The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1908 Page: 1 of 12
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The Hereford Brand
HEREFORD. TEXAS. August 14. 1906
Hereford to Celebrate Birth Day by
Annual Fair and Stock
3 DAYS FESTIVITIES
September 3, 4 and 5 is the Time
for the Event of the Year
Committes at Work
Since the first year of its pulsing
life, .Hereford has celebrated its
birth by suitable and appropriate
ceremonies. Each year the citizens
have gathered themselves together,
mixed in social festivities and join
hands in showing their works of in-
dustry. While in the beginning one
day was considered sufficient for the
purposes, last year the committee on
arrangements thought that a longer
time could be profitably spent. The
experiment proved a happy and suc-
cessful one and now three days will
be the period of celebration and
feasting until conditions shall indi-
cate a different time.
The tenth anniversary to be held
in this good year of 1908 on Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday, the same
being the 3rd, 4th and 5th days ot
September, will surpass anything that
has ever been undertaken by the peo-
ple of the Hereford country. The
field, garden and orchard exhibits
will be worth going hundreds of miles
¡ to see. The fine stock show, though
! of purely local nature last year, will
; compare favorably in the kind of ex-
! hibit with some of the larger fairs of
Arrangements are being rapidly
! matured for the entertainment of not
(less than 5,000 or 6,000 people. It
J could as easily be said that Hereford
' could entertain 10,000, but in this,
as well as in every other feature of
the fair, nothing more than facts are
to be published. Last year the
daily crowds were variously esti-
mated at from two to four thousand
people. Nobody knows just how
many partook of the free barbecue,
but the committee used nearly 7,000
pounds of beef and mutton. And to
this must be added the large amount
of bread, the barrels of coffee, the
kegs of pickles and the basket deli-
cacies brought in by the people from
their homes. At least, no one went
away hungry either of the three
This season, there will be a popu-
lar amusement company who will
furnish every thing that may usually
be found at a fair or street carnival
—merry go-around, ferris wheel,
flying machines, balloon ascension,
topsy-turvy, moving pictures, and
other things too numerous to men-
tion. The committee will also try
to arrange for a short chautauqua
program in order to give ballast to
the general amusements and to fur-
nish a variety of things from which
to choose. There will also besóme
prominent speakers who will occupy
the platform in the afternoons. The
evening entertainments will consist
of one of the best stage set shows on
Besides all this, there will be the
regular out door sports—base ball,
of course, a good game every day
for the lovers of that national game.
The late afternoons will be occupied
by the gun clubs. Two or three
clubs will be the guests of the local
club, who will provide ample enter-
tainment for their friends. Riding
and driving contests will be sche-
duled in their proper places.
Public School Transfers.
Let all of those close to Hereford
who are not in the district and yet
want to send to school here, see Judge
Russell at once and have their chil-
dren transferred to this district.
Those in Castro county must see
Judge Barber at Dimmitt. Those
who have lately moved into the dis-
trict since the enrollment should have
their money trensferred from the
district in which they were enrolled.
This matter must be attended to be-
fore the end of the month.
J. E. Garrison,
Pres. School Board.
Lone Jack, Missouri.
We have had a hard year here
this time. Our crops are not much.
Wheat is making 10 or 12 bushels per
acre. Oats but little more and about
slimmest prospect for a corn crop
that I have ever seen here. If we do
not have rain soon we wont make ten
bushels per acre. So you see we need
a little rain in Old Missouri as well
as you do in the land of Texas. This
old man hat just about gone busted
by coming back here. Another year
like this will entirely and completely
finish the business for him and then
I will have to walk to Texas to make
a new start in life. I received your
letter and money alright. I have the
letter yet but money all gone. I see
in The Brand crops are pretty good
there this season. Glad of that.
P. A. Cunningham.
The ordination services held at the
First Christian Church last Sunday
were of interest to the membership.
Rev. J. C. Mason, Corresponding
Secretary of that church for the
state* preached the ordination ser-
mon and conducted the general ser-
vices, with the assistance of the pas-
tor, Rev. E. T. Shore. The services
were simple but impressive, consist-
ing of prayer and the laying on of
hands. A large audience was pres-
THE T. C. U.
Young Men Delight Their Friends
in a High Class Musical
Money in Plums.
! The fine plums that have been
raised in Hereford this year has
! put many to thinking1. This was
; brought about when Geo. A. Stam-
j baugh reported that he had gathered
, and sold from two trees S8 gallons
1 of plums, obtaining 50 cents per
gallon. At this rate an acre of
plums would bring the enormous
gross receipts of $3,500.00.
Misses Jessie Sisk, Earl Mont-
gomery and Myrtle Clements were
amone: a Reunion party from Here-
ford Wednesday afternoon.
By special invitation of Herefod
friends The Texas Christian Univer-
sity Quintette, who gave an intertain-
ment at Amarillo Tuesday night at
the Deandi, came over by private
; auto fronúhat city Wednesday morn-
ing and gave a delightful and pleas-
ant concert in this city Wednesday
night. At Amarillo, the young men
composing the troupe were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bivins, whose
son is a member, and it was thru the
[courtesy of Mr. Bivins that they en-
: joyed the fifty-mile auto drive over
the Plains to Hereford.
The entertainment was given in the
' Presbyterian church, whose officers
had given the use of their spacious
! building for the purpose The pro-
j gram was select and all the numbers
were of a high order of music. The
j vocal solos by the young men were
especially pleasing and the piano
I numbers by Professor Charles Kirk-
patriok, principal of the Amarillo
Conservatory of Music, delighted the
j audience. Professor Kirkpatrick was
at one time connected with the music
1 < *< n! inu«hí on Pnitc Two I vel
We have it—yes we have it and that
that is good. Over 40 Rolls. We can
please you too. Let us supply you now.
The usual 75c grade for
The usual 60c grade for
The usual 45c grade for
WE SELL the WHITE SEWING MACHINES—the BEST—for $40.00. NOT $60.00
Wholesale «and Retail
E. B. BLACK
Fmhalmpr and Pnnnrnl Dirprfnr
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1908, newspaper, August 14, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142585/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.