The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 27, 1909 Page: 1 of 10
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* Newspaper For The Whole People Of The South Plaint Of Texas.
CROSBYTON, CROSBY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSOAY, MAY 27,1909.
Uncle Dick Bonner
" Likes The Plains
He Likes The People, The Country
And Thinks TIrere is a Great
Future In Store
After his recent trip to this
part of the country, tn compahy
Kone and party, "Uncle Dick
Bonner" writes of,fosJfip to the
plains urthe following languuage,
which will be interesting reading
-to many of our readers who are
another look there at thejbeauti-
ful alfalfa fields, another look at
the ercharei on-the canyon, the
old Rock House nestled down by
the beautiful stream with its
crystal waterfalls and cascades
of wondrous beauty. I dream of
them at night; but enough—it is
a country of wonderful possibili-
ties and is settling up fast with
an intelligent class of farmers
who have a broad heart and hand
always extended to the new
comer, and with a glad smile
welcome you to a new and live
country, the bright crown of the
greatest state on earth.
interested in this part of." the
Omen, Texa3, May, 3, 1909.
On the 19th of April, according
to previous appointment. I mei
Commissioner Of "Agriculture,
Hon. Ed R. Kone, at Big Springs
in Howard county for the purpose
of organizing some Farmers' In-
stitutes in the Plains country.
Institutes were oaganized at the
following places: Big Springs
in Howard county; Lamesa, Daw-
son county; Tahoka, Lynn county
Lubbock, Lubbock county; Cros-
byton, Crosby county; Plainview,
Hale county; Tulia, Swisher Co.,
Canyon City, Randall county;
Amarillo, Potter county; Quanah,
Hardeman, county; and at Wichi-
ta, Falls, Wichita county. The
trip from Big Springs to Amaril-
lo was made by automobile, ex-
cept from Tulia to Canyon City,
which was made by rail. Pass-
ing through nine counties by au
tomobile gave us a fine opportun-
ity to see the country to the best
advantage and it was the opin-
ion of my traveling companions
that these plains will become the
garden of Ihe state, Judge Kone
is one of our most profound
thinkers,- -woU educated, well
D, H. L. Bonner.
Teddy Green The Paint Man
Floydada Texas.—In this issue
appears the advertisement of
Teddy Green, the paint man tell-
ing of his paints oils, wall paper
etc. Mr. Green has the nicest
Visit Crosby ton
Other Leading Railroad Men With
Them As Well As Stamford
Last Saturday evening the fol-
lowing named gentlemen were
visitors to Crosbyton^
Dave Willard, Vice President
of i he Burlington.
Judge J. W. Carroll, Legal
Advisor for the Burlington.
for the Burlington.
W. F. Sicrley. General
for the Burlington.
A. D. Parser, Vice President
Colorado Southern. —
H. W. Cowan, Chief Engineer
Colorado Sou hern.
T. E. Calver1-, Chief Engineer
for the Burlington.
Crosby county at heart. What
this meeting amounts to we are
unable to say but It is " expected
that in the near future we will
be able to see direct results from
this party's having come to
S. N'west May be Extended
to build into Plainview, thence
further westward, for he has
sent Dave Willard, second vice
president-of the Burlington sys-
tem, to the seat of Hale county
in an automobile. Mr. Willard
will arrive in Plainview Saturday
& Southern party entered Texas,
the movements, it was thought.
55SSS; , v
Every Mai^Woman And Child Is
Invited To Ceme And IHIp
Make This Large Crowd
It is impossible at this time to
announce the different matters
on the program of the meeting
of the Federation of Newspaper
men and Commercial Secretaries
of the" Panhandle, Plains ^ and
South Plains of Texas, which
meets here the eighth of June.
It is a fact that we expect to
would not extend further than a
trip to the Spur ranch,'the pros-1 that you
have with us some men of note
other than those mentioned in
another column and we will be-
low outline some of the things
may .come assured of
pective terminus of the Stamford
-...versed on agricultural lines, be*
ing a practical farmer and
thoroughly competent to judge of
the possibilities of soils' and cli-
matic conditions, sees a bright
future for' agriculture in the
Plains country. Mr. Tom Frazier
a practical farmer and stock
raiser sees a bright future of the
stock grower—in fact he thinks
that the Plains country is ideal
for hog raising, and he believes
that hogs can be grown here at a
cost of two and a half to three
cents per pound.
As to my own conclusions lean
not express my surprise and de-
light; the -wonderful extent of
this great land of promise, fertije
as the valley of the Nile, the fer-
tility of which is more lasting
than that of the Nile because it
does not depend upon annual
overflow to keep its fertility^ ■ Its
pure atmosphere, healthful cli-
mate, its beautiful landscapes,
wonderful - mirage, beauti-
ful towns and cities and its broad-
minded and big hearted men and
women aH conspire to make it
country in jvhichr tcPbe , desired
by all good men who are lookin g
for a country in which to build a
home. Were I a young man I
would go to 'the Plains—and I
way go anyhow. As to my choice
■ofplaces; well, I would goto
seeing, hearing and participat-
The Federation program will
be along the line of general de-
velopments of this great country.
There has been engaged a good
brass band that will furnish mu-
sic, this band will consists of
sixteen musicians of talent and
you may expect good musie^
There will be a fine barbecue
free to every one given in the
Blanco Canon on White River,
ball garrie, Tournament races,
Gunclub shoot, and various en-
tertainments for the young folks.
The speaking will be dene under
a large canvass tent with a ca-
pacity for seating 1,500 people,
and you will have every conven-
ience possible. On the night of
the eighth, from 9 o'clock until
bed time will be given an elab-
orate display of fire works, such
as have never been displayed
before on the famous plains of
Hig Springs, . Larffesa, Jlahoka,
Lubbock, Crosbyton, Plainview,
Tulia. Canvon Citv. _AmarillQA
the Plains, but I would want to
stop off at Crosby ton and take
paint and paper house on the
plains and it is~"With pleasure
that we place hi3 ad in the Re-
view, he can supply your wants
in anything in paint, wall paper
oil, varnish, in fact any thing that
is usually found in an up to date
establishment of this kind. When
you are in Floydada call in and
inspect his stock and if you need
anything ih this line it will be
money to you to figure with him.
There are ieveral prospectors
in Crosbyton this week and they
are all favorably-impressed -with
the country. A gentleman from
Wisconsin while in conversation
with a Review reporter said, "I
plains country since arriving here
and I have seen none that suits
mexas well as the Crosbyton
country, I purchased a tract of
P. G. Burns, Chief Engineer
for the Stamford-Northwestern.
R! V. Colbert, Stamford. "
F. S.. Hastings; "
Rudolph Colbert, "
R. M. Johnson, "
Chas. A. Jones, Espuela.
Just what is meant by this visit
is speculation on the part of the
most optomistic in and near Cros-
byton, it is hoped, however, that
it means something great for us
and as we deserve great things in
this land of promise, we will be
very much surprised if it doesn't.
-This -party only spent about an
hour and one-half ber& part of
the party made a rundown to the
-N-- headquarters to see the
But now it transpires that the
officials will continue on to Plain-
view, where their special train
will meet them. ,
These movements 6n the part
of the Williard party are strongly
significant. It means more tnan
likely the extension of the Stam-
ford-Northwestern to that point
and later' an extension into New
various sky pieces that will be a
sight that even the oldest among
us has possibly ever seen and will
probably never nave the oppor-
tunity to see again. You cannot
afford to miss it. This display of
fire works managed by experi-
enced men who know how to give
the greatest results. Arrange-
ments have bien made by which
we are safe to say we can care
for more than 400 extra people in
way of sleeping. -
Every reader of the Review is
requested to call at our office dur-
ing the stay and get acquainted-
and inspect the plant that you
have so often been reminded of.
at once and move my family and
alaQ„ray...sQft-iurlaw and Jajnrty
here as soqn as° possible.
tare members of the CB Live
.Siock^Compafty, and who have
every interest of Crosbyton and
Mexico and ultimately a line to
the Pacific coast, following the
Santa Fe and SoytheFn Pacific.
The Burlingtonf officials left
Stamford in autos Thursday af-
ternoon and will not be heard
from again until they arrive in
Plainview Saturday. In the par^
ty among others, are the follow-
ing: Daniel Williard, second vice-
D. TaiieT Vice president of the' Burlin.
Colorado & Southern; 0. B. Keel-
er, vice president of the Fort
Ewing Lawson, who has b£en
in Crosbyton for some time, left
Wednesday for a ' visit to the
Worth & Denver; George F. Cot-
ter, general superintendent
the Denver—W. F. Sterley gen- ?
eral freight agent of theDenver.
This trip by Mr. Williard calls
to mind a similar trip last
by Frank Trumbull, then
de^it of the C. & C. He took f
.machine in Plainview and _ferav-
eljsd over exactly the same
as the Williard party will
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