Clipped From The Llano News
Mason county's 1935 tax valuation on all property totals $.5,422,990, according to the tax rolls as approved by the County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, September 30. This is a slight decrease over the ly34 total valuation which amounted to $5,45l!- 320. County taxes will be reckoned on the basis of the above valuation. State taxes will be paid on a valuation of $4,295,345 which represents the above total less than $3,000 homestead exemptions. The county tax rate has been set by the County Commissioners at 63 cents on the $100 valuation with the state rate set as 62 cents. There are 1,807 poll taxes assessed for 1935 while last year there were 1,849 polls assessed.—News. * * * Harry Puckey Dies Another of the older citizens of Mason county passed away during the past week-end with the death Saturday afternoon of Harry Puckey. Mr. Puckey's death occurred at his home HI Mason at 1 o'clock Saturday follow- ng several years of declining health, however he had been seriously ill for about two months. Born in London, Eugiand, January 15, 1847, death occurred at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 13 days. His parents were the late Henry and Jane Cooper Puckey of London. When a young man of 21 years, Harry Puckey came to America, accompanying- an uncle to Illinois. A few year s later he came to Texas and located in Maaon, where he spent the past nearly 45 years of his life, ..^?I^v C .!L.. ( i',..?-, S A'..J ie , .^'. as ,. S a £L ie . <J J? Miss Bettie Brockmaii' of Mason.' "The"" widow, five children and nine grandchildren survive. The children are: Mrs. Nell Bird of Junction; Herbert Puckey of Falfurrias, Mrs. Louis Cav- aaess of Long Beach California, Mrs. Arch Metzger of Mason, and Mrs. Albert Horn of Fredonia.—News. G1LLESPIE COUNTY The city commission reports the sale of $164,000 worth of Fredericksburg Water and Sewer bonds of the United States government at par plus accrued interest. The above amount was the balance of the $174,000 bond issue, $10,000 of which had been sold during the early part of this year.