The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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The Hennessey Clipper
The Hennessey Press-Democrat Consolidated with The Hennessey Clipper January 15, 1914
- Fntered at the Postoffice at Hennessey • HENNESSEY ♦
KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, FEB. 28. 1918
i Oklahoma, a* Second Class MailMatter \ —— _ . - "
i Sub«crlption Price $1.00 a Year In Ad- (
i vance: ti Months. 50c; 3 Months 25c S
SCOTT'S BODY FOUND IN
TIMBER LAST FRIDAY
A Mile From His Home—Death Due
to Exposure—Arrest Follow Ver-
diet by Coroner's Jury on
Saturday at Dover
I WILL DRILL TEST WELL
WEST OF HENNESSEY
William Bugg To Put Down Hcle on
I His Farm on Preacher Creek
in Early Summer
PRICES OF 1918 WHEAT
ARE NOW FIXED
! 12000 ACRES TO BE OPENED
Steve Drew, Tot Anderson ami
Worth 11avfoi*, white, residents of Do-
ver, and Edith Maylierrv and Stella
NlcCee, colored, are bein^' held for
innnslaufiliter in connection with the
death of Sani Seott, the aged colored
farmer, who disappeared from his
home southeast of Hennessey, in the
t'nion neighborhood on the night of
February 5. The men were apprehend
eil Saturday after the finding of a
verdict by the coroner's jury.
Scott's body was found on the Bai-
ley farm, a half-mile east and a ha!f
niile south of liis home. 11c had ap-
parently kindled a tire in the timber,
and was found limp and lifeless with
bared feet towards the dead embers.
His shoes were found by his side,
indicating that he had removed them
before lying down. Death was doubt-
less due to exposure. An inquest was
held over the remains at Dover, Sat-
urday. The jury found in effect that
the aged colored farmer had come to
liis death bv being frightened away
from home bv Steve Drew, Tot Ander-
son, W. linger, Edith Mayberry anil
Estella Mi'tiee, in the night time;
Scott was in feeble health and in a
deranged condition, anil froze to
Drew and Unger were brought to
Kingfisher Saturday evening and ar
raigaed before Judge Shutler.. They
were released on $1,00(1 bonds each,
Creiphton Payne and Levi Gray act-
ing as surety for Drew, and John A.
Fry. of Lovell giving bond for Hager.
Tlu*r preliminary examination hits
been set for March 20th.
Tot Anderson had been placed
under arrest the Monday before, and
the colored women had been incarce-
red in the county jail for three
Scott's body was discovered purely
through accident by some one who
was taking a short-cut through the
The preliminary of Tot Alderson,
set for the 27th] has been postponed
until March 20.
Bore printed inscription, "Compli-
ments of The llibeerian Bank, Chica-
go, 111.,' and contained several valu-
alile papers and money order receipts
of Oklahoma Gas fc Electric Co. Find-
er kiudlv return to F. II. Taihwell,
Hennessey,, and. receive reward.—J.
There is a Bed Cross receipt card
enclosed, bearing my name: ''J. M-
Clark, 713N. Broadway, Oklahoma
County H. S. Meet On April 12th
The Kingfisher countv High School
field and track meet will be held in
Hennessey on Fridav, April 12tl. The
(iraile meet will be held the following
day in Kingfisher.
The preliminary meet for the pur-
pose of selecting Hennessey's grade
rontestants for entry In the county
meet, has been set for Thursday,
March 2S. The contestants for the lit -
ovary and musical features, will be
In Id on the following night—the 29th.
I William Bugg, the well known far-
1 mer, has announced this intention ot \
drilling a test on his farm on Preach
er creek, nine miles southwest of
| Hennessey. He plans to start with a
twenty-inch hole and hopes to begin
, work on the project immediately after
i harvest.. Mr. Bugg aad his son,
Dick, returned Monday, from Tulsa, |
j where they were investigating casing
and supply conditions. Thcv were as
sured that the necessary equipment
'could be secured without difficulty.
Indications points to lower prices on
leasing and Mr. Bugg will defer his
I purchase until a later date.
! The Preacher creek district has al-
j ways been considered promising ter- \
ritory from an oil standpoint, and j
i Mr. Bugg feels sure that a test will
| prove the belief well founded.
$2.00 to $2.28 per Bushel—$2.05 At
Oklahoma City—$2.03 at Wich-
ita—An Increase Over Pre-
Land is in the Grand Uncompahgrc
Valleys in Colorado—Land is
j Marshall Tribune: Marshall people
! bought all the stock asked of them by
the Otter Creek Oil Co. for n test
four miles north of town, and but
little doubt remains that this test
'will be started very soon, prob-
ably by the middle of March. The lo
cation has not been definitely decid-
ed upon, but it will probably be on
tli ,' northeast of 1(1-20-4. This is school j
land owned by Charles Cooper
In drilling the test on the Mcisncr
farm on the southwest corner of the
northwest of l(l-20-4w, the drill pass-
led through three good oil sands, all
)0f ti dry. The thickest of these was
19 feet. In drilling in a new location
the Otter Creek Oil & Gas Company
expects to strike oil in one or more of
these sands, and if it does, the well s
bound to be a good one, as the sand
is thick. ,
A report that the well near Douglas
had struck oil stirred up some excite
nicut in Enid last Saturday. The re-
port proved unfounded, but it is said
1 nnt the drillers at that test arc con
fillcnt that they will uncover an
oil-bearing sand within a short time.
The test is being put down by Indiana
BREAK INTO COUNTY JAIL
! To Secure a Few Gallons of Liquor
—A Sure Enough Thrist
Unknown parties forced entrance
to the county jail at Kingfisher last
Saturday .light by cutting the staple,
and secured several gallons of booze,
captured recently by the officers from
a pair of transporters. Those who car-
ried out the raid on the jail must
have been rather familiar with con
ditions around the county bastile.
and the officers should get busy.
The nippers were taken from a near
bv blacksmith shop. They were re
turned but the booze is still missing.
It is presumed that the supply will
relieve the drouth temporarily.
Harmony Meeting Continues
The protracted meeting at Harmony
church, southwest of town, in charge
of Bcv. Yasev, is progressing very
nicev. Col. .1. L. Murphy, of Hennessey,
has been assisting in the singing when
On the Road
The road to Victory is the thrift road paved
with Savings—the United States of a united
And this road to victory in the war is also
the way to personal success.
For the Savings you lend your country to
help end the war are returned to you with in-
terest, that makes War Savings a gilt edged
investment as well as a patriotic service.
Buy War Savings Stamps-help your coun-
try to victory and yourself to prosperity.
We have them.
First National Bank
Washington, D. C„ Feb. 27.—A pro
clamatioii issued by President Wilson
on February 2:i, fixes a new price on
the HHS wheat crop. The proclamation
after the usual preamble, reads:
■•Now, therefore, I Wootlrow Wil-
son, president ol the I nited States,
by virtue of the powers conferred up-
on me by act of congress, do hereby
find that an emergency exisits requir-
ing stimulation of the production ot >
wheat, and that it is essential that the
producers of wheat within the United i
States shall have the benefit of the
guarantee provided for in said sec-
tion; and in order to make effective
the guarantee by congress for the |
crop of 191H and to assure such pro- i
ducers a reasonable profit, I do here-
by determine and tin and give public
notice of reasonable guaranteed prices ,
for No. 1 northern spring wheat and j
its equivalent at the respective prin |
cipal primary markets per bushel, as ^
"Chicago, $2.20; Omaha, $2.1">: ,
Kansas City, Mo., $2.15; St. Louis, |
$2.IS; Minneapolis, Minn., $2.17; Du
luth, Miun., $2.17; New York, $2.28:;
Philadelphia, $2.27; Baltimore, $2,2. : i
Newport News. $2.27; Charleston. I
$2.27; Savannah, $2.27; Portland, I
$2.25: Seattle, $2.05; San Francisco, j
^2.10; I.os Angeles, $2.10; ('jilveston. j
$2.20; New Orleans, $2.20; Salt Lake
, City, $2.00; Great Falls, $2.00; Spo-
kane, $2.00; Poeatcllo, $2.00; Fort
Worth, $2.00; Oklahoma City, $2.0".
' "And that the guaranteed price
j for other grades established under the
Cnited States grain standards approy
ed August 11, 1016, based oil saiil
price for No. 1, northern spring wheat
at the respective principal primary
markets of the Cnited States above
mentioned will assure the producers
of wheat produced within the United
States a reasonable profit; the guar
anteed price at the principal primary
markets above mentioned being
bv adopting No. 1 northern spring
w heat, or its'equivalent at the princi
pal interior markets as the basis
■ • For the purpose of such guaran
ty only, I hereby fix the guarantee
ices at the respective principal pri-
mary markets above mentioned for
the following grades of whe.it, tn-wit.
"No. I northern spring; V>. I hard
winter; No. 1 red winter; No. ! Dur-
um, No. 1 hard white.
"The guaranteed prices ill the re-
spective principal primary markets
aforesaid of all other 5iiude>
established under .he Unit
grain standard act, shall be
the above guaranteed prices and bear
just relation thereto.
"The sums thus determined and
fixed are guaranteed by the govern-
ment of the United States at the re
tive principal primary markets of
the Cnited States above mentioned to
everv producer of wheat of any grade
so established under the I nited States
grain standards act upon the condi-
tion that said wheat is harvested in
the United States during the year
IHIS and offered for sale before the
first day of June, 1919, to such agent
or employe of the United States or
other person as may be hereafter des-
ignated, at any one of the above men-
tioned cities which arc, for the pur
poses of this act, hereby declared to
be the principal primary markets of
the United States and provided that
such producer complies with all regu-
lations which may hereafter be prom-
ulgated with regard to said guaranty
bv the president of the United States."
(Clipper I r-
C. C. Bond Retires From Hennessey
Auto Co.—L. A. Bird Purchases
His Interest and is Now
L. A. Bird, junior partner in the
Hennessey Auto Company, has pur-
chased the half interest of C. C.
Bond and is now sole owner. The ileal
was closed yesterday.
Washington, Feb. 211—The reclaina
tion service lias completed the neces
nary works for watering approximate
ly 12,000 acres of public land includ-
ed in the Grand Valley and Uneoni
paligre irrigation projects in western
Colorado and arrangements are being
pefected for their disposal to home
The Ian.I is ilivided into numerous
valuable and attractive farms ranging
in size from forty to eighty acres
each. Water will be available for
191K irrigation and a crop of spring
wheat can be grown this year it set
tiers prepare the land promptly.
On March 29 a drawing will be
held at Grand Junction to dispose ot
5,000 acres under the Grand \ alley
high line canal, and on April 5 there
will lie a drawing for the I'ncompha-
grc valley lands at Montrose, Colo.
Applications for the farm units on
the Grand Valley project will be re-
ceived by the project manager at
I Junction from Marli up to
and including 9 a. in., March 29, 191*
Kadi applicant is required to de
posit $:i.(lil an arc for each irrigabh
are in the farm unit selcted by him
at the time of filing. Where more than
one application is made for a given
farm unit, a drawing will be held t'
determine the successful entry
| Applications for farms under tli
t'licoinphagre project will be receive-
ill the local land office in Montros
I from March MO, up to and including
ja. in., April 5, after which the drawing
I for these lands will occur. A similar
advance payment of $.'1.00 an acre is
required as iii the Grand \ alley draw
TIME HAS BEEN EXTENDED
One Month On Income Tax Returns-
April 1st Now the Limit
Although time for tiling income and
excess profits tilx returns has been ex-
tended from March I to April I. the
internal revenue bureau at Washing
ton urges that reports be forwarded
to revenue collectors as soon as possi
ble to avoid the crush of returns ex
pee ted during the last few days of
I OSCAR MINTON WON THE
Frances Willard Memorial Services at
M. E. Church, Sunday, March 3.
An interesting program now being
rranged by the local W. T. I
ii eelebration of Prances Willard
Memorial Hay will be given at the
M. K. church on Sunday afternoon,
March 3rd, at 3:30 oYlo.'k. The High
hool (ilee Club will take part in the
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
I have bought tin1 one-half interest
1u tin* Hennessey Auto Co., held by
Claude C. Bond, and am now sole
owner. All those indebted to old firm
please pay all money due to undersign
ed. 1 solicit a share of your patronage
All work guaranteed. Ij. A.| BIH1>.
Ry Growing 110 Bushels of Sorghum
On One Acre and Other Prizes
to the Value of $208.50
I Oscar Minton, 14 vear-old son of
Charles Minton, of Bison, won the
-•!0n.oo Bankers' Scholarship in group
No. II, for successful club work in
connection with Kxtension Division
of A. & M. College. Oscar was :t
member of the grain sorghum club,
and grew 110 bushels from one a«re
of ground on his father's farm, near
Bison. The acre iu question was that
; upon wjiich his father drove his stake
I when he filed on the farm in 1893.
Oscar scored the highest verified yield
in the state.
The land is sandy and had been in
corn in 1010. It was plowed March -
and planted April 20. Hows were 30
I inches apart and grain dropped 0
| inches apart in the rows. A good stand
| was secured. Crop was plowed 0 times
I with 0-shovel cultivator. He thinks
| the principal cause for the high yield
! was well prepared soil, timely culti-
I vation, plenty of moisture and no
damage from storms or insects,
i He realized a total of $192."0 for
his 110 bushels, the net profit on
I the crop being $107.8.'). In addition lie
won prizes amounting to $208."0.
Oscar's record should inspire other
NOTICE TO AUTO OWNERS!
Wanted—HO old tires at once. Will
pay the highest market price. 11. .1.
CRAY ION 8, at Rankin Auto Co. t2
New Bridges to be Built
A new concrete bridge is going in
near the .loe Franks farm, northwest j
of town. The structure will be forty
feet in length and will span the Lit
tie Buffalo creek, h will be built by
the Canton Bridge Co. Work will be
started soon on the Rapp bridge, out
east of town by the Boardman Bridge j
Co. This structure will be of rein fore ]
ed concrete and 32 feet in length.
AUTO OWNERS TAKE NOTICE!
Those who have not paid their auto
or tractor tax should arrange to do so j
immediately. Tliis tax is now past
due, and the state enforcement officer
will be in this county by March 1st.
If it is not paid immediately you
will be subject to $10.00 fine.
C. It. 8TKELE,
State Road Funds Soon Available
Kingfisher county's portion of the
state road fund will be available by
March 1st. The bulk of this money is
to be spent in improving the Merid-
ian road, which traversed this county
from north to south. Ths road is sad
lv in need of attention.
Will Build New Farm Residence
J. W. Morton, of Guthrie, has lum
ber on the ground for a new residence
on his farm, a mile south of Colum-
bia. Mr. Morton owns the Johnson and
Attending Grand Lodge
Messrs. C. O. Cashion, worshipful
grand master, and .1. E. Gilbert, sen
ior warden, of the local Masonic lodge,
departed Monday evening for Me Ales
ter, Okla., to attend the grand lodge
At Congregational Church
Rev. C. H. Shiflet, of Kingfisher
College, will be in charge of the ser
vices ot the Congregational church
in Hennessey, next Sunday.
Extend Welcome to New Neighbor
A very pleasant evening was spent
Tuesday at the .lames Kingery home,
northwest of town, where a crowd of
friends gathered to welcome them in-
to the new neighborhood. Those pres
ent: Mr. and Mrs. (Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. Flick and son, Amnion; Mr. and
Mrs. Fi. B. Kingery, Mr. an J Mrs.
Peter Jensen and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Winters and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Shutkesting and
son, and Miss Dorothy Young. The
refreshments served added to tin
evening's pleasure. The guests depart
i ed at a late hour with many good
i wishes for their host and hostess.
, Everyone is invited to attend th
(Frances Willard Memorial Hervicesat
Itlie M. K. church next Sunday after
I noon. An appropriate program is be
ling prepared by the local W. C.
C. which you will enjoy.
Breed Your Herd Up
Many years of careful, costly effort are required
to produce'the high class beef animal or dairy cow.
You can go toward the scrub on a toboggan slide
and lose one-half of this progress by one cross breed-
ing with an inferior sire.
Have a Sire You
are Proud to Own
at the head of your herd of dairy cows. We have
one such young bull to sell. Price this spring only
$150.00. ' He is a son of Senator Johanna White.
One of the very greatest herd bulls in the State of
Wisconsin. His dam is a great cow, his grand dam,
the first cow of any age or breed to produce almost
1200 pounds of butter in 305 days at 4 1-2 years old.
The owner of this fine Holstein-Freisian bull will
have one or two of the best bred and promising
young dairy bulls ever imported into Oklahoma.
Buy him now.
The Farmers and Merchants
The Foundation of Nations
IN the "safety <ie|K>sit" of human knowledge the dictionary there is
the small hut powerful word THRIFT which means saving, success,
industry, good fortune and all else that is best for people, cities and
Thrift is "banked" happiness—it is the foundation of prosperity
and the key of all industry.
Thrift poisons and exterminates bad luck, failure, indolence, doubt
fear, worry, and eliminates the chances of a wasted life. The moss of
misfortune, the weeds of poverty and mortgages of mistakes will not grow
on a thrifty man or his business.
It takes SUCH A LITTLE SAVING to make MEN thrifty and the
results mean so much.
People should not be as much pitied for their hardships as envied
for their opportunities, and their are more opportunities today than ever
before for the man with a little cash in bank.
Cultivate the HABIT of thrift—ACQUIRE the habit of thrift—
SAVE SOME and you will find that SUM will do so much to help realize
your ambitions. It is as easy to be so much ahead instead of that much
Buy a Baby Bond or War Savings Stamp.
It is the one MOVE you can make without a hesitancy.
You Can't Lose
The Hennessey State Bank
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