The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 11, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. JULY 11. 1902-
A H O
^ WE 'iavc definitely decided to engage in the Wholesale Dry Goods and Notion 3
£§ ' V business in Wichita, Kansas. We have procured a three years lease on our 3
building there and contracts are being let for the manufacture of the line of 3
goods we will handle. We want our customers to thoroughly understand that
we will still continue to conduct the business in Hennessey, but there will be a
^ complete change in the management, as our residence will be in Wichita. In 3
order to make the necessary changes we will be compelled to reduce the stock
| AT LEAST $10,000. |
All accounts with us must be settled by August ist, as the management will ijj
change about that time. Since it is absolutely necessary for us to turn $10,000
'sz. worth of our stock into money, we have decided that the most appropriate
£ farewell we can give our customers who have been with us for ail these years,
is a genuine
| CLOSING OUT SALE.
§§ From now until August first we will put our entire stock on the sacrifice table
sr and we will be pleased to give our friends their own way. So just come in and
'iz. meet us and lay in your fall supply of goods. We have an abundance of the
B best in CLOTHING, HATS, SHOES, GLOVES, DRY GOODS, UNDERWEAR,
B GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, GROCERIES, TINWARE, QUEENSWARE,
£ TRUNKS AND A GENERAL NOTION LINE.
Don't fail to come in and see ins and share in our
low prices. Very truly,
THERS, Hennessey, Oklahoma.
Naw Night Watch, and City Engineer Appoint-
ed—Tax on Bowling Alleys.
The city council met in regular month-
ly session Monday night, with all mem-
bers present. Minutes of the previous
meeting were read, and after one cor-
rection, were approved. The cemetery
committee reported the cemetery in
good condition, with the fence repaired,
grounds leveled, etc. The committee
reported that the cemetery plot and the
record nore in bad shape, showing in-
occuracies, etc. The council took no
action in regard to getting the plot and
book in good shape.
The committee on streets and alleys
reported that the alleys were all right
w ith the exception of the weed nusiance,
but the weeds have been ordered cut.
The waterworks was discussed, the
committee reporting that nothing
had been heard from the parties who
have the contract for erecting the tank
\V. 11. Kevard was appointed night
watch, to succeed Geo. Nelson. Bevard
was night watch here for awile last sum-
E. I). Wood, who has been acting as
night watch since Nelson quit, was ap-
pointed city engineer i'er tho period of
one month, at a salary of $50.
The old dray license ordinance
came up again, was road and dis'cua*ed,
but no action taken on ,it.
An ordinance relative to license on
bowling alleys was road and discussed.
An ordinance relative to a telephone
franchise for the Central Oklahoma
Telephone company was read and re-
ferred to tho street and alley committee.
It was mofod by Lano and aecondod
by Malaley that the amount ot license
on bowling alloyt be fixed at $.50 per
year for single alleys or 175 for double
alleys. Vote stood three ayes—Malaley,
Lano and Gilmoro. Goring and Snapp
did not vote en tho proposition.
The only bill allowed by tho council
Monday night was one of Loyal J. Mil-
ler's for attognoy's foes in tlie Gilbert
damage suit, which is in district court.
The bill was for $:io.
Geo. A. Clark tendered his resignation
.as city treasurer, but it was not ac-
cepted. The council requested Mr.
('lark to furnish a report of his business
us treasurer, before accepting the
The council adjourned to meet again
*iext Moutfay night, .July U. at 8 o'clock.
Washington, July 7.—According to a
bulletin issued today by tho census
bureau, tho total value of farm property
in the torritory of Oklahoma on June ',
1900, was $185,343,«S08. Of this sum
$123,941,23) represented tho value of
farm lands and buildings, $51,820,568
the value of live stock and the remain-
der the value of machinery, etc. In
1889, the farm products of the territory
were valued at $45,447,744, including
$18,582,351 for animal products. Tho
farms cover 15,710,268 acres, or more
than 03 per cent of the entire area of the
territory. Tho farms number 02,495.
In 1890 there wore only 8,820 of them.
The report shows that thoro are 915
Indian farmers in tho territory and
2,250 negro fanners.
Annex to Oklahoma.
Tulsa, I. T., July 7.-Tho business
men of tho Crook nation will meet at
Sapulpa July 10, to lake action on the
proposition to annex the Creek nation
to Oklahoma. The Creek council will
be asked to avail itself of tho privileges
extended it by the act of congress of
May 2, 1889, which provides that when
any of tho Five Civilized Tribes shall
signify their desire they may by proclam-
ation of the president, bo attached to
Oklahoma. This law is known us the
organic act for Oklahoma and has seem-
ingly been overlooked by tho people of
the Five Tribes. It is now thought by
many to offer a solution of tho present
difficulties which have so long boset the
Suicide Near Kingfisher.
Kingfisher, Okla., July 8.—Ernest
Brown, 24 years old, committed suicide
by shooting himself in the head this
morning, while riding along in his farm
wagon, two miles north of town. Ho
had been to Kingfisher selling wheat and
had several hundred dollars in checks
and money in his pockets. His father,
William Brown, was one of the first set-
tlers in the county and lives five miles
east of Kingfisher.
Brown had been conversing with a
young woman ho has been "keeping
company" with for over a year and as
they parted he said: "You will never
be troubled with me any more."
Epperson's band of Groat Bend, Kan.,
passed through the city Tuesday even-
ing on their way homo from Lawton
whore they bad been playing at the
Star Routs Box Delivery.
Notice is hereby given to tho public
that tho contracts in effect July 1, 1902,
for the performance of mail service on
tho star routes in the States and Terri-
tories hereinafter named provide that,
in addition to carrying tho mails to the
various postofficos, tho carrier will be
required to deliver mail into all boxes
and hang small bags or satchels con-
taining mail on cranes or posts that may
be erected along tho line of route, under
the following regulations of the Depart-
Any person living on or near the route
and not within the corporate limits of
any town or within 80 rods of any post
office, who desires his mail depesited at
a given point on tho lino of the route by
the carrier may provide and erect a
suitable box or crano on tho roadside,
located in such manner as to bo reached
as conveniently as practicable by the
carrier without dismounting from tho
vehicle or horse, and such person shall
file with the postmaster at tho postoftlce
to which his mail is addressed (which
shall be one of tho two post offices on
the route on either side of and next to
th° box or crane) a request in writing
for tho delivery of his mail to tho car-
rier for deposit at the designated point
at the risk of the addressee. The small
bag or satchel above described, as well
as the box or crano, must bo provided
by the person for whose use it ia in-
tended without expense to tho Depart-
It shall be the duty of tlie postmaster
at every such postoftlce, upon a written
order from any person living on or near
the route, to deliver to the mail carrier
for that route any mail matter—placing
in the respective satchels, where such
are used, the mail for the persons to
whom such satchols belong—with in-
structions as to the propor mail box or
crano at which said mail matter shall be
deposited; but registered mail shall not
be so delivered unless expressly reques-
ted by the addressee in his written order
No mail matter so delivered to the car-
rier shall bo carried past another post
office on the route before being deposited
into a mail box or hung on a crane or
The carrier on the route will bo re-
quired to receive from any postmaster
on the route any mail matter or private
mail satchel that may be intrusted to
him outside of the usual mail bag, and
shall carry such mail matter or private
mail satchel to and deposit it. into the
proper mail box or hang it on the proper
mail crane placed on the lino of tho
route for this purpose: such service by
the carrier to bo without charge to the
The mail carnors must bo of good
character and of sufficient intelligence
to properly handle and deposit the mail
along the route.
The Department does not prescribe
any particular design of box or satchel
to be used for this service, but the per-
son providing either should see that it
is of such character as to afford ample
protection to his mail.
If there is a lock attached to the box,
a key is not to be held by the carrier, as
he is expected to doposit the mail with-
out tho necessity of unlocking tho box.
The box or crano should be so located
on tho roadside that tho carrier can
deposit the mail without leaving his
vehicle or horse, and yet not whore it
will obstruct the public travel.
The carrier is not required to collect
mail from the boxes, but there is no
objection to his doing so if it does not
interfere with his making the skedule
time. The law provides that every
carrier of tho mail shall rocoivo any
mail matter presented to him if properly
prepaid by stamps, and deliver the same
for mailing at tho next postoffice at
which he arrives, but that no fees shall
be allowed him therefor.
The box delivery above described is
required by tho contracts effective July
1, 1002, on all tho star routes (with but
few exceptions) in Arkansas, Louisiana,
Texas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma,
Kansas. Nebraska. South Dakota, North
Dakota, Montana, Wyoming. Colorado,
New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho,
Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Cali-
fornia, Alaska, and Hawaii.
W. S. SlIALLEKBERUER.
Socond Assistant Postmaster General.
Jessie Morrison (iets 25 Years.
El Dorado, Kan., July 8.—Jessie Mor-
rison. convicted on Juno 28 of murder
in the socond degree for killing Mrs.
Olin Castle, at the lat tor's home here in
Juno 1900, by cutting her throat with a
razor, was today sentenced to 25 years
in the penitentiary. Motion for a new
trial was overruled. Miss Morrison, who
has gone through three trials, took the
sentence with little show of demonstra-
tion. The case will bo appealed to the
supreme court. At her second trial
Miss Morrison was givon but five years
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Fisher, A. C. The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 11, 1902, newspaper, July 11, 1902; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc98314/m1/1/: accessed June 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.