The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, September 4, 1908 Page: 1 of 12
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The Hereford Brand
HEREFORD. TEXAS. September 4. 1906
Our New Goods
STILL WE ARE HERE
With the best yet to offer to our trade. The first big car of our bargain-bought
furniture is now unloaded. Unequalled values have never been offered, such
as we are now able to give you. Our trade and following grows stronger
each year—and why? Because you know when you are trading with a re-
sponsible concern, and if things should not come up 0 K, you know where to
find us—we are at the same old corner and it's the same old firm who gives
you quality and rounded up, running over and swelled up hundred cents
worth on the dollar. So you see it it Values with us and we still live to back
it. "A hint to the wise is sufficient." You see we sell the White Sewing
Machine for $40.00, while agents try to get you to pay $65.00 for the same.
We still live and sell the "White"
This demonstrates what we are doing for you throughout our big store.
We lead—while others vainly attempt to follow.
Yours for the very best and for a big lot less
Wholesale and Retail
E. B. BLACK
Hmhalmer and Funeral Director
BRAND TO TASK
Subscriber Asks for Fair Play in
the Railroad Bonus and Right-
The following letter from a sub-
scriber of The Brand is fully explan-
atory. If all the non-residents were
like these two gentlemen, there would
have been little trouble in raising
one hundred thousand instead of the
The Brand, Hereford, Texas.
In the article in your paper of the
7th of August, entitled "When work
will begin," you should have made
an exception in speaking about the
donations, and giving the right-of-
way for the new railroad running
from Hereford to Adrian. You say
"practically none of the non-resi-
dent owners subscribed a cent to-
wards securing the road, yet they
will receive their proportionate bene-
fits that the road will bring."
Mr. D. T. Denmead and the sub-
scriber, both of this city, donated to
this company practically one dollar
an acre for all their land contiguous
to this line. We did this simply by
having offered us the opportunity.
We like Deaf Smith county and like
the people in the county, and we are
dealing with several of them now,
and we want to continue to be neigh-
borly, and we do not want you to
hold us up in a wrong light. You
should have made a few exceptions
as to the liberality of non-residents.
We are ready to give the right-of-
wav across anv land we own free of
charge to this road in addition to the
large eonation we have made. We
have lived in this state long enough
to see it made by the railroads, and
railroads will have to be built thru
the Panhandle before that country
will be settled up by the farmers like
it is in Iowa. Very respectfully
The Brand in referring to the right
of way and bonus, used the words,
"practically none," for the very
reason that it was known that there
were exceptions. If others were
like them, the bonus would have been
raised in a week and the right of
way would have been secured in one
day. The Brand is glad to have
Mr. Binford call attention to this
matter. His attitude should make
snrn* others feel diminutive.
Deaf Smith County Furnishes Sam
pie Products for Cfosby County
R# al Estate Firm.
Good Wheat in Randall.
Dr. S. L. Ingham finished thresh-
ing his wheat this week he had in
thirty-five acres which made just a
few pounds over twenty-three bush-
els per acres. The thresherman
pronounced the wheat to be the very
best sample that he had threshed
this year. It that be the case, it
must be strictly number one for it
will be remembered that the best car
of wheat that has been marketed at
Fort Worth for several years was
raised in this county this year.
By the way, this piece of property
will not do so bad financially this
year either as the doctor expects to
realize $1,400 net income, and he
had to hire most of his work done
too as he is actively engaged in his
profession and lives in town.—Can-
yon City News.
T a RranH Want Ad Hn tha snrV
The following account of a recent
| excursion from Bell and Coryell
! counties appeared in the Temple
Telegram and was reproduced in the
Gatesville Messenger. The firm
conducting these excursions from
Central Texas make their start at
E. F. Lanham returned yester-
day morning from Crosby county
on the Plains to which place under
his direction and Joe Miller of his
firm, a large party of homeseekers
from this and adjacent counties
Mr. Lanham brings back with
him glowing reports of the possi-
bilities of western lands for raising
almost everything for food and
raiment of mankind, including the
first mentioned for livestock. For
the benefit of all "Missourians"
he brought also visible proof of
what the Panhandle produces, his
demonstration being constituted of
specimens of vegetables, apples,
grapes, wheat and other products
of the farm. This sample case
was secured in Deaf Smith county,
as, on a hurried trip, it was not
practicable to get together the
specimens from Crosby county
soils, which he says, would be
identical with those he brings from
He says the larger part of the
Plains countrv products are beine
raised from virgin soils; and the
rule there at present is to plow
once and do the remainder of the
cultivation with "spurs."
He reports Crosby county and
all the Panhandle to be settling up
very rapidly.—Temple Telegram.
Aside from this notice there is a
large ai appearing in the Messenger
in which the advantages of Crosby
county are depicted. In the notice,
it will be seen that Deaf Smith county
products were being shown in order
to induce prospectors to go to Crosby
county, but they made no secret of
it. This sample case was furnished
by Max Roberts of the E. F. Connell
Land Company and was a fine col-
lection of Deaf Smith and Castro
county stuff. But just think of it.
A real estate firm of Central Texas
proudly exhibiting samples from
Deaf Smith county and that to induce
farmers from good old Bell and Cor-
yell counties to move to the Plains
in Crosby county. Mr. Roberts is
certainly very kind to Mr. Lanham,
but the latter by his own actions
should become a Hereford citizen
anH oaII Wnrrl lanrl
WANTS TO KNOW
A FEW THINGS
Agent of Farmers Union of America
Asks About the Culture of
The Court House at Canyon.
The entire foundation for our new
court house has been completed and
the contractors, Messrs. Gillcoat and
Skinner, are ready to begin the erec-
tion of the walls as soon as the base,
which is to be twenty-four inches
high and made of Carthage, Mo.
This stone has been shipped about
ten days and is expected to arrive
any day. All of the brick are upon
the ground and the other materials
have nearly all been shipped. When
the base is received active work will
beffin.—Canvon Citv News.
The account of the wheat crop of
Judge L. Gough, which appeared in
The Br&nd at the time of the thresh-
ing, was clipped by the "Campbell's
Scientific Farmer" in the August
number of that periodical. A sub-
scriber to that journal, seeing the
article writes to Mr Gough and
"wants to know" a few things. He
inquires about the kinds of wheat
best for planting, the kind of drills,
and other machinery used. If Mr.
Gough keeps on getting inquiries, he
will either have to employ a stenog-
rapher to answer his letters or have
a l ok published giving his exper-
ience with the Campbell system and
methods he uses.
In all this Hereford is getting her
share of the publicity and will reap
the benefit in no smlll way.
The Pecos Valley has had a gang
of men at work this week raising the
water tank at the depot. This was
done to place the tank high enough
for the grade which has been estab-
lished, the new track along the way
by the tank still being lower than
the grade. The track will be raised
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, September 4, 1908, newspaper, September 4, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142588/m1/1/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.