The Hereford Brand, Vol. 12, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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HEREFORD, TEXAS. MARCH IS. 1918
Three Monster Fuel Oil Bngines
With Modern Equipment F«r
The largest shipment of irrigation
machinery ever consigned to Pan-
handle farmers arrived in Hereford
Monday of this week. Some idea of
t^ie size of the outfits may be gained
from the fact that it required the
full capacity of one car to contain
the three engines and their accessor-
ies, and their weight was billed at
42,000 pounds. The equipment con-
sists of three monster fuel oil engines,
manufactured especially for the Mc-
Donald Company and to be used on
Hereford farms. One engine is
rated at 40 H-P, one at 50 and one
at 70, and they look every bit of it.
The smallest will weigh 10,000
pounds. These engines were manu-
factured at Grove City, Penn., and
each is completely enclosed with a
dust proof casing. The starting de-
vice consists of a small gasoline en-
gine which operates an air-compres-
sion, delivering the air to a steel
receiver. The air is then used to
start the big engine and keep it going
until the firing device begins its
work. On these engines there is
no sparker, nor carborater, nor
electric fixtures used. A simple
feed pump, automatically controlled,
is all. When Installed these engines
will constitute the most modern irri-
gation plants' in the Southwest.
Three more of these engines are due
to arm* and will be here this month.
Mrs. Louvica Harris, mother of
Mrs. George A. Stambaugh, died at
the Stambaugh residence last Friday
morning, March 8, at 11:20 o'clock
after a long and painful illness. She
was in her 63rd year and had lived
a life of activity. She came to this
county 14 years ago, but made her
home for two years with a son in
Montana. She returned to Hereford
last fall and had been confined to
her room since. She leaves a
daughter, Mrs. Stambaugh, and a
son, Rosco Harris, at Rudyard,
Mont. She was born in Illinois and
at an early age became a member of
the Christian church. The funeral
services were held at the First
Christian church Saturday, following
her death, at 2:3Q o'clock when a
large number of friends assembled
to pay the last tribute to her re-
mains. Rev. Shore conducted the
exercises and preached the sermon.
The choir sang a number of selected
hymns. Her bedy was laid to rest
in the Qity Cemetery.
Pay Year Taxes.
II you have not paid your city,,
county and state taxes do so at once.
Ton can do this now with only the
added ten per cent penalty, but if
you wait until April lit you will
have added to the ten per cent the
costs of collection, which is quite an
item on even a small amount of tax.
The Woman's Monday Club will
meet with Mrs. P. W. Price Monday,
March 18. The following program
will be rendered:
Roll Call...Ways of Serving Fruits
Fruit as Food Mrs. Kelly
Use of Fruit in the Dietary Mrs.
.Fruit Salad Mrs. Stocking
£ake Mrs. Bvants
ce Tea Mrs. Warren.
Capt. J. H. Boyd.
At noon March 1st, 1912, Capt
John H. Boyd died at Clovis, New
Mexico. On Saturday, March 2nd,
his remains were escorted to the
station at Clovis by the Masoniq]
Fraternity and shipped to Hwpford,, From St**« Unloads
where an impressive service was held' at Hereford—Will Farm 8oo
Rev. R. H. Purcer and Rev. J.
M. Sherman at the Baptist church,
after which the remains were laid to
rest in the Hereford cemetery.
Capt. Boyd was born at Laurens,
S. C., March 30, 1846. As a mere
boy, he enlisted in the Confederate
army and served with credit through-
out the war. Soon after the war he
moved, with his young wife, to
Washington county, Texas, but in
1869 located in Johnson county,
where be was a prominent figure in
every movement for the betterment
of the country for nearly forty years.
In 1882 he was elected sheriff of
Johnson county, a position in which
he won a statewide reputation for ef-
ficiency, uprightness and sound judg-
ment. After holding this office for
eight years, he refused to make an
other race and retired, as he thought,
to private life.
At this juncture, however, he was
made mayor of Cleburne and, at the
close of this term of office, was
elected a member of the twenty-fifth
legislature from Johnson county.
During this session a warm friend-
ship sprang up between Capt. Boyd
and Hon. T. M. Campbell, and when
the latter was elected governor,
Capt. Boyd was appointed superin-
tendent of the Rusk penitentiary.
After holding this position for one
year, during which he worked a re-
volution in the handling of the men
at that institution, he, at the earnest
solicitation of Gov. Campbell, left
Rusk and took charge of the State
Juvenile ReformSchool at Gatesville.
Here his influence for the better-
ment of conditions was even greater
than at Rusk. From a financial bur-
den to the state, be lifted this in-
stitution to a more than self-support-
ing plane. He abolished all forms
of abuse by guards and made the
boys know that he was their friend.
During a visit to Gatesville in the
summer of 1909, the writer was sur-
prised and pleased to see these boys
gather round Capt. Boyd when they
were off duty, talking to him as free-
ly, and yet at respectfully, as to a
When Capt. Boyd's succcssor was
appointed by Gov. Colquitt, bis phy-
sician advised him to go to a higher
altitude and he moved to Clovis in
June 1911. During the summer and
fall his health seemed to improv
but the hard winter was too much
for him. He had been confined to
the house since the latter part of
December, gradually growing weak-
er till the end came.
' - Capt. Boyd was a man 6f unusual
ability. His commanding presence
was felt wherever be went, even
among strangers. He was a natural
Idader; his geniality was contagious.
Though always dignified and courte-
ous, the very warmth and earnestness
of his hand-shake made one feel at
home in his presence and gave assur-
ance that his friendship sprang from
a true heart, overflowing with the
milk of human kindness. Hundreds
would gladly rise up and testify that
he was always the poor man's friend.
Added to this, and to much more
that could be said cf him, Capt.
Boyd was always a true, practical,
exemplary, living Christian gentle-
By a Friend Of Thirty Years.
IOC1X LIRE 11BRKFOIID!
Acres by Modern Irrigation
John J. Zinser and his family have
arrived at Hereford from their
Michigan home and will occupy the
800 acre farm known as the Ranlin
place, which he only recently traded
for. At least 160 acres of the land
will be farmed by the latest irriga-
tion methods, having contracted fdr
a 'big McDonald well at the time be
bought the farm. His household
effects and farming equipment was
unloaded this week, which includes
good stock and a brand new automo-
bile. Mr. Zinser is a successful
farmer and the addition of his forces
to the farming community is consid-
ered a most valuable accession.
Hereford wants a hundred more just
like him. He will proceed at once
to get a part of the land ready for a
W. S. Higglns Hurt.
Mr. Higgins, familiarly known by
his friends as Uncle Summie, hap-
pened to a serious accident Wednes-
day afternoon when he fell from a
ladder while at trork. From him it
was learned that he was on the lad-
der and about ten feet from the
ground, trying to renail a piece of
sheet on a warehouse at the rear of
the Warren old store, when a puff of
wind threw the iron against his face
and body and fell him to the ground,
striking on his back and right band.
Some bones in his right band wen
broken, his wrist bones were frac-
tured, and his back badly wrenched.
At the present time he is resting as
well as might be expected.
A number of our exchanges are
objecting to the publication of matter
in the interests of the presidential or
gubernatorial candidates. The News
may be wrong in regard to this mat-
ter, but we believe it to be th« duty
of a newspaper to select what it be-
lieves to be the best man for either
position and then present his views
clearly to the voter. We favor the
candidacy of Woodrow Wilson for
president and W. F. Ramsey for
governor and do not expect a cent
for anything we may publish in their
interests. Good government is what
we desire and fully believe it can be
attained by the eleotton of these gen-
The physical breeses are quite
bou erous these days. Not much
chapci *pr any thing to grow yet,
bdt It'keep moist.
We are g?ad to welcome Frank
Barber and wife as new neighbors on
the summit, he living rented the
Tohn Crawford farm, and moved in
Hollis Galley is helping Geo.
Shepard's boys stack bundles these
D. C. Laird is spending the week
at the O Y O ranch this week look-
ing after the sheep and preparing to
receive the bunch of steers he pi '-
chased lately. He has leased thv
Hester ranch and will run stock on
the grass and farm the plow land.
He says he expects to spend most of
his time on the ranch this summer.
We bid you welcome home to tl
summitt and success to you
Why "cowl when jrnu can amllo nfjM"
taking Dr. MIIch Imitative Tablet* 7
Row* from Washington.
Washington, D. CAFeb. 13, 1912.
Flags of the new Chinese Republic
fly over Chinese buildinge here.
The House coVnmittee upon Mili-
tary Affairs is investigating the War
Department, including the Ain«*otfb
and Ray episodes. *
The Interstate Commerce Com-
mission ruled that the express com-
panies answer February 26.
The President has sent to Con-
gress a message favoring compulsory
insurance of employes by common
The House Postoffice committee
seeks annulment of the order of the
President prohibiting clerks from
appealing or giving information to
Congress and joining labor unions.
Representative Lloyd introduced the
bill against ths order.
< Medill Mc~ormick, manager of
the Washington Roosevelt Head-
quarters, calls Taft adherents "mori-
bund reactionaries.'' The President
has spoken of some insurgents as
"emotionalists" and "neurotics."
A hard fight for the Presidential
nomination is expected.
Advocate! of Parcels Post have
learned there is no likelihood of the
Senate Postoffice committee report-
ing a bill providing rates regardless
of distance upon merchandise. Com-
mercial clubs and similar organisa-
tions have represented that such
carriage would be hostile to local
industrial development. The big re-
tail mail-order bouses have been
anxious for a fiat-rate. They have
grown upon this carriage up to four-
pounds limit. They want to extend
this now to eleven pounds and later
place the limit much higher. The
Senate committe is working upon a
zone-system like Germany's. Op-
ponents of Parcels Post say that, if
we must follow European examples
in our country of long distances, this
would be far preferable to a fiat-rate.
Advertising Panhandle and South
To Th« Brand.
You will feel interested I am sure
in the information that the banta Fe
System has made a special appro-
priation for advertising the Panhan-
dle and South Plains country in ex-
cess of the usual amount set apart
for advertising purposes in this sec-
tion, and which will be expended in
advertising the resources of the Pan-
handle and South Plains.
The circulation in which the ad-
vertisements will appear aggregate
4,300,000 copies and is a compre-
hensive plan from which gratifying
results are expected. This campaign
was started in January and will con-
tinue five months, ending is May.
The papers selected cover a vast
area of tersfewy f*t«*!fatK *rop
Lincoln, Neb., on the west, St. Paul
on the north, and Atlanta, Ga., on
the south, representing some of the
most substantial, agriculrural, horti-
cultural- and stock papers published.
The effect of this advertising will,
no doubt, be inviting to immigration
and attract many investors at a time
when the crop prospects and appear-
ance of the country ate generally
I wish to assure you of the ener-
getic efforts of our colonisation de-
partment to influence homeseekersto
locate along the lines of the Santa
1 * in the southwest.
i J. B* inker.
f sywill grind your spectacle lens
wails'you wait. We have the best
equiptmjjit this side of Kansas City.
Bandits Hold Up Southern Pacific
Train But Fail—Two Are
El Paso, Tex., March 13.—The
nerve and daring of an express mes-
senger on the Southern Pacific rail-
road prevented the robbery of a pas-
senger train on that line this morn-
ing. Bandits held up No. 9, west
bound near Sanderson, two hundred
and fifty miles east of this city.
They uncoupled the engine, mail and
baggage cars from the passenger
coaches and after hauling them down
the track a .considerable distance
and proceeded to loot them. When
they attempted to enter the express
car, the express messenger hit the
foremost of the two robbers with a
hammer, killing him instantly. As
he was falling, the express messen-
ger grabbed the robbers gun and
killee the second bandit.
Card of Thanks.
In the time of sorrow and bereave-
ment the greatest consolation, ex-
cept that which comes from the
Great Helper, is the syspathy and
help which comes from friends. The
sickness and sorrow in our home was
at all times lightened and sweetened
by the kindly thoughtfulness and
ministry of friends, who through the
painful hours of our mother's suffer-
ing sustained and helped us as far
as human sympathy could go—to the
portal of the grave. The beautiful
flowers so kindly sent by dear friends,
the Ladies' Aid Society and the
Rebeccas, were a living tribute for
which we are deeply grateful. To>
each one who assisted us our hearts
go out in graditude, and to each one
we desire life's best blessings and
such kindness as we have received.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stambaugh.
Sam Dunn, for 21 years cattle
spector for this section of Texas,
but who recently resigned, dropped
in the other day from South Texas
to bid his friends good-by. He went
to Clovis yesterday, but is returning
to Amarillo today, from which place
he will depart in a few day for Port
Aransas where he will make his
future home and engage in the
pleasurable occupation and business
of fishing. May "good luck" for
Uncle Joe Sypert, after a long ab-
sence from Hereford at Austin, the
state capital, returned last Friday
night and is happy with his friends
again. Mrs. Sypert did not return,
as she is caring for the recent aad
seventh grand child in the Lee Clark
The note from J. Brinker, general
freight and passenger agent for the
Pecos Valley Lines, will be read
with much interest. Ths Santa Fa
is doing many things to bring new
farmers into the Panhandle and to
assist those already located here,
and this effort to advertise the coun-
try will be appreciated by those who
are trying to build up the Panhan-
dle and South Plains.
I will run a laundry wagon for the
Amarillo Steam Laundry and will call
for and deliver packages, but all'
work must be paid for ©a delivery.
T. M. Coulson. 6-2t
All the new things in siks, voiles,
linen, ginghams, etc., at D. R. Gas
& Son. 5-2t
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