The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hereford Brand
HEREFORD, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 16, 1904
COME OUT TO THE FARMERS MEETING TOMORROW AFTERNOON
MR. HOWARD ON WHEAT.
Its Success Depends on Proper Prep-
aration and Care in Planting.
The important question of many
of the Panhandle farmers just now
is what shall we attempt to raise
with which we can best succeed?
This question can be best an-
swered that no farmer should pin his
faith nor confine his efforts to no
one thing or crop but to several; for
it's in the diversified line that
promises more. No one crop can
De relied on to succeed every year
in any country. The farmer who
will study his business, and just
here I wish to say that there is a
wider scope for thought in this than
probably any other vocation and the
man who attempts to farm without
thinking will make a miserable fail-
ure. It requires thought in prepar-
ing the soil, in selecting and plant-
ing seed, in proper time and mode of
cultivation. It's think, think, think
and work at the right time among
the various crops adapted to and
grown in this country and probably
the most reliable and profitable may
be wheat. If this is not a wheat
country, then indications cannot be
reckoned and my belief is that the
farmer who will thoronghly
prepare his land by breaking it
at least 8 to 12 inches, drag heavily,
disk, harrow and then roll and drill
in gcod seed of hard wheat will make
fewer failures and more successes
for a period oi years than any
money crop we can or do grow. The
important thing is a thorough prepa-
ration of the soil, so that moisture
can be conserved to maintain vitality
of the plant during our dry winters ;
for outside of this, wheat in this
country has fewer obstacles in its
way than any portion of the United'
The Agricultural Experiment
Station of Arkansas has found by a
large number of tests that the yield
can be more than doubled by proper
and thorough preparation of the soil
before planting and that when
properly prepard dry weather does
not seem to affect the plant but
maintains the vitality and deep
green color, while shallow breaking
ahd poorly prepared soil suffered
badly from dry weather. No doubt
best results can be obtained by turn-
ing a depth of six inches and follow
in the furrow with a long bull tongue
or subsoiler six to ten inches deeper,
then drag or roll heavily, double
disk, harrow, then drag or roll again
and your land is ready for the drill-
ing of your seed.
Don't undertake more land than
you can prepare well for on the pre-
paration depends your crop—then
when harvest comes use the header,
for with it you can save the shortest
wheat and cut expenses to about
half. If Seed wheat is wanted from
other states we can obtain it at
market prices and reduced rate of
freight. I am assured that our rail-
road officials are in hearty sympathy
with every move and undertaking of
our farmers and will aid in any way
they can. ' S. T. Howard.
For a limited time we will sell
coal in lots of two tons or more at
reduced price. Thiq_is the very
best Colorado "Niggerhead" coal,
both lump ^nd nut. For particulars
call on the .
Hereford Fuel Oil Co.
tf Troy Womble Manager.
At Mrs. Harbison's.
An invitation from Mrs. S. B.
Harbison having been extended to
the Woman's Home Mission Society
of the Methodist church to hold
this week's meeting at her home
four and one-half miles southeast of
Hereford, nineteen members drove
out en masse about 3 o'clock Thurs-
'Twas not an exclusive social
gathering as plans were laid an^r-
ticles begun for a bazaar to be held
in December, but pleasant conversa-
tion was carried on continuously, and
the unsurpassed watermelon and
cantaloup, followed by the very
luscious cream and cake that were
at length served by the hostess, made
each one feel quite sure that 'twas
"good to be there." Before de-
parting, one member requested the
president to call the society together
so that the motion to meet with Mrs.
Harbison every Thursday might be
voted on, but the request was re-
fused on the principle that it would
be uncharitable to so impose on such
bounteous generosity and royal hos-
pitality, for it was readily seen by
their thoughtful presiding officer
that a call for a vote on such a
motion would have resulted in many
loud and very hearty "ayes," as it
would have seemed high discourtesy
after so pleasant an afternoon, with
especial empbasis on the delightful
refreshments, to have voted other-
wise. Those present were :
Mesdames Turffentine, Jackson,
Ross, Gilliland, Stinson, Dale,
Weaver, Slaton, Parker, Davis,
Edwards, Cogdell, Brittain, Frazier,
Pierce, Burks, McClain, Harbison,
Martin, Ray and Miss Martin.
Following is the Senior Endeavor
program for Sunday, September 18 :
Topic—"How the world is grow-
ing better."—Psalms 37 :1-13 ; Eccl.
What advances have there ^been
in the methods of caring for the
What improvement is there in the
treatment of criminals?—W. H.
Is our community growing better?
If not, why not?—Miss Nora Wal-
Am I doing all I can to make the
world better?—Miss Nora Daniels.
Leader—Miss Mary Clark.
The friends of the College will be
glad to learn of the increased at-
tendance this week, which has more
than doubled since the opening.
People are beginning to realize that
the present faculty are determined
in their efforts to advance the in-
terests of the school until Hereford
can rightly boast of the best insti-
tution of learning in West Texas.
Enquiries concerning the school con-
tinue to roll in and it is believed the
faculty will have to be increased by
the first of next year.
Reduced Rates to Amarillo.
On account of Sells & Dawn's
circus at Amarillo September 20,
1904 and Campbell Bros. September,
24, 1904, the Pecos Valley road will
sell round trip trickets at one and
Good five-room house and ten
acres of land for sale cheap, or will
trade for cattle. Would take a few
good work stock.
31>4to C. Greer.
Headquarters for Machinery
We are headquarters for harvesting machinery of all kinds. We
handle the celebrated McCormick broadcast binders to harvest your
oats, millet and broadcast feed; corn binders to harvest your row
feed; new and Big 4 mowers to cut your alfalfa, Johnson grass, etc.,
and a McCormick rake to gather in the crop. It is not our aim or
desire to sell you one of the first binders made but the Newest, Latest
and Best. We carry a wholesale line of repairs for the above
machines and will gladly show you the superior points of the O. K.
line at any time. A large stock of twine on hand all the time.
STRINGFELLOW-HUME HARDWARE CO.
INQUIRIES ABOUT TRUCK.
Offer Made to Purchase All Cab-
bage Raised on 200 Acres.
Hillsboro, Tex., Sept. 13.—The
Peoria Fruit and Truck Grower's
Association is in receipt of a letter
from a firm offering to purchase all
their cabbage if the association
would put 200 acres in cabbage.
Another firm wrote desiring to know
how many acres the association would
devote to truck farming and what
would be raised, with a view to
placing a cash buyer here.
The association is now polling the
members, and as soon as possible
will announce the result.
A meeting,of all the truck farmers
and associations in the county will
be called to meet here in a month or
two to discuss truck farming and the
varieties of fruits and vegetables, to
ascertain the number of acres of
each, etc., that will be raised in the
The above is only one of the many
assurances that, if our farmers and
truck growers will get together in a
systematic way in one organized
body, they will find no difficulty in
securing a ready mafrket for all the
vegetables which they can produce.
Remember that nearly the whole of
the United States áre out of vege-
tables at this season of the year,
just when they are most plentiful
A number of Hereford's young
people enjoyed a fishing trip down
on the river Thursday afternoon^
given in honor of Miss Vera Trebby
who leaves soon for her home in
Fearing that they might not be
successful at catching fish, they
took lunches with them, which were
served on the banks of the river at
the proper time. The following
were present and report a pleasant
evening : Misses Georgia and Lyn-
nie Herrón, Nora Walters, Vera
Trebby, Tressye Coston, Bruce
Gass, Nora Daniel, Ethel Wright,
Sydna Rogers, Zula Vanderburgh,
May Eagle; and Claude Wither-
SDOon and Archie Conrad.
W. F. Stimson Returns.
We are glad indeed to be able to
announce to our readers this week
that our former townsman and friend,
W. F. Stimson, has moved back to
Hereford irom Hale Center, and
will hereafter be connected with the
Hereford Nursery. Mr. Stimson is
a good citizen and his many friends
will be glad to learn of his return.
We expect many of the wandering
nnra tn r fi,rn in tVi# war fiihit#.
Among the many crops which
have been successfully grown in the
Panhandle this year, especial men-
tion should be made of celery. It is
not known by many of our readers
that this is not only a sure crop in
this altitude but a monied crop as
So far as we are able to learn, W.
H. Rayzor is the first and only one
to branch out along this line and his
first attempt is an avowed success.
Mr. Rayzor has at his place in
South Hereford a small patch of
ground about 9 yards by 20 yards,
containing about 1200 bunches of
celery. This of course has been
irrigated and is as fine as can be
grown anywhere in the world.
There is a local demand for every
stalk of this crop at from ten to fif-
teen cents per bunch. Place it at
ten cents and the owner has SI20
from his field, only 9 by 20 yards
in dimensions, which would amount
to about $3600 per acre—a pretty
good dividend from $5 land.
Judge Connell Convinced.
It is a fact that the vast majority
of the human family have to be
shown anything before they will be-
lieve it. Such was true with Judge
J. P. Connell with respect to the
Panhandle as a cotton country. The
Judge said to a Brand representa-
tive this week : "Heretofore I have
been bitterly opposed to growing
cotton in the Panhandle for the
reason that I had no confidence in
its being a success here ; but recent
investigations have led me to change
my mind on this question and I am
now compelled to believe that this
will develop into an excellent coS
ton country. In fact we would make
cotton this year if frost should come
We have complete printed ab-
stracts of all "Capitol Syndicate"
lands in Deaf Smith, Parmer and
Castro counties, and can furnish you
an abstract on any part of these
lands on short notice. This is the
most complete abstract ever gotten
up in the Panhandle.
Stf Wtthtti cpnnw Mr fViTTnw
Parties wishing to put in storage
coal call and get my prices. I
handle the very best Maitland coal
—the coal that made Colorado
if C C Ps-B/ITICnW
PR. W. J. ROGERS
physician and surgeon
¡Special attention given to diseases
¡Office hours: 8 to 9 a. m. and 8
I to 10 p. m. Calls answered day or
night. Residence 'phone No. 77.
T. M. COULSON & CO., drug store.
Special Farmers' Meeting.
We are requested by the presi-
dent of the Farmers' ¿nsirtute to an-
nounce that there will be a special
meeting at the court house tomorrow
to take action one way or another
on the erection of a gin. This is a
meeting in which our entire people
should have an interest and it is
earnestly hoped that not only farm-
ers, but merchants, newspaper men,
lawyers, doctors, bankers—in fact
everybody will be present.
There is a different move just
about to materialize, which will
doubtless succeed, if property ex-
ecuted. "Let every good man
come to the aid of his country" to-
morrow afternoon at 1 •?0 nVlnrlr.
If you don't think we can
make it on short notice and
up-to-date just try us once for
You want anything in the
Chums out of tin that are neat
and light for the ladies; Bath
Tubs for everybody; Tanks to
water your yard and make the
grass and trees grow; in fact,
we can make anything you
want at a very low price. We
can fix your windmill and well
so it won't trouble you or no
pay. If you haven't got the
money see us anyway.
furnished on all kinds of roof-
ing and cornice work.
T. It REQAN, Manager
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