The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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THE PANHANDLE PROSPEROUS?
Publish * mrnrnnr PrlMrnwtm
J. RAY A COMPANY
J. KAY. Utttv
Entered April 17, 1901, m second-class
«ail matter, post office at Hereford, Tana,
Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Subscription Price $1.00 per Year
strictly in advance ,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY i6,1905
[All candidates for County and Diatrict
offices will be charged $10 for announce-
ments; for precinct, $S, payable invariably
For Diatrict Judge:
J. N. BROWNING
Deaf Smith County.
For County Judge:
W. H. RUSSELL.
For County and District Clerk:
W. M. COGDELL.
J. H. KING.
A. J. OLIVER •
J. W. ENGLISH
J. T. INMON.
E. F. CONNELL.
J. H. TURNBOW
R. W. BAIRD
For Tax Assessor:
J. W. FORD.
C. E. EDWARDS.
For County Treasurer:
BERN H. SMITH.
L. A. SIMPSON
P. R. PURCELL
CHAS. E. SMITH
For County and District Clerk:
EDGAR S. IRELAND
For Tax Assessor : •
. W. S. DIXON.
For County Treasurer:
S. I. LEE '
FIVE YEARS OLD.
With this issue, the Bband starts
out upon its sixth year, in other
words the paper was five years old
with the last issue. We are not in-
clined to be boastful in the matter
but our friends tell us our publica-
tion is a "whopper" for a five-year-
old. At any rate, Ye feel that if we
make as great improvement in the
coming five years as we have in the
past half decade, our readers will
continúe to be satisfied with the
Brand as a local paper.
While we already have the best
equipped printing plant in West
Texas, everything considered, yet
there are many improvements under
advisement which will put us far in
the lead in the way of equipment.
To make if plain, we mean that
Hereford shall have the BEST.
We would Uke to ask, for infor-,
mation, what has become of the pro-
posed street improvements which
everyone was so eager about only a
few weeks ago. As the Brand under-
stood it, the committee which was
appointed by the citizens in their last
mass meeting was empowered to col-
lect the funds which had been sub-
scribed and push the work to a rapid
completion, either by contract or
day labor as in their judgment they
deemed best. Of course it is gen-
erally understood that the work was
delayed for some weeks by the bad
weather, but since the bad weather
of winter is broken, we see no reason
why the work should not be begun.
The ground will certainly never be
in a better condition for grading
than it is at present. What thinks
the rnmmittee ahnnt it?
Among the questions which visitors
to this country ask themselves is
'♦Is the Panhandle Prosperous and if
so, whence the Prosperity?'* To
this question is and can be but one
answer—yes. We are prosperous
and there are good and sufficient
reasons for our prosperity. In the
first place, the livestock industry has
assumed proportions which have
not been equaled anywhere else in
the whole country. The fact that
we grow an abundance of feed to
carry all classes of livestock well
through the winters and have
abundant grass for other seasons
renders the stock industry second in
importance to none.
All are waiting with breathless
anticipation for the committee, ap-
pointed to establish the metes and
bounds of the city of Hereford, to
complete its work and present their
petition to the County Judge. This
was the duty imposed upon the com-
mittee by the people of the town and
the work should be carried out ac-
cording to instructions. The chair-
man of the committee should bear in
mind that the burder of the responsi-
bility is resting with him and that
the people expect some action in the
We have two bed room suits, a
table, cook and heating
besides other house-hold
r sale. At
(■■«pun ¡ j ii.
Mrs. T. loan
ten, closely connected with our
stock interests, we have a substantial
class of farmers, who are producing
all the principal crops known to
thrive in the South, and it should be
noted that this latter class is coming
to this country in large numbers.
With a combination of such condi-
tions, no country could help but be
To indicate the financial condition
of this immediate section of the Pan-
handle, we need only to refer to the
deposits in our two national banks,
which aggregate nearly a third of a
Yes, the country is indeed pros-
perous, the cause being gradual
development, not a boom.
Elsewhere in this issue will be
found a statement from Prof. D. W.
Hawkins, in which he defends* his
course in teaching mythology in the
public schools. It seems that the
explanation referred to was called
forth from the fact that there was
some objection among the patrons to
this character of literature being
taught to their children. We believe
that if those who have thought dif-
ferently will read what Mr. Hawkins
has to say and will consider the mat-
ter carefully they will see that it is
absolutely necessary for one to know
something of the mythology of
people in order to learn of their
history, for every particle of Grecian
or Roman mythology which we read
gives us a clearer insight into the
manners and customs of those
ancient and peculiar people. In
other words the mythology of any
country is the mirrow which reflects
more or less indistinct history of
that country/ We have never in-
vestigated a city public school in
Texas which did not give this kind
of literature a prominent place and it
seems to be the concensus of school
men everywhere that it is indispen-
sable to a thorough knowledge of
the history of a people.
Sunday Night Program.
Following is the program to be
rendered at the M. E. church next
Sunday, 7:30 p. m :
Song, choir; invocation, Rev. T.
S. Barcus; song, choir; recitation,
Nellie Black; recitation, Raymond
Hawkins; song, Junior League; rec-
itation, Modena Burks and Cosette
Hawkins ; Optimism Versus Pessim-
ism, W. H. Ray; violin solo, Mrs.
R. N. Mounts; recitation, Elzina
Mounts and Veta Patton; recitation,
Miss Zora Laird; song, Jewell
Buster; Things Worth While, Miss
Griffith; recitation, Mable DeAtley;
quartette; reading, Miss MacDiar-
mid; collection talk, G. W. Barcus;
Offertory, Mrs. G. A. F. Parker;
The following land deals have
been reported by the Hereford
Realty Company this week: W.
M. Curfman, one section east of
town to C. L. Davis at $5000; B. F.
Stanley, 2 sections north of town to
Kansas City parties at $10,000; J.
E. Bridges, 109 acres adjoining
Hereford on the south at $15 per
acre; one section to Canyon City
parties, and one section to Missouri
parties at $3500. The above rep-
resents a total consideiation of
- Commissioners Court.
The commissioners' court met in
regular session this week, all the
members being present except T. M.
Palmer, who was kept away on ac-
count of sickness. Besides the regular
routine work, the important matter
of fixing the tax rate for 1906 was
disposed of, which remained the
same as last year, viz: $1.33 on the
one hundred dollar* vaina Hon.
If vou wish a
L. FUQUA, President
C. W. DODSON, Cashier
The Hereford National Bank
J. L. Fuqua, L. Gough,
Dodson, R. J. Kibbe, W. A.
We will appreciate your business whether large or
small. Prompt attention given to all matters entrusted to us.
Plainview's New Bank.
The Citizens State Bank of Plain-
view occupies the building on the
south-west corner of the square, and
will be open for business in a few
days. All the stockholders are
good, solid men, financially, and the
institution has much wealth behind
it. The following well known gen-
tlemen were elected at a meeting
held this week by the stockholders:
J. L. Vaughn, President; J. N.
Donohoo, Vice President; E. B.
Hughes, Cashier. Directors: J. L.
Vaughn, J. N. Donohoo, Dr. J. H.
Wayland, Q. D. Hoyle, J. E. Lan-
caster. R. C. Ware, and E. B.
Hughes. —Plainview Herald.
School House Moved.
The Wyche school house has been
moved twomiles west from where it
formerly stood ta the north-east
corner of Mr. Scarbrough's land, on
which place it is nearer the center
of the school community. Mr.
Scarbrough donates an acre of land
for the house, which will -be fenced
and shade trees set out.
All candidates for county offices
are invited to come out and plant a
tree. Those complying will be ex-
cused from kissing the babies in the
Let me do Your Plowing.
When you want your garden or
truck patch ploughed, call on W. H.
Lile or phone 195. He will do the
work in first class manner on short
One heart shaped brooch, set
solid with brilliants. Finder please
return to C. P. Arthur at the meat
How Can I Do It?
It does seem unreasonable, -but I
bought my goods right. If you
don't want to buy come anyway.
It Rat.pw Rarnktt.
Go to Barnard's
Co. for the
The election held here yesterday
for representative resulted in 55
votes for Bowman and 8 votes for
F. L. Vanderburgh came down
from McLean Saturday for a few
hours business in the city, returning
on the afternoon train. Van tells
us that the McLean country is it
and that he is doing well in both the
land and news paper business.
Mrs. E. Carter has returned from
Hot Springs, Arkansas, and joins
Mr. Carter in going back to the old
home place east of town. Spending
the winter months at the Springs has
very materially benefited the health
of both Mr. and Mrs. Carter.
Rev. E. D. Morgan, Rev. O. W.
Dean, O. F. Smith, W. B. Park,
Mrs. W. B, Park, Miss Carra
Myers, Miss EdnaPark, Miss Lizzie
LeGrand, and Miss Maggie Argo
attended the Panhandle workers
conference at Amarillo, February
G. M. Frost of Oregon is now lo-
cated in Hereford for the purpose of
jrs. • For the
office at the Ritchey
Frost is an experienced
, thinks the Panhandle
*** center of action in
1 the next few vears.
THE OLD HOME
How About That Trip This Year?
We are ready to quote the rates that will make the
trip possible. Haven't the time? Well, write your
friends in the east to come and see YOU. Home-
seeker rate of 75 per cent of the one way rate for
the round trip is in effect January and February
1906. You know what the SANTA FE is.
Ask for a ticket via that route.
D. L. MCYCRS, Traffic Manager
Pecos Valley Lines and Southern Kansas
Railway Co. of Texas
Located in the Panhandle Country constitute a vast proportion of those
who are out of debt, possess an abundance of all that is necessary to
comfort and easy hours, and own jljljljijljljljljl
BANK ACCOUN T S
Really High-Class Lands at Low Prices
and that the Agricultural and Stock-Farming possibilities of this section
are the equal of, and in some respects,better than three to five times higher
priced property located elsewhere. In a word: Many magnificent op-
portunities are still open here to those possessing but little money, but
prompt investigation and quick action are advisable, as speculators have
investigated and are fast purchasing with a knowledge of quickly develop-
ing opportunities to sell to others at greatly increased prices. The
Denver Road sells cheap Round Trip Tickets twice a week with
stop-over privileges. For full information write to
A. A. GLISiSON, Gen. Pass. Agent
Fort Worth. Texas
Murchison (Q. Thompson
LIVE STOCK BROKERS
If you will list your cattle with us we will get the
buyers here. We think 25c per head commission
well spent in saving time and expense for both
seller and purchaser; Office'phone 167
Murchison ®. Thompson
Geo* F. Pearce has disposed of
his interest in the City Meat Market
to his partner, C. P. Arthur, and
retires from the business. Mn
Arthur will continue the business
alone and says that he expects to
give the people of Hereford the very
k*af mm+fl nhfainakl*
Cows for Sale.
_ _ave 80 head of cows at my
ranch 4 miles north of town which 1
will sell at the low price of $20.
Call on or (lhone. 52-21
L. WtIjRfW af ronrh
Planing Mill Plant
Belong to the firm of Snyder &
Lacey, Bankrupts, and located at
Hereford, Texas. Address
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Ray, J. The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1906, newspaper, February 16, 1906; Hereford, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142458/m1/4/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.