The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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OCTOBER 7, 1904
THE TRUCK GROWERS' OF DEAF SMITH COUNTY HAVE ORGANIZED
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YOU CERTAINLY WILL NEED A STOVE THIS WINTER I
The big sales day and grand openings of last Friday and Saturday are convincing proof to us that our prices, although
legitimate, are right, by the hearty trade which we were the happy recipients of on that occasion, we fell that it will be use-
less for us to quote prices, nevertheless, we will quote you a fe^ prices on Cooking and Heating Stoves.
Stoves that were worth $4.00, now.-....,.., $ 2.50
Stoves that were worth $8.00, now., 5.50
Air-tight Heaters, were worth $12.00, now., 10.00
Air-tight Heaters, were worth $14.00. now 12 .OO
Hot Blast Heaters, were worth $13.00, now 11. Oo
$18.00 No. 8 Cook Stove ............... $16.00
$20.00 No. 8 Steel Cook Stove...;.... ....... 18.00
$22.50 No. 819 Steel Cook Stove \ 20.OO
$25.00 No. 819 Steel Cook Stove..4. , 22.50
Good Coal Hod, worth 35 cents, now. 23c
SIX INCH STOVE PIPE, WORTH 20 CENTS, NOW 15 CENTS PER JOINT
D. R. GASS & SONS, Hereford, Texas
Association Organized at Hereford on Last Saturday
Afternoon, October the 1st.
SOME INTERESTING TALKS
Were Made by Men Who Have Had Years of Experience in Farm-
ing in This Country. The Meeting Adjourned to Meet
Again Saturday Afternoon, October 15th at 2:30 p. m.
On last Saturday, the first 6f
October, the citizens of Deaf Smith
and adjoining counties met for the
purpose of organizing a Truck
Farmers' Association. This meet-
ing was had in conjunction with the
Farmers' Institute, which institution
has been organized and doing good
work in this part of the country for
some .time. It was also decided to
carry the Truck Growers' Associa-
tion as an adjunct to the Farmers'
It has been apparent for some
time that some kind of an organiza-
tion of this nature was necessary in
this and adjoining counties,, and it
was very forcibly exemplified this
fall when the local markets were
literally glutted with produce of all
kinds and the growers would have to
return home with their stuff unsold;
so some of our most enterprising
citizens began to agitate this move.
Notably among these was the Here-
ford Brand, whose columns are
always open for the discussion of
anything that will better the com-
- munity, or be of advantage to the
The Farmers' Institute was called
to order by Presidept S. T. Howard,
who stated the object of the meeting
. and dwelt in an interesting manner
upon the resources and advantages
of this country, especially toward
truck growing, and all who have
been here long enough to observe
knows that what he said was- not
exaggerated in the least. Judge L.
Gough,. who is well known to all the
citizens of this. and adjoining
counties, and also to most of the
people in the Panhandle, who is alto
I the Oldest settlers of the
growing and fruit raising, especially
along the strawberry line, stated
that he was not a member of the
institute, but because he had not had
the opportunity of joining sooner,
and that he now wished to join if
the association was open to all.
Messrs. McGee, Watts, Herrón,
Womble, Barnard and Landrum
then gave their names to the sec-
retary for membership. J. T. In-
mon then stated that if the Associa-
tion would take members without
voting on them, he would like to
There were some very interesting
talks by men who have had years
of experience in this country in
farming, and by others who have
not had so much experience but
who had truck farmed in a scientific
way, and they, one and all, report
results even better than they had
looked for. One of the greatest
advantages we claim to have is the
abundance of water so near the sur
face of the ground which can be
utilized for irrigating purposes, and
there are a number of people who
are using this in a small way, pump-
ing it with a wind mill, and they all
reported this method to be a success
for the amount of ground which can
be irrigated, and some of them re-
port that as much as five acres can
be successfully irrigated with a good
wind mill outfit. Truck growing was
then discussed in detail, Judge
Gough comparing the product raised
here with that raised on the irrigated
section of the Pecos Valley, stated
that when he was on his last trip to
Roswell, he noted particularly the
cantaloupes and sampled several of
and he said without
are sweeter and are not so watery.
It is a well known fact that melons
irrigated too much are not so good
as those raised without it.
J. C. Womble, a man of thirteen
years experience on the Plains, and
a successful farmer from every
point of view was then asked to give
his experience in regard to wheat
growing and truck farming.. Mr.
Womble stated that he had run a
harvester in this country for the past
thirteen years, and in the thirteen
years there had jiot been but one
entire failure of the wheat crop, and
that it ran as high as thirty bushels
per acie some years. He went
further to state that he pledged his
faith in wheat, and that he would
raise wheat first, last and always.
Mr. Womble then told us a cabbage
story, starting out by saying that he
would not ask the audience to be-
lieve his story, for it was consider-
ably "fishy" but he could prove it
by Sarah Jane. He then stated that
one fall they raised so many cab-
bage they could not eat them, give
them away or make them into kraut;
so they decided to put them up in a
hill, covering the pile over with dirt
to prevent freezing; and the next
spring when they dug to the bottom
of the hill there were a number of
the stalks that had sprouted and had
several heads of cabbage on them.
One stalk had forty-eight heads of
cabbage grown to it, forty-seven of
which had grown during the winter.
If one had not seen cabbage grow in
this country and did not know Mr.
Womble, this story might be doubted,
but apy one who will take a look at
the cabbage crop in this country this
fall, will be prone to believe any-
thing in the way of a cabbagestory;
and the only thing to be feared
about growing cabbage" in this
country is that they will get a start
and grow wild, and if they ever do
they will be harder to get rid of
than an acre of sassafras r«nt« in
the swamps of Arkansas
That all kinds of vegetables will
grow here, and grow large has been
welf demonstrated this year. Cab-
bage, tomatoes, beans, onions, cauli-
flower, pepper, cantaloupes and
water melons never fail; and the
principal advantages in raising truck
for market in this country is the
fact that it comes in just between
the southern raised produce and that
in the North and West.
that reason there
Railroad, through Mr. Conrad, has
promised to aid the truck growers
in any way he possibly can in the
way of getting rates, finding a
market, etc., and as the Pecos and
Northern Texas Railroad has al-
ways been ready to extend a helping
hand to us, the truck growers have
grounds to believe that a rate from
Hereford to northern and eastern
markets can be obtained as cheaply
as from any other point in the state,
if they will get together and ship in
car load lots.
The meeting adjourned to meet
Saturday afternoon at 2 :30 o'clock,
October 15th. There is a special
invitation to all who are interested
in truck farming and the welfare of
the community in general. Tell
everybody to come.
W. H. Russell,
Sec't'y. pro tem.
MORE ABOUT OIL.
Hereford Citizen Enthusiastic Over
the Outlook at Carlsbad.
The following letter from S. H.
Mounts to J. P. Snyder is self ex-
Artesia, N. M., Sept. 24, 1904.
J. P. Snyder,
Hudson and I went out to the oil
field yesterday and made a deal with
the ranch people for one-half of
their land on which we are to put
the well. I have arranged for teams
and will start to moving the machine
tomorrow. It will take jus four or
five days to get moved, and then I
am going to Carlsbad after a tent.
I will be there about next Tuesday
and would like to meet you there
and take you out to the field. You
told me when I left thaf you wanted
to sell some stock before you came
down. I woutd advise you to hold
to your oil stock for a*hile. It will
pay you. You can get a good thing
out of it-,-if you will hold to it only
a short time. If you have got to
raise some money, it will pay you to
sacrifice something else and hold
your oil stock. It is not going to
be long until our oil stock will pay
There is getting to be lots of excite-
ment about it down here, and when
we get three machines to work then
we can get fomething out of our
land that will count.
The California Oil Company's
machines have not yet arrived. 1
think we will beat them out there.
You take my advice and hold
your laadl if you hsW to sell
you to come down Monday or Tues-
day. I will be at Carlsbad about
. When you see Davis tell him I
said for him to buy some oil land,
that I will guarantee him some good
money out of it, but don't you try to
charge him more for it than you
offered it to me for. Tell him to
buy' in the northwest part of the field.
I like that the best and it will sell
better than the other. I will not
ship any car. Wishing you success,
I am respectfully yours,
S. H. Mount.
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 pn short notice. This is the
most complete abstract ever gotten
up in the Panhandle.
5tf WlTHERSPOON & GOUOH.
We carry the íargest stock of pen
and pencil tablets in Hereford, and
sell cheaper than others. Callens*1
Take advantage of the big offer
at H. L. Powe's, Amarillo, Texas,
mentioned in this issue. 34-2#
Winter is now
uponusand it will
be necessary for
you to have a fire.
Let us repair that
old stove so that
It will be almost
as good as new.
We will put it up
for you and get It
In good shape for
the winter service
Give Us a
[' J íu¿y~r-
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The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 1904, newspaper, October 7, 1904; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142388/m1/1/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.