The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, December 25, 1925 Page: 3 of 8
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We wish we could shake your hand and tell you face to
face how much we have enjoyed the many pleasant
exchanges between us.
May the coming New Year be prosperous and happy
and may we continue to enjoy your good will and confi-
dence which is so keenly appreciated by us.
THE CLIFTON RECORD. CLIFTON, TEXAS. DECEMBER 25. 1925
MARE DIES OF GRIEF n
Ji IS CORONER S DECISION
Brownwood, Texas, Dec. 15.—As
the American Legion and the Texas
National Guards prepared for a mil-
itary funeral for the Old Gray Mare,
died Monday, a coroner’s jury
esday found that death was caused
grief at the thought of removal to
The military funeral, led by the fa-
jous Old Gray Mare Band, which
Sarah” herself had so proudly led
ir five years, will be held Wednesday
fternoon. In full uniform, the band,
matured in every national convention
>r several years, will escort the
prse to her last resting place* play-
ig the muffled tunes which often in
>e past brought the prance of youth
* the aged hoofs of “Sarah” as she
ore along some beautiful girl at the
bad of the parade.
The horse’s death occurred in the
midst of a contest between Texas and
Oklahoma Legions over the right to
■use the old gray mare music.
ICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
take 15 years to com-
Services in English Christmas day
Christmas tree program Christmas
night at 7.
Services in English next Sunday
morning at 11.
Sunday School at 10.
The Ladies' Aid will have a joint
meeting with the St. Olaf and Norse
Aids next Monday at Clifton College.
A program will be given.
The Benacta Society will meet New
Year’s Eve at the College.
The Senior Confirmation class
meets Saturday morning at the par-
The adult confirmation class meets
Tuesday nights at the parsonage.
O. T. Boe, Pastor.
My residence; seven rooms, kitchen-
ette and bath, garage; rooms fur-
nished or unfurnished. Close in.—
Mrs. J. M. Lyons. 41-2tp
The sale of shoes in the Southwest
in 1924 was said to be |79,868ij553r
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SQUIRREL GOES ON RAMPAGE.
IS CONDEMEND TO DEATH
Chickaslta, Okla., Dec. 5.—Having
vanquished two women and a bull-
dog and terrorized women and chil-
dren in the Minnesota avenue sec-
tion, a fox squirrel of docile appear-
ance is a prisoner and condemned to
Mrs. Henry Martin of Oklahoma
City, a visitor, vi*a8 walking along
the sidewalk when she was confront-
ed by a chattering squirrel. Instead
of the pet she expected it to be, the
squirrel attacked her, biting her an-
kles severely. Hearing screams, Mrs.
G. J, Harris rushed to assist Mrs.
Martin, but was herself attacked. The
combined screams of the two women
brought others from neighboring
houses. The neighborhood watchdog
was called as the women scampered
for porches and hustled children in-
The dog sailed in to finish the
squirrel, but soon found that the lat-
ter’s ability to hang to tree trunks
and limbs was applicable also to a
dog’s back. The canine was trying to
turn the chattering, biting bundle of
fur loose, when a squad of women ad-
vanced and tossed a washtub, Inverted
over the neighborhood terror.
Mrs. Martin’s wounds were dressed
by a physician and Dr. A. W. Nun
nery, City Health Officer, decreed
that the squirrel must die and that its
head must be sent to the State Chem-
ist for analysis in search of possible
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casings of the better quality when in need of them. We do
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Remember your business is always appreciated by us.
ASK HIGHWAY FUND CHANGE
Gatesville, Texas, Dec. 21.—Citi-
zens of this county have adopted the
“Be it resolved, That the citizens
of Coryell county in mass meeting as-
sembled do request of their represen-
tative, the Hon. Lawrence Land, and
his successors in office, that they use
every endeavor to get the present
highway commission law amended so
that the funds derived from registra-
tion of motor vehicles shall be under
the exclusive control of the commis-
sioners’ courts of the counties from
which these funds emanate.
;i “R. C. Dyson,
“A. E. Mayberry,
“F. R. Wilson,
“Watt L, Saunders.
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are sold at reduced rates when earlier
readers get through with them.
MAYFIELD BILL WOULD CURB
INTERSTATE COM. COMMISSION
Washington, Dec. 9.—Under a
introduced by Senator Mayfield, au-
thority now granted the Interstate
Commerce Commission to pass on
railroad construction or abandonment
when wholly in one state, is rescinded.
This is to be accomplished through
an amendment to the Interstate Com-
merce act by addition of the following
"Provided that the foregoing pro-
vision of this paragraph shall not be
Constructed to require such certificate
of convenience and necessity for the
building or construction or operation
of any new line of railroad or exten-
sion of an existing line of railroad
where all of such new line or exten-
sion is within one state; and, provid-
ed further, that no such certificate
for the abandonment of any line of
railroad, or any portion of any line of
railroad, located wholly within one
state, or of the operation thereof,
shall operate to relieve the carrier
from also procuring such authority
for such abadonment from that state
as may be required by its laws,”
WOMAN APPEALS FOR MATE,
GETS MANY PROPOSALS
Another bill by Senator Mayfield
further amends the transportation
act to restore the power of state com-
missions to make rules and regula-
tions prescribing practice and rates
on railroads wholly within a state,
until such rules or rates are declared
unlawful by a court of competent ju-
SNOW’S TRIAL SET. JAN. 18
Stephenville, Texas, Dec. 21.—
Quiet prevailed and little interest was
shown by the few spectators when F.
M. Snow, triple slayer, was brought
before District Judge Keith here this
Trial on three murder indictments,
alleging Snow killed his wife, mother-
in-law and step-son, was set by Judge
Keith for January 18. Snow said he
had no attorney, but hoped his rela-
tives would be able to hire one for
him. Judge Keith will appoint coun-
sel in the event no attorney is
Judge Keith ordered a special ve-
nire of 120 men to be drawn next
Thursday for the Snow cases. Snow,
who was brought handcuffed into the
court room, was served with copies
of the indictments.
Snow was transferred to Stephen-
ville Sunday from the Tarrant county
’• ■ ifte v.-;
San Antonio, Dec. 21.—A San An-
tonio woman who appealed to the
police for help in finding a husband so
that her 4-year-old son might have a
“daddy” and a Merry Christmas, now
has several proposals.
One applicant is an exporter from
Galveston, a Spaniard in comfortable
circumstances, who promised to put
the boy through school.
Another is a Texas rancher and an-
other a soldier at Base Hospital at
Fort Sam Houston. Other letters ask-
ing the widow to marry them have
been received from San Antonio men.
She is expected to make her choice
in a day or two.
STATE HEALTH OFFICER
WARNS AS TO RATS
There will be a stockholders meet-
ing of The First National Bank in
Clifton, Texas, at their banking
rooms on January I8th, 1926, being
the third Monday in said Month.
41-4tc R. R. Waldrop, President
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Austin, Texas, Dev. 14.—For eco-
nomic reasons as well as the protec-
tion of public health, rats should be
exterminated, according to Dr. H. 0.
Sappington, State Health Officer, who
gives the following interesting data
on rodents and other household pests:
“The rat is a menace to public
health as it carries the bubonic
plague infected flea and many other
diseases fatal to man and has been
responsible for more untimely deaths
among human beings than all the
wars of history.
“This is the time of the year when
rats are selecting comfortable quar-
ters to spend the winter, the main
requirements for these quarters being
shelter and accessibility to plenty of
food. If your house is not bpilt so
that it is ratproof and you are the
least bit careless about leaving food
around on shelves, uncovered garbage
cans or other places you can expect
to have rats for your guests during
the winter season. Clean homes, clean
yards and well-covered garbage cans
will discourage rats from selecting
your place as their headquarters.
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