Hereford Reporter (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, December 27, 1901 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. I. NO. 45
HEREFORD, DEAF SMITH COUHTY, TEXAS, DECEMBER 27, 1901
$1.50 PER TEAR
A Study ¿ Conditions
R. F. HOLLOWAY
The question of the future of
small land owner here has been one
of considerable thought to all who
have watched the increase of popu-
lation and the division of the large
ranches into smaller tracts to be
owned by the men whose entire in-
vestment is the small tract and his
cosy dwelling on it. Few have so
far bought less than a section of
land for a* home, but tracts of 320
and 160 acres are inquired after for
a homestead. The tide has set in
and we expect at least a considerable
number of these small owners.
Now the question of tha success
of the small land owner is the ques-
tion of the success of us all—tfce
merchant, the banker, the black-
smith, the lawyer, the doct ^r. As
the healthy condition of each org >n,
large or small, determines the
health of the whole body, no less it
is true that the prosperity of a town
and country depends upon the pros-
perity of the individual members of
that country, even down to the least.
So recognizing this fact, it behooves
us to study our resources, our capa-
bilities, not alone to ward ^e
depression resulting from a failure
of the man of small means to tide
' over the hard places, but putting it
positively we wish to develope our
resources that we may have a suc-
cessful and prosperous people in
every line of industry, from the
greatest to the least, and the conse-
quences of a happy and contented
Next, some interrogations. First,
what can the man with 80 or 160
acres do that will guarantee a sup-
port for a family. The stock in-
dustry is the one to which people
here have looked for reasonably
ture returns for a' living. In the
past, stock men have depended on
large range and little feed. But
conditions are changing, and there
will be more feeding and less grass.
And while this country promises to
lead in stock-farming, which will be
carried on profitably by the large
and small owner, we have capabili-
ties along other lines that should
have our attention, since we will
have people of various tastes
training as we^l as-diminutive pock
books and bank accounts.
We are blessed with a rich
A few tailor-made suits acd jack-
ets to be closed out before the first
of January at any price. Smith,
Walker ft Co. 45-lt
capable of producing as great variety
of crops as can be found in the state
A great variety of fruits can be
profitably raised here, and vegeta-
bles in profusion. While we are
not far behind the best portions of
the state in point of certainty of
rains, yet with the abundant water
supply at nominal cost, and a soil
Capable of irrigation, ours can be
reduced almost to certainty by util-
izing the resources that we have.
Only a market at home is needed to
give a stimulus to preparations for
irrigation and attention along the
lines of horticulture and fru¡t cul-
ture that will make us in Impendent.
[to be continued.]
Notice to Subscribers.
We expect to erect a commodious
office building next month on our
lots, back of the bank, and in order
to do so must collect all outstanding
accounts. Delinquent subscribers
will shortly receive a statement of
their account, and unless the same
is settled on or before February 1,
1902, said del:nquents will cease to
receive the pap*r. It will be our
policy in the future to have subscrip-
tions paid strictly in advance, and
papers will be stopped at expiration
of the time paid for. A statement
will be sent you one month before
your time expires, however, to give
you ample time in which to renew.
It will be our aim to give you a first-
class local paper, and one which
will be well worth the price—$1.50
a year. F. L. Vanderburgh.
Col. W. R. Curtis Dead.
The sad intelligence was received
here Sunday that Col. W. R. Curtis,
one of the most prominent stockmen
of the countfy, had died that morn-
ing in the Protestant Sanitarium of
Ft. Worth from the effects of an ac-
cidental discharge of a pistol which
dropped from the pocket of a fellow
traveler on the "Denver" passenger
train near Clarendon. Mr. Curtis
was born in Parker county, this
state, in 1847, and was a Confederate
veteran. His accident and subsequent
death was a shock to his many friends
throughout the country.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Davis Entertain.
Station Agent Davis and wife gave
informal turkey and venison din-
Christmas day to Mr. and
B. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Stambaugh and son, Vivian, Miss
Clara Stewart and F. L. Vander-
burgh, which was thoroughly enjoyed
and appreciated by all present.
Hogs of all kinds for sale. See
or write Walter Sullivan. 45«4t
and in infor
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STBIHfiFELLOW HlipiE 0DW. CM
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Gill and Examine Our Line Before Purchasing 4
Our Stock of Harvesting Machinery 1! <
Full and Complete and We Can and J J
Will Save You Money. . . . *. ¡¡
¿BOUNDS & LIPSCOMB <
retailers and jobbers in
$ STATIONERY, TOILET ARTICLES *
PAINTS and OiLS 5$
A Plea lag Entertainment.
Wednesday night again the sign
"standing room only" had to be ex-
hibited at the Baptist churcn on ac-
count of the entertainment given by
the young people. This was the in-
itial appearance of the Hereford or-
chestra and their rendering of clas-
sical and popular music was espec-
ially pleasing. A. J. Lipscomb
made the opening address and im-
pressed upon his hearers in an able
manner that their chiei aim in life
should be to be men and women in
the truest sense of the words. We
regret that lack of space prevents a
personal mention of each participant
but those who were present will
agree with us that Hereford has ex-
ceptional talent, both in the oratori-
cal and musical line.
to close out
what that me
& Co. are going
once. You know
goods at any
B. C. D. Bynum went to Amarilloj
Tuesday, spending Xmas ami
A Stag Supper.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Dale returned
Monday from their week's visit and
hunt on the Canadian. Mr. Dale
captured three black-tailed deer,
the carcass of one of which he
brought to Hereford, and innúmera
ble quail and other game. Wednes-
day night he presided over a quail
supper, which wai served at the
restaurant, S. H. Morris, Frank
Weaver. H. P. D. Howard. J. T.
Inmon, W. O. Keen. M. Jacobs-
gaard, A. J. Lipscomb and F. L.
Vanderburgh being the invited guests
present. It is needless to say that
the birds were "mighty ample."
Hereford Mercantile Co.
Recently a deal was made whereby
A. J. Lipscomb has entered the firm
of Garner fit Patton, and the firm
name will henceforth be known as
the Hereford Mercantile Co. The
company will build a large business
block on their corner lots next to
McGlothlin fit Hinton's furniture
store, and will carry on the business
the same as before, except on a
much larger scale. Success to them.
Dry good- mul
i|t gcj, at
before the first M/January
you need any at^your own price
come in. Smith, .Waltr«/fit Co. 45-lt2
Sam Wise and family of
spent Xmas in town.
r. E. F. Gough of Lockney spent
hristmas here as the guest of his
brother, Dr. R. H. Gough.
The Stringfellow-Hume Hardware
Co. have made extensive improve-
ments in their la;ge store at this
lace, enlarging the floor space by
5 feet, it now being 30x95. This,
together with new shelving for the
display of glassware, has relieved
the crowded condition of their store,
caused by the largely increased pa-
tronage. Manager Alby has also
had erected a large warehouse in
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