The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, February 1, 1895 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume 3. Numbzr 19
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S. K. Overton, Agent.
To The Public.
Having purchased the good will
and subscription 'books •fl'f the Iikn-
sjiss y Democrat, we present you
with the first issue of the consoli-
dated Presb-Demockat this week,
,i simon pure democratic paper. All
back subscriptions to the Democrat
and Press will be due the Press-
Dkmockat, and anyone wishing to
nettle their back subscriptions can
find us in the building,formerly oc-
cupied by the Hennessey Dkmo-
s it a t .
With the consolidation of the
Press and Democrat it gives us a
•circulation of just 918 and i better
inducement for merchants to adver-
tise than they have had at any time
in the past in Hennessey papers.
The subscription price ol the Piusss-
Dkmocrat will be one dollar per
year in advance.
William P. Camit.ell.
Council Bill No. CO, Intro-
duced by Col. Prouty.
. \n Act legalizing the incorporation
of the Village of Hennessey,
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Be it enacted by the legislative as-
sembly of the Territory of Okla-
Section 1. That the action of
the board of county commissioners
of the fifth, now Kingfisher, county,
Oklahoma Territory, in the matter
of the incorporation of the village
of Hennessey, Kingfisher county,
Oklahoma, declaring the said village
to be a body politic and corporate
on the 12th day of June, 1890, be,
and the same is, hereby legalized
and made valid.
Ser. 2. That all acts done and
performed by said village of Hen-
nessey, Kingfisher county, Onlaho-
nia Territory, as a municipal cor-
poration, which may be invalid by
Statehood is all the talk.
Dennis Flynn is fighting the
clause in the \\ icbita bill which
postpones the opening two years —
A hill has been introduced in the
Oklahoma legislature to create the
office of hide inspector for each
county. Not a bad job. He rt ill j
find it a tough job in some locali- j
Joe Lowe, of Washington, Kan-
sas, is in a lair way to receive the
appointment as the democratic
member of the Kansas Hoard of
Railroad Commissioners. This
would be a good appointment.
Deputy Marshal Smith, of
Nowata, I. T., claims to have cap-
tured CheroKee Hill. The Chero-
>, IV/IcGEE, ...
Geileral Mercllai 1 disc.
Located in the Block building where lie has
opened up a
Which lie offers to the citizens ol Hennessey and
vicinity at hard times prices.
SHOES QUEENS W A EE
lie will make a Specialty ol.
Call and get his prices.
Hennessey, O. T.
porauuu, nuiwi in«j iuicu vuv.v. v „ —
reason of said village not having kee yni was quite interesting to the
been properly incorporated, are here- )]e t)lis way a c0„,jie of years
itjltc i to J W. 1,., W l l .ish. or .mo.
It. ll.tmKSNAN. Pii'slilint.
A. K. STEPHENSON, ( ush'r.
and effect from and after its passage
The bill passed both houses Tues-
day and is ready for the Governor's
DEFT OF THE INTERIOR, j
General Land Office. _
Washington. I). C. Jan. 12,'9o. )
HEUISTER AND liECEIVER,
Sirs:—I have received you letters of
the 14tli and 19th instant in relation
to the hardships which you allege will
be imposed upon tlie settlers in the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe country by
the Strip opened.
The legislature of Kansas has
passed a stringent anti lottery and
gambling law. Oidahoma has had
two years' experience w itli a strong
gambling law, but the evil contin-
■ ties. ' Mild laws properly enforced
j are better than prohibition laws,
which are so often broKcn.
BANK OF HENNESSEY,
-= Capital Fully Paid $20,000. s-
General banking Husiness Transacted.
COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY IMDE.-M
Insurance Written In Reliable Companies.
$50,000 to Loan on Good partes.
T) Tit" Old Patrons.
With last week's issue oE the
Democrat 1 severed my connec-
tion wit') 1 ::<• paper, l-v/iug ".old .'lie
plant and subscription booit to W .
P. Campbell, wiio lias consolidated
the Democrat with the Press mi-
ller the head of The Press-Demo-
crat. I wish to thank patrons of
the Democrat very kindly tor the
past favors and patronage and so-
licit a continuance of the same for
the new firm 111 the future.
For a short time 1 will make the
Pkess-Demoouat office my head-
All accounts on advertising up to
Feb. 1st, '93, are due me,
The case o! the state of Missouri
against the Taylors, aliened niur-
Utieyennc anc AIULM.LUU J i t^rers, has been postponed. The
enforcement of the terms of the act of 1
Oct. 20.18«:i. which requires that pay-1 people are fast forgetting the alio-
merit shall be made for lands taken j cious murder of the Meeks family,
on April 19, ls9™, and suggesting that anj would not be surprised il the
sped lie recommendation be made by , Pi101,i(] f0n0w Anuinis Ward's
n ;"to congress f^r a ' 1,1 l ' ' jj'l precedent and bring iffa verdict of
the law, so that payment may be 11
1 leadqu'arters lor
Free homes and dollar wheat.
Populist Posten, of the 17th
district, really snored while the
House was in session. It'is better
to snore than to be snored at.
made upon tlimmaking of a tlnal proof,
whether the same be one or seven
years from date of entry, and abol-
ishing the installment plan.
In reply, 1 have to state, that as
the law providing the terms on which
the lands in Oklahoma might be se-
cured was the act of congress having
full knowledge and jurisdiction in the
matter, any changes therein required
by the exigencies of the settlers must
he made by that body, and is suggest-
ed that the delegate from the Terri-
tory or other members of congress are
properly chargeable with such duty.
Should a bill be introduced, it will,
inlollowingtheosualcour.se of mat-
ters, be referred to this "dice for
opinion and report, which will be duly
made, but I do not deem it expedient
to initiate the measure by formal rec-
ommendation to the department.
S. VV. Lamoueux, Commissioner.
'arson in the third degree1
The two houses of the legislature
have accepted the invitation of the
This Whisky took the premium at the World's Fair over all otlni
Rye Whiskies. "\Vhen calling for whisky at my place you will be con*
Oklahoma Press Association to be | that it is the best to be had in Hennessey.
present at its meeting in Perry, Feb. i
i:>. Added to this was the invita-j. 1 — li. ■ ~
Hon on the part of the city of Perry
asking the members to be its guests,
also the Farmers' Free Home League
of Noble county, which meets the
It is pretty hard for the demo-
cratic administration to tane the
blame for the hard times while we
are still living under republican
The Oklahoma Press Association
will meet at Perry Feb, 13, instead
of 9th, as heretofore announced.
The Press-Democrat will be rep-
resented by Mr. Campbell.
Senator Prouty, of this county,
has introduced a bill in the council
providing that in all public places
where a soldier is competent to fill
the office he shall be given prefer-
ence. The bill produced a hot dis-
Says the Kansas City Journal:
"That slaughter of bandits in the
territory, including Hill Doolin,
turns out to be a fake. Somebody
either the outlaws or marshals,
could earn the country's gratitude
bv killing off souie of the liars down
United States Land Office, f
Kingfisher, O. T. Jan. —, 1895. t
Hon. Thomas C. McRae,
Washington, 1). C.
Sin:—Permit me to call your atten-
tion to the inclosed correspondence
I between the Commissioner of the Gen-
| eral Land Ollice and this otHce, 'n re-
lation to Cheyenne and Arapahoe
lands thrown open to settlement
April 19. 1892.
The condition of the country and of
the people is fully set forth in our let-
ter. and we now, as suggested by the
Honorable Commissioner, properly
bring this matter to your attention
with the hope that you will use your
great influence to secure tlie result so
much desired, that is, abolish the in-
stallment system of payment for pub-
lic lands, at least so far as relates to
the Cheyenne and Arapahoe country.
Tlie press and those interested appear
to be unanimous in the endorsement
of this proposition, and should you re-
quire it in evidence, ten thousand
people would indicate its acceptabil-
ity by petition or otherwise.
You Will observe that it is not pro-
posed to interfere with the final pay-
ment of money due the United States.
The object couglit is time; time to
build, to plow, to sow, to reap.
E. G. Spilman, Register.
While little Dennis opposes the
opening of the Wichita country,and
misleads the people with the idea
that he can secure free homes, yet
when it comes to working a damn-
able, unfair, unjust and rascally
trick like dividing the public square,
you will find him standing on his
hind haunches champing his bit,
while foam issues from his mouth
and his distended nostrils, reminds
one of the entrance to the Mam-
moth Cave. This is Dennis.—Enid
A Kansas paper, published in
the center of the Kansas oil country,
publishes a statement which shows
that the railroads running into Kan-
sas City from the Kansas oil fields:
are discriminating against Kansas
oil. Neodesha is only 105 miles;
from here, jet to sell oil to the j
Kansas City consumer the Neodesha j
man would have to give his custom-
er the oil, the ba«-el and C cents in
the bargain to overcome the freight
rate. In other words, the Standard
Oil company can produce the oil, re-
fine it, ship it to Kansas City and
make a profit for less money than
the Kansas man has to pay for
freight. The railroad commission
ers of Kansas can remedy this it
they willi The "haul" is entirely
in Kansas. There is no inter-state
commerce in the matter.
John Deere Plows,
Disc 11 arrows and Drills.
McCormlcK Binders ■-
The Celebrated JlcCormlck jjlndhuj Twine
4.1. Case Threshers.
and HODGE HlEADIEiRS.
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