The Hereford Brand, Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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HEREFORD, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1912
BIG RAIN FOR
Baying Rain by the Acre Best and
Latest Method—Farmers Held
In *U departments of human en-
deavor, thinking men have solved
many problems of nature's mystery.
They have gone into the depths of
the earth, they have hsrnessed
the air of the heavens and the waves
of the sea, they have battled the
lightning of the clouds and pictured
jkhe light of the sun. No field of
Science has not been turned, no
stream of thought has not been
seined, no department of life has
not been catalogued.
The last, yet most sustaining
power of the human race, to be
studied and investigated has been
that of farming—the tillage of the
•oil. At one time it was thought
that any one could farm, and only
the slow and tardy were permitted to
remain on the farms, the boys of
brighter minds being pushed into the
so-called professions. As a result,
farming deterorated. But, within
the last ten years, men of mind have
devoted their best efforts to soil
study and plant culture. In semi-
arid and rainless districts private
and government enterprise ibve de-
veloped millions of otherwise barren
acres into veritable gardens. The
question of irrigation, taken along
witfe ptoper soil culture, has lifted
the desert up to the clouds and
snatched from its hidden bosom the
life giving streams of providence.
Experience has shown that all
countries are subject to periodical
drouths—or rather subject to changes
of minimum and maximum rainfall.
In those years when the rain gods
are tardy or when, perchance, they
are off on their summer vacation,
men of science have snatched the
ecepter from the sleepy grasp of
Junius Fluvius, the chief rain god,
and have hurled it at the head of
Jupiter, the thunderbolt god, break-
ing up the drouth of revelry and
opening the springs of summer
At Hereford the farmers are mak-
ing contracts for the purchase of
rain at a stipulated price per shower
lor each acre under cultivation.
They hold the key which unlocks
the chambers of watervale in which
are stored the showers for thousands
of acres of fertile fields. As with a
magic wand, the farmer opens the
sesame of his fortunes, turning on at
will the needful showers for his
thirsty fields. He waits not for the
yl wind nor the clouds, be observes no
signs, he studies no weather amps,
he counts no days, and consults no
prophets—be sees no moons nor lis-
tens for the croaking frogs; he places
his faith in the power of gasoline to
ftve his crops from the devouring
drouth god, whose hot breath scorch-
es his green fields and makes desert
the fertile valleys.
* The contract price for a good
shower, J inches spread over his en-
tire field, will not exceed, under pro-
per conditions, 25 cents per acre,
abd who would not pay this price
for such a good rain? Under irri-
gation, the farmer is master hf the
situation. In the morning he follows
a flowing stream of crystal through
his field and returns la the evening
with a song in his mouth, feeling
that a day's labor has not been spent
in vain. He beats no tom-toms nor
fires no salutes to break lose the
rain clouds from their moorings in
the sky. The clouds are of little usf
to him except to brighten the blue of
the sky-scape or mellow the green of
the land-scape. Yes, they are all
doing it at Hereford and not many
days hence the broad, fertile plains
will be waiving in green fields.
Come td Hereford and irrigate,
Wait not on tardy cloud rents,
Throw out the life line of water,
And save your fields for twenty-five
Miss Purser Reads.
Seldom have we seen the Baptist
church sp crowded as it was last
Sunday evening when Elisabeth Pur-
ser rendered "The Lost Word," a
cutting from the book of that title by
Henry Van Dyke. Great expecta-
tions are seldom realised, but in this
case the packed house was more
than pleased and crowded around
Miss Purser at the close to express
their pleasure and thanks.
Miss Purcer's charm as a reader
is her naturalness. Her graceful
figure, pleasant, musical voice and
expressive face are all brought under
full tribute in reproducing the
thought and feeling of the author.
Miss Purser will always be greeted
with a full bouse when she reads in
Oceans of Water Guaranteed.
D. L. McDonald & Co., fathers of
Hereford irrigation, are having the
south side of the Britain building
adorned with these words: "Oceans
of Water Guaranteed, Pumpfng
Plants Installed, D. L. McDonald &
Co." This sign, will be v^ible to
th$ occupants of the passenger trains
thru Hereford and will be a boost
for the town as well as for the com-
Rev. Purser asks The Brand to
announce that his Sunday morning
subject will be, "Your Sin; Come if
You Want to Hear Aboot It."
There will be no services Sunday
night on account of the protracted
meeting at the Christian church.
H. Hudson and P. Leming both of
Ohio, who have been here making an
investigation of the soil and water,
left Tuesday for their home. They
were well pleased with the water and
soil and especially the crops of
alfalfa, wheat and oats under irriga-
From Msj. Caraway.
Wellington, Tex., July 2, 1912.
While the organic body and ra-
tional soul are united we can have a
grand time here on earth, cultivating
our love of country and strengthen-
ing our loyalty to the best and freest
organised government under tbe sun.
Recently the Republican party named
Taft as its favorite to lead the party
to success or defeat, and no man
living has the means of knowing
which. Today tbe Democratic party
at Baltimore nominated Wityon to
champion its principles, and policies
and time alone will reveal the
strength Tti the fespective political
parties. As to my part I have 'ho
fear as to the result in the Electoral
College where the supreme will of
the American people will be made
known to all nations. I am sorry
that "Teddy" cannot be consoled
and glad that tbe Baltimore conven-
tion was so harmonious in its deliber-
ations for tbe best interest of the
government demands two healthy
political parties. «Our government
as it was passed down to us by our
revolutionary Fathers is good enough
for me, giving us all the political
and religious liberty we deserve
while sojourning here on earth. All
we demand is the elevation of good,
honest, patriotic and loyal men to
places of trust to administer the af-
fairs of state without any readical
changes in our system of govern-
stents' I think we have enough
patriotism in the nation to perpetuate
the government wilh all its institu-
tions and blessings to mankind
The Lord being willing, I will soon
make tracks in the sand of Hereford
where I can meet and greet some
old time and newly made friends
and exchange ideas for tbe mutual
pleasure of all. Permit me to state
that the prospect for fine'erops from
Ft. Worth to this point was never
better, the people are hopeful thst
the good rains will continue and fill
the country full of support for man
and beast. It is needless for me to
tell your intelligent readers that this
is a fine country, for the most of
them know it. You will please allow
me to declare without partiality that
no man who is contending for Senator
Bailey's place in tbe United States
senate will be able to fill it to the
entire satisfaction of Texas. We
have but one Bailey. He is a national
democrat, and is the peer of any
man in the senate as a profound con-
stitutional lawyer and statesman of
the highest order, and is represent-
ing the sovereignity of our common-
wealth with marked ability. Hisxe-
tirement from his lofty position is
akin to a national calamity and is a
lamentable fact. I am politically
disconsolate in our senatorial race
and cannot tell much interest in the
contest. From all signs and indica-
tions Mr. Randell is in a hot box
having his political anatomy fired
intp from all sides while the fight is
going on between Wolters, an avow
ed anti, and Shepperd, a full blood
prehi. It now looks like Randell
will share the same fate of Bell and
Davidson in tbe past. Success to
the Brand family. Will be upsoco.
Outlook fine for crops generally.
L. J. Caraway.
The Woman's Missionary Society
met at the Methodist church July
4 p. m. Quite an interesting pro-
gram was rendered. The ladies
voted a standing vote of thanks to
those who so kindly assisted in mak-
ing the cream supper of recent date
a success. The society will meet
with Mrs. Price July 17, 4 p. m., in
a social meeting. "The Days of
June" will be read by Mesdames
Kelly and Harrison during the hour.
All ladies are invited to be present
and bring their "fancy" work.
* Notice. '
There will be an annual meeting
of the members of the Hereford
Benefit Association of Hereford,
Texas, held under date of July 20.
1912, for tha purpose of electing of-
ficers and directors for the ensuing
J. H. Head, President,
23-2t D. F. Ashbrook, Secretary.
In- mentioning tbe new suite of
rooms which E F. Connell had fitted
up in the Miller-Walker buildingr
we made a mistake in the number of
the taoms, and take this method of
correcting same. * The rooms are
numbers 8 and 10 and are located at
the head of the stairs and just to the
We endeavor to keep every thing
fresh and absolutely clean at tbe
City Meat Market. Phone 21. 23-2t
Buy lumber at Xemp's and save
I Buy At Home
BECAUSE my interests are here.
BECAUSE the community that is good enough for me
to live ii| is good enough for me to buy in.
BECAUSE I believe in transacting business with my
BECAUSE I want to see the goods.
BECAUSE I want to get what I buy when I pay for it
BECAUSE every dollar I spend at home stays at home
and works fot the welfare of this town
BECAUSE the man I buy from stands back of the goods.
BECAUSE I sell what 1 produce here at home. \
BECAUSE! the man I buy from pays,his part of the
town, county and state taxes. i
BECAUSE the man I buy from gives value received al-
BECAUSE the man I buy from helps support my school,
my churchfmy lodge, my home.
BECAUSE when ill-luck, misfortune or bereavement
comes, the man I buy from is here with his
kindly greeting, his words of cheer, and his
pocketbook, if need be. Here 1 live and
here I bay.
v I BUY AT HOMCf DC* YOU?
Every Citizen Inteersted la the
Campaign for a Clean City is Ex-
pected at the Court Bouse
at s o'clock.
At the meeting of the Civic League
at the court house last Saturday
many of the more important ar-
rangements of tbe work to make
Hereford a winner in Holland's
clean city contest were perfected,
and much enthusiasm was in evi-
It was decided by the League and
the decision carried out, to divide
the city into districts, and a perma- *
nent chairman was appointed for
each district. The purpose being to
create friendly rivalry between the
various districts in the all important
work of cleaning up.
A meeting has been called for to-
morrowjafternoon at 5 o'clock at
the court house, and every person
interested in the clean-up crusade is
urged to be present. The ladies of
Hereford are doing much earnest
and faithful work, and each and
every Hereford citizen should give
them all the support possible.
Remember, tomorrow, (Saturday)
afternoon at b o'clock at the court
Canyon Man Has Narrow Escape.
M. P. Garner, son-in-law of our
townsman, Theodore Cochell, and
county clerk of Randall county,
narrowly escaped death on tbe 4th.
The Randall County News gives this
account of the accident:
M. P. Garner, county clerk, very
narrowly escaped death on tbe Fourth
by having his gun accidentally dis-
charged, the load of which cut nis
necktie in two and bored a clean
hole through the right lapel of his
coat, missing his head not over three
inches. Mr. Garner was in the
phaeton with his son, Welton, and
brother-in-law, Clell Cochell, of
Hereford. They were on their way
to hunt and saw an owl sitting on a
fence post. They had almost driven
past when Mr. Garner decided to
stop and take a shot at the bird.
He turned in the seat and threw one
leg over the side of the seat and in
so doing unconsciously kicked the
losded gun with the other causing it
fall over the sid- of the phaeten.
The hammer struck hard^s it fell
and the gun was fired leaninghgaiqst
Mr. Garner's breast and only a few
inches below his chin. The shot did
not have time to scatter, but cut his
necktie in two and cut a hole through
the right lapel of his coat. The
powder burned his breast consider-
ably, but otherwise Mr. Garner es-
caped uninjured. It is the greatest
of wonders that Mr. Garner escaped
Several years ago Mr. Garner lost
his leg through a gun accident. He
was hunting with a friend and this
friend accidentally fired his gun just
behind Mr. Garner, tearing off the
limb. Mr. Garner says he has hunt-
ed all his life, but last week was the
only time be ever remembers of
letting a gun go off accidentally.
Cut down tbe cost of living by
using a Gurney Patent Refrigerator.
They keep your provisions from
spoiling. For sale by E. B. Black
Get a Deaf Smith Coaaty Map.
Up-to-date, only $1.50. H. G.
Hays, Co. Surveyor, Hereford. 2ltf
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand, Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1912, newspaper, July 12, 1912; Hereford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253661/m1/1/: accessed February 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.