The Western Searchlight (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 12, 1903 Page: 10 of 14
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The Western Searchlight
(Merged With The Brand Sept. 10, Í903.)
A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Interests
of Hereford and the Plains Country of Texas
Official Organ of D« f Smith County
Official Organ of Castro County
C. L. STOCKS,
C. E. EDWARDS,
To those who have been readers
of the Searchlight and the Brand
we desire to announce that the two
papers have this week been merged
into one, the Brand suspends and
the Searchlight continues and as-
sumes all contracts, subscriptions
F. L. Vanderburgh,
C. L. Stocks,
As I have sold the Brand plant,
patronage, etc., to Messrs. C. L.
Stocks and C. E. Edwards, I desire
to thank the patrons of the Brand
for their generous and loyal support
during the time I have been in bus-
iness in Hereford, and sincerely
hope that the same generous patro-
nage which I have enjoyed will con-
tinue to be the same to my succes-
sors. It might be well to explain
how the merging of the Search-
light (conducted by C. L. Stocks)
and the Brand came about. Both
Dr. Stocks and myself realized that
the field was too limited to well sup-
port two newspapers and on my own
proposition to buy or sell Dr.
Stocks, in company with C. E. Ed-
wards, decided to buy, which was
satisfactory to me in every way and
the most cordial relations exist be-
tween my successors and myself
and if any differences have existed
in the past tdey are now buried in
the deepest oblivion and should
there still exist any differences be-
tween my successors and my former
patrons I sincerely hope that they
will be laid aside that all of the peo-
ple will give their hearty support to
the Searchlight and thus assist
Messrs. Stocks and Edwards in pub-
lishing a paper that will be a credit
to the town and country which it
represents. In retiring from the
journalistic field of Hereford I have
no reason to believe but that my
successors will publish even a better
paper than the Brand has been
given credit for.
F. L. Vanderburgh.
As a result of the merger, accom-
panied by numerous complications
and changes, we are late this week
but promise you the paper on time
We thank the people most hear-
tily for the liberal support accord-
ed us in the past and greet our new
readers with the hope that we shall
all become fast friends. Remember
too that we will support in the full-
est degree anything for the advance-
ment of our town and country and
will as readily condemn anything
detrimental to our progress. Let's
all pull together and watch Here-
ford and the Searchlifht "con-
tinue to grow."
We hand you herewith the greater
Searbhlight—the result of a mer-
ger of the Brand with the Search-
light which was perfected this
week. In accepting the responsi-
bility of the combined interest of the
two former sheets we realize the im-
portance of the situation, but shall
strive to serve all of the people in
an acceptable manner. As Mr.
Vanderburgh remarks, one paper as
well equipped as our plant now is,
with the hearty co-operation of the
entire commercial interest of the
city of Hereford may easily have a
paper to which she may point with
a feeling of pride. The policy of
the paper will remain unchanged.
At the home of Mrs. M. B. D^i-
iel, on Dewey Ave, Thursday after-
noon at 3 :30 o'clock, her daughter,
Miss Lena, was happily married to
Mr. Allen Bell, Elder H. M. Bandy
officiating, assisted by Rev. A. W.
Crawford. The wedding, though a
quiet home affair, was witnessed by
numerous relatives and close friends
of the contracting parties.
The bride is one of Herefords
most charming young women and
possesses those admirable traits of
character that distinguishes her as a
very lovable woman.
Mr. Bell is a prominent ranchman
of Castro county, but formerly held
a position as assistant cashier of the
Hereford National Bank at this
place, and during his stay here made
made scores of warm friends.
The prominence of these young
people make their marriage of gen-
eral interest and hundreds of friends
heartily wish them well through lifes
J. P. HARDING, Druggist
Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals
Gold Jewelry, Watches and Diamonds
School Books and Stationery
Paints, Oil, Varnishes and Brushes
'PHONE 26 NIGHT 'PHONE 130
For a Shave, Haircut or a bath at the
City Barber 5hop
George W. Dale, Proprietor
THREE CHAIRS TWO BATH ROOMS
In the new brick building on South Dewey Avenue
The couple left on the 4 :02 train
for Gainesville and other cities in
the lower portion of the state for a
brief visit. Some of the numerous
and very pretty presents received are
Cow and calf, Mr. and Mrs. Bell.
Bed-room suit, Mrs. Daniels.
Dining table, I. Jennings, A. Par-
nell, and W. A. McMinis.
Large French mirror, Mrs. Daniel.
Parlor lamp, Grayson Bell.
Clock, W. H. Russell.
Set tea spoons, W. B. Francie.
Silver butter dish, Mr. and Mrs.
Gold lined orange spoons, Mrs.
1-2 doz. tea spoons, 1-2 doz. table
spoons, butter dish, Nester and
Bible, Mrs. A. Parnell and daugh-
1-2 doz. table spoons. Mr. and
Mrs. Robt. Ball.
Pickle dish, Rinda.
Cake plate, Dr. and Mrs. Gough
1-2 doz tea spoons and chocolate
pot, Mr. and Mrs. Cogdell.
Bon-Bon dish, Mary and Minnie
Cream pitcher and sugar bowl,
Tea pot, Ethel Reid
Sugar shell, HuletGist
Cut glass celery dish, Miss Bandy
Cut glass berry bowl, Mrs. Ger-
Pin tray, Lillian Parnell
China cake plate, J. W. Martin
China cake plate, Celia and Nel-
China rack, Gracie and Willie
China berry dish, Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Thompson and Miss Jessie
Sugar shell and butter knife, Mr.
and Mrs. Ray
Cut glass flower vase, Eva Gil-
Cut glass pickle dish, Alex
Counterpane, Mrs. W. B. Robin-
Set Table Linen, Misses Fore,
Gamble and Douglas.
¿.inen lunch cloth, Eva Tinsley
Set linen towels, Miss Burkett
Battenburg center piece, Mrs.
Geo. Cloyd and Miss Sullivan
Hand mirror, Misses Clark and
2 china plates, Joe and Archie
Large rug, Nora and Willie Wal-
ters and Jack Garvin
Sofa pillow, Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
2 fruit pictures, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Bride and meteor, two rose bushes
Mr. and Mrs. Dockray
Medallion picture, Mrs. Bush
Hand made Mexican drawn work
handkerchief. Miss Stella Cloyd
Flowers presented by Misses
Hough, Ricketts and Ferguson.
For Batía Chaap
I will sell 9 acres of land in the-
west part of Hereford at a bar-
gain, also the house and lot I
got from C. L. Davis. Bee me?
for a cheap place.
I. N. DIllard.
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Stocks, C. L. The Western Searchlight (Hereford, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 12, 1903, newspaper, September 12, 1903; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142606/m1/10/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.