The Hereford Brand, Vol. 10, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1910 Page: 1 of 12
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The Hereford Brand
HCRirORD, TEXAS. MARCH 4, I*IO
HOIK CAPITAL TO
ONE HUNDRED AHD FIFTY
THOUSAND TO BB RAISED
AS A STARTER FOR LOCAL
$30018 SUBSCRIBED FIRST CALL
Story of the Farmer end the Lark
To Be Repeated in Building
North and South Line.
Tired of waiting for outside cap-
ital to cone in to build a railroad,
disgusted with intangible plans of
promoters, the Hereford people have
determined to undertake the con-
struction of a railroad running north
and thus repeat the familiar story of
"The Farmer and the Lark."
Accordingly the Directors of the
Hereford Commercial Club have
been for the past two weeks, work-
ing on a plan to lay before the peo-
ple. In a nutshell, the plan is as
1. To incorporate a new com-
pany with a capital stock of $150,-
2. To sell all of the 1500 shares
to local people before actual work
on the line begins.
3. To build a road from Here-
ford north to a connection with the
JlocJc Island in Oldham County.
4. That the name of the line be
the Hereford North and South Rail-
5. That the railroad company
shall begin actual operations within
90 days from May 1.
..This move on the part of the Club
was brought about by the railroad
committee who made their report to
the Directors in substance as stated
above. This committee was com-
posed of J. P. Snyder, real estate
dealer, S. B. Edwards, Pres. State
Bank, T. E. Shirley, Farmer and
Capitalist, G. A. F. Parker, Pres.
Western Nat'l Bank, and Hon. Carl
Therefore, pursuant to a call by
the Club, the business men and farm-
ers met at the courthouse Wednes-
' day afternoon and a session of two
^nd a half hours was held discussing
the plans and starting the "ball
rolling." The courtroom was filled.
It was not a frothy, foaming crowd,
but a set of determined workers who
had watted for their neighbors to
harvest the crop.
The session was called to order by
Mr. Gough, president of the Club,
who stated the object of the meeting.
He then called for a report of the
committee which had been previous-
ly adopted by the Directors to be
read and explained to the people.
Hon. Carl Gillilland, attorney for
the Club, read the report which was
quite comprehensive and fully com-
plete. This report with the omiss-
ion of some of the legal forms is
After the report had been read,
interspersed with remarks and ex-
planations by Mr. Gilliland, Geo.W.
Barcus moved that the report be ad-
opted which was done.
rose to explain about
moved that the chair
immittees of 2 each
iuld be to canvass the
ity for the purpose of
The chair asked for
ed by Mr. Gilliland
ary of the Club be in-
structed to have ail necessary blanks
F. H Oberthier made a talk about
the security of the notes given in
payment of stock and stated that all
must be gilt edge paper and the kind
that would be accepted by eastern
Mr. Shirley moved that the report
be published in the local papers that
the people may know the whole plan.
While up, he took occasion to ex-
plain some features of the commit-
tees reccomendations. He stated
that the name "The Hereford North
& South Railroad" would give Here-
ford a great advantage in the point
of advertisement, and "while he sug-
gested the name first, he claimed no
particular credit. That the short
line of 35 miles north to the Rock
Island was a key to the situation and
location of a north and south line
thru Hereford, "Ifjwe are able to
build north to the Rock Island, we
will go south," he said. "The old
story of the farmer and lark is most
applicable," he added, "We want
this road, weneed.it, and we're go-
ing to get it. There is just as much
brains in Hereford as in other towns
and what has been done, we can do.
G. A. F. Parker then arose and
as his usual custom to be the first in
such matters, being a good Method-
ist, stated that believed that it had
come the proper time to take up a
collection, whereupon he subscribed
$2,000 for the Western Nat'l Bank,
"me and my folks" as he put it.
This started the ball and it went
bounding around the room many
giving it a kick until over $30,000
was subscribed for stock.
S. B. Edwards was the next who
said, "put me down for $2,000 re-
gardless of my folks." T. E. Shir-
ley added $2,000, Eli Dunlap put
down $1,000, Geo. Barcus came
across with $500, H. B. McKinley
kicked the ball with another $500,
A. H. Elliston doubled that and
called out $1,000, C. W. Warren
said "put us down for $1,000."
All this did not seem to suit F. H.
Oberthier who had sat thruout the
meeting without saying a word. He
arose, shook his leg to loosen up his
pockets and said, "I don't like the
way you men have started this off,
you're not putting down half enough.
This is a real business proposition
and if we are going to build this road
we'll have to get busy and quit play-
ing at it." Mr. Obertheir then gave
his left leg another good jostling
down while he shifted his weight on
the other and drawing a good deep
breath said so everyone could un-
derstand "I will subscribe for $4000
in stock if all you men will double
This brought the first real demon-
strated from the house and it got
results. Parker, Edwards, Barcus,
McKinley, Warren, Elliston a 11
doubled. The subscriptions came
in right along from that time on and
soon over $30,000.00 was subscribed.
Here are the names:
Western Nat'l Bank $4000
First State Bank 4000
F H Oberthier 4000
T E Shirley 2000
A H Elliston 2000
C W Warren 2000
L Gough 2000
Geo W Barcus 1000
H B McKinley 1000
Carl Gilliland 1000
J. P. Snyder 1500
J D Thompson 1000
O A Thompson 1000
L R Bradley 1000
A W Gregg 500
L Baskin 500
D C Laird 500
H B Webb 500
J W Deatley 500
J M Sypert 300
E J Ball 300
J W English 300
G L Davidson 200
A motion to adjourn was made
and the meeting broke up with an
evident good spirit and a determinat-
ion to succeed.
J. H. Bead for Mayor.
The friends of Mr. Head have
prevailed upon him to allow his name
to head the ticket for city offices.
He is at present a member of the
council and has been an able and
conscientious officer. When seen as
to the mayorality ambitions, he stat-
ed that he had no thought of offering
himself and really felt that there
were others better qualified, but if
my friends see fit to elect me, I will
do the best I know how. I believe
in the rigid enforcement of all law,
and, if elected, 1 shall insist opon
the enforcement of every ordinance
that tends to keep our city clean
physically and morally. Sanitary
laws are necessary to a healthful
condition, morals are the backbone
of good citizenship, and public im-
provements must be pushed forward
as rapidly as are consistent with
Upon this platform, Mr. Head
stands with both feet.
There are three councilmen to be
elected the terms of Messrs Wither-
spoon, Stroud and Mounts expiring,
Messrs Kellehor and Head being
holdovers. Nons of these men are
self-appointed candidates but their
splendid service will make their
friends urgent for their re-election.
When seen, Mr. Witherspoon said
that he wanted it strictly understood
that he was not a candidate, but will
serve if elected. Mr. Stroud says
that he wants to handle the money
for the county and cannot permit his
name to go on the city ticket and, if
elected, he could not qualify. Mr.
Mounts could not be found, but he's
J. W. Sellers for District Attorney.
J. W. Sellers of Farwell was in
Hereford this week and announced
his candidacy for the office of Dis-
trict Attorney for the 69th Jndicial
District. Mr. Sellers is fully qual-
ified to fill the place and is making
a splendid showing wherever be go-
es in the interest of his campaign.
He asks the voters of the District to
investigate his record and look up
his qualifications and if they feel he
would be a safe man in the place,
he wants their votes at the coming
The friends of the family will be
grieved to learn of the death of
Frank LeGrand. brother of Dr. Le-
Grand. He had been ill for two
years or more and while the end of
his life was not unexpected his tak-
ing off came as a shock to his aged
mother and members of the family.
He died Monday, February 28, at
12 :45 p. m. The remains were bur-
ned in the City Cemetry, the funeral
services being conducted from the
Baptist Church, Pastor O. W. Dean
officiating. A long concourse of
friends following the body to its last
resting place. The family have the
sympathy of the entire community.
Texas Sunday School Association.
G. A. F. Parker, president of the
46th District of the Texas Sunday
School Association, is in receipt of a
letter from W. N. Wiggins, general
secretary, urging a large attendance
at the state convention in Dallas
March 19 to 21. At that time such
men as Rev. F. B. Meyer of London
and Prof. E. O. Excell and others
will be present and make addresses.
The 46th District is composed of
Baily, Castro, Deaf Smith, Lamb,
and Parmer counties and at least 25
delegates are wanted from this dis-
trict. Mr. Parker would be glad to
have all who are interested to com-
municate with him and help get up a
Abstract Office Moved.
Suggs & Jones, abstractors, have
moved their office into the First
National Bank building occupying
part of the first fioor in the rear of-
fice. Notice their new vindow sign.
The secretary of the Commercial
Club has sent out letters calling for
a meeting to be held at the Club
offices (Edwards-O'Brien Building)
Saturday night at 7 :30.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing be-
tween A. L. Sherk and James Stanek
under the firm name of Sherk &
Stanek is this day dissolved.
It A. L. SHERK.
Dont forget the farmers'
tomorrow, Saturday, at 2
Important matters up.
Mrs. T. N. Hetfner with the Hub-
bard Dry Goods Company has re-
turned from the Eastern Markets
where she made a selection of mil-
linery creations that will satisfy the
Intermediate Endeavor Program.
Sunday, March 6, iqio.
Topic—Christ our Guide. Luke 1
76 John 16 U : Rev. 7 : 16-17.
Sony—All the *ay the Savior
The Lord's Prayer in concert.
Bible lesson read by Roy iough.
Roll Call—Response with Bible
Circle of Prayer.
Two Minutes talks by Inez Rick-
etts, Roy Jowell.
National Supt's letter read by
Mission study No. 1—Bessie
Story—Robert Preston's Self De-
Foreign Missionary Society.
The Woman's Foreign Mission
Society will meet'with Mrs. E. B.
Black Wednesday, March 9th at 3
p. m. As this is the time time for
the appointment of officers for the
coming year it is desired that every
member be present.
After devotional exercise conduct-
ed by the president Mrs. M. E. Bul-
lock, will be the lesson on Industrial
Missions, given in "Gloria Christi"
1. Connect the dev*lopss*nt of
industrial missions with
conceptions 0 f education in the
2. What light does modern psy-
chology throw on the educational
value of manual and industrial train-
ing for the primative peoples. —Mrs.
L. B. Harwell.
3. Which has the more direct
bearing on character building, ac-
ademic instruction or manual train-
4. What light is thrown 7 on the
value of industrial training in mis-
sion schools by the experience of
Tuskegee, Carlisle and Hampton in
our own land?—Mrs. H. H. Haw-
5. Have our missionary societies
yet given sufficient emphasis to the
trainiog of the hand as well as the
head?—Miss Lula Edwards.
I will give, for the benefit of the
members who have not heard it read,
the report of the work of the year
ending March, I, 1910.
Subscribers to Woman's Mission-
ary Advocate, 10.
1 Bible Woman supported by one
member, Miss Lena Edwards $60.00
Paid for dues $33.00.
Conference Expense $3.55.
Pledge for support of Missionar-
Thank offering. $9 16
Superannuate fund, $1.75.
Total amount paid $218.51.
Mrs. L. B. Harwell.
In some way the name of R. J.
Kibbe has been omitted from the list
of candidates, and the Brand takes
this method of begging Mr. Kibbe's
pardon and assuring h i a many
friends that he is still in the race for
commissioner presinct 2.
Rhode Island Red Breeders.
Phone 232 for eggs from single
camb, special mating*. Only a few
settings for «ale. It
The G W. Smith Music Store has
been moved into the building until
recently ^occupied by G. W Orr's
Wincenty Konctzak of Illinois was
here last week and bought a farm
for bis two sons who will move to
the Panhandle this spring The
land is located in Castro County
amd was sold thru the O K Land
Company and the firm of McEIhonin
& Mason of LaSalle, Illinois
C. S. Busingua of the western part
of the county was in town yesterday
and he reports that the wheat in his \ Don't Let Your Wheat Land kBlow.
If you have worked the surface of
your wheat land up too fine, you may
find it blowing some of these windy
days. Stop it. Don't let it blow.
One man, E. E. Ramsey, west of
town, found a strip of his whsat land
drifting and he used a harrow on
part and scattered a lot of straw
over the ground. This worked like
a charm. Try it.
section is looking well. He is put-
ting in two sections for feed crop
and expects to reap a good harvest.
Miss Lula Wood has just arrived
from St. Louis with the swellest and
most up-to-date line of Millinery
that has ever been show in Here-
ford. She will be found with the
Fox Dry Goods Company the coming
New Time Table.
No 38, Merry Widow East; 9 05
No. 37, Merry Widow West; 4 53
No 113 Through Train, West;
12 :03 ; p. m.
No. 114 Through Train, East,
4 .00 ; p. m.
Special to the Brand.
New Orleans, March 4 10 a. m.
Tonight and Saturday fair
weather. Rising temperature.
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand, Vol. 10, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1910, newspaper, March 4, 1910; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253543/m1/1/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.