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Hennessey Clipper
September 9, 1893

Submitted by: Mollie Stehno

Lincoln County has 104 school districts.
Mulhall will soon have a flouring mill.
The wheat harvested is said to grade A 1.
Major McNamara's memorial poem is a gem.
The brick yard at Minco is running full blast and is working quite a force of men.
The Farmer's Protective association of Beaver County has been granted a charter.
The Payne County Republican heads its marriage notices, "Till death or the district court."
Farmers about Mulhall complain of bad roads, and they want the "pathmaster" to do his duty.
It is Judge Dale now, yet it is impossible to tell whether it is ex-judge Clark or ex-Judge Bufford.
The Methodist people of Minco will erect a school building to accommodate two hundred students.
The jury in the case of County Clerk Bradford returns a verdict of guilty. Mr. Bradford was charged with malfeasance in office.
Chickasha wants its name changed and like all important questions much wrangling is being indulged in over the new christening.
The appointments made by the President and Governor Renfrow are generally well chosen and are satisfactory to the people of the territory.
Between the United States and the Oklahoma officials Richardson the post office and express robber and murderer, is sure of a long term in the pen.
Chickasha has more pretty, refined intelligent young ladies than any other town I the territory and yet says the Express, we have a super abundance of old bachelors.
There is one thing says the Times Journal, that we republicans will have to admit, and that is, the new democratic United States marshal is just as handsome a man as his predecessor.
Corn is in a splendid condition and some of it is "laid by." The soil of the territory is special adapted to corn and wheat, and is far superior to the soil of Kansas and Missouri, says St. Joseph Herald.
An Oklahoman editor says that a well regulated cemetery is a necessary annex to an enterprising and fearless newspaper. It is a fact those who bow most about killing do most of them with a wind gun.
Some weeks ago United States Marshals arrested a number of Greer County men on a charge of stealing timber. Now to even things up, the Greer County authorities have arrested and jailed the United States Marshals.
Oneida is a new post office thirteen miles northwest of Kingfisher I the Cheyenne country. D. F. Buick, from Mt. Hope, Kansas, has put up a building and in connection with his duties, as postmaster will conduct a mercantile business.
Perkins Journal: Lafe Speers killed four young wild cats on his place across the river from Perkins. Lafe had sight of the old mother, but while he was at the house getting his gun, the sly madam gave Lafe the slip. It was a shame to take advantage of her absence.
Oklahoma farmers will look with interest for the announcement of the result of tame grass experiments conducted by the experiment station. The fact that nine of the varieties tested met with marked success proves that tame grass culture in the territory will be practicable.
School district clerks are requested to send through, sworn and correct census returns to the county superintendent's office before the 25th of June, otherwise the will be entitled to no apportionment of funds until next January. They are also requested to send in their post office addresses at once.
The Sac and Fox Indians object to paying tax on personal property in Lincoln County and entered an injunction suit to that end. They claim that the improvements o their lands are a part of their real estate, and the government exempts heir lands from taxation for twenty five years. This is an interesting legal point and the outcome is awaited with interest.
This is a conundrum they asked at a church social at Noble: "Why is the wind blind?" One young lady promptly answered: "The wind is a breeze, a breeze is a zephyr, a zephyr is a yarn, a yarn is a tale, a tail is an attachment, attachment is love and love is blind. Therefore the wind is blind." It is reported the young lad had a dozen offers of marriage before the social adjourned.
The Odd Fellows of Kingfisher are making arrangements to erect in Kingfisher's brick building, to be called the Odd Fellows temple. It is to be 50x120 feet, three stories high. Work will begin next week and when completed it will be the largest and most magnificent building of the kind in Oklahoma. It will be handsomely finished and will be a pride and joy to the brotherhood and a splendid ornament to the city of Kingfisher.
The souvenir edition of the Norman Transcript is a beauty. It speaks well for the enterprise of its publishers, Ingle & Thresher. The cuts are superb and the write-ups of the various persons and advantages of Norman who the hand of a master of the pen. In typography it has not been surpassed in the territory. Norman is to be congratulated upon this valuable souvenir and the publisher may well feel proud of the culmination of their efforts.
Progress is being made in the matter of arranging the payment of the money due to the Choctaws and the Chickasaws. Secretary Smith has asked the attorney general to render an opinion whether Treasurer McCurtain of the Choctaws and Treasurer Rennier of the Chickasaws, both of whom are in Washington, are legally entitled to receive money on behalf of the two nations. It is thought that as soon as this question is definitely settled the matter will be pushed rapidly through the routine channels through which it has to pass.

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