The Hereford Brand, Vol. 13, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1913 Page: 4 of 10
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The Hereford Brand Friday, March 14, 1913
The Hereford Brand
The Brand Publishing Co*
A. C EUJOTT. U w
W. T. STANWIRKV
Address *11 communications to
BRAND PUBLISHING CO.
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Entered April IT. twf In lh« pMtofflce at
H«r«fard, T«*«K ma mall mat-
ter. First n urn bar of th paper bwu«i Febru-
ary 23. 1901. as- th« Hcrrfonl R«f rt«r: «r t
number of The Rrainl iwu«l March 2i. IMS.
SmbaeHptlma PrU tl.OO Par Tmmr,
Jtrictly in Mm«(*
Any erroneous ilatoMftt iJlactin* the
rharacteror reputatiun of any individual or
Arm which may appear in The Brand. wiU
be Kindly corrected upon beta* brought to
the attention of the publisher*.
All ft>tiding matter appearing in Tlin
Brand marked "t" or "tf" with tlvnres
prefixed or "ttdv" U paid Advertising.
Value of Silage.
. When a fanner raise* a big crop
of wheat or oats, potatoes or onions,
would he not be considered unwise to
allow any of them to waste? After
all the bard labor has been expend-
ed and the heavy expense incurred,
it is simply the lack of common sense
to permit any waste. Then, when a
farmer grows 50 acres of kafir or
sorghum, and has standing in the
field 500 tons of green, succulent
feed-stuff, why will he let 400 tons
dry up and blow away? Foolish,
ain't it ? The solution to the problem
is the silo. Every successful farmer
around Heteford will have from one
to a half dozen silos. They may
not all put up silos this year, but
there WiU be at least 10 erected if
indications are correct. They realize
that 10 acres of silage is equal to 50
acres of dry feed. J. C. Davis of
Carrollton, Tex^s, has this to say
about feeding silage:
Every farmer and dairyman who
has as many as ten head of cattle
should have a silo to be filled with
corn, cane, kafir corn, silage or
whatever crop is best suited to his
locality and which will yield the
heaviest tonnage^per acre. Where
corn is to be used it should be cut
when it begins to dent, and sorghum
when the heads ripen and the juice
is sweet in the stalk. In about six
weeks the silage ii in shape to begin
feeding. The following table was
compiled by Mr. Davis from data
taken cn a bunch of steers fed on his
place this season; ten acres being
planted to sorghum for a silo of one
hundred tons capacity:
Cost of seeding. 2-A bu. at
$1.50 " S 3.75
$119 Reward, $1M -
Tb rratlem of tl l paper will >0
" to t"<irr that U.or Is at k«M on*
iHx'ii! Uv t silence h** t*t>n
to cure tn all i« si««*a. and that ia
atarrh Bnll'e Cat ,rr!i euro S* t!u< only
positive cure n>w Uiviwti to the mudlcal
frnu-rnlty. Catarrh fcwtn* a constitutional
dltH*><\ rwrtir • a constitutional treat-
ment. Hull's Catarrh Cure ta titken In-
ternally. acting Jlrectly upon the blood
and mneoUK surfaces of the system, there-
by destroying the foundation of the dia*
ease, and giving the patient strength by
building up the -onititutlon and assisting
nature In doing It* work. The proprietor*
have r much faith In It* curative pow-
ers that th«y offer On- Hundred Dollars
for nnv nj tl'ftt ft fnltt* to <>ure. 8>n<l
for ll*t r>( testimonlihi. .
A<t-lr<-.« F S CHKMBY * CO.. Toledo. Ohio*
ffctUI by *11 Drn«wU^v TV.
•rake Hall' PU . lor eons« Ipatloo.
Cost of preparing 10 acres
at SI.50 15.00
Cost of tilling 10 acres at
$2 SO 25.00
Cost of harvesting 10 acres
at $6.50 l 65.00
Rer.t of 10 acres at $5.00 50.00
100 tons of silage valued at
$6 00 $600.00
Cost of production, etc 158.75
Value of silage over cost...$441.25
The above price of $6.00 per ton
is the lowest price placed on silage
for feeding value ami it is estimated
as high as $8.00 per ton.
Now is the time to have your
combings made up, or that old switch
made over. The very best work
assured. Mrs. Ftlmore, Carl House.
Recollect last «.prin<< when (hat
late frost struck vmir orchards
and produce? You'd have given
a mint to have had fair
A Rural Bell Telephone
will summon help when frosts
threaten, besides bein< profi-
table in dtantless other ways.
Oar nearest Manager will cheer-
fully famish information or
i a i
TAX tofYESTIGATION OB.
Welfare Cenumiasion Recom-
Tyler, Texaf—Thf report of S.
A. Lindsey, of the Texas Welfare
Commission, is now off the press
and ready for distribution. Ths
investigation developed startling in-
equalities in asuesment of property.
.Heal estate was found to be under-
assessed from 10 to 80 per cenl and
not more than 2 l-'i per cent o' the
intangible personal property goes on
the payroll. The intangible proper-
ty of railroads amounting to $174,•
645,044 i« of course assessed by tiie
-state tax board st full value.
Id dueuasing the effect of our tax
system upon railroad securities, Mr.
R. S. liovett. executive head of the
Harriman lines, said:
"It is almost universally true that
uo property is assessed for taxation
at its full value aud of course rail-
road owners know that fact. Kail-
road investors know of excessive and
unreasonable assessments against
railroads wherever they occur. It is
their business to keep posted about
such tilings. The financial world
knows that the railroads of Texas
are assessed for the purpose of tax-
ation at about twice what they are
valued by the Railroad Commission
of Texa* It does not stop to see
whether"they are under-valued foi
the purpose of taxation. But the
idea thai the state of Texas will as-
sess for the purposes of taxation rail-
road property for twice what it val-
ues it at for rate-making and stock
and Irond purpose* is so utterly un-
reasonable that nothing more is
needed to foreclose almost any dis-
russiou of Texas railroad securities
in an eastern financial oenter." .
Mr. Frank Trumbull, head of ths
Katy system, said:
"My general attitude on the mat-
ter of taxation has always been that
we are not only willing, but we want
to pay our just share of su pporting
the government. We are, nowever,
very reluctant to pay other peoples'
taxes, and if the basis of assessing
us ia higher tlwui it is to a man
who owns real estate, we are paying a
part of his taxes aud so far as
we are concerned we are too proud
to ask anybody to pay a part of our
The commission recommends
remedial legislation and urges thu
Thirty-third Legislature to appoint
a capable and non-partisan Special
It's a good sign that the honey-
moon is entirely over when a roan
lets bis wife dig up the flower beds
for the spring planting.
A suffragette-4a a woman who
makes a anise about her desire to
vote anyfries to walk like a man; a
female' suffragist is a woman who
wants to eatend her good Influence
New Accounts Dafrg
New customers are intrusting their funds to us
almost daily, which fact goes to show that our
customers appreciate our square-deal methods and
are assisting us in increasing our list of friends
and customers—LET US SERVE YOU.
- The Western National Bank
Mutually Agreeable Accounts Solicited
through the ballot box.
When a man arrivea at the age
that every. «dy calls him colonel, its
time for him to quit trying to go the
gates of the younger set. k
If the women did not like to dance
as well as the men, there would be
no turkey trots and funny hugs.
Why is a man's nose in the middle
of bis face?
On Friday evening Mrs. Clarence
Smith entertained a large circle of
young friends for her son, Ralph.
Happy voices sounded in fun and
laughter as the boys and girls play-
ed hilarious old-fashioned party
games until late in the evening. At
the close of this pleasant time, Mrs.
Smith served delicious refreshments
consisting of hot chocolate, cake
When you want a good drive or an up-to-date rig
call at our Barn. We have spent a great deal of time
and money lately improving and enlarging our pre-
mises. We have one of the beat barns in West Texas
and can give you the best accommodations in any line
ot livery service. We guarantee courteous and fair
treatment to all. Phone 249.
A. L. S H E R K
For Insurance that insures, see
. O. Lee. 28tf
I'll meet you at the Corner Drug
THE riRST STATt BANK
S. B. EDWARDS. President
a B. WEBB
A. P. MURCHISON, Cashier
HENRY WILKINSON. A*st Cashier
J. W. EDWARDS.
CAPITAL STOCK - $100,000.00
Shareholder's Liability S!00,000.00
1 AND TRUST COHRaNY texas
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Elliot, A. C. The Hereford Brand, Vol. 13, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1913, newspaper, March 14, 1913; Hereford, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253696/m1/4/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Deaf Smith County Library.