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(Successor to The Coming West.)
"Let all The Ends Thou Aim'st at Be Thy Country's, Thy God's and Truth's.',
SNYDER, SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in Advance
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1IEE DEPARTMENT FOR
),.n THE CITY OF SNYDER
A Large Bell Ordered, Roof and
Wall Laders and Other
Tin) firststcp in the organiza
tion (if n fire compniiy for Snyder
was taken at its lust meeting by
the City Council, when an order
was placed for a 1100 pounds fire
bell, roof and wall ladders, lire ex
tinguishers, pike poles, snatch
honks, rope and pick axes. J. W.
Massi-y who has had considerable
experience, will be chief of the
fire department and be will have
some 25 or lif) men under him.
Rubber buckets have also been
ordered for use in case of fire.
T(His is tho first step taken in
the etJiipment of a fire company
and tie credit belongs to J. V.
Msssey more than any one. This
moveifent it is calculated, will
give ujs lower insurance rates and
actually save the town much, in
ay of losses from fire.
If tjlie present plans materialize
Snv,. ir will soon have a well
eqt f)ed fire fighting organia
confess that we have been
a tree - skeptical ahoiit inai cm
ter. lied the linotype, for some
time, knowing nothing about it
ourseiies, and alter naving uue
expefilnce with gas engines and
other lialky mechimisins, we nat
urally h hesitated and doubted
wometlliiigs we bad read ami
heard labout the type setting ma
chine, Ibut the doubt has been en
tirely removed since we have set
one u(i 111 the Signal office anil
deliver the goods.
nay be pardoned, we trust,
inaje mention of the fact
en we first assumed charge
'oming West, now the Sig
ie years ago, we found the
cut to consist of a hand fill
and a Washington band
This equipment gradual-
way to more modern ap
s. until now we have the
nder press for news work,
and noiseless jobbers and
st. and best, the linotype,
last named is considered
the (Ircadnaught of the printing
business and has uprooted the
printing traditions of centuries.
It is said of this machine that
it civiited a new epoch in the
wwM of printing. It is one of
the most remarkable inventions
of tin' Age and is strong proof of
the tll'Diy that the goal of tie'
human mind is perfection. It is
one "'1 the most wonderful mc
chani'll links in the chain of hu
man I'Mgress. and has made "s
sTliTc lie great newspapers of to
Tl.c .-itory of the conception, m
venti"ii. and development ol the
Her;." I' thaler Linotype to ds
pres' iil point of perfect ;on. is in
tensely interesting. It is a Mmy
that is both romanti" .:ml tragic
in its p'lases of faith almost sub-
lime, persist eiice, in rserverane.-
Hid ! 1 ernniint 1x11 almost mine.
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1111 llllllill I e. in. i' 1
urinoi stable, and who Iri- d un
' I it beamc pathetic, to fashion
1 it It II ,ir bands in form H at
' bieh tliev saw pel In t in ll"-"'
finds i.s it is todav. she l.mo
pe is riot 1he product ot tin
iin ot one man any more than
. . 1 ,cni colossal mcmm-...
1V ' .11 be Slid to be the work of I 'll
L -pun' The latist model l.ii.ot.vp.
''if .Il's no u.ov like the fir I invention
(."I, ir Merg nthaler than is lb- I"
1 (1 ft t. .. .. ... 1... III... tin. Oram
Iniotive ol toila.N iim
Xine biilt by Stevens,
v,. ..,,.1 Construct a n
lmint of perfection
ili.cn binotvi"'. is
vibilit' Of ma"
ye s:f Finotyics in
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ds is said
L J.1 I.inrest number in usi
1 i l aiiV one oMC
"j We invite
!'' j 1 and see the 1
an m,i' o ; ice in ine voi
our friends t
new machine in op r
Ten Million Dollar Loan Signed
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;iant.,.iJM n New ork.
This aol M1" ,0 '1",iI'C0
HEAVY RAINS OVER THE
WESTERN PART OF TEXAS
The Heaviest Rain For Years
Fell Last Week Worth
Millions of Dollars
Not for many years has this
section of the state been visited
by heavier rains than on Friday
of last week.
The rain began falling at fi
o'clock Friday morning and con
tinned without intermission for
twenty-four hours, filling all the
lakes and creeks, bank full, and
thoroughly soaking the ground.
It was estimated that there was
four inches of rain fall in Snyder,
and the reports over the surround
ing country were equally as en
couraging. It is an unusual occurrence for
rain to come in February. The
result of this one will be fo bring
up all the spring planting and
greatly benefit the small grain al
SANTA FE SELECTS
PLACES FOR HER SHOPS
Slaton Junction and Sweetwater
Will be Division Head
quarters Fort Worth, Feb. 10. Con
tracts have just been awarded to
Witherspoon-Fnglar Company of
Chicago by the Santa Fe for the
construction of shops, terminals
and other buildings at Slaton
Junction and at Sweetwater on
the Coleman cutoff. Announce
ment to this effect was made here
yesterday, following the receipt
of an official notice from the gen
eral offices of the Santa Fe in
The shops at Slaton where the
Iiiiinesa division of the new line
hates the Coleman cut-off. will
coiluisl of twelve stall roundhouse
and turn table, machine and
biacksuiith shop, a power bouse,
a roundhouse foreman's office
and supply building, hose bouse,
concrete oil reservoir, pumping
plant ami tank, coal chute and
Effect of Panama Canal
Washington, Feb. l.'i. Enthus
iasm of the delegates to the I'an
Aiiierican Commireial Confer
ence was aroused today by the
railing of a letter from Seimr
Doh Fiaiiciseu Ilorda, Minister
to the Foiled States from Colom
bia, in which be said the Foiled
Stales by the completion of the
I'ai.ama Canal, would become
"mistress of the strategical cen
ter of the world," end the fore
nioit Nation of the globe.
Senor lionla was present vbil
his b 1 1 re was read, but made im
spiieb, and the straimd relations
between tin' 1'nited States and Co
lombia glowing out of the separ
ation of Panama in Fat.! were re
1 ailed ill Ihe preface of tl,e b td
wl it h said :
I be cNcpl loiia' ami ileii- ai
spirdio'i in which the Coiombn
ijg.itioii finds herself for re.va'i
'tell known to the Foiled State;
and which awaken their symp."
t i V obliges llie to decline the I i I '
or of taking pari in public d -eh:
, Senor I inn la's biter, hove cr
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w all liMoii 10 iiic -on iT'nci
if I "oloinbia 111 I'resub lit I a.t I'
,et justly toward Co! ne.hia in tin
elations between the two conn
The Big Santa Fe Dr.m
Work is progressing most sat-
Is'actorv 011 the coloss'i' uam llie
rinnta Fe is putting in near Sweet -tvatcr.
The eoiicrclc cue has been
hmin did and all othe:- work enn-
ficcted with Ihe iiii'm use under
laking i-i coming ab ng in g'-eat
The reservoir wili erntam ii'Hi
Ires and have an a vera g" tl.
Such a magnificent body o
water will insure a ne-er ijiuni
supply for the great . ji ks in tlu
wav of shops, etc., the Santa Fe
will maintain at Sweetwater, and
ill without doubt ! c largest
tilicial lake in tl - V, it.
r-arrie Nation Reported Dying
I Little Hock, Ark., teh. 21
Lirric Nation is reported to he
ying at Iipavenworth, Kansas.
SCURRY COUNTY'S LAV
MAKERS HAD BU3Y VEEK
Order Election for New Jail and
Other Important Matters
First National Hank selected
as a depository for county funds,
it being the highest bidder offer
ing .'I per cent on the daily bal
ances, and the First State I'.ank
and Trust Company was selected
as depository for t be school funds
offering 2',-j per cent on the daily
The Court ordered that the fol
lowing named persons be ap
pointed to hold the trustee elec
tion in the several common school
districts of the county, election
to be held on the 8th (lav of
April. 11)11 :
Favors, District No. 1, Joe Tay
lor and T. 15. Favors.
Fyron, District No. !1, Tom
Weaver and Abo Lynn.
Camp Springs, District No
J. M. Hailey nnd J. O. (luinn.
Hud, Distriot No. 5, J.
Helms and J. I?. IIudnaM.
Canon, District No. G, O.
Jones and Kant Amos.
Knapp, District No. 7, Lyman
Loekbart and J. W. lliiddeston.
Conro, District No. 8, J. Koff
and Hugh Canon.
Red liliiff, District No. , W.
M. Carruthcrs and W. II. Wil
liams. liethel, District No. 10, A. K.
Dennis and Mcl'hcrson.
Independence, District No. 11,
J. T. (Jillium and Clayton Teagiie.
I'lainview, District No. 12, A.
M. Ilerren nnd F. J. Thompson.
Fluvanna, District No. Ft. W.
C. Jones, J. D. I'.lev and J. F.
Mookout. District No. 14. W.
F. Martin and John Browning.
Crow der, District No. 1"t, L. D.
Mays and W. Ii. Lemons.
Ccntcrview, District No. Hi, W.
II. Crowder and J. M. Sterling.
Oanoway, District No. 17, A.
I'. Canoway and Walter Moore.
St ray horn, District No. 1. W
A. Fitt's and D. F. Walton.
Wbilcbluff. District No. 1f. .
F. Iteid and J. W. Creen.
Funis-, District No. 20, J. F.
Parsons and D. C. l!entle .
Fisher Coiintv Fine, District
No. 21, J. II.' Jean and J. F.
('hina drove, Dislii't No. 22.
O. F. Day and J. M. Pruee.
Lone Wolf. District No. 2:i. -I.
I). Martin and J. M. Pavan.
Mitchell Connlv Fine
No. 24, J. II livid and T
Deep Creek. District
Frank i'.i nw iifi; Id and
I "I" !
Wbatley. District No.
W. Cunningham aid Ceo
V.'oo. !a rd. I list rii t No. J
Woodard and Newt Mori'
.lo" I'.aiby, District No
Arab. Disirii t No. F V
Sears and S. W. Ddlo.
( iernniny, I 'i.-t 1 ief N'o.
Frank Wciietschlaey r and IMo
She-iri. n. 1 lis'iri'-t N'o. :i !. W. P.
Thompson and D. F. W iyn'T.
Moon-, District No. :!F Ibiuy
Findiey and -I. T. Fvans.
". District No. C. W.
IIiitehei,on and .f. W. P.cirv.
(uari' ilv reports of the follow
ing officers approved by the com
mission! ts' court
C. Ii. I.o'khnrt. county tnas
nrcr; I!. A. Fubaiik. county cb rk:
A. S. Fowe. .Iilsliei' Peace p e-
f met No. 1 ; .1. I . I.ctclii'r. .his
tice Peace precinct No. '2; T. C.
Stinson. Justice peine precinct
N'o. :t: Smith Frock, .lustice Peace
precinct No. 4.
Order passed granting H. F.
Moore permission to occupy Ihe
old sin-riff's ofice in the old
court bouse free and n lorui";'
order charging him .t ".( per
month rent rescinded.
J. D. Let her. commissioner
precinc. No. 2. authorized to pur
"base from W. T. Thompson suf
ficient land to protect the public
road near the J. M. Kussell place
not to exceed $l."i.(0 per acre.
The ex-ofTicio salaries of the
several officers were set as fol
J. 15. roles, sheriff ex-ofTicio
salary set at $0O per year.
Fritz R. Smith, county judge,
TILLMAN WILL VOTE
TO EXONERATE LORIMER
South Carolina Senator Declares
He has been Converted by
Washington, Feb. 17. Senator
Tillman in an interview late yes
yesterday declared that as a re
sult of Senator Hailey spe-ch
on the Lorimer question .
would vote to exonerate, the Illi
Senator Tillman win onposcd
to Lorimer a week ago Till man
declared he is convinced after
studying the records, following
the Texan's argument, that Lori
mer was not guilty of the al
leged bribery in Illinois.
Senator Chamberlain says he
will vote to oust Lorimer.
BROWN OF NEBRASKA ON
Nebraska Senator says People
are Demanding a More
Washington, Feb. 13. Supper
ing the resolution providing for
the (lection of Fnit'-d States Sen
ators by direct vote of the r F.
Norris Drown, of Nduaska, made
reply in the Senate today te the
recent speeches of Senator Lodge
and Di pew, opposing the noiend
ment. "The American people."' he
said ' 'can not be joked 01 smiled
at by scholarly scoffers, driven
froiu their determination to ln
a diKct vote in public affairs.''
Declaring the ninety- wo men
in tb" !2,000.000 persons of the
right to express their own wishes
in th,' matter of Senatorial elec
tions Mr. F-rown supported Ihe
proposed change as in line with
llie t'opular demand.
Tl Nebraska Senator predict
ed '"yd the "time is not more
tbjfsix veins distant when -v-
elcgate to everv National
nt ion w ill be chosen by t he
t vote ol those who send
and they will be instructed
airy out the will id these lor
WijOiu thev arc to act."
3NYDER PEOPLE TAKING
THE CHURCH CENSUS
Twenty Eelip-ious Workers Make
Complete Census of Snyder
f V Wednesday Afternoon
:i sday alt
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takeUlie ehun h
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When tl.c Will.
and nroiiei l v ta I 1 1 ' ;
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a in I v. ho In long I
Sunda v si I ! of
t her wit h ol her 1 1 si fid
ill of I lie dli't'el ' III la I
gi, i.ia I ions.
Sun t w
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l r llloll! !i. e
sin el inlei. d' 1,: and
month c officio eon ni y j
Walter S. Ad.Hiison.
clerk. . 7"i pi r quarter.
It. A. Fubaiik, loiinly
s'.li per iiiacer.
The court ol iiel ed I he v
of certain street., in ;he :
Ierml,.-gh. vacated f..r th
'it of ti e P. .f, N. T. 1,'V . (
. 1 a
c hi in
; . town
The l'lir, ai.na Water
( '(. gran'ed franeliisc in ti
A special eh-, t ii m was orib-reii
lor Scurry county to ib ti nninc
whether or not the county shall
issue bonds in the amount o'- Iti.
!l(l(ll for (he purpose of bl.lld
ing h jail, elcct'on to !" hi I I 01,
.March L'7. F'll.
Drew Wilso,i was appointed
constabb- of Precinct o. J.
The court adopted the report
of the jury of Vn w in tin peti
tion of Horace Holby. (-t al ami
road ordered opened up.
A jury of View was appointed
on the C. C. Harless. ft al peti
tion consisting of the folowing
named partie; S. W. Iarfoot. L.
C. Darby, Will Coffee, John Cor
ley nnd John Thomas.
REVOLUTION IN MEXICO
JUST NOW COMMENCING
El Paso Cattle Trader Look for
Bloody Fightiner Within
the Near Future
W. H. Arnold of Fl Paso is in
Abilene the guest of bis f.-iuid.
N. (J. iJobinsou, with J. Sides Ik
Company. Arnold and Robinson
were youngsters together in
Kimble and Sutton Counties in
West Texas. The former is a cat
tle trader and has been in FI Paso
Been Over Into Mexico
Mr. Arnold has some interest
ing things to say of the Mexican
insurrection, having studied th
situation in the state of Chihua
hua from first hand information.
"I spent some days roughing
it in Chihuahua," he said, "and
saw many rebel bands roving
roving about in the interior. The
revolution is just beginning. The
fighting from now on will be vast
ly different and more serious than
that which has gone before."
FIGHT FOR THE WEST
Measure Passed in House and In
dications for Senate Pass
age Very Good
Austin, Feb. 20. The normal
bill which locates a Central West
Texas Normal college at Abilene
was not brought up in the bouse
this afternoon, as had been ex
pected. The reason for this was
that other business which had
begun' oill the house could not be
The Normal bill will be brought
up tomorrow (Tuesday) morning
and it is certain that it will go
through. A straw vote indicates
that the filial passage of tin- bill
will be almost unanimous.
There are strong delegations
here from Sweetwater, ('(i.orado.
lialliuger. San Angelo, I'.rown
wood and Coleman and Hoy are
devoting their energies to work
ing in the senate. All (h b gal ions
accede that tl
the house am
1 1 e ;i re 1 In
ing to prevent
1 Irown wood.
ibi . g,i t ions of
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rip: in It v V. oubl p;'s
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a1"l ( 'm t' : of M'l'iiana ai.i
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'0,1. a 1 1 ' r con ! . 1 1 m ' s wit 11 1 .
d i.t TaM Mr Carter .. p :
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prei 1 1:! Taft 1,1s bi en in.orm -
d by t i,- secretary of th - An;;' f
ici.ii Manufacturers' Fx port i'li"
soeiatloii tfiat about fj
of the nie.iibcrs in. f '
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partly fax N NATION
Little lnn.v'f Scurry
of Pastor l?
FEATURES OF GOVERNOR
Makes Some Worthy Reccrncicr--dations
''From tin' reports made of I'...
general property of the pri.-'.;i
system, including the State ila::
road and the Ilmitsvillc and Hi; k
prisons, it is in n state of dil,
datiuns and decay; and I rcsj .-. -fully
call the attention of the ! ;:
islaturc to the fact that in dcali.-y
with this important subject, we
are confronted by condit ions
that theories will not solve."
Kegarding the report show!; 1;
there will be a falling off in th.
cash revenues from convict lab r
of many thousands of dollars j - r
month on account of convicts be
ing on contracts to cult'n .
farms on the shares instead of
hiring them direct as had been
done previous to the close of l!'l",
the (iovcrnor says: "All reports
indicate, too, that it is on the
share farms where the convicts
fare worse and are most pooriy
taken care of."
Share farming is not cousid r
ed desirable and recommend. -firm
is made that if the policy :'.'
working convicts on farms is t
continue that they be work"! 'u
farms owned or controlled by t' -;
Fireproof and separate c.-l's
are not favored as construct i -;i
cost would be too great.
Delief is expressed that it wi!l
tend to the harmonious manag -UKiit
and control of the priso.i
system and be economy to allow
the Frison Commission to employ
separate and independent ag
cies of its own to take the
victs to prison.
As to classes of convicts.
would allow Comiii'ssji in-rs t
''maintain them separably as I,- r
The (iovcrnor dots not In lie e
in t he ' ' bat ' ' nor in the "st i a j. ' '
nor in the ' stripe" and si.;-
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Mr. an. 1 Mrs
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AGENT, SNYDEn, TEX IS.
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