The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 3, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
• Entered at the I'ost office at Hennessey '
i Oklahoma, as Second Class Mail Matter I
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNT . OKLAHOMA, APRIL 3. 1913
i Subscription Price ?1 00 a Year in
vance; < Months, 50c 3 Months
y Story of a Flood Sufferer
As Told in Letter to Hennessey
tion of Conditions in
The following letter written by
Mrs. Mary Emerick, who is one of
the flood suffe-ers at Dayton, Ohio,
was received by Mrs. Lewis Herget
and the Ehlers, sister and brothers
of Mrs. Emerick, will give some idea
of the serious conditions in the
flooded district of that city:
Dayton, Ohio, Mar 28, 1913.
We are all safe T suppose you
received the telegram—but 1 can
not describe the situation in Day-
ton today. It is beyond description.
Our family went into the Ohmer
Fare Register Company. It is a
five story concrete building. We
were there Tuesday, Tuesday night,
and until Wednesday noon. Two
men carried me home and George
carried the rest of the family in
waist deep of water. I can not tell
you how many drowned, I suppose
you have seen that in the papers.
Of course we do not get any papers.
Water, gas. electric light are all out,
street cars not running and every
factory in Dayton is shut down. It
was a sight I will never forget. The
blowing of the whistles gave us the
warning at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday
morning. Poor George Ehler is in
a bad position. The water is in his
are here. Ruth is all right, the
water did not reach her. But such
suspense until we found how she
was. We hear Middletown is in bad
shape, but do not know much about
it. There is not a plate glass left in
the center of the town, Newsalts,
the largest jewelry house in the
city, is just like you took a broom
and swept it out. Well I will close,
hope to hear from you soon. I am
sending this through the Cash Regis-
ter postoffice, the only way out of
the city. The water did not reach
it, and it is turned into a hospital
where hundreds of people have
found refuge. John Patterson has
leased the D. T. & C. railroad from
Dayton to, Cincinnatti to bring in
prouisions. This is the only railroad
operating in the city, and Mr. Pat-
terson is surely doing wonders for
the destitute people. I hope you
are all well and answer soon.
Since the precinct officials of the
different precincts adjacent to Hen-
nessey have issued a call for an
election by democrats, to be held in
Hennessey on April 5, 1913, for the
purpose of choosing a postmaster to
be appointed by the President of
the United States, at Washington,
D. C.. at any time the Hennessey
■office may be found vacant, I sub-
1 rnit to the voters participating in
this election my candidacy for the
1 postmastership. If the democrats
; of Hennessey and of surrounding
1 country, by a vote giving to me.
IMMEDIATELY. We are shipping to the Eastern Markets in carload
lots. We give FULL WEIGHT and PAY HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
We are now prepared to offer the VERY HIGHEST PRICE FOR YOUR
BUTTER AND EGGS
See us before you sell. Remember the place—in Dick Binding
Phone No; 3 Third door Souili of Brewer Grocery Phone No. .>
T. E. HOWARD IfJX'n
iirFarm Loans and Insurance %£
MITCHELL & PEPIN
At Hennessey State Bank
Victory to the Progressives
Progressives Sweep the Platter Clean—Opposition Fails to
Elect Single Candidate—Big Vote is Cast and
Intense Interest Shown by Voters
Work to Begin at Cemetery
A man has been employed by j
the officers of the cemetery associa-
tion to take charge of the city ceme-
tery and do the necessary work of
keeping the cemetery neat and
clean, and the man will begin work
next Monday. To do this, requires
money, and it is desired that every
member of the association be prompt
with their 1913 dues All those
outside the associ ition who have
relatives or friends buried in the
cemetery, or those who have no re-
latives or friends buried there who
wish to assist in beautifying and
keeping the cemetery in good con-
dition may see any one of the officers
of the association. But especially
are the members of the association
who have not paid their 1913 dues
urged not to delay in this matter.
Golden Wedding Anniversaiy
The following is reprinted from
the Enid Daily Eagle of Wednesday.
Mr and Mrs. H. 11 Swim are the
parents of our fellowtownsman, E
In honor of the golden wedding
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Swiiii, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Swim en-
tertained with a one o'clock dinner
party. The color scheme of yellow
was carried out with yell >w jon-
<|uills centering the table which was
laid in cluny and gold pieces mark-
ed the places of the honor guests.
Mr and Mrs. Swim were inarrie d
in Bodkin, Ohio, March 29th, 1863
and have three sons, Elmer, of Hen-
nessey, who was present, Oliver B.
Prizes for Boys and Girls
Altogether Club and Ladies' Civ-
ic Organization Planning to
Give Prizes for Garden-
ing Vacant Lots
bouse three feet or more and his
store is ruined. We had six inches
of water in our house, such a mess
I shall never forget. One fire after
another started in the flood swept
district and no firemen to fight
them. Nearly two whole blocks
are burned out besides the many
dwelli lgs that are burned. There
are dead horses all over the city,
one was found in the Algorjuin hotel
door. But I cannot tell you any
more of the sights. Sophia Glandes'
house was in water up to the roof.
A negro rescued Sophia on his back.
Laura Prevo is not found yet, but
we have heard from her and she is
alive. I wish Fred or so me of you
could come in. The city is under
martial law, the milita a nd regulars
their hearty endorsement support-
ing my candidacy at this election. 1
will put my claim before the auth-
orities at Was hington, D. C. With
reference to my candidacy from a
democratic standpoint, I will, for
the benefit of democrats or others
of different political views, say that
my principles of democracy are of
the clean sort and of the kind that
I can treat every citizen with due
courtesy and fair service. I am a
democrat of long service and have
worked for the best interest of the
party everywhere I have lived. If
elccted and appointed to this office,
1 shall put forth my best efforts and
energy to give the people the best
Your most humble candidate,
A. W. STEPHENSON
The platter was licked clean Tuesday by the Progressives. The vic-
tory was complete. Not a candidate of th > opposition scored. The an-
nouncement came at completion of the count at the south precintct and
was announced by the blowing of the lighting plant whistle. The General
demonstration that followed showed the intense interest in the outcome.
The celebration was concluded later in the evening when the final figur-
es were announced, with a huge bonfire on the main corners and the ring-
ing af the fire bell. The result leaves no room for doubt. It was
The vacant lot will not be a mass
of weeds this year, but a garden, if
the plans of the Altogether Club
and the Ladies Domestic Science
and Civic Club can be carried to a
to a successful termination. A list
of the vacant lo's and the owners'
names Is now in the hands of the
ladies, organization. As soon as
the permission of the owners can be
secured, the lots will be parcelled
out to those who wish to enter the
Every boy and girl should enroll
before or not later than Saturday.
Leave your name with Dr. Cullutn,
at his office.
Any ground left after ti e boys
and girls have been taken care of,
will be assigned to any one who
wishes to garden it, but only boys
and girls will be eligible for the
prizes offiered by the commercial
organization. These p.izes will be
worth while and parents shoul I en-
courage their children to enter the
An Irrigated Garden
The beneficial effect of irrigation
as applied to gardening, will be dem-
onstrated by Dr. Cullutn, in the rear
I of his office on Oklahoma avenue.
in making loans must know to a cer-
tainty that his sureties are responsi-
ble and worthy of credit.
Likewise, the prudent depositor
should know the character and the
standing of the bank with which
The business reputation of our direct-
ors and the experience and ability of
our officers with a record of fifteen
years of successful business is sufficient
guarantee that the interests of every
depositor will be carefully protected.
iVe have the best farm loan
proposition In Oklahoma
The Farmers & Merchants
'The Old Reliable"
Justice of the Peace
Tustee First Ward
Trustee Second Ward
Trustee Third Ward
Trustee Fourth Ward
Trustee Fifth Ward
Methodist Revival Closed
Last Sunday was a great day at
the Methodist church. In the mor-
ning the pastor preached on "God's
Extravagance." It took the audi-
ence out among the planets and
stars of heaven. In the evening the
house was packed from the doors to
the pulpit, with many standing out-
side of the windows. Many others
were turned away. The subject
was "Sampson," the audience lis-
tened for one hour with wrapt at-
tention while the pastor pictured in
his dramatic way, the character and
fatal steps Sampson took to his
downfall. The orchestra furnished
most excellent music for the oceas-
MOISEY On Farms, Low Rates
The St. Paul Hail Insurance, the Kind to Bank on
I have rented Jordan Hotel for an office-no more hotel JUS1 01F1C E
PRIVATE TALK on money matters. An assistant in the
office every day.
J. G. Schliemann
who lives in Enid, and W. II., of
Windfield, Kans. Many handsome
presents were given the honorees,
all carrying out the idea of the
golden anniversery. Guests besides
Mr. and Mrs. Swim were Messrs. and
Mines. II. H. Wirt, W. M. Brewer, 0.
F. Lasche, J. A. Smith, G. B. Hobbs,
Mrs. Frank Starkey, of Spokane,
Wash. Mrs. S I. Hudkins assisted
Plenty of money to loan on
farm lands.—J. L. Hines.
where pipes have been placed three
feet under ground to provide the
sub-irrigation desired. Dr. is a nov-
ice at gardening, but proposes to
demonstrate that, with sufficient
! moisture the soil in Oklahoma will
produce and produce abundantly.
I So far, he has planted nothing but
water pipes, but promises to include
I aiso some kafir, alfalfa and other
field crops in addition to garden
The Clipper prints Horse Bills.
an orchestra of fourteen pieces
which will be on hand every Sun-
day evening to furnish music. All
departments of the church are in
good working condition and the
Sunday school has reached high
water mark with 161 in attendance,
The Epworth League is having an
| automobile a mtest that is growing
I have moved my butcher shop
from the Zuber building into the
rear of the Fra'kes' Grocery Store,
where I will be Jladto serve all my
old customers at id new ones, too:
Adv. J. H. DAILY.
HENNESSEY STATE BANK
Are You a Customer of THE GUARANTEED BANK?
When the Guarantee Law went into effect in Okla-
homa there were 430 state banks with total deposits
of $18,000,000.00. At present there are 617 state
banks with deposits of $43,000,000.00. Please note
Gain in Number of state bank. Also Gain in Deposits.
The People Do Not Object to Having Their
As a depositor of this bank, you have at your com-
mand our resources in proportion to your credit. Do
you need a loan? We want you to tell us your needs.
Make this bank your business friend, you will find us
able and willing to help you in more ways than you
You Can't Lose
T. H. STAGGS.
M. A. MITCHELL.
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