Lloyd Clifton, 32 years old, was murdered by his father, J. T. Clifton, who fired five times at him with his revolver, three of the shots taking effect. Clifton and his son were living together on a farm in Graham County. At breakfast, the younger man asked to have some eggs cooked. His father returned, saying if they ate them now they would have to buy them later on. Lloyd then went to the henhouse to get some eggs. His father followed and opened fire with his revolver. Leaving his son writhing in his death agonies on the ground, the inhumane father reloaded his gun, put it in his pocket, returned to the house where he ate his breakfast and washed the dishes. Discovery of the crime was soon made and sheriff Carl Peterson and ex-sheriff W. F. Jones went out to arrest the old man. As he had a bad record as a fighter, Jones crept up behind and threw his arms around him, pinning his arms so he would not reach his gun. He said he never did so much bear hugging as this time. In his position, Peterson disarmed him. W. H. Clark, county attorney of Sheridan County, appeared as his attorney and asked for a commission to inquire as to Clifton’s sanity. This was granted and the report will be made later in October. Clifton was tried in 1910 or 1912 in Judge Smith’s court and sentenced to a term in the penitentiary for assault with attempt to kill, which he served.