The Hennessey Clipper
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
|June 9, 1893
Hennessey Lodge No. 11 I.O.O.F. elected the following officers last Wednesday night to serve the ensuing term: N.B. Beardsley, N. G. ; S. P. Richardson, V. G.; G. H . Block, Sec'y.; Able Washburn, Treas.
The Circus in Hennessey.
Hennesseyites who went early this morning to see Sell's circus at Kingfisher, missed a better show at home. About three or four hundred Cheyenne Indians came in about 9 o'clock enroute to a visit with the Osage Indians. To those unaccustomed to seeing these peculiar people it was better than a visit to a good circus to observe their maneuvres while here and to notice their fantastic dress. With but few exceptions the women were the drivers. They were presided over by Little Chief and Yellow Bear. As is usual with them when they go visiting, they had all their worldly possessions with them including their horses, etc. They made numerous purchases while in town.
October 27, 1893
George T. Purves, of Griswold, Iowa, attended the funeral of his son, James Purves, here Sunday. Emma Purves, a sister to the deceased, arrived on Monday from Kansas City.
|August 25, 1893
Gambling Dens Raided
For some time it has been apparent to the observing
ones that gambling has been extensively engaged in here.
For reasons not made public no arrests or attempts to
break up this business have been made by the city
authorities. Sheriff B. W. Burchett and Deputy Abel
Washburn made their appearance in town in company with
County Attorney Lyle on Monday evening last. The plan of
the officers was to wait until after dark when games
would be well under way---but it was soon learned that
one of the establishments had wind of the proposed
raid---from what source they got the information, we know
not---so the officers entered The Elks saloon and wnet
through to the back room where they found thirty or forty
men and boys gambling. A half dozen tables were in use
for different gambling games -- faro, poker games, craps,
etc. Sheriff Burchett walked up to the faro game and
taking a handfull of chips he inquired what they were.
The dealer said: "They are chips. Please don't
disturb the game, Mister." "Well, I am sheriff
of Kingfisher county and I take charge of these
implements for gambling," replied the sheriff. The
bursting of a bomb shell would have produced no more
sudden scatterment than these words. Everybody made a
rush for a door or a window to escape. The men in charge
of the tables were arrested, but on advice of County
Attorney Lyle, they were released. This action of the
county attorney is strongly condemned by our law-abiding
citizens. The tables, chips and gambling devices were
secured by the sheriff and deputy but the gamblers got
away with the money.
Always to be Relied Upon.
As a substantial and profitable investment Binding's
Furniture may always be relied upon. It is elegant,
durable and cheap.
|Late August, 1893
DEATHS. D. W. Bryant, aged 42, whose home was 10 miles southeast of Hennessey, died of typhoid fever last Monday at 11 a. m. after an illness of two weeks. The deceased leaves a wife and two children. His remains were buried in the cemetery near Union schoolhouse. He came from Sumner county, Kansas and carried $2,000 life insurance in the A. O. U. W. of Kansas.
HARNESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc.
-- AT --
For Proof Call on
North Main St. East Side.
The Dentist is Here
Dr. Rush, the dentist, has returned from the strip and can now be found at his office in the Liddle buiding. Those who have been putting off having their work done till he returned cna now be accommodated. He will receive a limited number of cattle or hogs in exchange for dental work.
|October 27, 1893
JAMES H. PURVES
James H. Purves was born January 15,
1870, in St. John, New Brunswick, and died in Hennessey,
O. T. Oct. 22, 1893.
Henry Olivant died this morning at 5:30
o'clock, aged 60 years, 7 months, 8 days.
MISS FANNIE LAWRENCE
Miss Fannie Lawrence died at the home of her parents, 8 1/2 miles southwest of Hennessey, Sunday morning and was buried in the cemetery southwest of town the day following. She died of typhoid fever, and was 23 years old.
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