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4 7 r Volume XXVII. Official Pathfinder of American Automobile Association and U. S. Government Official Road Loggers in Snyder GARZA COUNTY IS LINED UP Double r People Assure Secretary Anderson of Active Co-Opcr-u( i in. Tlie activities (if the progressive (it Izcnshlp of Scurry eounty headed by iiur enterprising Secretary. K. J. Anderson, in the Cood ltnailu Move Jmeiit mo at tract Iiik favorable notice in adjoining count leu, The management (if the famous s !h Nlilo U Itancli, In Garza county, have taken note of operations liere and have guaranteed active co-operation. The following letter written to our ' Mr. Anderson kIiowb how favorably the movement is looked upon in Gar- 1 zaonnty; Mr. Anderson In handing tlyt correBpondence to the Signal says: Mr. J. S. Hardy, Snyder, Texas. Dear Sir: Herewith letter from Garza Coun ty showing attitude of their people toward the good roads movement. Yours truly, K. J. Anderson. ;mhI Howls Moveinent. V Double U Itancli, Tost City, 8-21-'13 Mr. K. J. Anderson, finyder, Texas. Dear Sir: Inferring to your two kind favors of July 27th and Annuel lath re garding good roads. We are certainly glad Imbed to know that you are having such good sun-ess In your good roads move .f) meiit. We think that your plan of having a branch of this western divi sion of the Colorado to the Gulf road g a splendid g"d one. The good roads people fnni Amurlllo on down to Lubbock have suggested the same thing to us. In this malt r we are only acting as citizens and tax payers and we are bringing pressure to bear on the Commissioners' Court to do something along this line. 0 It seems that Garza County hasn't a road that can be traveled to the Scurry county line. The old road thut did run toward Fluvanna up the hill f is inipasnable on the hill for any kind of vehicles we are told, and therefore to get southeast It Is necessary for the people to travel over in.a,r ,.-m..l nronerty. Our local Coinmer- Vlul Club is busy on the proposition il the Commissioners' Court have Treed to open up a public road V,n through the valley from the lurry county line to Justlceburg on ........... i l,l,.l,K- In fil- nper pet It I u "" - ,.f Inu.roved roads. Of course .ins ..,..! of road Is very expensive to t in shall- and expensive to maln- in. . . ... I .-.it-l lu. We are going to siau an ,,p .ati.palg" through the local pa- ,.r edm alius the people to a cer.a.u , ,tc,,t on go-,1 r..ads, as If necessary ,,l,tain the necessary money n . 1 ...-J M illll.1 ,,,!, probably ine '.. ,. . accord. We haven I :i l-un- ..el ar froni here to Lubbock ami ;l good many gates. We feel j th.-r ... .1. .... r.inl ',at we are coming i" n i ' , ,,e nor'hvvcst to the souincs, ,1 ;,t the same time a g I one. V.. want to assure you gentlemen .. .. re. late the intormaiioii that furnished in. all or win.n ..fore the Commissioners' M II lia" Is laid 1 (ourtsmlwbl. l, we f. l wiii have the ,,(lll(rej results. We ..: -n- Ma- "" he.r from you at any time with any Information you may have or sugges tions gained from your experience in t .1 t .1 Ill 11 III ' C hr r . ... .Villi the assurance f all i.ei hes. we are Your very truly. IMH IU.K C COMI'WY. Iiv .-v M. M. Meeting l..se,l StCrowder. ,v (J li Gi.Mis dose ' P'""' T' ,.,.,, ., Crowder last Sun- ... T, re were sex, tit. en ..! ill" r - ' ai.d reclamations. IXTKHKSTIXU Nl'IT IX COUIT OVLIl A CAM-' Justice Geo. W. Urown's Court was engaged for two whole .lays last week In the trial of a case in which J. (!. Pavis was suelng T. F. Slngle tary to determine the rightful owner ship of a yearling calf, valued at n bout $25. . There were witnesses enough to lo cate an entire herd of cattle and the case excited so much Interest the! the county court room whs crowded for the entire two days with onlook'Tt. Mr. Davis was represented by Wll uieth and Koyd and M. 10. Itossor, and Singletary was represented by lllgglns & Hamilton. The Jury was composed of Joe Taylor, John W idler, Neil Murray, .1. C. Mayo, W. T. Hlakesley and J. II. Huckubee. It was a hard fought battle iiiel brought out many fine points of law In the pleadings. The Jury returned their verdict late Saturday evening In favor of Sin gletary. The plaintiff gave notice of appeal. Mrs. 10. F.. (iliincM F.nlcrtaiiicd The Kl Fell Club was entertained Friday afternoon by Mrs. K. Grimes, at her hospitable home. There was a good attendance of the members and several guests, and they all pass ed away the tir-'e playing '4 2' talking and listening to music. The affair was concluded with serving delicious rufiekhnifuU. .F.XTY OF COTTON PICKING II KICK AT HUM I , The Signal Is not disposed to butt Into other people's business, bu'. it does believe that peoplo who are pil ing away from here to other coun ties to pick ik it ton are making a mlr take. There may be more bales of '-niton made in some other rouutes thai. In this but I host counties have vast ly more pickers In proportion to the crop than are here. From what tan be learned of Hie cotton crop In Scur ry county there will be an abundant demand for pickers here at home and It will certainly be better for our p"o ple to slay here and pick our crop than to bear the expense of moving to other sections where the crop !s no better and where they arc over run with pickers. It Is Important that our Scurry county farmers save nl: they have raised and If the pickers ieave, there Is danger of losing numo of It in the fields. AUrurlaiis Fli-cl Officer" The Altrurlaii Club met In regular business meeting Wednesday after noon, with Mrs. Fritz It. Smith hostess. Fourteen members .responded to roll call with limitations from Shake speare's "As You Like It." After all other business was dis pensed with tl fficers for the en suing year were elected: Mrs. Whlt- re, President: Mrs. lllgglns. Vice President: Mrs. Wllsford. Itecording Sec retary; Mrs. Tow le, Correspond ing Secretary; Mrs. Howard. Treas urer; Mrs Lockhart. Treasurer of Li brary. Mrs. OHil Hardy conducted the lesson. Mrs Sam Shannon of Dallas was isltor for the atternoon. The hostess served delicious cream and cake. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Towle. September seventeenth. HKPOKTKK. Young IjmIj- tic! Ann Hurt. While undertaking to crank the autoiiobile belonging to Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Perkins. Miss Alice Crayum. sustain.1! a serious sprained .vrlst, which c.itne near being serious. Mb Alb els cettli:g along nicely and the IrJ'T.-d i-iei.iicr will mon be Itself -.-ain. M.ifitrtke LTiril. Auc-. It- M- Tomllnson at..1 Mrs. .Vary Terry. .t l it, W. K. Tipton and Mln Lena Kertis. Snyder, Scurry County, T E HDLLEY GETS THE AUTO (iceiit Automobile Trade Pii.e at Hie Siijdir (iiocery Coiiipniiy ton's To I i n Man. The big automobile proposition which has been conducted, by the Snyder Grocery Company for thy past eight mouths came to a close last Monday. It was last January when Manager Gross of the enterprising company announced that they were going to give away an automobile. In order to make their venture a success they have done the wise thing of liberally advertising their business lu the Signal and by circu lars and letters and It has proved a lilj; success. Kvery customer who bought a dol lar's worth of goods was given a num bered ticket and when the closing day came it was found (hat thousands of these tickets had been given out to customers of the store and It Is due the company to say that goods were never put up In price because of the prize being given. The case has been handled with absolute fairness. The successful ticket was announc ed by Mr. Gross Monday "33,333' and people began to draw tluOr tickets from their pockets and go throiiAh them. The bundles looked to contain 20, 50, lot) or more and each represented a dollar purchase, showing that the Company have sold thousands of dollar's worth of goods during the eight months. Later In the day It was learned that Horace L. Ilolley of Ira held the lucky ticket and he will now ride In his new automobile. City Council Matters. The city council met In regular session Monday night. C. W. Wllks filed bond uud was Installed superintendent of wafer works and sewerage. T. F. linker filed bond and was in stalled as City Secretary and Treas u rer. The treasurer was Instructed to pay one-third of the cost of street cross- Ing at all corners of the square when the work shall have been completed and approved. Hills allowed: John Andrews $280 Harold Nunn 7"c W. T. Haze & Son 7ac J. W. Jones M '-'o Jesse Holllngsworth $2. on Texas Company $ 1 .80 Pierce Fordyce Co $14.10 Snyder Garage $ 1 a !iu From Cartli to Heaven. Mrs. A. J. Scarborough died at Dl nuba. California. Aug 1Mb, 1 ! 1 3 . where she bad recently gone to make l-cr home with her daughters. While advanced in years she had been enjoying good health t'.r one of her age, until just pri.ir to b r death. .Mrs. Scarborough together wlih her husband, Captain A. J. Scar borough, and family were pioneer settlers In Snyder, coming here .'! 1 years ago. Her father, li'-v. J. S. liled s ie. a I'.aptlst minister organized the Paptl-t i liiin h here. C" which Mrs j Scarborough and her husband w ere charter members. J Mrs Scarborough was- Indeed a gen erous soul, always ready to l. tnl a helping hand to those In sickness or distress. The writer and bis family shall never forget her kindness to them. She has many friends In Sny der and surrounding country, who hear testimony to her true Christian character and life of good deeds. She leaves three daughters to mourn her loss: Mrs. Tom Carlton, of Mount Selman. Texas; Mrs Myron loio t un.l Mrs. Lee Itoren, rf Dltr.iba. California. May our heavenly Father comfort the hearts of the dear berenej ones F J G. Judie lltgglm went east Thursday one mis ScptcinlM'r 5, HH.I. WESTGARD PARTY DIME 111 SNYDER Secretary Audi rson of Young Mens' Itilsiiies Leimne I'.scoits Party to Sn.viler. Secretary F.. J. Anderson, nccom panled by by Newt Hargrove left here Tuesday afternoon for Tahoka to iiieyt Mr. Westgard who Is officially logging the Southern National High way III rough West Texas. The party reached Snyder Wednes day afternoon and registered at the Manhattan. The party consists of W. ). L. Westgard and C. A. Taylor of New York, C. A. Ilranstou and Jack Graf of Cambridge, Kugland. The party are making an official survey of the entire route and we feel that the proposition Is now sure. This route will bring thousands of pe i,ie teroiirh Snyder and they will all stop for awhile. Our hotels, garages and mer .n.tlle houses will all reap financial benefit and we will all gel benefits in a S'n iul way. The building f the ihr i;, I route will stimulate iinprovenien . of oilier ronds ond very soon the county will be known everywhere for its system of good roads. Mr. Westgard carrb's a complet.? en glneering equipment am: ii c nnpi'irg ' a minute log of t In !:,:rv: y and w ill very soon 'He his official report. He doesn't talk much but shows to have formed a very favorable Idea of this route. An official report of this important trip says: Wednesday afternoon at three o' clock the long looked for official log gers of the Southern National High way arrived in Snyder, the party con sisting of W. (). L. Westgard. Special Field Keprcsetnatlve and C. A. Tay lor, photographer of New York City; C. A. Itranston, Lnglneer of Cam bridge, Fngland anil Jack Graf, Pilot of Los Ang.ies, accompanied by K. J. Anderson and Newt Hargrove of Sny der. The line logged through Texas Is the line of the Southern National i j Highway and comes into Texas from . itosw ell at liron. o, passes through I llrow nfield, Tahoka, Call, Snyder, lleriul.igh, HoHioe and east through Sweetwater to Texarkaiia. The party started from Los Angel es, passing through San Diego on the litli of August and expect to arrive in New York City dining the middle of October. Considerable delay has been cHllsed bv the failure of the State of Texas to get in readiness for the survey or the party would have be.n through somewhat earlier. The car used in logging the road is a Pathfinder "to" whleh Is now on I its eighth t rails, out inental trip, ha"-, nig already ciered out i'.i.ono mil.-s 1 and has never I n overhauled. ! The legging party act lu the ofTi- ial capacity of spe. lal Held repre sentatives of the American Antonio- : bile Association and a!.-., as rcprcsen- ! tativ.s of ih" l iiit.d S'at.s govern ment. glVH'g lllelll full and .letalle,! reports of ail roads travelled and1 t'l.-ir on. lit ion. The party ..p.its to' arrive In Dallas t y Friday night. j - - s ,s H! ;;T T MiMis t l;o..s To WsTlX Tax jn' r J. A M.-rntt has this week forwarded ihe .oiiipiete tax roils of Sc. ;rry i, unity to Austin. Ihe complete rendition for for Scurrv rrv countv is Ii.4r,.fi42 To-1 levied. State, County and i w tal tax. school, $77.4'.'3. State p II tax. 1.1ii.r. i.Min'y poll tax pe ls. J2.2.-.: :., $.17 2) Moved Their More. j Kiiicai iti k D.ivin have m. led j their Hok .f C.-t.ts Kurt Mi I n ! r Is lb' we-k from the Fatight ! 'ii.lLLnc to the Harris baildms I in S. irb.ro.;. h -.! rmlthi"' have .s pr. 'ty iv: V f goods. MLLTING I OK HOYS AMI (.ILLS ( I.OSLS Sunday afternoon closed our third special meeting for boys and girls. We kept a roll and called the names every day. More matriculated than In either of our former meetings; "4 lu the first meeting, GO in the next. Ml in this. We Did not allow our self to become over anxious for "con versions," deciding to let decision for Christ come as naturally uud origin , ,., , , . ,, ly as possible. I hey could tell me ., ,, , , ,, , roil call, and several did, that . . , .... ev bad been saved during the meet- , . , , , all at (h ing. I do no! believe I have ever held one meeting in which thcrjf were no conversions, or decisions for Christ. I believe it Is easily possible to make such meetings, or religious schools, the most potent of any other pro tracted efforts for soul saving. Indeed 1 think it is through this kind of religious exercises more than any other that practically all, if not all, the children ill the Presbyterian i homes old enough tire now saved. 1 believe here is one of the shortest and best ways to sav(. all the boys and girls of any community. The poss ibilities are great. Then the after effects ure fine. The boys and girls who attend this kind of meeting elarn how to "take In a sermon till the sermons are more In terestlng to them and jjiey stay for church. It Is no discouragement to find the congregation sometimes more than half, boys and girls, un less It be that the same Interrct Is nnt found in the adults. Aside from these good results it may be interetlng to mention some further observations, for one learns something in su. h proximity to the young. The first meeting of this kind I held in Snyder the girls took great- j er Interest than tho boys. Next time 'the boys led and were very reluctant J to let us close when we did. This ! time the girls were again more con I c. rii.'d than the boys. I 111 one respect this was the most difficult of any meeting of the kind I have ever held. Irreverence and hence disobedience on the part of some were u li lis ii a 1 1 v prominent I ilo not suppose there was a real bad boy In attendance cither. Some hoys and a few girls o fit oi our Oest homes, are losing reverence for things holy. Nor was It the smallest ones. It taxed my best efforts to keep good or.br with no whispering and talking and oilier things, while I op. iie.1 the les sons to those anxious hear A half dozen irrevit. nt may .rip pie voiir message to ;i half gross W .io want to hear and learn I have no ticed in visiting our s. hools the salt., thing, teachers are lax.-il to their n! most to preserve order while !. mi part know ledge. What is the cause? Is it b. . ,ni w,. have all our nie. t , n -., Suiol.r- St ho- 1. Yolll.g P. ople. . It! Ihe roc. in, where we pr. .ell" !e. ais.. w send our , 1 1 1 1 1 1' -1 1 t S'.nd.i. s 1m1 etc., when We should go W.'h Id"!!! ' He. .Ilise I hey are not ., t . . I once a 'id ie. .rum a' hu " F.m.:!v prav.is and home 1 1. -t r n. i 'n in ih-l!:bl- not had " The t.-a. I r- i - I in the bomes? Parents t.is ti.' "'i part of t he i h I id w a n' I n g . t. v. : !. . and r. - pe. t' Do te.e I . r- :. I S ;: : v I s. 1 1 i. ,o hers ry ! go ..n nut-- ' si ricte.) order I t,..t.. in s..n.e l:;I d r n a halite f,.f 1 1 .. w or t) ..-. : I: ' !l g s si in e in V !:;.' II g IV".' s grow -and he re, .nt ell llie far lo ars a I lllet,! I n tl be. ail-e of i :i;g rotiiine! . ause ia seV e III elir tow n ral was in months it has f. I it.e'.r 1913tFnm lrr v. ren. it is not things verv li.u! I trust cr parent iil join bunds with every t. a. h.-r. Sunday s. ! an. I togefh mis, disctn o teacher and prea. her r demand s'rh t. ourt, mi' lb-ware! of taking the disciplined ihibl a- ( ' he part of gainst the t ach.r even II It r has f the T e:4i : n tea. I; d, . s !. ..' like the in.' I am on the laf. Side r. f. run rlv t h ! :i rni w . ii a i ' "a i, , a, riv 1" C. HOW KI Number 12. REBELS ASK AID OF UNITED STATES Rebels A-k lililc d s tes to Send Alius ! Protisrt Kesi.lelll merit-ail Kagle Pai-s. Sept. For alleged protection of American itcre.'H, cou .... , 1 stiltitiiiiialists today reiiestei tho , . i I lilted States government, thrViglv I ,., . , ... ,., ,1 I 1 American Ice Consul . Mock: T Pieilras Negras, to import 1,000 rlfl and several hundred thousand round of ammunition. The request jMilnteil out that the Washington admtnlHtru tlon was reported to have authorized such an importation to Jaurez, to "enable the Hucrta garrison to suf ficiently strengthen Itself to render an attack Impossible, thus eliminat ing all danger to the Inhabitants of the American city of Kl Paso." The request then continued: "With full confidence In the con sistency that has ever distinguished the government of the I'nlted States, the undersigned (Jesus Carranza) now respectfully reiiuests permission to export to liedras Negras, Mexico, an identical number of riries and a like (iiantlty of ammunition In crder to make this place In turn secure -gainst attack from the Hucrta forces now in the vicinity, doing away with all possible menace to the peaceful Inhabitants of the neighboring Amer ican city of Kagle pass." . I. allies Aid Social Mivtlng. The social committee of the J.uoli") Aid, entertained the m -tubers of tho Aid with a social. Tuesday afternoon, from 4 to fi, at the home of .Mrs. Ail a mson. A shower i nine up just before 4, Inn the ladies armed with an um brella didn't Intend to be bent out of a party. As ea. h guest end r-d a slip of pa per was pinned to her ha. k and she was told not to tell what was on iiny body's ba. k It was learned later that son f the holies did not attend Sunday si hool very well, as those i-iips had printed on them the sub je.ts for ihe past Sun. lavs In l'.13. There was a great babble as each one turned her back to her neighbor and got her to re. te SOIII,. of the lliri lletitS ill tile le-OIl whl. ll W,IS llCT sublet F.i" b gu.-st was next provided with a cr.i. ker and at a i iv. n signal ail began to st v. hu h .ould eat theirs first and then whistle a tune An on linker would have thoniht they Lai 'el II I II he W III a:: h. a de-erl w it hunt the . r.o k . rs .1 p , I . . n told b. fore t d fr. .I'll,, t! . else gi V -p.lSS ..it ng son., t hitig in a bun didn't wat.t but I hat sot: . b t-;:g.t .-,i,t The,... I, n , . s v III .1 . If , I rin d io. ft O , , ,,. i ' -is g '. !l .1 !. r I .i k .hoi I!' she Its. d V. lor s. 1 ' . if i.o and . v ... :-. !: i ! .ut t., 'I .1 -o I., vii . a -ll.' b It f ..!.. r t::i a p ' h. :i e.o h .. d h. pa. k s!:e I .,,! she hat she she -.," I m the tha' I . I a f eir lo.: e ' I s !l and I h tori al.a'e h. is, 1. 1 - t.e'btng ' had ell ( I '.flgll. us sh '..1 tire tile I I. ag.ll I" f'll oeiy 1 1. ':. i .rv.d . nig that pr.se t he d .it rbet g II. - o, :ai th. -n and ,nV is il, pa-' it n. li. I ' ' sk- i r- Mike I. Weeds an cm p'.i'v .. in a bank in Fort Worth went a way for 1 v.oatiiti ant a shortage if ever eon tus be, n discovi r,'!l and It s r. fb , tin g en him He has held the loufid.nie of the batik people and th.-v are sho. ked and are not willing ti l.ib'v- hitu gni'ty of spe. uiution. i.i.iii who l as sin h friends ought , hurry back and relieve them. !r- S .t in Shannon was the appreci id gu.-st of her sister, Mrs. 11. G. 'i w ie, 1 1.1 nveck.