavily on some, as
much corn was washed under and
will have to be replanted.
Advertise for Lower Bids
Trustees Decide Bids Received for
City Hall Site Too High
—More Water Tests
The board of town trustees in a -r- - ,
special meeting on the evening of 'yesterday when word was received
the 25th inst., with all members of |'he death of Miss Ernestine
the board present except Cashion I I'oelma, u graduate of the hospital's
and Ehler, rejected all bids for city training school for nurses. Miss
hall site that had been sent in for i ''oelnia died at 3:30 o'clock yester-
the reason that the board deemed j «luy morning of spinal meningitis on
the price of sites submitted too!11 form near Butler, Mo„ after a four
high. The bids on sites ranged in ! weeks illnsss. The patient whom
from $400 to $1500, but the |s^e had volunteered to nurse is
Dies a Martyr to Her Duty
The following in regard to the
'death of Miss Ernestine Mary Poel-
ma, a niece of Mrs A. U. Culluin, of
this place, appeared in the Kansas
City Journal of April 21:
" 'Another martyr to duty,' was
the verdict at St. Joseph's hospital
"Miss Poelma was 25 years old,
and a member of St. Joseph's class
of 1911. The body was taken yes-
terday afternoon to Beloit, Kas., the
home of Miss Poelma's parents for
"Few nurses are physically fit to
take the risks attending ministra-
Program of open air band concert
Thursday, May 2nd, at 8:0ft p. m.
March—The Trombone Hustler
R. F. Seitz j
Overture—Mignonette Baumaim !
Medley March—Daddy's De- j
Emerald Waltzes . _ ... .. A1 Hayes
March—Colossus of Columbia
. Alexander j
A Day in the Cottonfield—Char-
acteristic Smith and Zublin
March—Noisy.Bill Losey I
March—The Wind Up Barnard
sites within range of the city finan
dally were not suitably located.
It was decided by the board to
again advertise for bids, all bids
offered to be in to the county clerk's
office by six o'clock p. m., May 3.
A committee consisting of Trus-
tees John Smith, J. O. Liddle and
John Duffy was appointed and in-, „ —
structed to further make tests of: ''on upon meningitis cases. Miss
water supply iu the present pros-! I'oelma had handled one case with -
peet well. I out contracting the disease and
After some discussion on matters , when told by Dr. H. Lewis Hess,
of minor importance the board ad- 1225 Rial to building, that he had a
journed. ease near Butler, she volunteered
~ ~ | to accept the charge. After being
Town Hall Site. with the patient for more than a '
i week, she was stricken. She con- I
cealed her illness from members of j
M. E. Church Notes
The subjects of the sermons to be
lelivered by the "pastor at the
Methodist Episcopal church next
Sunday are as follows:
Morning—"The New Birth."
Evening—"The Holiness of Truth."
Last Sunday evening H. E. Hicks,
who has accepted a position as mil-
iar with the Star Mill of this place,
coming here from Halstead, Kans.,
was received into the church.
We extend a hearty invitation to
all who have no church home and
who would like to unite with a
sunday services and the time
Sunday school 10:00 a. m„ J. L.
Morning sermon, at 11:00 o'clock
Junior League, 3:00 p. in., Miss
Rose Hainlen, superintendent.
I Epworth League, 7:15 p. m„ A. L.
Evening service, 8:00 o'clock.
I N. Paul Barton, Pastor.
Sealed bids will be received at
the office of town clerk in the town
of Hennessey until six o'clock p. m.
Friday, May the 3rd, 1912, for a site
for the Town Hall at which time
bids will be opened and the site
Bidders are required to bid on
not less than fifty feet front and if
more ground is offered, so much for
each lot stating the frontage in each
bid. Only the market value of de-
sirable property will be considered.
Title must be clear as shown by
abstract and taxes paid in full.
Privilege is reserved of rejecting
any or all bids. R. W. Wylie,
President Board ofTrusetes.
C. A. Nothstein, Town Clerk.
Cemetery Association Report
Following is a report of moneys
paid in to the Cemetery Association
since the 1st of April, 1912:
Horace Crider, for digging
Mrs. Will Drake, for digging
J. F. Wilson, for dues,
Mrs. Belle Bruce for dues
Banjamin Landaker, for dues
Geo. Wood worth, for dues
A. P. Herscher, for dues
the patient's family until she was
too weak to work. The last reading
on her nurse's chart showed the
hour to be 4:30 in the morning. At
5 o'clock she was unconscious.
With constant attention of physi-
cians and two nurses, Miss Poelma
rallied but later suffered a relapse.
" 'You would hardly want me on
j another case,' she said to Dr. Hess
| in a moment of consciousness.
'I'll not let you work upon an- i
| other case of this kind,' was the re- i
j " 'But I'd he glad to,'said the nurse.
With Miss Poelma when she died
were her parents and Miss Mary
l Center and Miss Alma Wise, nurses
j who were also graduates of St.
|Joseph's and who had volunteered
! to attend her.
| " 'Miss Poelma was a favorite
! while a student here and we were \
| proud of her work after she left us,'
$5.00 said the mother superior of St.
I Joseph's. 'She was extremely faith- !
5.00 ful in all things, in all things coil- !
scientious, and she will be remem-
bered for her firmness and sweet-
ness of character. She was one of
those who weigh nothing against
At the Hank Miles Coal Yard, on
Saturday, May lib, at 2 p. in.
j One stalk cutter, sulkey plow, one-
i horse rake, mowing machine, one-
i horse seeder, four-horse harrow,
corn sled, three cultivators, several
small plows, four-horse disc, some
show cases and other articles too
numerous to mention.
rernis: $5 and under cash, over
£5, () months time on bankable pa-
per, 10 per cent interest from date
of sale. F. W. COXSON.K)wner.
Col. J. L. Murphy, Auctioneer.
Horse Killed By Lightning
During the severe electric and
rain storm of Saturday afternoon
the driving horse of J. K. Zeigler
was struck by lightning and died a
short time after. The barn roof and
hay in the manger caught fire but
was soon extinguished liy means
of a ladder and a few buckets of
water. The horse was a good one
and its death is quite a loss to Mr.
Card of Thanks.
To all our friends and neighbors:
We take this method of extending!
to you our heartfelt thanks for your i
kindness and asaistance during!
our recent disaster. Very truly,
Mk. and Mrs. George Jeffrie •.
Plenty of money to loan on
farm land L L. 11 inks,
Everybody is invited to attend a
Republican Festival at Waukomis
onSatureay, May U.in the after-
noon Hon. Thus. B. Ferguson of
Watonga, ex governor, will speak at
the opera hsuse at 2 o'clock. All the
candidates for nomination on the
Republican ticket in Garfield county
are expected to be present.
We want you to come and bring
someone with you. If you are a
republican it will stimulate and do
you good; if not will point you to a
higher citizenship. Tell your neigh-
bors to come and enjoy the day
with you at Waukomis. Come and
get acquainted with the men who
are asking your suffrage. Size them
up so you can pick out the best
one to vote fur. The Waukomis
band will furnish music; the Ladies
Aid will furnish lunch and dinner
and there will be something doing
all the time. You can't afford to
Mack Poynter, who resides south-
west of town a half mile was dam-
aged by the storm on the 20th to
considerable extent. His kitchen
and furniture, barn and outbuildings
were riddled and blown away and
his orchard was greatly damaged.
Keep them out of your system
Alum, Tartaric Acid and Am-
monia, by using the ALTON
OOOIJS fare Phosphate Baking
l.; . itfiMtY&U
Ore UJitBoui Wo\
C. C. Smith, for dues 1.00
A. Flummerfelt, for dues 50
Over at Hennessey a revival
meeting is in progress and the evan-
! gelist illustrates his sermons by
$16.50 | slight of hand tricks. This is a irew
Paid Sexton James Troyer for wrinkle, but then everything goes in
two months' work $70.00. j this advanced age of ours.—Mar-
Mrs. M. Jackson, Secretary. shall Tribune.
itriiup Co.-No a
Floating from place 10 place without a horbor—a raft upon the sea of life,
without anchor, rudder or sail is the man without money in a good reliable
bank. Anchor with the
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
The Bank That Appreciates Your Business Belt Large or Smal
ALL DEPOSITS GUARANTEED YOU CAN'T LOSE
We supply tlic needs of our customers at nil times.
COME IN AND SEE US. A HOME BANK FOR HOME PEOPLE
A. W. Westlake, President Floyd E. Felt, Cashier
Fred Ehler, Vice President Chas. K. Stetler, Ass'i Cashier
Every Dollar Buys a Hundred Cents Worth and More at I M. Barnum f Co.
This is something that your wife has
been intending to purchase for years.
Then why not now ? You need it and it
will save many steps and much of the
drudgery of kitchen work. A place for
everything when you have a Kitchen cabi
net. With a Border Queen Cabinet iu your
kitchen the kitchen work will be a pleasure
We want you to see this caoinet. Come in
at any time, but come soon.
It is Ice Time—Get a Refrigerator
A good refrigerator is an investment.
Those who think they cannot afford a new
refrigerator should see the Reliance Re-
fiigeiatoi. 11 ley are built for ice economy, A little ice goes a good whys
when you own a Reliance. They will save you money by saving on ice.
The ice saves the food and is real economy. You will have to have a Refriger
summer, why not buy it now and get the use of it all the season and it will be
good next season. Stop in and inspect. The price is an added inducement.
E. M. Barnum & Co.
Good Stoves and Good Meals.
You want good things to eat an'd yet you
will worry along with a poor, cheap stove
when it would be cheaper to own a good
Range. A good mechanic needs good tools.
Then why expect a cook to produce good
meals on a cheap, good for-nothing stove
that will use more fuel and cost more than
a good stove? If it is for a matter of
economy, you can not afford it. Don't
spoil good food by trying to cook on a
stove that has l>een worn out, burned out
and incapable of good work. Get a jrood
stove. Get an Acorn. We have them. Let
tis prove to you that the best is the cheapest
Come in and sea them. It will be a pleasure to show you this line of up to
date cook stoves. Come and look them over.
Our furniture, remember, is well selected, and a dollar will buy even more than a
hundred cents worth in this store. Let us prove this statement. Undertaking goods
—A complete line at prices that meet all competition anywhere.
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