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THE CANADIAN RECORD
volume 27, number u5.
CANADIAN, HEMPHILL COUNTY, TEXAS, thursday, january 1, 1920.
SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 THE YEAR
Annual Meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce
Called for January 13
The attention of the members 'of
tiie Chamber of Commerce is called
to the annual meeting which will
be held on Tuesday night, January
Joth, at which time officers for the
year will lie elected and many im-
portant subjects will be discussed'
Special attention will be given
to the subject of our highways in
liempfiill County and the sources
of revenue will be gone into to as-
certain what improvements may
be made during the year. The sub-
ject of additional paving on resi-
dence streets will also be discussed
as well as other matters.
We want every member present
without fail. Please be there.
J. W. Sanders, President.
YV. A. Palmer, Secretary.
Award Contracts for Building
of Del Rio-Canadian Highway
San Angelo, Texas, Dec. 28.—
Building of twenty-six and one-
half miles on Del Rio-Canadian
Highway No. 4 out of San Ange-
lo will start probably within forty
days as a result of the awarding
this afternoon by Tom Green Coun-
ty Commissioners of two contracts,
one for $160,980 to Charles B. Met-
calfe of San Angelo for rock base,
and the other of $28,425 to .!. E,
Ward of Dallas for asphalt surfac-
The contract for grading and for
bridges and culverts was let Dec.
I for $97,644. The county still has
over $300,01)0 available for good
Two Texas Boys Honored
Bucharest, Roumania. —
Texans have been decorated by
King Ferdinand for their work as
members of the American Red
Cross Com minion in Roumania.
They are Major George W. Bird of
Dallas, who has been made an Of-
ficer of the Crown, and Lieutenant
Albert Knox of Takota, who be-
comes Chevalier of the Crown.
Major Bird has served as chief
of administration of the affairs of
the commission since the armistice.
Lieutenant Knox, who is 20 years
old, has the distinction of being
the youngest Red Cross officer in
Europe. He was a soldier in the
serving thru the St. Mihiel, Ar-
gonne and Verdun offensives. In
the first drive in the Toul sector
the lieutenant was cited for brav-
ery. At the close of the war he
joined the Balkan Commission of
the Red Cross.
STARTS TAKING CENSUS
W. L. Helton, census enumerat-
or, will start work Friday on en-
rolling the citizenship of the north-
west corner of Hemphill County,
his work including the town of Ca-
nadian, which contains about one-
half of the total population of the
county. He works eight hours a
day and will have to see some of
the homes early in the morning or
late at night when the family will
be there to be interviewed.
The Rev. J. E. Stevens will
enumerate the southeast corner of
Santa Fe Well Flows
150 Gallons Water per
Minute With Air Pump
All the Constitutional
Defeated November 4
Austin, Dec. 29.—All proposi-
tions voted upon at the constitu-
tional amendment election of Nov.
4 were defeated, according to un-
official reports from members of
the state election board which can-
vassed the vote today. Returns
from practically all counties which
held elections are in, and the Gal-
veston bond amendment, which
made the best showing, was 1,31.1
votes behind, according to tabula-
tion, which is being re-checked be-
fore the result of the election is
officially announced by the board.
Chamber of Commerce Endeav-
oring to Secure Cars for Grain
The Santa Fe has a well in their
yards in Canadian which is pro-
ducing 150 gallons of water per
minute. The water is pumped or
rather pushed to the surface with
Santa Fe pump
surface, but the
Water in the
ten feet of the
The Knights Templar Christmas
service held at the Methodist
Church Sunday by Canadian Com-
mand ry No. 6)5 was very sacred and
impressive and about thirty Sir
Knights attended in full uniform,
marching from their hall to the
church. The building was crowd-
ed with a large audience. The ser-
vices were in charge of the Rev. B.
G. Taylor, a Sir Knight, and the
hour was devoted to singing by the
chorus, reading the scripture les-
son, listening to a beautiful solo
bv Mrs. D. J. Young, music by the
Canadian orchestra, and a sermon
by the Rev. M. M. Beavers on the
subject of Building—building the
temples of material things, build-
ing temples of character and build-
ing temples of Christian lives.
The employes of the Canadian
Hardware and Furniutre Company
and Gerlach's Variety Store pooled
their interests and purchased a
lease of Ten acres from the Fort
Worth-Canadian O i 1 Company
Monday. The lease cost them $60
The Chamber of Commerce of
Canadian, thru its secretary, has
been doing everything possible to
secure cars for the prompt ship-
ment of the large grain crop of
this and adjoining counties. On
Tuesday Mr. Palmer phoned R. E
Johns, general agent of the Santa,
Fe at Amarillo, urging him to put
Canadian, Glazier and Mendota on
his emergency lists for cars, as
there is a great demand now for
shipping facilities. Mr. Johns
promised to do everyfhig in his
rower for Hemphill County, but
stated that the situation is worse
riirht now than it has been for
a. pump about forty feet. The
company had eleven wells and yet
did not have sufficient water, for
the waste water—which indicates
how much water is required—as it
constantly runs away from the
shops and round house,forms quite
So another well was drilled by
putting down a four inch casing
about 120 feet, with a properly
perforated section at the bottom.
Then a three-fourths inch air line
was put down inside the four inch
casing to the bottom of the well.
In the bottom end of the air line
are two one-eighth inch openings,
and when the compressed air is
turned into that air line, the way
in which it agitates that water is a
marvel to the onlooker.
The air has the advantage over
a pump in that it never clogs,
sands in, nor wears out any leath-
ers. Whenever the sand comes in-
to the big pipe the air just boosts
it along out of the top of the well
with the water, sometimes even
throwing out small boulders.
The well is said to be a small
wonder, and this
pumping water is
innovation in this
small norther Wednesday Miami-Canadian Party
a little norther came up Wedr.es- , . c r n..r
day afternoon but soon spent it- Locates Scene or Out-
sell'- The thermometer registered falo Wallow Fight
twelve degrees above that night.
Tlie minimum temperature since
the early winter storm has been
around sixteen to twenty degrees
above and the maximum has been
from fifty-live to sixty-live degrees.
'fully Dial, formerly of this
county but who is now located at
Dalhart, was recently married to
Miss Equilla Summerhour of Dal-
The farmers are taking advan-
tage of the fine weather to market
an immense amount of grain.
Red Cross Card-Indexes Pro-
fessional Charily Grafters
J. T. Williams of Lipscomb
County had public sale bills print-
ed at the Record office this week
for a sale at his farm twelve miles
northwest of Glazier on Thursday,
January 8th. He will sell horses,
mules, cattle, farm implements,
etc., and after the sale will move
Lynn Elliott went to Greenville,
Texas, to upend the holidays.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
A. D. Breyfogle and wife to C.
F. Kindel, conveying west half of
section 7, block 1, I. & G. N. R. R.
Co. survey; consideration $6,400
George Gerlach to F. C. Frizzell
Canadian property: consideration
Ira Swinehart and wife to L. S
Palmer, covering the southeast
quarter of section 2;?, block 1, I. &
G. N. R. R. Co. survey; considera-
W. L. Brink of Ellis County, Ok
lahoma, to Harry Goodwin, con
ve.ving the northwest quarter v
section 21 ; southwest quarter of
section 28, block 1, I. & G. N. R. R
Co. survey, containing 320 acres
consideration, exchange of proper
W. E. George and wife to J. W
Ricks, conveying lots 1 and 2, blocT
81, Canadian ; consideration $1,700
John W. Tanner and wife to E.
S. Humphrey, et al, conveying lots,
7 and 8, block 21, Canadian; con-
E. S. Humphrey to C. R. Tipps.
conveying lot 14, block 9, Southside
addition to Canadian; considera-
J. S. Lisk and wife to Bob Han-
nah, Canadian property; consider-
S. E. Allison to R. M. Hanna,
Canadian property; consideration
Minnie M. Holmes and husband
to R. F. McCalip, conveying the
northeast quarter section 29, block
A2, 160 acres; consideration$3,840
John Kunkle and wife to B. A.
Ludden, lots 5 and 6, block 3
Southside addition to Canadian;
Marv H. Turner and husband of
Amarillo, conveying lots 13, 14, 15
16, 17, 18 in block 26, Canadian;
C. R. Tipps to E. S. Humphrey,
lots 7 and 8, block 21, Canadian;
Professional dead beats and
floaters who travel about the coun-
try endeavoring to obtain funds
from Red Cross Home Service Sta-
tions and other social agencies by
misrepresentation are being card-
indexed by the Southwestern Divi-
sion of the Red Cross as a measure
of self-preservation and a list of
such men has been sent to the
Home Service Section of the Hemp-
hill County Chapter of the Red
Cross, according to information
received by Mrs. N.J. Gever, chair-
man of Home Service.
Red Cross workers thruout the
country are reporting numerous
cases of daily occurrence in which
such men, many of them discharg-
ed soldiers, are appealing to the
Red Cross Home Service Workers
and telling hard luck stories that
prove upon investigation to be un-
Many of these men are goin
rrom place to place, it is said, at-
tempting to obtain money from
Entertain at Country
Club With Big Puget
Sound "T urkey" Roast
The officials of the White House
Lumber Company held their annual
banquet at the club rooms of the
Country Club Monday night, and
had as their guests the employes
of the company and a few guests.
The feature of the banquet was a
magnificent Puget Sound "turkey,"
a big red salmon caught from the
waters of Puget Sound and ship-
ped complimentary by the whole-
sale house to the White House peo-
ple, packed in ice. Augmenting
the fish was a handsome forty-
pound turkey, with all the various
and sundry dishes and relishes
which go to make up a banquet.
The party drove out to the
grounds at six o'clock and for two
hour -, had one of the most enjoy-
able and hilarious times imagina-
ble, the time being spent first -at
the banquet board and Inter in jest I rc'\
. , i'that the old buffalo
and revelry m digging up ear
day reminiscences, and in "pan
ning" each one of the old timer.
Those who were fortunate in at-
tending the feast were: J. S. Hood
and J. L. Jennings, chefs, and very
efficient ones, too. The success of
the dinner is due to them. R. H.
Stone, entertainer and orator. B.
F. Tope, W. A. Miller, Paul Bryant,
Geo. Coleman, Allen McShane, D.
J. Young, Geo. Jennings, A. Liske,
and L. P. Loomis.
All these worthies did full just-
Quite an interesting party met
in the pasture of ( has. 'Teas' ranch
south of the Washita Creek Sunday
afternoon hunting for the location
of the scene of the Buffalo Wallow
fight in 1874 in which Billie Dixon
and Amos Chapman, scouts, and
four enlisted men were surrounded
by Indians and besieged for sever-
al hours in one of the most trying
experiences which men have ever
been called upon to endure. The
scouts and enlisted men had start-
ed for Fort Supply with messages
from General Nelson A. Miles, who
was campaigning against the In-
dians in the Southwest and who
was at the time camped on McClel-
lan Creek, which is west of the
Mobeetie of the present day. The
men were sent for supplies, and
when they reached the divide be-
tween Gageby and Washita creeks
they were attacked by the Indians
Those who made the party Sun-
day were Judge and Mrs. W. R.
Ewing and their sons and Mrs.
Billie Dixon and her youngest son.,
all of Miami; G. W. Ayers, N. P,
Willis, P. H. Loomis and L. P.
Loomis of Canadian, and Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Teas.
From the records it seems that
when Dixon and Chapman and
their men reached the divide they
found in front of them a large
band of Kiowa and Comanche In
dians, and the Indians quickly sur-
rounded them, out of gun shot dis
jtance. And when you remember
guns shot to
■' I kill at a distance of 1,200 vards or
more, you can understand how
'wide a circle the Indians main-
! f.ained around the little bunch
I men. The site was ideal for the
! men to defend themselves as it was
on a high plateau of table-land
which commanded a view of the
country for miles in each direction
and prevented the Indians from
creeping up on them.
Dixon and his men sought shel-
ter and the only place they could
find in the shortest time possible/
was a small buffalo wallow in the
COST OF BIG TRUCK TIRES
The Canadian Buick Company
received a tire last week that was
something of a tire. It was order-
ed for a customer. The tire was
eight by forty inches in size, and
the retail price was $181.20. The
inner tube which fitted the tire
cost $21.75. Those prices for tires
and tubes make a Ford owner stag-
ger to think of them.
Mr. and Mrs. Hall and daughter,
Jewel, of Pampa are visiting at
the home of the Key* D. Morgan
this week. '
Look Out! W. J. Bryan
Takes Stump on Ex-
tended Speaking Tour
Bryan etaion eoin etaoin etaoi ta
Omaha, Dec. 29.—William J.
Bryan will speak here January 12
on "The Attitude of the Democrat-
ic Party for 1920." Friends of Mr.
Bryan say he plans a tour of sever-
al weeks, in which he will discuss
the league of nations, the peace
treaty and other possible campaign
register made hardly a dent on the
big fish and the turkey. It was a
royal feast and a most enjoyable
ice to the banquet in true holiday uite flat or flat of mesquitG
appetite but the best they could gragg that composed the divide on
which they found themselves. They
ran to the buffalo wallow and with
their knives "dug in", throwing up
a small bank of earth around them
Whenever an Indian rode too close
a gun spoke and the Indian was a
good one in the happy hunting
ground. This danger held the In-
dians back, but their gun fire was
so continuous that every one of the
six men was wounded and their
Memphis Test Well Standing
Four Hundred Feet in Oil
The test of the Home People's
Oil Company in Hall county, four-
teen miles west of Memohis, iu
standing four hundred feet in oil
according to reports, considered as
authentic, coming from Memphis-
last night. The sand was found at
! ,560 feet and the bit was broken
off in the shale making a test of the
'lump Service investigators to as-! Production impossible at this time,
'-i.st them in their wanderings. This! Conservative estimates placed it
is an imposition upon Red Cross
Tirids and upon Red Cross women.
The Red Cross, its officials say.
wants to be of service to every man
who served in the forces of the
nation during the world war, but
it wants this assistance to be help-
ful and not to encourage men in
Because of the comparatively
large number of these floaters in-
structions have in the past been
sent to Home Service Stations of
Red Cross Chapters thruout Texas
to verify the stories of strangers
appealing for assistance. Compli-
ance with such rules, it is thot, will
do much to cut down the number
of such imposters. At present the
Bureau of Civilian relief of the
Southwestern Division of the Red
Cross at St. Louis, has a lengthy
list of the names of inveterate of-
Well Down 680 Feet
The deep test well on the Shal-
ler-1 ubb lease reached a reported
depth of 680 feet last week when
the drill entered a cavity, and this
had to be closed before proceeding
Driller Owens has been busy thisj
week putting clay into the cavity
to build a place for the drill to
work in. All the water put in the
hole was lost in the cavity.
upwards of one hundred barrels
if was stated.
A ten inch bit was being used,
when the sand was struck.
Reports from Memphis declared
excitement over the finding of the
first oil in that section was run-
ning high and that many oil men
from all sections of the state had
arrived there during the past twen-
The Home People's well was the
first test begun in Hall County and
was promoted principally by Mem-
phis citizens.—Amarillo News.
OIL LEASE TRANSFERS
F. N. Hamilton and wife, lessors,
to W. W. Owens, lessee, covering
sections Nos. 184, 189, 190, 195,201,
206, 207, 208, 209, 214, 2.15, 216,
218. 219, 220, and the north half of
section 200, block 42, H. & T. C. R.
R. Co. survey, containing 11,200
R. L. Allen, et al, to J. H. Bish-
op, Sr., covering lot 8 in section 2,
and lot 32 in section 124, contain-
ing ten acres each.
E. E. Gilbert and wife to J. W.
Moore, covering the west half of
the southwest quarter of section 62
in block 41, H. & T. C. R. R. Co.
clothing was riddled with bullets.
That afternoon a heavy rain
came up and it was followed by a
cold wind, and as the Indians were
averse to that kind of weather they
abandoned the attack.
One of the men, George Smith, j
died. He was buried
grave at the buffalo wallow, and
one report says that he was later
taken up by the soldiers and his
body given a more appropriate bur-
ial at another place.
G. W. Ayers came to this section
in 1899, and he claims the distinc-
tion of being one of the first farm-
ers in that section who had suffi-
cient nerve to establish an agricuW
tural homestead. In riding oveii
the country he soon discovered the
buffalo wallow with evidences of
there having been shallow pits
there, and one of the places looked
like it had been a grave, with a
mound of dirt thrown to one side
when it had been dug.
The place had all the appear-
ance of having been the fort; of
some besieged party at one time
and the location of the spot on the
divide fitted the stories told about
the Buffalo Wallow Indian Fight
of 1874. At the time the Indians
were besieging Dixon and his men
they were also besieging a Wagon
Supply Train with soldier escorts
about eight miles north of Buffalo
Wallow. J. W. McKinlev, a sur-
vivor of the Wagon Train fight,
visited the place which Mr. Aver?
found several times.
Mr. McKinley was reported to
have been a cousin of Wm. Mc-
Kinley, beloved martyr-president
of America. He was a Y'ale grad-
uate and a man of considerable
ability. Just what drove him to
become a recluse on the Plains was
always a mystery.
Mr. Ayers' home was just a mile
from the location which appears to
be the site of the Buffalo Wallow
Forty-five years would make a
considerable change in the appear-
ance of the spot. The shallow pits
filled and grass covered them. The
wallow has been pawed by buffalo
and later by cattle until it has in-
0-f! creased considerably in size, per-
haps making the shallow pits dug
for protection a part of the wallow
Mrs. Dixon's party Sunday could
readily discern the depression at
one side of the buffalo wallow
where the grave would have been.
A small mound of dirt yet remain-
ed at one side of the grave, and on
spading the mound it was found
that the dirt had been placed there
at some time in the past.
Judge Ewing, assisted by oth-
ers of the party Sunday, made
anew a fresh mound to mark the
place, and Mrs. Dixon and her boy
left a souvenir buried in the
mound. The spot was properly
marked and if it, proves to Mrs,
Dixon's satisfaction on further in-!
vestigation of sqch authority as is
available, to be the location, a
handsome monument will be erect-
About a mile and a half south-
west of the site visited Sunday was
a snot which in the early days was
either a camp ground of the In-
dians or the place of a battle.
There were tepee noles, bows, ar-
rows and other Indian relics there
in a shallow j u ^'cn ^'r- Ayers found the camp
site in the early days.
The Buffalo Wallow in Chas.
Teas' pasture is twenty-two milei",
South of Canadian and is about
three miles northeast of the Gage-
by store. The presence of a monu-
ment there would make it one of
the most prominent and popular
places in the Panhandle.
P. M. Bratten of Fort Worth,
state distributor of Delco Lights,
and L. M. Van VIeck of Amarillo,
Division manager, were in Cana-
dian this week on business with
their representatives, the Cana-
dian Buick Company. While here
the gentlemen took advantage of
the opportunity to make a hunting
trip, and accompanied by Carl Stu-
der had quite an interesting out-
At the Rebekah Lodge meeting
Thursday night last week Mrs.
Sailie James was elected N. G.;
Mrs. Mattie Rountree V. G.; Mrs.
Paul Bryant, secretary, and Mary
Nolen, treasurer. Mrs. Bryant was
recommended for D. 1). G. P.
See our window display of pretty
"Dolls" which came too late for
our holiday trade. Special whole-
sale price made to close quickly,
The B. M. B. Mercantile Company,
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