Hereford Reporter (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 30, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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AVERAGE DAILY RECEIPTS AT THE R. R. STATION HERE ARE $45(h*BEAT IT
VOL. I. NO. 6
HEREFORD, DEAF SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS, MARCH 30, 1901
$1.50 PER YEAR
OBSERVE ARBOR DAY,
They Combine Forces with the Hereford Sani-
tary and Improvement Society and
PLANT OVER TWO HUNDRED TREES
In the City Park—The Park Has Been Graded, Fenced and Other-
wise Improved and Will Soon be a Place of Beauty,
as Well as a Place of Recreation.
On Monday last all who could
get away from their business went
to the city park for the purpose of
planting trees therein. About two
hundred were planted and it will be
only a short time when Hereford
will have as beautiful a park as
there is to be found in the south-
west, it being situated on the banks
of the Tierra Blanco, one of the
prettiest streams in the country,
where the finny tribe, such as black
bass, rock bass, catfish, perch and
croppies abound in countless num-
The weather being inclement on
Arbor Day (February 22nd) the
exercises which had been prepared
for the proper observance of the
day were necessarily postponed
"Children you have this day en-
gaged in a noble work. Kansas
was at one time a treeless country
but now they have trees by the
thousands. The work- you have
done today will forever stand as a
living monument to your memory.
Don't stop, however, by putting out
trees in the park, but put them out
at home, along thfe streets and even
in forests and before many
years you will change the climatic
conditions of this country."
L. Gough then made a short talk
in which he said :
••We are glad indeed to see the
school children take so much
interest in beautifying a spot within
the borders of our little town.
Come back here from year to year
street scene in hereford—dewey avenue, looking south.
and the school children took Mon-
day aa their day of observance, and
turned in and helped the Hereford
Sanitary and Improvement Society
set out trees and thus beautify our
At the close of the exercises W.
Ross made a nice little speech in
which among other things he said:
and put out trees 'till one green
canopy shall cover this entire park;
where we can spread our picnic
tables and enjoy the cool refreshing
shade. You have.now made Here-
ford and the park dear to you by
the labor of your own hands. I
want every one of you children to
join the Hereford Sanitary and Im-
Stringfellow-Hume Hardware Co.
WHOLESALE A WD RETAIL DEALERS IN
Bain and Mitchell Wagons, Barbed
Wire, Hardware, Water Supplies,
Implements and Windmills.
Amarillo, Canyon Gty and Hereford, Texas.
provement Society, beautify your
home and encourage your parents to
take more interest in our public im-
Prof. Overstreet said:
"You have all worked well and
location of his business venture.
Mr. McKnight entered the em-
ploy of Smith. Walker & Co., at
their store in Amarillo as book-
keeper on January 1, 1898. At
that time the firm had no branch
STREET SCENE IN HEREFORD—DLWE Y AVENUE. LOOKING NOPTH.
deserve the commendation of the
public. Now when we get back to
the school house let us work a.s
hard on our books as we have
worked to set out trees and you
will make men and women that the
world will be proud of."
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john Mcknight resigns.
Entered the Employ of Smith,
Walker A Co. in January, 1898
On Monday last the rumor was
started that John McKnight, the
well-known and efficient manager of
Smith, Walker & Co.'s large mer-
cantile interests at this place, had
resigned his position. The Re-
porter represenative immediately
interviewed Mr. McKnight on the
subject, who confirmed the report,
saying that he had had the matter un-
der advisement for some time, but was
waiting for future developments.
He also said that it was his inten-
tion to enter into the business world
for himself, but did not divulge the
When the plains country on the
line of the P. V. & N. T. R. R.
made Canyon City and Hereford
their principal trading centers the
firm decided to establish branch
stores at these two places and on
April 1, 1899, Mr.-McKnight was
sent here to open up and manage
the Hereford auxiliary.
Under Mr. McKnight's careful
and conservative management the
business has grown to such propor-
tions as to rival the parent store in
the volume oí business, which has
been very gratifying to the owners,
and it was with hesitation and re-
luctance that they accepted his res-
It is understood that B. C. D.
Bynum, who is at the head of the
Canyon branch, will be placed in
charge of this store. Mr. Bynum
comes highly recommended as a so-
cial and business gentleman and the
Hereford people extend to him a
cordial welcome. His many Canyon
friends, while regretting his depar-
ture, will be pleased to hear of his
deserved and well-merited promo-
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