The Texhoma Times (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 28, 1917 Page: 1 of 10
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THE TEXHOMA TIMES
SPECIAL SERVICE OF WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION. THE LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE IN THE WORLD
A Complete JOB
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, Friday, September 28, 1917
How to Send Mail I Ford Damaged by Fire
to Our Soldier Boysj ^ ^ Wednegday Dight about
. , . . , tn fK/\ap i 10-00 o'clock James Johnson of
The lads who belonged ° Amarillo, drove up ia front ol the
««tt formerly in >b'^"0D" Peoick Garaje to 811 his Ford with
Guard are .tattooed at Camp „oe and be bad been
le near Ft. Worth. Address letters ^ jh„rt ljme tbe ga3oline
,0 them .0 care of '^e "gaouaoon contaioed ,M8 conteots lban
to which they belong, troop, hospi j he mj)e he waa
tal company, engineers, corps. etct! fl|Ung ,he ,ank with buzz julce.
Camp Bowie Tex. If you o , ^ ([ruck a matcb (0 aee bow mucb
know of what orgaoizatioo the mau ^ ^ ^ u ^ he
femb!r' a"re!9 'h! fs minus a Ford top. curtaius. cush-
merely to Camp Bowie and put a ,( be|8ogtaj9 wWch
ter the mau s name ■! *-, , ,be car The flre depaIt.
'T^^irr^ationed ^.-e^fothe scene ^
Miller & Mitchell
Drug Store Changes
Buy Seed Grown as
Near Home as Possible
at Camp Travis, nenr San Antonio,
Tex. Letters should be addressed
to them in care of Oklahoma Bri
the blaze was extinquished before
further damages resulted. Mr.
Johnson was in the car at the time
A TV?KCare h tT n L O ! of the accident but made well his
igade, together with the name ot,"11 ...
regiment and company. Whether •'
The Times is 15 Years Old
This issue of the Times marks
its fifteenth year of publication in
Texhoma. While the paper has
been under the present manage-
•or not you have name or regiment
and company, you must address
the lad in care of the" Oklahama
"The Oklahoma Brigade"
r.,. , rj .. ... • .u.'ment and ownership only five
The Oklahoma Brigade is buaineS3 has not been
nameofthe organiza ion in the| ^ at all times, but as a
selected army that: belongsexclu-> we have ( sp,endid
aively to boys from Oklaboma ;busioessal)d hearty co operation
The war department has announc- progre88ive business men
ed that boys from each county will The Times busine88
be kept in same company in the, 8ub<crip,i„„ list cootin-
new army ,ust as for as possible; ^ ^ each amj aa
Governor Williams is «nd n( j ^ ,our |iu|e cl(y
out a sp«ial appeal to aU citizens e.nteDd (o ^ equip
to provide their own laJ ; fbe plant and en|arge the paper
with a I comforts possible County, We desire to thank
councils have been asked to sub- for (heir
.cr.be for all ^ "^7,? the1 liberal patronage in the past and
their county, sending them to the,. e a|, <(rott< and aJ.
company to which local boys be- 8iJtance in kee,,iDe lhe Times ,
publication for the interest and bet
terment of the entire community.
We will appreciate at all times any
news item of interest handed us
The road north of Texhoma lead
ing to Goodwell and Guymon is be
ing graded at this time. Much
good has already been done and
when the work is completed the
road will be greatly improved and
will furnish much more conven
ience to the traffic than heretofore
The grading is being done with the
tractor belonging to
Monday of this week a deal was
closed and F. S. Miller, who has
been connected with the Miller &
Mitchell Drug Store for the past
two years became sole owner and
proprietor of the same. It is Mr.
Miller's intentions to continue the
good service and courteous treat-
ment of this store and will appre-
ciatethe trade of the old and new
Fred Miller, a very competent
prescription dsuggist, son of F. S.
Miller will retain a position with
his father and will have charge of
the prescription end.
Earl Mitchell having disposed
of his interests here will go into
the drug business at Caney, Kan9.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell have been
here about two years and have
made a host of friends in Texhoma
whowill deeply regret their depart-
ure from our midst, but will wish
for them much success and pros-
perity in their new venture.
Buying seed grown at a great dis-
tance from home is a thing that
wheat growers should be on their
guard against. No wheat grown
and bred for California conditions,
for instance, no matter how good
for California, has been found
adapted to the country east of the
Rockies. California adopted wheats
do not succeed east of that state.
Neither would the wheats adapted
to the Atlantic coast or the Miss-
issippi valley succeed in California.
In short, homegrown seed should
be used unless the state agricultu-
ral experiment station or the Uni-
ted States Department of Agricul-
ture advises otherwise.
The series ofpratracted meetings
being conducted at the Baptist
church of Texhoma have been pro-
gressing nicely for two weeks past.
Large crowds have been attending
and much interest is being mani-
fested. We are authorized to an-
nounce the meeting will continue
over Sunday and the exact closing
date is not yet known.
Found Man's Shoe and Foot
Notice to Teachers
Over the County
All Texas county teachers are
requested to call at the County
.Superintendent's cffice at their
earliest convenience and get their
Very truly yours,
F. P. Stultz Co. Supt.,
We ire in receipt of a letter from
T. Edgar Neal of Ft. Worth the!
first of the week in which he states big steam
the family well pleased with the
new loca:ion and everything going
nicely. He ordered the Times for-
warded r his address at Ft. worth.
A fine shower of rain fell in this
section last Thursday night.
J. J. Dimmitt. Frank A. Sewell, Arthur Littell, E. Lh Nichols,
President Active Vice-President Cashier Asst. Cashier
The United States
with the 7,600 member banks in maintaining
the Federal Reserve Banking System for the pro-
tection of the businesss interests of the country.
Through the Federal Reserve Board in Washing-
ton it supervises the twelve Federal reserve
banks; it appoints one-third of their directors; it
deposits its funds lagely with them; it guaran-
tees the currency they issue.
This cooperation great-
ly increases the value
of the system
to us and our com-
munity. Are you
linked up with this
new national system as one of our depositors?
If not, you should delay no longer.
"The Old Reliable"
The First National Bank
Phone No. 1
Stockholderi ludividual Responsibility Over Three Million Dollars
To find an old shoe, even far from
the haunts of man, is not an unus-
ual occurrence, but to find a per-
fectly good work shoe containing
the bones and some bits of flesh of
what was once the foot of a hum-
an being—well, that is an entirely
A. E. Powers and son Douglas
came in from their ranch down the
Palo Duro Saturday bringing with
them what may lead to the unrav-
elling the mystery surrounding the
death of a man, of which nothing
is known at present. It was the
bones of n man's foot in a shoe
The flesh had been eaten away by
worms, a large number of which
yet remained in the shoe, indicating
that deceased met death in the
not far distant past. The shoe
in good condition and the lower
part of the sock remained around
the bones. It is a common work
shoe, No 7, and from its appear
ance has not been exposed to the
elements more than six months.
The find was made in Mr. Pow
ers' hay meadow on last Friday
by Lon Womble and Perry Walker
The shoe had been washed there
by a recent overfllow or else car
ried there by a dog or coyote. Sun
day a party of men, headed by
sheriff Hancock, went down the
Pala Duro in search of the remain-
der of the body, and another search
was made Monday, but nothing
was found. Searching parties will
be organized at different times
and it is thought very probably
that the remains will be found. No
one has the remotest idea of who
the dead man was or how he met
his death, but if the body can be
found it is possible that it could be
identified by the clothing. No one
can recall the sudden or mysteri-
ous disappearance of anyone from
this section during the past year.
The man may have been murdered
or he could have met his death in
a number of ways. As it is now,
we are left to wonder who the un-
fortunate was, from whence he
came and whether a fond mother,
sister or sweetheart awaits his re-
turn. It is a case for a Burns or
The shoe and its ghastly con-
tents are in the keeping of Sheriff
On last Friday evening at 8:00
o'clock at the home of Rev. John
Barnes in west Texhoma, occurred
the marriage of Mr. Geo. A. Sweet-
man to Miss Iva Scroggins both of
this city. Rev. John Barnes spoke
the words that tied the nuptial
knot. The couple was married in
the presence of Mrs. John Barnes,
A. H. Dawson and Geo. R. Book-
The bride is a young lady of quiet
dispostion and a type o f woman
whom we predict will make a use-
ful companion to the husband.
The groom is a prominent Real
Estate dealer of Texhoma having
been in business here for the past
The couple have many friends in
this community who will join in
extending congratulations and
wishing for them a happy and
prosperous married life.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our manv
neighbors and friends who so kind-
ly and ardently assisted us at the
time of the death of our beloved
sister. We fully appreciate your
help and kindness and shall hold
the same in greatful memory.
Mrs. Tillie S. Bailey
Mr. Harry H. Schreiner
Mrs. J. L. Bennett
A program consisting of five
reels is shown at the Strand Thea-
tre each Saturday afternoon. The
program includes the serial story.
'The Great Secret" featuring Fran-
cis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne.
You are invited to attend the mat-
inee. Secure complimentary tick-
ets from the following merchants:
Galbraith-Foxworth Lb'r. Co.
Forester Bros. Grocery
Miller &. Mitchell Drug Co.
First National Bank
E. L. Ruffin
Texhoma Elevator Co.
Mallett Bros. Hardware
P. M. Hargrove
Star Meat Market
John F. Allison & Son
Hunt's Tailor Shop
Briggs & Briggs
Boyer's Tin Shop
The Texhoma Times
Vanderhoofven Oil Co.
Texas Barber Shop
Mallett Merc Co
texhoma Billiard Parlor
Bennett Barber Shop
Adams Coal Co.
Geo. L. Aycock
Johnson Bros. Garage
W. E. Benson
War Tank Aids Army
Recruiting officers in the Chica-
go district have been assisted ma-
terially in their efforts during the
last few weeks by a specially con-
structed armored car of the tank
species. The tank, a formidable
looking object with heavy guns
mounted in genuine war fashion,
| an American flag flying from the
top and a recruiting banner on the
rear, has attracted interest to such
an extent that streets are often
blockaded when it pauses for a
moment on a corner. The pauses
are frequent, inaidently for the
tank is used by recruiting officers
as a platform from which address-
es are delivered. The tank isbuilt
over a Dodge Brothers motor car,
the entire outfit having been placed
at the disposal ol the government
officers by the Dashinll Motor Co.,
Dodge Brothers dealers in Chicago.
Through arrangemets just made
by the Detroit factory, the same
tank will appear in many leading
cities ofthe country where recruit-
ing for various branches of the ser-
vice is still in progress.
Jesse Riffe went to Optima Tues-
day on business.
Since the above article was writ-
ten probably one of the greatest
mysteries of this nature in the his-
tory of this section has been re-
vealed as the result of the confes-
sion of a Mr. Burns He and his
brother being the murderers of a
man named Pfeifer, to this body the
mysterious foot and shoe belonged
according to reports renehingTex-
told to the writer as follows:
It seems that some five or six
years ago Mr Pfeifer was in trouble
over a tract of land down in Tex-
as which he refused to give pos
session to the rightful owner. Af
ter the case had been tried in court
a verdict was handed down that
Mr Pfeifer should give immediate
possession of the said tract of land
He still retused to give possession
and in an attempt to remove him
from the land, Sheriff Burns of
Hansford county was shot and
killed. Pfeifer was sentenced to
prison for a life's term for the mur
der of Burns. A few years later
he was either parolled or had es
caped prison when he returned to
this part of the country. In the
meantime the Burns family had
moved to Colorado and when the
boys learned of Pfeifer's return they
came back to this section. As told
to us the boys murdered this man
about Christmas time on the Frisco
creek and took the body below
Hansford and buried it in a ditch
Recently the rains had washed the
dirt from the body and the boys de-
cided to remove the body where it
would not be found. It was at
this time the shoe and foot was
lost from the rest of the body. As
above described the shoe was found
which caused much excitment and
investigation in that community.
It is reported that the boys wers
arrested and placed in the Hans-
fowl county jail where they will
Jim Cosby was drafted for ser-
vice in the army and left for train-
ing camp in California the first of extend our sincere thanks.
this week. * Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Shull.
Chas. Foley who has been em-
ployed in the Farmers State Bank
of Texhoma for some time, left
Tuesday for Ft. Logan, Colo., where
he will join the medical corps of
the U. S. army. He enlisted for
service and was examined at Lib-
eral last week. Mr. Foley says he
will probably be transferred to Ft.
Riley. Kansas in the near future.
All accounts due Miller & Mitch-
ell Drug Co. are now closed and
due to Fred L. Miller. Call and
settle at once.
We, Fred L. Miller and R. E.
Mitchell have sold our interest in
Miller &. Mitchell Drug Co. to F. S.
Miller and we expect and immedi-
ate settlement of all accounts.
F. L. Miller, R. E. Mitchell and F. S.
Card of T.hanks
To the kind friends and neigh-
bors whose sympathy and services
were so kindly tendered in our
time of bereavement, we desire to
homa tltis week. The story was await fciOhtr acii«n of the law.
We will furnish
money on good
security to any-
one needing it for
gardless of your
The Farmers State Bank
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