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THE CANADIAN RECORD
VOLUME 27, NUMBER 16.
CANADIAN, HEMPHILL COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1920.
SUBSCRIPTION, $2.00 THE YEAR
Sought by Prominent
H. C. Taylor, a Hereford breeder
of Roanoke, Mo., was in Canadian
J'rom Saturday to Monday inspect-
ing' local herds looking for forty
registered Hereford heifer calves
o! uniform size and age. He is
purchasing the stock for a Boys
and Girls Club in Ohio which is
being financed by the bankers of
their town, the bankers loaning
them money to purchase the stock
and by that means getting a good
bunch of registered Herefords es-
tablished in that community.
Mr. Taylor visited the J. C. Stu-
der herd and also the Moody herd
and while he found just as fine a
quality of stock as he was looking
for he did not find forty heifer
calves of the age he wants, so he
went to Colorado without making a
purchase. It was his wish to se-
cure the bunch entirely uniform
so he will not purchase until he
finds that many heifer calves
which will measure up to his re-
quirements, all in one herd.
Mr. and Mrs, W. C. Isaacs went
to Marlin, Texas, this week for the
benefit of Mr. Isaacs' health dur-
ing the winter weather. They will
go from Marlin to the coast coun-
try until spring, when they will
return to their Canadian home.
( o nipt roller's Statement Gives
Texas Values at $3,200,295,205
This Fellow is Undoubtedly the
Meanest Road Hog in the World
Austin, Jan. 12.—According to
statement, issued by the state
comptroller today assessed values
( : Texas for this year amount to
t^fcjJ.200,295,205, an increase over
last year of $187,475,918. He es-
timates total tax produced thereby
will he $24,919,216, an increase of
Items of assessments include
Land 167,366,544 acres, valua-
Town lots $751,798,343.
Vehicles of all kinds $69,486,-
Horses and mules, 1,840,518,
Cattle 5,308,920, decrease 259,-
Ali 15, valuation $109,980,967.
Hogs 882,063, valuation $4,517,-
Dogs 11,742, increase 5; valua-
tion $158,587, decrease $17,742.
Money of banks $8,938,172, in-
Money other than banks $8,396,-
787, increase $366,888.
Money on hand or on deposit
State and national banks $78,-
789,306, increase $1,997,624.
Railroads $153,521,380, increase
Rolling stock $30,691,805, de-
Intangible assets $146,011,057,
City railroads and interurbans
$12,579,374, increase $261,029.
Telegraph and telephone lines
$15,214,365, increase $749,168.
The meanest man in the world
passed out of existence with the
advent of the automobile; he was
a saint compared to the present
day road hog. The meanest road
hog in existence showed up in
Hemphill County this week.
A farmer on the Washita started
to town over the D-C-D highway
with a four horse load of bundle
feed worth 24 cents a bundle.
When he came to the Washita and
started to drive across the floating
platform anchored there for a
ford to keep travelers out of the
soft sand in the stream, one of
the horses shied and jerked the
wagon around, breaking the coup-
ling pole and leaving the load an-
chored partly on the ford. As he
lived right close, the farmer made
no effort to move the load but went
to the house to secure a new tim-
ber,and was back to the wagon in
about ten minutes.
When he returned he found
that some road hogs in an auto-
mobile had come along, pitched
off fifty-six bundles of feed into
the stream and spaded some sand
on it, making a new crossing, and
continued on their way without,
letting their presence be known
other than the new fording place
they had made in so short a time.
If they didn't have heart enough
to offer to pay for the feed, they
might at least have tarried just
a few seconds longer to thank the
farmer for placing the splendid
ford material there for them.
If there is a meaner road hog
in existence, let him stand up and
Jury Awards Damages
to Amount of $4,000
the Finch Case
Contract Let for Part of
Denton, Texas, Jan. 11.—Word
has been received here that the
State Highway Commission has
approved the contract with McEl-
wrath & Rogers of Cor.sicana for
the construction of the Denton to
LewisviHe road of the Dallas-Deri-
ton highway. The contract was
closed by the commissioners
court ten days ago.
Christian Endeavor Week
Amarillo, Jan. 14.—Christian
Endeavorers of the Panhandle
Plains are urged to see that their
societies celebrate Christian En-
deavor Week which will be held
Feb. 1st to 8th inclusive. This
request has been made to P. Hicks-
Daniel, president of the Panhan
die Christian -Endeavor Union. So-
cieties are urged to celebrate the
week as near as possible to that
fctlined by national headquar
Vrs, altho changes may be made
to suit local conditions.-
The proprietors of the Consum-
ers Supply Company started Wed-
nesday to move their grocery stock
from the Moody building which
was recently purchased by R. L.
Blanton, to the Self-Seller Gro-
eery building, and will consolidate
the two stocks of groceries there.
They recently purchased th£ prop-
erty owned by the Self-Seller.
This is the D-C-D thru^Denton
Childress County will spend
$70,000.00 on ten miles of the D-
C-D from Red River to Childress
George Cooper was born in
Perthshire, Scotland, March 30,
1840, and died near Gem, Texas,
Jan. 15, 1920. He came with his
family to Texas in 1890. He leaves
four children living: Mrs, John
Nolen, with whom he had made
his home for some time, Mrs. Joe
Forgey, and Alec and Jim Cooper
His wife died seventeen years
ago. Mr. Cooper was a member <>•
the Presbyterian Church all his
life. He leaves many friends, es
pecially atnong the old timo settler-
ot this county. For some month?
before his death he was confinet'
to his bed. The funeral service?
were held by the Rev. B. G. Taylor
pastor of the Presbyterian Church
of Canadian, at the Canadian ceme-
tery where he was laid to rest.
The following cases were dis-
posed of in the district court in
session in Canadian during the
past ten days:
Theodosia E. Finch vs. Walker
D. Mines, director general, and the
P. & S. F. railway, suit for dam-
ages to the amount of $10,000 on
account of the death of Mrs.
Finch's husband while on duty
working, for the Vailroad. This
case was a jury trial and the jury
awarded Mrs. Finch a verdict of
Mr. Finch was operating a jack
under a box car when he was kill-
ed. The plaintiff contended that
the box car after it had been jack-
ed in place settled sufficiently to
strike the jack head and throw the
handle up, the blow catching Mr.
Finch just behind the ear and kill-
ing him almost instantly. Acci-
dents often happen in the car re-
pair department from the jack
handle being knocked up in this
The defendants contended that
death was due to heart failure or
The jury awarded Mrs. Finch
Motion for appeal was filed.
Citizens Loan Company vs. J. T.
Jones, attachment. Continued by
In the case of Russell Erickson
vs. Anna L. Palmeter, division of
property, the report of Dan Hoov-
er, receiver, was received and ac-
cepted by the court.
In the case of VV. R. Brodie vs.
Geo. Tubb, et al, for breach of
contract it was dismissed by the
Audie Bell was granted a di-
vorce from L. N. Bell.
R. E. Wamble vs. W. M. Good,
settled by agreement.
Odis Morris vs. D. A. Scott, to
cancel notes "and clear title, con-
tinued by agreement.
Lafaett Adams vs. D. A. Scott
to cancel notes and clear title,
continued by agreement.
W. A. Hunter vs. P. & S. F. rail-
way, suit for damages; continued
on application of plaintiff.
C. C. Freeman vs. J., O. Wooten,
suit for commission and damages,
transferred to Ochjltree County
on plea of defendant.
S. A. McAdams and D. L. Thorn-
bury vs. W. A. Price, to cancel
notes, continued for service.
m rs. Ellie Williams was grant-
ed a divorce from C. M. Williams
and the custody of a minor child.
The case of Ira Nash vs. Lillie
Dell Nash for a divorce was re-
opened from the August, 1919.
term and the divorce granted.
Jas. H. Caton vs. Com. Bonding
•md Casualty Insurance Co., to
clear title; judgment for plaintiff.
Bert O. Caton vs. Com. Bonding
and Casualty Insurance Co., to
clear title; judgment for plaintiff.
The criminal docket was set for
1,200 Barrels Mui' Dumped in
Pocket in 0> a is Well No.
has been bVsy ff
1 for the Fort
j the driller
several days try-
for 1919 Totals 23.38
Inches at Canadian
"Loyalty to Your Home Town"
Lecture a Splendid Number
ing to build a hole for the drill to
work in thru the pocket which was
entered by the drill. In building a
wall in the pocket they have put
into the well about 1,200 barrels
of mud and clay, but this does not
seem to fill the cavity. Wednesday
Driller W. E. O wens started mix-
ing sawdust with the mud, as that
is one way to build up in the pock-
et when other methods fail.
Mr. Owens says that the pocket
is a. good indication of an oil struc-
ture, for he had encountered just,
such pockets both in the Texas oi!
fields and in the Louisiana oil
The pocket here was encounter-
ed at a depth of 680 feet.
"Uncle" Tom Connell Announc-
es for County Commissioner
"Uncle" Tom Connell shies his
hat into the political ring this
week as a candidate before the
Democratic primary for the posi-
tion of county commissioner from
Precinct No. 1. "Uncle" Tom is
now serving the county in that ca-
pacity and he wishes to succeed
himself: ■;? •
Mr. Connell is an old time Demo-
crat, and one of the earliest pio-
neers to settle here. He has made a
large number ol friends all over
this portion of the Panhandle, and
he always has the best interests
of Canadiian and Hemphill Coun-
ty at heart.
He is one old timer who recog-
nizes that the day of the bronco
and free grass is past and that this
is an era of farming and mator
driven vehicles. He is a good roads
enthusiast and believes in this
county advancing just as rapidly
as conditions will permit.
"Uncle""*Tom is one of Cana-
dian's favorite citizens and he
solicits your support to his candi-
dacy and your vote at the polls.
The precipitation at Canadian
for the year 1919 was 23.38 inches
The greatest amount of precipita
tion was in May when 7.21 inches
of water fell. In April there was
rain to the amount of 5.41 inches:
The least amount of precipitation
was in January when there was no
moisture recorded. In December)
there was only .15 of an inch.
The latest frost of the spring
was on April 10th when the ther-
mometer registered 30 degrees. On
Apri 1 9t,h there was a light snow
and the thermometer registered
29 degrees but the light of the
moon saved the fruit.
The first killing frost of the fall
was on November 1st.
The lowest temperature record-
ed in 1919 was on January 1st
when the thermometer went to 5
degrees below zero.
The warmest day was August
5th when the thermometer regis-
tered 105 degrees.
The greatest daily range in tem-
perature was in December when
the thermometer made a shift of
53 degrees inside of 24 hours.
Grading Work Started on
San Angelo-Christoval Road
San Angelo, Jan. 12.—Grading
has been begun on the San Angelo-
Christoval road, which is to be
permanently constructed under
contracts recently let by the coun-
This is a section of the Del Rio
The Republican-Record of Gage
says that the fast trains which
take on a mail pouch at that place
from a crane without slowing
down have torn three different
sacks to pieces and scattered the
mail along the track for a distance,
of three miles. Many important
letters have been found scattered
over the landscape. The proba-
bilities are that the pouches &rq
not properly hung so they can be
taken onto the train without hold-
ing to the crane.
The jury of view for laying out
rst clans road between Capadi-
afT and Glazier went out Tuesday
to inspect the proposed route.
The Santa Fe will take over the
North Texas & Santa Fe railroad
the first of March, after which
the road will be enabled to handle
mail, do a general passenger and
freight business and operate as a
real railroad. This news is en-
couraging and proves that aH
things eventually come to those
who wait.—Shattuck Monitor.
Crow Announces for the
Office of County Judge
A large audience attended the
lecture, "Loyalty to Your Home
Town", by Dr. Charles Platten-
burg at the high school auditorium
Monday night. This lecture was
the third number of the W. C. T.
U. lyceum course.
"Be a booster" was the theme
the lecturer followed thruout the
discourse. He stated the farm and
the town and the small city were
the life of the nation; that without
the small town and its market cen-
ter the country would revert to
the conditions of the pioneer days.
Dr. Plattenburg made a' strong
plea for home trade. He gave sta-
tistics on the mail order business
showing the vast amounts of mon-
ey they take away from the home
merchant and away from the sup-
port of home institutions.
Support. >me trade, he said, and
you support home schools, church-
es, and home business institutions,
helping to make the farm and the
small town a really pleasant place
Mr. Plattenburg is an orator, a
philosopher and an entertainer.
He was the master of his subject,
and every person can well afford
to make a sacrifice to hear the
With this issue of the Record we
are authorized to announce Will
Crow for the office of county
judge of Hemphill County. Mr.
Crow is a Democrat and will make
his race for this office in the pri-
mary election in July. He has
been engaged in the active prac-
tice of law for the past five years
with the exception of the period
of his army service in the late war
when, loyal to his country as a
member of the 127th Field Artil-
lery he went overseas to lend his
aid in the great conflict.
He asks us to state for him that
if the voters elect him as their
nominee for this office and he is
elected as the candidate of the
Democratic party in November he
will devote his entire time and at-
tention to the duties of his office,
and without fear or favor faith-
fully discharge such duties. He
The grand jury adjourned until respectfully asks a careful consid-
$32,315,000 Worth Roads Planned
Austin, Jan. 19.—Compilations
of figures just completed by the
state highway department shows
that up to Dec. 31, 1.919, the de-
partment had approved plans for
244 road projects in the state cov-
ering a mileage of 3,008 miles,
with estimated cos.t of $32,315,000
and for which aid aggregating
$10,388,000 had been pledged.
The amount actually paid on es-
timates to various counties is $1,-
215,000. The mileage of construct-
ed highways completed and accep-
ed is 234 miles.
Rapid progress is being made, it
is reported by the department, on
projects for which plans have been
To show .the progress.. of the
work of the highway department,
attention is called to the following
figures: Up to Jan. 1, 1919, the de-
partment had approved plans for
127 different projects, covering a
mileage of 1,505 miles; estimated
cost $7,250,000; aid granted $3,-
517,000. Up to Jan. 1, 1919, $217,
000 had been actually paid out on
Up to October 1, 1919, the num-
ber of projects approved had in-
creased to 203, with total mileage
of 2,430; estimated cost $22,431,-
000; pledged on the work, $7,953,-
000 and the amount actually paid
A Family of Fatalities
Dick Crie, a printer who worked
for the Record editor at Slaton
some eighteen months ago, was
shot and killed at- El Paso Friday
night, Jan, 2, in a very peculiar
way. Dick had enlisted in the
army and was stationed "at Camp
Courchene, just north of El Paso,
A man had accused Crie and
another sodier of misconduct, and
Sam Stepp, constable of the Smelt-
er precinct, and a special officer
went to arrest them. In the gun
tight which followed Stepp was
shot twice in the abdomen and
once in the right wrist. He then
shot Crie thru the heart. Crie
died almost at once, and Stepp
died later in a hospital.
« Dick Crie's father was one of
the pioneer newspapermen of the
Plains. He published the Tahoka
News until about two years agr,
when he retired. About three
years ago Dick's sister was acci-
dentally killed by her husband
while they were cleaning a shot-
gun, the load tearing her heart in
two. About eighteen months ago
Jas. Crie, an older brother and
former printer, lost his life at
Hedley, N. M., where he Was work-
ing for a mining company as
clerk, by falling into a vat and be-
ing scalded to death.
The father of the Crie boys suf*
fered a severe accident from a fall
one day last week and is in a se-
Friday, Jan. 23d, when
again be in session.
Speaking of the Pecan
Speaking of the pecan industry
the Hamlin Herald says it is des-
tined to become to West Texas
what the fruit industry is to Cal-
ifornia. The West Texas Chamber
of Commerce is inaugurating a
campaign to further this industry
wherever profitable. This year's
record indicates that hundreds of
pecan growers have reaped small
fortunes from "orchards they did
not set out". If one tree will net,
the owner $120 what will a thous-
eration of his candidacy and will
appreciate all support that is giv-
en him. i
H. B. Hill Candidate for Re-
election as Representative
The pecan is the Texas state
tree. Plant peeana.
Notice of Stockholders Meeting
The Farmers Shipping Asso-
ciation will hold its annual stock-
holders meeting on the afternoon
of January 24th, 1920, for the elec-
tion of officers for the coming
year and every stockholder is re-
quested to be present.
Farmers Shipping Association.
J. U. Thierstein, President.
Ira Swinehart, Manager.
Attorney H. B. Hill of Shamrock
has announced his candidacy for
re-election as representative in
the legislature in this district.
Mr. Hill has served his people
well in the legislature and his
record is a constructive one. He
has been found voting right on all
proposed legislative matters, and
he will appreciate the action of
the voters in endorsing his official
position by honoring him with an-
other term as legislator..
He represents the highest type
of citizenship of the Plains sec-
tion and acquits himself with
credit before the law making body
of the states He solicits your vote
in the primary.
All state and county officers will
be chosen at the Democratic pri
mary election to be held the fourth
Saturday in July, 1920. Ladies
who have paid their poll tax and
those who are otherwise qualified
as voters but exempt from poll tax
will be entitled to vote at the pri-
mary elections, but not at the gen
eral election. It is respectfully
urged that women who desire the
right to vote should pay the poll
tax before Feb. 1st, or the right to
cast their ballot will be lost for
this year. Newton P. Willis,
Jack Hilderbran's oldest daugh-
ter was butted by a cow last week
but was not seriously hurt.—Per-
Notice! Automobile Owners
The 1920 tax on automobiles is
due and must be paid before Jan
uary 31st or become delinquent
When delinquent a penalty of 25
per cent is added. You will save
money by paying before the pen
alty is added.
H. H. Stickley, Collector
Canadian is the best town in the
Panhandle. Be • booster.
Build some houses.
Opinion on Women Voting
C. M. Cureton, attorney general,
has issued an opinion on women
voting which should stop further
discussion. A brief of his opinion
Any woman who wishes to vote
in the primary election shall pos-
sess all the qualifications neces-
sary of an elector, a residence of
twelve months in the state, six
months in the county and must
vote in the precinct in which she
She must have paid the same
poll tax now required of a man
and must pay that prior* to Feb (
No poll tax is levied on women
To pay it they do so voluntarily
and for the privilege of voting.
Those exempted from poll tax
payment and yet have the privilege
of voting are women not yet 21
but will reach that age before the
day of the primary; wo.men over
60 years of age; women who aro
blind, who are deaf and dumb, or
permanently disabled, or whe
have lost one hand or foot.
Want to Swap Hats *
My hat was exchanged
some one at the Commercial Club
meeting at the Moodv Hotel. The
one I got is too small, for me. Be
glad to swap with the man who
got the other one. B. G. Taylor.
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Loomis, L. P. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 1920, newspaper, January 22, 1920; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125433/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.