The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, March 20, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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^ The Press-Democrat.
HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. MARCH 20.1903-
OUR NEW SPRING SUITS
Are now in, and we have the lowest possible prices attached to
them. Some new two-piece suits,==coat and pants—
of nice Summer Weight, made by Rosenwald & Weil,
known as the "R. & W." brand of clothing. Made up
nicely in the latest style, trimmed with the best mater=
ials, and are very pretty patterns, at prices from
$6.00 to $8.00. —rtxwwvWXW
Also new three=piece suits from New York, Military
cut, nice patterns, all styles, prices from
$6-75 Up tO $14.00
Our prices are as low as it is possible for us to make them.
NEW SPRING WAISTINGS, SUITTNGS, KAN.
In fact everything that makes a fair lady fairer and a pretty girl prettier.
The most beautiful patterns in Embroideries, with insertions to match.
Beautiful pieces of Applique braid, in all colors and patterns.
New stock of Ribbons on display; Satin, Satin Taffetas and Silk Taffetas, in
all colors and widths. Nice new Neck Ribbon in colors.
It is no idle boast when we say that we have the
nicest line that has been brought to our city.
We Have Made
In Men's Fancy Summer Shirts,
now 011 exhibition in our windows. They are
samples from the best mills to the house in
Wichita for comparison with other lines. We
own them at just the price the wholesalers
have to pay. Vou can own them at what the
wholesalers sell them. They have never been
sent on the road as drummers' samples. If
you don't say they are cheap, we will pass it up.
Our fancy striped half-hose 20c
A better grade 25c
Infants' fancy lace hose, all colors 15c
Ladies' fancy lace hose, black and white 25c
Ladies' silk gloves, black and modes 50c
Ladies' fancy gloves, all kinds 25c., 35c
All Kinds of Seeds in Bulk.
TRUE TO NAME.
Peas, Beans, Seed Sweet Corn, all varieties.
Seed Potatoes at Lowest Prices.
We pay highest possible price for
all kinds of produce.
the BIG RACKET store.
CASHION BROS., proprietors.
AN AWFUL DEATH.
YouflMan Falls Between Gars
and is Ground to Pieces.
LIVE.S ONLY HALF HOUR
Etiorts to Locate Bou's Relatives Prove
Futile, and Remains are Interred In
a Pauper's Grave.
A younff man, aged about 18 or 19
years, was killed in this city at 10:30
o'clock last Thursday night, by being
run over by a freight train while at-
tempting to get out of the end door of a
car while the train was in motion.
There were two boys in the car, the
one who was killed and a lad from Well-
ington, Kan., by the name of Charles
Rover. The boys had been working
with an M. K. & T. construction gang in
the Indian Territory. They threw up
their jobs and started for Wellington,
where they expected to secure work.
The boys got into a car on the second
section of Hock Island froight tram No,
tti at El Reno, but were not discovered
by the train crew unt il the train reached
Hennessey. They were found by the
bri'.keman, who demanded money for
their ride, and upon telling the brake
man that they had no money, they were
ordered out of the car. The Royer boy
got off safely, but in some manner the
other boy lost his hold and fell between
the CRfs. A crv of horror was heard
from the lloyer boy, and the train was
The unfortunate young man was
picked up and placed 011 a colr taken to
the City hall and physicians were sum-
moned. When they arrived, however,
it was plai
his name as William Birch, and his
home as Wynnewood, I. T. Word was
sent to the postmaster at Wynnewood
to notify the boy's relatives, but the
postmaster sent word back that no per-
son by thai name was known there.
Coroner Fisk came up from Kingfish-
er Friday evening and held an inquest
over the remains, and all that was
earthly of the young man was laid to
rest in tho Potter's field Saturday after-
noon, Rev. Uillispie conducting the
The Royer boy, with whom Birch
was traveling, knew little of his com-
panion's history. They had been work-
ing together, and lite Royer boy decided
to go back to Wellington, and Birch
signified his intention of going with him.
Royer is an adopted son. of .lohn Kiel', a
blacksmith of Wellington. Both boys
were ordinarily dressed, the Birch boy
having on a pair of "bib" overalls. In
the pocket of the "bib" was found a
good open-face silver watch. Xo money
or letters ot any kind was found on the
About a year ago a New York found-
ling's home sent a large number of boys j
to Kansas and secured homes for them j
among farmers and others in that state.
A number of the boys ran away from |
their new homes. One of these was
Royer. It is thought that Birch may
have possibly been one of these found-
lings also, and if he was there is little
liklihood that his folks will ever be |
"BOSTON" CORBETT LOCATED
Han Supposed to be Real Slayer of Booth
Said to be in Kansas.
"Boston" Corbett, whom it is said is
tlio man who killed .1. Wilkes Booth,
the assassin of President Lincoln, is re-
ported to have been located, and is in
Kansas on his way from Arizona to
! Topeka. If Corbett has really been
found, he may be able to throw some
I light on tho question of whether the
' corpse at Enid is Booth or someone else,
I and an anxious public is awaiting the
; result of an interview by some newspa-
per man with Corbett to learn what
that worthy has to say about Booth's
The following dispatch, regarding the
whereabouts of Corbett was sent out
from Washington last Sunday:
The report that "Boston" Corbett was
dead and that tho pension office was
anxious to secure positive proof of the
fact is without foundation, and it was
learned from authoritative sources at
t ie pension bureau that the slayer of
John Wilkes Booth is alive and has
turned up in Kansas.
He was last hoard from as on his way
from Arizona to Kansas, with a big two-
horse peddling outfit. He has not
drawn a pension for years, and the pa-
pers in hi« case have been sent to Tope-
ka to head him otl* when he reaches
there. He was in an insane asylum,
from which he was discharged. While
there is little doubt that the man who
has been heard lrom is Corbett, yet the
question of identity will come up ai:ain
before the pension bureau, and to satis-
many times was found wanting the
j necessities of life. He gave or spent all
I of his money in tho cause ol religion,
j In tho early '80s he went to Topeka,
' Kan., where ho became insane, and was
j sent to an asylum. One day while he.
I with twenty others, was out for exer-
cise, under guard, he spied a horse un-
der a tree. Ho mountei it and was
next heard from 120 miles from Topeka.
There he met a friend, whom he told
that he was disgusted with the way the
United States government had treated
him, and ho intended shaking off the
dust of his country.
Afterward it was reported that ho had
died in Mexico, then Texas, and finally
word came that he had died in New
Mexico. Other places also reported his
To persons desiring to take the pupils'
examination for graduation from the
common school course:
The pupils' examination for guadua- j fy the technical requirements of pen-
tion from the common school course ' sion legislation this matter must be in-
wf.l be hold on Thursday and Friday, vestigated and his identity be ro-estab-
the 9th and 10th of April. Teachers lished before the pension can be paid
whose schools have not closed will ( to him.
n to be seen that death had ! please notify me at once the number of j Corbett was the sergeant who was de-
already taken hold of its victim, aiyl f pupil.In their schools that desire to; tailed to capture Booth, who, while
11 o'clock just one-hair hour rrom the take Hie examination. Where the wounded, had sought shelter In a barn,
time of the accident, the soul took its schools have closed, the pupils that de : While the structure was on fire Booth
Li,t to an unknown world. j sire to take the examination will please attempted to escape from the burning
The bov's right leg was severed at the | notify me also, so that I may arrange building al a point where Corbett stood
*ii. tho riglll arm was <-r..shed almost ! places most convenient for holding the in charge of Ins guard. He raised his
tn * null) from the shoulder to the end ! e*amination The place, selected so title and ended the life of tho murderer
of the fingers, and the left leg was cut I far are: Kiel: Beulah (i)isi. 17)1 vHay of I-incoln. After the war Corbett
air between the ankle andkrtee. Intent-1 maker (Dist. *>) 78. 85 and 107. A fee wen. to Boston, Mass., where he secured
al injuries were also sustained, which of 50 cents will be charged each appll- his nickmame. In 1878 he went to
urecludedany possibility of the young cant to defray the expenses of the e, Camden, where he conducted a mission- i«
r^coverinir from his Injuries. aminers while grading the papers. : ary church at llurd and Line streets,
When he u.s tir i l^ked up the ti. I .'Mom, ; for several years. He lived alone in a,S
^ irftiKfcW* He nw I O*oty J Iiowmou Pise H«e«t. near Fourth, aud[g<
More Flynn "Promises."
Washington, March 12.—The state-1
hood tight will be taken up again in the ;
next congress, and so far as Oklahoma !
is concerned it will no douut prove sue- j
cessful. Oklahoma might have got in a j
year ago if she had not tied her fortunes j
to those of Arizona and New Mexico.
Dennis Flynn, the retiring delegate
from Oklahoma said today.
"It is to be regretted that we did not
secure statehood, but it is well known
that an agreement was entered into to
the eifect that Oklahoma will be admit-
ted in such a wav that when Indian
territory is attached some provision will
be made equalizing the school land
"The territory can feel proud of the I
fact that the bitterest enemies of state-
hood had nothing but bouquets to throw j
at Oklahoma. Our people are prosper j
ous, and as I have always said, are the i
pets of the American congress. I believe j
this condition will continue."
It is still a question how Arizona and i
New Mexico will fare. The bill will j
again be brought up in the houso, and ;
that body has always been favorable to
the admission of all three stales.
Senator Quay is particularly desirous |
that the two southern territories shall
be admitted, and the political status of
his case will be much improved if he
insists on the Republican senators going
on Record on the eve of a presidential
Mias Etta Records of J\ing';s!ier, at-
tended the school entertainment here
Saturday ntitlit, and remained over
J Sunday, the guest of Miss Atha Stur-
I f> .r
Mantles and Chimoeys-
ENCEL'S & CO., Makers.
A SMALL STOCK OF
Bison, Garfield Co., Oklahoma.
Goods .'ill new anil up-to-date.
Fasy terms will be given purchaser.
TIPTON COX, WICHITA, KAN.
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Fisher, A. C. The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, March 20, 1903, newspaper, March 20, 1903; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc98353/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.