The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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"VJt SAVINGS STAMPS
ISSUED EV THE
• UNITED STATES
The Hennessey Clipper
> Rntered.it the Postoffice at Hennessey
Oklahoma, as Second Class MailMatter *
The Hennessey Press-Democrat Consolidated with The Hennessey Clipper January 15, 1914
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 191S
WAR SAVINGS STAMP3
ISSUED DY THE
) Subscription Price $1.00 a Year In Ad- [
i vance: ti Months, 50c; 3 Months 25c 1
Patriotic Meeting at the City Opera House
Next Sunday Evening, March 17th, at 7:30 o'clock
Address will be given by L. B. STINE, Chief FAaminer United States Pension Department
JOHN MURRAY MEETS
ALMOST INSTANT DEATH
On Grade Crossing Northwest of Town
Tuesday Evening—Car Went Dead
While Crossing Track—Wife
Escaped Death by Jump-
ing From Car
John Murray, a well known farmer
who resided two miles northwest of
town, was almost instantly killed
about 8:30 Tuesday evening, when
the engine of southbound pasenger
train No. 35 struck the car in which
he was driving homeward after it
had ''gone dead" on the track. His
wife, who was sitting beside him in
the front seat with their baby in her
lap, threw herself from the car when
it halted on the track, and clinging to
the baby, managed to crawl to safety
Mr. Murray apparently remained in
the car in the hope of getting the
car off the track.
They were enroute home in their
five passenger Dodge car, after spend-
ing an hour or more in town shopping.
As they rounded the corner and near-
ed the grade crossing Mrs. Murray
noted the glare from the headlight of
the approaching train, and called
attention to it, and Mr. Murray slow-
ed down, "but in the belief that the
light was that of an auto at the
crossing a short distance to the
north, continued on westward toward
the crossing, apparently watching a
freight train on the sidetrack. The
auto came up the grade to the track
at a low rate of speed, and halted
across the rails. The approaching pas-
senger was l>nt a short distance to
the north, and after urging her hus-
band to jump, she opened the door
and threw herself from the car. She
alighted on her hands and knees and
dragged herself and baby across the
track and clear of the siding. The pas-
senger. which was speeding at forty-
five miles an hour, struck the auto a
few moments later. The car
reduced to junk and thrown to
west side of the track about seventy
feet from the crossing. Mr. Murray
was found between the main track
ami the siding bv the engineer of
the passenger when it had been stoj
ped and backed to the scene
accident. He was bleeding from
which had been brought from the
An examination made later, disclos
I that his neck had been broken and
iat his right leg was badly fractur
I above the knee.
The deceased is survived by his
wife and five children, the eldest be
L' a son of about fifteen years.
Funeral services were held at the
Christian church Wednesday evening
at 7:00 o'clock, Rev. Marshall, the
pastor officiated. The services were
very impressive and largely attende I.
The body was shipped to Nebraska, next issue o
and will be interred near his old J Mr. A. C
New Members Selected for Council of
Defense—Patriotic Meeting for
Next Sunday Evening
Messrs. F. L. Patton and Elmer (
Solomon, of Kingfisher, spent a few |
hours here this morning, in the inter j
est of the County Council of Defense j Hose
and Liberty Loan matters. The
OPERETTA BY GIRLS GLEE CLUB
Of Hennessey High School at Opera
House, Friday, March 22.
home, near I'lal
Mr. M l ir rax-
in August. 1
northwest of town,
smouth. His brother,
•ere shipped on the
>111110 to Hennessey
businessmen in going over plOlis
permanent organization in this sec
tion of the county for the sale of the
Liberty Bonds, etc.
Black was appointed to
local ' M:"'.v I" orsvtl.f
for I t'"1'1"1 • •••;•
Mrs. Fussv, he
HAVE YOU PAID?
Time is Getting Short in Which
Make Income Tax Returns
At the request of the C. S. treas-
ury department, the banks are as-
popular young sis'tiiiR tliosp who arc obliged to make
Lillian St. Dizier income tax returns. The time limit
her secretary and ] has liccn .linnged to April 1st. Those
La Iv Grav, an
.... Audra* McCaleb
serve as township director of public
itv, and will be in charge of the I
minute speakers and similar activities
of the same nature. His selection for
the position was unanimous.
Mr. W. K. (Inlker was selected as
mile and a half chairman of the local Council of De J
m Turkey Creek, feuse committee. which ^insists J
_ of W. E. Ciulker, Floyd 10. Felt ai
Obituary—John Murray M. A. Mitchell.
John Murray was born August 1,1 Messrs. A. Brox, Win. Tittering
1*75, in Cass county, Nebraska. His ton and F. • '. Bcrard were selected
youthful years were* spent on the as Council of Defense committee for
farm. In his twenty-second year, he Hennessey township; A. Brox being
arried to Miss Euna V. Young, named as chairman.
' In Skeleton township, F. M. De
selms, Wade Davis and Jodie Rich-
ards will form the Council of Defense
Arrangements were concluded for
a patriotic meeting to be held at city
opera house in Hennessey, next Sun-
day night, at which L. B. Stine, the
i chief examiner of the V. S. pension
1 department, will be the speaker. .
i Mr. Stine is now touring the south
of Cass county, Neb. To this union
was born seven children, of whom five
survive. The second year after his
marriage he moved to Woods county,
Okla., where he made his home until
his removal to Hennessey in August,
1917. He affiliated with the Chris-
tian church of Hennessey shortly af-
ter locating here, taking an active
part in the church work and serving
as a teacher in the Sunday school.
He had made numerous friends in j west. Local churches will be request-
ing brief residence in this section. He ed ta hold no services that evening And
was a good neighbor, a public-spirited a large crowd will undoubtedly be
citizen and a provident and kind present.
husband and father. He was a build- j (Clipper)
er—a worker—who had started with Thieves Get Cash at Eagle Cafe
little more than a pair of willing , ^ burglar or burglars gained en-
hands and a strong heart. j trance to the Kagle Cafe Mondr
Besides the members if his immed- >iyllt hy fon.}n„ a screen off a rear
iate family, he is survived by his j udow and secured about twenty
pa re iuts, at Weeping Water, Neb., d< liars in cash from the safe. The
and eight brothers and four sisters. losj. was not aiaeovoretl until Mr. C.
W'is One other brother and sister preceded p Johnston, one of the proprietors.
him to the life beyond. arrived at the cafe the following
(Clipper^ morning. Mr. Johnson had banked
Rev. Godfrey Has Accepted Call Ex- the receipts late in the afternoon
tended by Baptist Church land placed the cash on hand when
*i ii n m , anttn he closed, shortlv after twelve, in the
M. H. Godfrev, ot San Ange- . , ,
• ' luntn I,lit onnorontlv tnrrriu f() |0CK
. Audra Holmes
Molly, Polly *
..Virginia Tighe and W i I inn Dunn
ii Glndvs Klein and Dorothy Coleman
W.Mins Talkalot, a suffragette
r "~j Madonna Hnrner
Mrs Doii'good, a chanty worker
Madame Sewseams, a dressmaker...
a milliner .. .
a perfumer.. .
, . Kdit.li Renshaw
. . Twelve (Iiris
en bio,.-; Kev. <" , , apparently forgot
of the lo, Texas, has accepted the pastorate. 11 • ^
Prom a at the First Baptist church, and has " s'' ( st (,1H N '
deep gash in his head and another on . moved liis family to Hennessey. They
his right knee. The slow respiration \ will occupy the Munch property on
was the only indication of life. He North Chhyenne street, to be vacated
passed away, a few moments later,
while his wife
id baby sat by his
j FOR SALK
side, just as the trainmen were pre- year-old mares
Mr. and Mrs. Tathwell.
I •"> head of coining 3-
Time given if desired.
Mr. G. W. Young, of Alva, Okla.,
came down Wednesday morning by
auto to attend the funeral of his son
in-law, Mr. John Murray. His two
brothers, Leonard and Charles Murray,
the latter, of Avard, were also in
(J. l. DAI'NER
The Foundation of Nations
IN the "safety deposit" of human knowledge—the dictionary—there is
the small but 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
Bobbie, the buttons
Pearl * Murphy, 1
Carrie Barton, I pone Helms, Glen
Rniuey, Cornelia Hughes and The-
ma Brum lev.
Pianist, Hazel Black,.
Director, Mrs. K. A. Irvine.
Rose McCloud, the most popular so-
riety belle of her time, is bored with
her artificial existence. An endless
round of festivities and a maddening
procession of adoring debutantes
newspaper interview*, charity and re-
form leaders seeking her financial sup-
port, dressmakers, milliners, etc., etc.,
drive her to distinction. Having ach-
ieved great success in society theatri-
cals, she decided to go on the stage,
ami is desirous of obtaining the lead-
ing role in a plav by Lady Gray, an
eccentric woman playwright. Much
to her amazement and disappointment,
Lady Gray flatly refuses to consider
her for the part, and will not even
grant her an interview, thinking her
for too frivolous for the work. In lit
ter disgust she leaves the city sur-
roundings, which have become so bale-
ful and goes to the country under an
The second act takes place at her
country establishment, where thor-
oughly enjoying the simple life, she
succeeds in outwitting an uninvited
and undesired throng of city admirers
who have tracked her to her coun-
try home, and come to pay her adula-
ton. Meanwhile she makes friends
with a nice old country lady who lives
next door, and who turns out to be
Ladv (irav. When the latter discov-
ers the true identity of Rose, she pro-
mises her the desired role iu the play
and all ends happily.
Act 1 A formal drawing room in
I Rose M cCloud's city home.
Act 11—A garden on Rose McCloud's
The present. One month elapses be-
lt ween the acts.
More Draft Men Examined . .
The following drafted men were ex-
amined at Kingfisher Friday. All
were reported passed:
George Henry Lucas
Lewis Peter Larsen
Charles Marion Venable
Lewis J. Delbridge
Freddie Wesley Thorp
Emee (Juincy Slinw
George Far land Holm
William Charles Stabler
Charles G. Higby
Lewis Edward Forbis
Roy I). Wheelbarger
Frank Albert Weber
William Albert Wolf
I Tice David Calton
I New Measure Would Grant Furloughs
For Workers on Farms
Furloughs for men now in the army
to work on farms during the planting
and other busy seasons have been
mired by the approval by the house
of the action of the senate in passing
the bill authorizing the secretary of
war to grant leaves of absence when
ever the situation so demands. The
signature of the president is said to
Prof. M. E. Batten returned Wed-
day morning from a brief business
visit to Ft. SUI.
ho have not filed their returns, had
better hurrv. The time is gett ing short
and I'ncle Sain needs the money.
NEIGHBORHOOD OIL NEWS
Work on the derrick four miles to
the north of Marshall is progresing
slowly, owing to the scarcity of rig-
builders and it will not be a great
while until the well is spudded.--
The Prairie Oil \ (5ns Co. test, on
the Mitchell farm, south of Hayward
is drilling at 2,fi00 feet. This well has
the Aikausaw train beaten for slow
ness, but the projectors are certain
t hev will fun-over a great pool of oil
down there in the earth some time.—
Marshall Tribune. •
It is rumored that Mr. Logan has
made the raise of some money and .is
ready to begin drilling again on the
Trammel farm, the northeast of 13-
20-west, .'list now Mr. Logan is busy
defending a suit by Mr. Trammel.—
A. R. Miller, of Newkirk, the -oil
man, was a business visitor at ('res-
cent this week, says the Logan Coun-
t\ News. The casing at the well on
the Stobaugh farm is being pulled, a
rig having been shipped in and erect-
ed for that purpose.
Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Gould Passes Away
Kvnlyne Louise, the 12 month old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. < lyle
Gould, of Pawhuska, Okla., passed
away at the home of Mrs. Gould's
parent*, Mr. and Mra. R. L. Moore,
in Drumright, Wednesday evening,
March 13. The baby became ill on
the train while Mrs. Gould was en-
route to Drumright, and pneumonia
developed. A physician and nurse
were summoned on their arrival, and
every effort made to save the young
life, but without avail.
The body will be brought to Hen-
nessey for burial, and will probably
arrive tonight. Funeral services will
be held Friday afternoon, March 1">,
at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Gould have the sym
W. L. Ilamer Appointed Vital Statis-
tician for This Section of
\V. L. ilamer has been appointed
i t a I statistician for this part of the
ounty, and all births, deaths, etc.,
will be recorded by him, a permanent
record being made, as required by a
•cutlv enacted state law.
Dirt lis and deaths must be promptly
reported l .v the attending physician.
I n cases where no physician is in
charge, relatives must supply the nec-
essarv data. A ten day limit for re-
porting these matters is fixed by law
and a penalty is fixed for violations.
Test Your Corn Seed
lOxpfrt advisers are warning farm-
ers against planting bad seed corn.
Much of t 1m- seed, they assert, lias
been frozen and no seed should be
planted that has not been carefully
Domestic Science Girls Serve "Wheat-
less-Me at less Luncheon to . .
The domestic science girls enter-
tained their mothers Friday evening,
at the school house, where a "wheat-
loss, meatless" 3 course luncheon was
served. The first course consisted of
salmon loaf with potato roses, cream-
ed peas in potato patties, corn frit-
ters, rice with tomato sauce, rye and
Boston brown bread. The second
course: Perfection salad, crackers.
Third course: Apples in bloom, char
lotte russe, potato cake. The color
scheme was green and white. Fourteen
guests enjoyed luncheon.
Sign Up and Grow a Garden
The Agricultural Class of II. U.S.
is engaged this week in canvassing
the town in the interest of the grow
a garden movement. Householders
will be urged to pledge themselves to
plant and tend a garden and save
sufficient seed for themselves and
a neighbor for next year. When the
class members call on you, sign up
to grow a garden and get started as
soon as possible. This patriotic move-
ment should interest anyone who has
ground sufficient for a garden. Gar-
dens mean food saving and money
Mrs. C. D. Johnston, who has been
! under t reatment in the General Hospi-
tal at Knid, for some weeks, is re-
ported much improved. She will prob-
patry of their many Hennessey friends, ably be brought home this week.
Harry E. Canf ield
Successor to W. D. Walburn
service Groceries QUAUTY
Have you planted your Seed Potatoes yet? You had
better plant because you want to help win the war.
Food will do it. We have the Red River Early
Ohio Seed Potatoes at per bushel—
Onion Sets, red and yellow, per quart...! 10c
Onion Sets, red and yellow, per peck 80c
Special for Saturday Only
A special blend Coffee, rich in flavor and A No. 1.
22c per pound; 5 pounds for $1.00
15c box Corn Flake, krisp and ready to eat, for 10c
15c can of Hominy for only 10c
Two 20c cans Blackberries for 28c
Remember we have a full line of fresh vegetables
Money made by selling produce at our store. We
pay highest pricc, cash or trade.
Prompt Deliveries—Phone No. 85
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