Rupert Currin of Sulphur Springs was in town today looking after some business matter. Hon. Bascom
Thomas came up on the same train on his way to Austin, having been assured of a kindly reception for
his election certificate. Rupert says there is much talk in Sulphur Springs of making
Bascom the next governor of Texas. From all outward appearances H. Bascom Thomas
has quieted several parties at Sulphur Springs.
Clark Lefan's baby ate a part of a bi-chloride tablet Saturday evening and
it took prompt and effective work to save its life. Home remedies were
applied until the parents could get to town. Fortunately vomiting resulted
at once. Dr. Connor was in his office and lost no time in doing all that
could be done, with the result that death from poisoning was averted.
Bud Brewer kindly took the parents and babe to his house, where they could be near the doctor
until next day when it was taken home.
Sarah C. Russell, of Gaffords Chapel, died Tuesday at the extreme age of 83
years. She was a sister of Rev. Fletcher Young, and resident of this county for
the last 42 years.
Mrs. T. E. Vanlandingham of Lone Oak spent several days of last week with
her sister, Mrs. Mullikin, in Cumby.
An infant son of Brack Branom and wife has been seriously ill for the past
Cumby telephone central office will be located by Dr. Ward's office as soon as
a building can be erected and the necessary changes made.
Dr. Penneck of San Angelo is now owner of the Cumby Telephone and C. E. Gardner and
wife of Sulphur Springs are in charge of central office.
Tom Puckett was taken to his wife's relatives in Winnsboro Monday. He is resting better
of late, but is in a very critical condition with little hopes of recovery.
Mrs. Nona Atkisson of Sulphur Springs visited her parents, S. W. Wortham and wife, here this
week, and left yesterday on a visit to friends in Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Center Point Paragraphs ---
Charlie Dicken has purchased a fine phonograph and we all enjoy the music very much over the
telephone. Mrs. Dona Kelley is visiting her sister, Mrs. Evey Green, this week. Grandpa
Foxhall of Shirley was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Pete Helm, Thursday night. Alto Pickens
cut his foot very badly with an ax Friday. Preston Raney went to Cumby Tuesday with a
dozen eggs to get a bottle of ink. Only a days travel from his house to town. Billy Mooney is
having a hard time going down to his lower pasture to set up with his cattle. He is seen
passing the writer's once and twice daily to see them. Tom Kelley has lost his barlow knife. He
said he would pay a reasonable reward to the finder. His wife said she would be very glad if
the knife could be found, for he used her scissors to scrape his plows. So if anyone finds a one-bladed barlow
with half the blade broken off, please bring it to Tom.
Shooks Chapel by School Kid --- the school at Park Springs was out last Friday and Saturday.
The teacher gave a stew. The writer is attending Prof. S. J. King's school at Sulphur Springs.
The survey for the new independent Cumby school district is now complete. Not much change is
made in the size and it will be the smallest
independent district in the state, only nine square miles. Every common school district
adjoining is larger than ours. This would have been larger, but it could not be done without
working an injury to contiguous districts.
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