The Electra News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1924 Page: 2 of 10
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TIMELY TOPICS ABOUT TEXAS
By G. C. S.
Texas in 1848
—From New Orleans Picayune.
X.ATE AND IMPORTANT FROM
Progress of the Revolutionists
Guanajuato in the Hands of the
The U. S. steamer Portland, Capt.
Place, arrived yesterday from Vera
•Cruz, having sailed thence on the
26th. She brings us letters from the
•capital to the 22nd of June, and
papers to the 20th. The news would
she deemed very interesting if the
ipeople of the United States gave
much thought at present to the af-
fairs of the sister Republic.
Paredes has at last committed
■overt acts against the Government.
On the 15th* of June he entered the
city of Guanajuato at the head of
about 400 men, and made himself
master of the military stores in the
city.—The garrison after a show of
e:esistance, joined him. Bustamente
and Minon, who were sent against
Paredes, are believed to be acting
in concert with him. The State Con-
gress of Guanajuato was immediately
dissolved, the lawful Governor dis-
placed, and the country is evidently
alarmed at the prospect of the suc-
of the revolutionists, though
its public spirit, and he even fleets, to.:
persuade it that its' dishonor * is ’ “a
public good, its disgrace renown, and
the state of humiliation in which it
lies prostrate at, the feet of its
enemies, is a brilliant position with
a flattering future.
tablisHmeht of a st^e^ parleyin' ‘ ttja)r
section. . . \
Texas' first bale of 1924 cotton
was sold at Houston on ’last Satur-
day, and brought the . seller a'3 total
of $1,405, or approximately>$3.20 per
pound. The bifyer announced that
the bale would be shipped fo( Ger-
many, and sold at auction there, for
the benefit of needy children.
While a comparatively new crop
for that section, a fig is on display
in San Saba, measuring nine inches
in circumference. The fig was raised-
by a farmer of the Richmond Springs
the press at the capital puts the
best face possible upon the subject,
and affects to treat the revolution
ns little formidable.
The designs of Paredes are be-
lieved to be shadowed forth in the
following plan, although his name is
not attached to it. Jarauta promul-
gated it upon entering Lagos, and
he is considered the “right hand
man” of the ex-President. We trans-
late from El Monitor:
Plan of General Paredes
Mexicans! The work which Iniquity
and treason commenced in 1845 has
just been consummated.—More than
half of the territory of the Repub-
lic has been sold to the enemy for
a sum beneath contempt. The re-
mainder of this territory is occupied
by the same North American sold-
iers, converted into a body-guard for
the traitor Pena, to support a crime
more atrocious than ages have re-
vealed. The annals of the past recall
to us Count Julian, betraying his
country from a personal resentment;
but the horrid deed is not compara-
ble with the crime of Pena.—That
great criminal, blinded ^y passion,
The only woman sheriff in Texas
made her first arrest the other day
when she answered a call when two
drunken men were raising a dis-
turbance. The woman was Mrs. L. E.
Morehead, of Bryan, who is filling
out the unexpired term of her hus-
band, who was killed last March.
The world corn Congress, to be
held in Athens, Henderson county,
Texas, September 29 to October 4,
in connection with the East Texas
Cotton Palace, is receiving attention
from all over the United States,
where corn is grown. A letter re-
cently received from state agricul-
tural officials of Missouri stated
that the ywould compete for the
The College of Industrial Arts, at
Denton, has issued challenges to
some of the leading educational in-
stitutions of the Southwest, to enter
the debate sessions of 1924-1925.
They have expressed a willingness
to debate with either men or women
( The Clarksville chamber of com-
merce is planning the establishment
of an airplane landing near that
* Nothing in Particular *,
*’ —yet interesting *
OUR WEEKLY DOGGERELL
(Continued from last week)
Here lie the remains of Percival
He drove his car with a girl in his
Lies slumbering here is one Wm.
He heard the bell, but had no
Beneath this stone lies Wm. Raines,
Ice on the hill, he had no chains.
Here lies the body of Wm. Jay,
He died maintaining his right of way.
(To be continued)
IN ONE BIG PARADE
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“Scientists Say That Ninety Per
Cent of Girls Who Marry Are Work-
We grant it—but what per cent
of the ninety per cent are “working
Adjutant General Thomas D. Bar-
ton,! who is in the gubernatorial
race, was the first candidate to file
his expense account, as required by
law. His statement showed an ex-
penditure of §3,588 in his race thus
far, with $950 received as contribu-
tions. July 1 is the last date for
filing these accounts.
Forty-three indictments were re-
turned last week by the grand jury
in Denton county in its summer ses-
sion. Thirty-nine were for felony1
charges and four misdemeanors.
Approximately 200 boys, all mem-
bers of farm clubs from five North-
west Texas counties, will meet at
Lake Kemp in a three day session,
introduced the Moors into Spain at beginning July 16. Boys from Wich
his personal hazard; but this one,: ita> Wilbarger, Baylor, Knox and
to roll in luxury and enjoy power1 Foard counties will be in attendance,
amidst the blandishments of the capi-
tal, has sold his country without the
least personal risk, after having dis-
armed the nation and extinguished
Governor Neff will be in Midland
the latter part of July, and will
make an address concerning the es-
There is no better
than Holliday Ice Cream
Made in ell flavors. Brick ice cream and
fancy molds for parties and other special
occasions. Leave orders with our Electra
Dealers or phone us.
Deliveries made daily to Electra
HOLLIDAY CREAMERY CO.
Wichita Falls, Texas
FUNNY THINGS HEARD IN
Lawyer—“You say you left home
on the 10th and came back on the
Same Lawyer—“What were you do-
ing in the ad interim?”
Same Witness—“Never was in
such a place.”
“I hear your wife is taking classic
dancing, does she show aptitude?”
“She did, but I made her stop it.”
A headline in Sunday’s paper said
that it is easy to identify the causes
of Bryan's triple defeat for the pres-
idency. And we always thought that
he just didn’t get enough votes!
With Ford No. 10,000,000 schedul-
ed to cross the’ United. States on the
Lincoln Highway, a genius ■ for fig-
ures has worked out the matter of
staging a parade of* the entire 10,-
•000,000 Model T Fords.
Here’s the way he figures it.
The road selected is 24,840 miles
long circuling the earth at the equa-
tor. He «parks the Fords in one
place at the side of the road, sets
a pace of twenty-miles an hour for
the parade and starts the cars at
intervals of thirty seconds.
Drivers are to have an eight-hour
day the same as that enjoyed by
all Ford employes and are, of course,
to have Sundays, Christmas, New
Year’s and Fourth of July off.
If you were inclined to watch
such a parade and would remain
until the last car passed, you’d have
to stick at your place along the line
for thirty-twd and a half years.
With all the Fords remaining in
line, it wouldn’t be long before you
would find yourself in the center of
a whirling corkscrew of cars, and as
the genius has already figured it,
if you remained to the finish, and
were observant, you would probab-
ly have noticed that the first car
passed you sixty-seven times before
the last ten-millionth car had left
the parking ground.
• Furthermore, figuring Ford pro-
duction on the time basis of the
last million, 65 million more Ford
cars would have been built while
you were watching the parade.
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V Consult This Directory For Location-arid Telephone Num- * |
* bers of Persons and Firms in the Lines Represented * ;
DR. A. F. HOMME
210 Bashara Building
Ice, Gas and Oil
‘A Convenient Place to Trade’
Ford Truck Sold By
Lina Motor Company
Hauls 3 1-2 Ton Load
Dr. Stephen E. Smith
Leaces Vernon at 9 a. m.—3 p. m,
Leaves Electra at 12 m,—6 p. m, &
Iowa Park - Electra
Every hour on the hour
Home of Good Coffee
H. O. WITHERS, Prop.
117 North Main Street
A Ford 3-4 ton truck sold by
Lina Motor Company recently to the
Sumner-Colley Lumber Company has
demonstrated the strength and dura-
bility of this popular priced truck
when it recently hauled a load of
7,000 pounds of brick or just 3 1-2
tons. It was a bit overloaded it is
true; but it hauled the material with
out any trouble whatsoever.
The new all metal body which can
be installed on the Ford truck has
become quite popular. This metal
body is a little over a foot deep by
four feet wide and seven feet long.
The Electra News—$2.00 per year.
WHY NOT CONCRETE?
Concrete, with its smooth finish and enduring qual-
ities, is the logical material for your sidewalks, walks
around your house, garage floors, etc.__But it is
only by careful workmanship and the use of the best
grade cement that you can be sure of getting the
work done right.
That’s. why Babcock’s Concrete Work is always in
W. B. BABCOCK
“Sidewalks That Wear”
Electrical Fixtures—Electrical Contracting.
Let us figure with you on your electrical contracting and
108 N. Waggoner Phone 650
CITY ELECTRIC SHOP
After He’s Had His Milk
he feels strong and lively for the
whole day. Our bottled milk is
pure and forms a most nourish-
ing food for growing boys and
girls. They will do better in their
studies when nourished on our
high grade milk.
This oil has no equal as a non-chatter oil.
Simply ask the hundreds of customers
When we advertise to sell a certain kind
of oil, that is the kind of oil you get in
every instance. We protect your motor.
No substitute here.
Call For Our Ford Oil
BRANDON SMITH, Agent
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Specialist on Diseases of Women and
Office over First State Bank
Phones: Office 521—Res. 47
C. W. MONROE
Physician and Surgeon
214-15 Basliara Building
Back In the Fire Insurance Business
Old Line Companies as formerly
Postoffice Building, Room 5
Phones; Business 722—Res. 605
Transfer and Storage
Long Distance Hauling
Res. 529—’Phones—Office 881
Books - Periodicals - Magazines
Subscriptions taken for any maga-
W. P. GRISHAM
CLEANING AND PRESSING
We Call for and Deliver
WHAT ILL DYE DO?
J Are you tired of the color of some dress, suit or coat?
[□Hi Send it to us and let an expert dyer change it into
Ijj a new color or restore it to the original shade,
i Convenient to you by parcel post.
DYERS and HATTERS
914 Scott Ave. Wichita Falls, Texas
Mails Orders Handled Promptly
North Texas Building & Loan Ass’n
Room 211 Bashara Bldg. Phone 212
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Baker, Verne A. The Electra News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1924, newspaper, July 3, 1924; Electra, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth892673/m1/2/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Electra Public Library.