C.E. Offutt, the progressive Rilla businessman, was in this part
of the county last week. He purchased a fine young horse from Em Richards of Big
Mrs. R.P. Mollohan and two children are visiting the home of her
father, L.S. Witte, near Minnora.
Charly Stump, Dr. Dye and Squire Marshall have been building
fence on their land east of town.
Henry Barker, who has been attending Prof. Ferrell’s school at
this place, left for his home at Trace Fork on Saturday. He will commence taking
the census of Sherman District on Monday. Mr. Barker is an enterprising young
man, and the Chronicle predicts success for him.
Why does a country dog want to follow his master to town? He is
compelled to fight every dog along the way, doesn’t get any dinner, and has a
fight with every town dog he can’t bluff. Still, every time a farmer starts to
town, he is compelled to throw clods at his dog and make him go back.
An extra can of gasoline caused the loss of an automobile by
fire last Friday morning at Big Bend.
The freak accident occurred shortly after Ira Arthur had the
gasoline put into a container at a service station. He was driving on down Rt.
5, near the intersection of the Munday Road, when a dog ran out in front of his
car. He swerved the car in order to miss the dog, and some of the gasoline in
the container spilled out onto the exhaust of the car. It quickly ignited, and
in a matter of minutes the car was completely devoured by the flames.
Arthur had been on Katy’s Road earlier and had torn his car’s
muffler off, and was preparing to go to a relative’s house to put the car up on
a ramp to replace it.