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THE SAINT JO TRIBUNE
SAINT JO. MONTAGUE BOUNTY. TEXAS. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1928.
VOLUME SO, NUMBER 12
We hope you have formed the habit of reading: our little
messages on banking that have appeared regulary in this space
We hope that these little visits with our patrons have made
friends for our Bank. We are anxious to have your friendship,
and realize that to obtain it our bus'ness must be *o conducted
that we retain your trust and confidence. We exend to you
COURTESY, RELIABILITY and SERVICE.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
H. D. FIELD, President
JOE BOWERS. Cashier
S. M. KINO, Vie* President
GEO. A. WRIGHT. Aaat Cukier
"UNCLE BOB" SAVAGE
Items of Interest Chronicled from the Fought Indians to a Finish bHt Never
County Capital. Killed One, to His Knowledge.
* Have you ever stopped talk- *
* ing long enough to cons'de the *
* value of talk? It is the most *
* common method of expressing *
* our daily needs. What is its *
* value? Do you think that it *
* can be given any definite value? *
* Is it always used in the most *
* valuable way? How can it be *
* used to make us all happier *
* and more prosperous?
* ' The answers to these ques-..
* tipns may not be as you would *
* hj ve them, but—well, answer *
* ffcem for yourself. *
* Talk is the most valuable ac- *
* complishment of the human *
* race. Talk and the ability to *
* use it constitute the chief diff- *
* erence between man and the *
* lower animals. It cannot be *
* given a definite value, for it is *
* used in so many degrees of *
* forcefulness. The most valua- "
* ble way to use 't is for good. *
* Talking good about something *
* or somebody will never cost you *
* anything and will generally *
* make you a few dollars cither *
* directly or indirectly.
* The chief point in this argu- *
* ment is to use talk for the hap- *
* piness and benefit of us all. *
* Boost our town; boost our *
* Chamber of Commerce; and *
* boost our community. When *
* you speak of Saint Jo say some *
* thing goo'!. When you speak of
* any public benefit, boost it, and "
* let's have a town to boast about *
* in the near future.
* You are cordially invited to *
, * attend the meeting of Saint Jo *
* Chamber of Commerce Tues-
* day night, February 14, 1928. *
DYE MOUND MUSINGS.
i DYE MOUND, Feb. 1.—Miss Mil-
dred Wilson was taken to the Bowie
San'tarium for an operation last Sat-
A large crowd from here attended
the fifth Sunday singing convention
at Mallard last Sunday.
Mrs. R. J. Allen spent the week end
with her daughter, Mr. H. B. Steagall,
Mrs. Hurley, who has been ill for
some time, is slowly improving.
Mr. Tom Allen and son Russ were
in Bowie on business Monday.
Albert Bogdon of Duncan, Okla.,
spent the week end with his mother,
Mrs. George Umberson.
Mr. and Mrs. Irb Williams visited
relatives in Nocona Wednesday.
Mr. anil Mrs. J. B. Jackson and
daughter, Miss Mildred Wilson, were
in Gainesville on business Thursday.
Miss Neva Williams of Nocona is
vis'ting in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. John Raymond and family vis-
ited relatives in Ryan, Okla., Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Moore spent the
week end with relatives in Forest-
Mrs. Ollie Coleman and Mrs. J. M.
Dunn and children visited relatives
here last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Dunn were Mon-
tague visitors Monday.
The Forestburg basketball team
came up to play ball here last Fri-
day. The Dye Mound boys won, the
score being 20 to 11 in favor of Dye
Mound. Iiut the girls were defeated
by the Forestburjr girls by a score of
7 to 6.
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ILLINOIS BEND NEWS.
ILLINOIS BEND, Feb. 1—Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Dowd made a business trip
to Ardmore, Okla., Thursday.
Rev. Roy Patton of Bonita spent
last Thursday with W. Dowd and
Mrs. W. C. Masten and Mrs. Clara
• Thompson spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Frazier in Span-
Milton Buck and Otto Dowd left
Thursday for Tulsa, Okla.
W. T. Minor of Montague was here
on business Saturday.
Mrs. W O. Palmer and daughter,
Miss Norma, of Chickasha, Okla., are
visit'ng relatives and friends here
Mr. Guy Donnell made a business
trip t" Montague Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Arthur of
Leon, Okla., spent Sunday with Will
Browning and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Abel of Muen-
ster were vis'ting Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Grigsby Sunday afternoon.
Maxey Dowd was visiting friends
in Shreveport, La., last week.
Mr. Lon Rogers and son Cecil of
Saint Jo spent a few days of last
week with Mr. Cleburn Rogers and
W. R. Ball of Olton, Texas, came
in Monday to visit a few days.
Mr. W. Dowd attended the funeral
of S. T. Payne in Saint Jo Monday
Miss Beatrice Preston of Gladys
spent Saturday night with her father,
G. M. Preston.
PRAIRIE HILL ITEMS.
PRAIRIE HILL, Feb. 1.—Mrs.
Barnhill and Mrs. Lee Flowers spent
Thursday evening with Mrs. R. L.
Mrs. W. H. Perkins came home last
Wednesday and is do'ng nicely.
Quite a number of our community
attended the funeral of Uncle Nard
Husband Sunday afternoon at Star-
Mmes. M. E. Wilson and A. C.
and R. L. Reid visited Mrs. T. Thomp-
son and Mrs. Coonie Hubbard Tues-
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lough of Moun-
tain Creek visited nt T. P Ice's Sun-
Cecil Ice, who has been sick, is re-
ported as improving rap'dly, and will
soon be able to go back to school.
Mrs. Coonie Hubbunl returned to
Best Saturday after a week's visit
with her mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey spent last
week visiting at Frederick and Burk-
MONTAGUE, Texas, Feb. 1.—A
wave of sadness was caused in our
little town Saturday when the word
was given out that "Uncle Bud" Mor-
ris had passed away. He was Mon-
tague's oldest citizen, having lived
here almost the entire life of the
Mrs. G, W. Hoffman of Apache, Ok.,
is a guest in the home of Dr. Wilson.
Mrs. Tennie Patrick was marred
to Mr. V. A. Smith of Knox county,
and they left for their home out there
District Clerk Jim L. Henry was
called away to attend the funeral of
h's father, Bud Henry, near Belcher-
ville last week.
Joe Miller and family of Nocona
were Sunday guests cf Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Williams.
The Methodist quarterly conference
was held with the Montague church
Sunday. There was an all day serv-
ice with lunch at the church.
Miss Alma Spivey of Raymonville
is a guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Covey.
Mrs. A. W. Ritchie has returned
from Ill'nois Bend.
Mrs. Mable Fleming, daughter of
Mrs. Ritchie, has returned to her
home at Illinois Bend atfer a visit with
her husband who is in the hospital at
There were seventeen inmates in
the jail here Monday morning, two
having been released Sunday. Plenty
of room for more if anybody wants
to break in.
The court is running full blast, with
three convictions last week, one ac-
quittal and one hung jury. Tom Cor-
bett was convicted in five cases, get-
ting two years in each case. Two
others got three years each. All were
Amos Harmon was put on trial
Monday morning for the manufacture
of intoxicating l'quor. He entered a
plea of guilty, but sentence had not
been passed when this was written.
Uncle Jim Garrett and wife of
Bowie visited the family of C. G. Gar-
rett here Sunday and attended the
funeral of Uncle Bud Morri.
J. L. Will'ams and Mrs. Vera Jones.
E. L. Walton and Miss Fay Simp-
James Hawkins and Miss Ruby
Theodore Powell and Miss Aldean
E. T. Gaskin and Miss Mandie Rob-
V. A. Smith and Mrs. Tin me Pat-
IIow to Go Broke on a Farm.
For County Tax Assessor.
The Tribune is authorized to an-
nounce W. D. (Dec) Smith of Bowie
as a candidate for the office of coun-
ty tax assessor, subject to the action
of the Democratic primaries in July.
Mr. Smith is an old resident of the
county, having lived in the county for
41 years, and has been in business in
Bowie for 20 years.
He is well qualified for the position,
and is making the race on his own
merits and qualifications. He says
there are two good men and one
Irishman who want to be tax assessor
of this county, and he's the Irishman.
He asks the voters to investigate his
career, his business experience and
his qualifications, and give him fair
consideration at the polls.
He has never asked for or held any
If you want to go broke at farm-
ing just practice the following sug-
gestions outlined by the Tennessee!
Experiment Station after years of ob-
servation. They will work in any
State in the Union:
1. Grow only one crop.
a. Keep no livestock.
3. Regard chickens and Hardens
4. Take everytlrng from the soil
and return nothing.
5. Don't stop gullies or grow cover
crops. Let the top soil wash away,
then you'll have "bottom land."
(5. Don't plan your farm ©juration*
—it's hard work thinking; trust to
7. Regard your woodland as you
would a coal mine; cut every tree,
sell the timber and wear the clear
land out cultivating it in corn
8. Hold fast to the idea that the
methods of grandfather employed in
farming are good enough for you.
9. Be 'ndependent—don't join your
neighbors in any form of cooperation.
10. Mortgage your farm for every
dollar it will stand to buy things you
would have cash to buy if you fol-
lowed a good system of farming.
Hons and Peanuts.
MONTAGUE, Texas, Feb. 2.—Some
time ago the wr'ter received a request
from Uncle George Wilson, who lives
near Saint Jo, that I try to get the
older citizens of the county to give
an account of their lives.
A few days ago I visited Robert
Savage, affectionately known as "Un-
cle Bob," who lives near Denver 'n
this county. While talking with him
he gave me the following short sketch
of his life:
"I was born in another State June
11, 1849, but came to Texas when an
infant, and have res:ded in this coun-
ty since March, 1856. My father set-
tled on Denton creek, seven miles
south of Montague, and 1 have res'ded
in this action ever since. I claim the
honor of being the oldest citizen in
the county, and have several times of-
fered to give a ten-dollar hat to any
man who has had • longer contin-
uous residence in this county than I
have. The McDonalds, the Will'ng-
hams and the Wainscotts settled here
about the same time, and the only one
of the older ones of these families
still living in Montague county is
Cash McDonald, who lives near
"I belonged to the Texas rangers
and helped to run the Indians out of
this country. I have engaged in bat-
tle with them, but as far as I know
I have never killed one. I am a mem-
ber of the Missionary Baptist church,
and am the only charter member of
the Liberty church now in its mem-
My address is Sunset, Route 2, and
would be glad to hear from other old
timers. There are many other things
concening my life that I could tell,
and if interest should demand it, I
will give further information."
These words were gotten from Mr.
Savage and we hope they w 11 be of
interest to the old timers, and if the
editor would like to print them we
would be glad to hear from others
through the columns of the Tribune.
(Ed'tor's note: We asked some
time ago for letters of recollections
and reminiscences from old pioneers
who had been in the county sixty
years or more, and this ;s the first
response we have had. If there are
others, send them in. They will be
of interest to old and young alike.
Tell us of the old days and the hard-
ships and dangers you underwent in
trying to develop a white man's
country; about the fine hunting and
trapping of former days, when wolves
and panthers and bobcats were more
plentiful than redskins. We want
the letters; send them on. And you,
Mr. Savage, send us several more in-
W. A. Morris.
THE CITIZNS NAITONAL BANK
Poultry, Cream and Turkey Checks are mortgage lifters
for their fortunate holders.
This bank encourages its farmer customers to raise better
brood sows, more milk cows more sheep and more laying hens.
PROSPERITY ALWAYS HELPS THOSE WHO HELP
Our Bank is always at your service.
JAMES R. WILEY, Pres. S. H. CAMP. V. Pres.
GEO. D. PEDIGO. Cashier.
der direction of C. H. Dunbar, funer-
Pall bearers were John Slaton, Her-
schel Boyd, Word Cash, Gid Prather,
Clarence Faulkner and Frank Mitch-
"Uncle NardL" as he was lovingly
called by his many friends in Mon-
tague county, was born in M'ssissippi
on December 19, 1858.
For a number of years he has made
his home in this county near Saint Jo,
and with his pasing the common-
wealth in which he made his home
loses a good citizen, an honest, God-
He is survived by h's wife, and 12
children: Parry Husband of Califor-
nia, Lee Husband of Montague, Perry
and Berry Husband of Saint Jo, Mrs.
Eva Kuykendall of Henrietta, Mrs.
Annie Williams and Mrs. Bertha Sla-
ton of Hollis, Okla., Mrs. Nora Arm-
strong of Saint Jo, and Clyde, Er-
nest and Eunice and Eulah, twin
daughters, who are living with their
mother in the family home.
All the children were present at the
funeral except one son, Parry.
He is also survived by 27 grandchil
dren and two great gandchildren.
PEOPLE KILLED BY INDIANS
enjoyed and matters of vital interest
to the towns and communities were
d'scussed to the edification of all
present, and the Saint Jo visitors re-
turned with renewed enthusiasm f«r
the work of civic improvement ani
They will make a detailed repot of
their visit to the next meeting of the
Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce, ant
all members are urged to attend.
Sam Tulloss Payne.
Alphabetical List of White People
Who Were Killed in the Early
DayR of Texas by Redskins.
CORINTH, Feb. 1.—Mrs. C. A.
Dodgin of th's community was called
to the home of her son in Nocona
see her little grandson, who was re-
ported quite ill.
Miss Mary Bailey is attending
school at Fort Worth.
Mr. Richard Taff of Dye Mound is
visiting his sister, Mrs. John Wilson.
Mrs. M I. Wilson is reported on the
Misses Lou Emma and Vina Hat-
field of Burroak visited their sister,
Mrs. Lee Gray, here Sunday.
Mr. Elmer Dodgin,, who is employed
at Nocona, spent the week end with
home folks here.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bailey were
shopping in Saint Jo Saturday.
The Corinth basketball team re-
turned the visit to Illinois Bend Fri-
day evening and received a defeat.
For County Treasurer.
To the Voters of Montague County:
In announcing my candidacy for the
office of County Treasurer, will state
that I am 24 years old, having lived
at Mallard, Montague county, all my
life. I request you to investigate me,
and if found competent to fill the
office will appreciate your support
R. W. (BOB) HOGAN.
The lowly goober is credited with
the greatest gain in acreage of all
field crops in Texas last year. Ac-
cording to the State Commissioner of
Agriculture there was a gain of 105
percent over the normal acreage of
peanuts in Texas in 1926.
The same authority estimates that
hog production in Texas has increased
25 percent over 1926.
"Has he pajamas?" nsksi the ma-
tron of the woman who had rushed
her husband to the hospital.
"Pajamas?" echoed the woman. "I
dunno what hj's got. But the pain
in his stummick's nearly killin' him."
Card of Thanks.
MONTAGUE, Feb. 1.—After an
illness of sixteen months, W. A. Mor-
ris died at his home here Saturday,
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at the home, and the re-
mains laid to rest in Montague ceme-
tery The funeral was attended by
possibly the largest crowd ever gath-
ered for a like occasion in Montague.
The services at the residence wove
conducted by Rev. Williams of Noco-
na, and the Masonic order had charge
at the cemetery.
Mr. Morris, who was known to his
friends as "Uncle Bud," was born in
Arkansas, December 24, 1844, and was
83 years, one month and three days
old at the t'me of his death.
He came to Texas and settled in
Montague county in 1855, and married
Rachel Dennis December 12, 1865, at
Forestburg. To this union were born
three sons, Charles, J. W. and S. A.
Charles died in infancy, J. W. died
about twenty years ago, and S. A.
now lives in Oklahoma.
He is also survived by his wife, two
grandsons, four granddaughters and
two great gandch'ldren.
One s'ster, Mrs. Eeaves, is living at
Graham, Okla., and a brother, Joe
Morris, lives here in Montague.
Uncle Bud spent twelve years of
the best part of his life fighting In-
dians, having engaged in many con-
flicts with the redskins, and he saw
many depredations committed by
He has held several county offices,
and was the best informed man about
the court house. He at one time rep-
resented this county in the State Leg-
islature for four years, and was
county surveyor for many years.
Many things could be said about
Uncle Bud's lifo of usefulness, but
space will not permit. Our little city
is overcast with sadness because of
the passing of one of its oldest and
best respected citizens.
Mr. D. P. Wilson of Saint Jo, who
has been living in this section ever
since the frontier days, hase kept a
l'st of people killed in North Texas
by Indians in the early days, and has
kindly furinshed the Tribune with a
copy of the names for publication
The list may be of interest to many
of our readers, and some of you ma>
find'a occasionally the name of a per
son whom yo'j remember, or possibly
knew in the days of long ago. The
name of the person killed and the yea>
when it happned is all that will be
(Continued from last week.)
Proffit, Ewell and two oth r men.
Paschal. Widow, 1871.
Payne, Barzilla, 1863.
Phelps, Thomas, 1865.
Parkill, Arthur, 1867.
Powers, Andy, 1856.
Robertson, Samuel, 1838.
Rabb, Mrs., 1867.
Ridgeway, David, 1837.
Reed, Joseph, 1836.
Reed, brother to above man, 1836.
Rogers, Joseph. 1837.
Roberts, Goodeyo, (one-eyed man)
Renfrew and son, 1857.
Rogers, Samuel, 1863.
Redfield, James, 1870.
Rippey, Edward, 1868.
Reanor, John, 1864.
Rivers, Charles E., 1871.
Rowland, Ezekiel, 1863.
Ragle, Jonathan, 1863.
Robinson, Henry M., 1861.
Rob'nson, George, 1861.
Robinson, A. H., 1865.
Roberts, Van, 1867.
A Visit With Bowie.
S. T. Payne, 83 years of age, died
at h's home in Saint Jo Sunday after-
noon, January 29, at 6 o'clock.
Funeral services were held at th«
Baptist church at 3 o'clock Monday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. C.
Brinklcy, followed by interment >i^
Mountain Park Cemetery under thf
direction of Scott Bros., funeral di-
Pall bearer were: C. D. Mcador,
Walter Walker, George Hundley, Lu-
ther Slaughter, Kelsey Dort and Luke
He is survived by h's wife and sev-
en children: Robert Payne of Cali-
fornia, John Payne 'n the U. S. Na-
vy, H. H. Payne of Denison, Sar
Payne of Dallas, Mrs. John Calho
of Trion, Ga., Mrs. J. H. Caskey
Urbana, 111., and Miss Jalie Pay
Only Robert, H. IL, Sam ar,
Jalie were present at the fu
Thirteen grandchildren a
great grandchildren also s'
Mr. Payne was born i
December 22, 1844, but f
40 years has lived in
To. He was marrie'
1866, to Miss Rachel l
To them were bon */
>f whom are still It /
died November £9 * ,i,„
28, 1895, Mr. fayne was married to
Miss Emily Prfckett, and to them was
born one child, a daughter.
Mr. Payne was conveted in early
manhood and jo'ned the Methodist
church, but in later years he was of
the Nazarine faith.
At 16 years of age he joined the
Confederate army, was a member of
Parsons' Texas cavalry, and served
through the four years of the war
between the States. Several years
afterward he was presented with a
Cross of Honor by the United Daugh-
ters of the Confederacy.
He lived and died a kindly cour-
teous Southern gentleman, a true
representative of the soldiers who
wore the gray.
In response to a special invitation
from the Bowie Chamber of Com-
merce, a delegation of six members
of the Saint Jo Chamber of Com-
merce went to Bowie Tuesday night
to attend a meet'ng of the board of
director of the Bowie Chamber.
The delegation conisted of J. E.
Faulkner, vice president, and J. M.
Fleming, F. P. Sherrill, Robert Rog-
ers, W. L. Scott, Jr., and H. D. Field,
A very pleasant social visit was
G. T. Cooper Announces for Sheriff.
The Tribune is authorized to an-
nounce Capt. G. T. Cooper of Bowie
as a candidate for the office of sheriff
of Montague county, subject to the
act:on of the Democratic primaries
He says: "In making my announce-
ment will state that I am making the
race for sheriff on my own merits,
and not on the demerits of any one
else. I have been a peace officer for
many years, but always by appoint-
ment. This is the first time I have
ever asked for election or nomination.
If I was qualified to handle the bus-
iness of the c'ty of Fort Worth, with
140 men under me. I feel sure I am
competent to handle the sheriff's of-
fice in Montague county. I have liv-
ed in Bowie nearly two years, but my
business as an officer has called me
away from home most of the time, as
I have been working in different parts
of the state.
"If I am elected I will gi*r j peo-
ple service and please .( it is
in my power to do ..
"Your vote and influence solicited."
CAPT. G. T.COOPER.
■ -«w r-i ri"iri nnn n r-i r-i f- —• ri —• *"*• n " rir
f pi3CTSiSh!nllun!n!n!r" rcts the order. Tin!
Bud Henry, 50, farmer, and father
of Jim L Henry, district clerk, died
suddenly of apoplexy Friday night of
last week at his home near Belcher-
He is survived by his wife and eight
We wish to express our thanks to
our friends for nil who helped us so
faithfully in the serious illness of our
boy. They will be long remembered
by MR. andom 3- J. W. LAWLER.
Nard Larkin Husband.
Nard Larkin Husband, 69 years of
age, died at his home five miles west
of Saint Jo Saturday, January 28,
Funeral services were held at the
the mc-o 'Starkey church Sunday afternoon at
If n he world,*nnot jret all of her 2 o'clock, cafclucted by Elder John T.
husbar marinea any o&.;r way, she I Lauderdale Saint Jo, assisted by
can % exact co]or« wad, of it in thef Elder Armstrong.
shapc8i , ( Interment in Starkey ccmetery, un-
You are well dresed when n(^
can remember anything you i
It takes more than vaselined hair
/h—o.l "id a barber shop manicure to mako
-Dee Stevens,, a polished gentleman.
.e Thompson,^" - • Q
judor, Truman j jj()gg jg a|way8 to see tho
j fellow back from his vacation who is
glad to get back.
Loud talk makes noise, not sale8t
i Friends, like promises, when mnd^
should be l'opt.
Nothing is improved by anger ex*
.ept the arch of a cat' oae?(.
Always be courte nu in the frw of
I can also
traight A stu-
ORDER w, Mary Red-
i Lain. Fresh-
,er Davai Dor-
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