The Sunday Morning Herald. (Amarillo, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 11, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 10, 1910 Page: 9 of 12
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section section"! THE SUNDAY MORNING HERALD
Pages 17 to 12
VOL XXII NO. II
AHARILLO'TLXAS APRIL 10 IqIO
PRICE 5 CUNTS
PACKING PLANT ADDRESS
DELIVERED BY ST1NNETTE
Reprerentative of Superintendent Butt
Called Attention of Visitors to the
Complete Equipment of New
ToKowtng It an address read
by Mr. A. 8. Stlnnctte boforo
the Stoekmen'a convention Thursday
morning at Optra House.
Mr. O. TV. Dutt foremost In build
tDf or the splendid plant of tho Pan-
handle racking Company in tho city
Ct Atnarlllo. wa originally on tho
programme to address you on thn
ubject of the packing houac and
this was very properly tho ease as
thl ribBoelatlon a tery deeply in-
terest' d la the achievement of Mr.
Putt 1 id associates and would en-
joy Immensely hearing him person-
ally Th important work Incident
to tl. final ompuctlon of the 'plant
raado it l:rponslblo for Mr. Dutt to
fudflll M:i engagement to appear
her and at. the eleventh hour ho re-
quest d If not commanded mo to
unde;i.ak to supply his place; a
rwponfiMllty I waa most reluctant
to assume. This request coming
only a day or two 'since I did not
havf time to construct' speech
fitting the breadth of the subject
and dignity of thn occasion and tak-
ing advantage of the only alternative
the manuscript I shall now beg your
Indulgence In the reading of the
brief addrefs prepared.
It has been my good fortune to be
present at several sessions of the
Panhandle Live Stork - Association
and ca I best recall on ca b such
orrainuu. earnest speeches were de-
livered paper read and resolutions
onS9d rn the most vital subject of
a packing plant at Amurillo. Turn-
ing rnti'i.?ard to the limit "Whero
the iiu-i-Jry runneth not" orators
then ard ever since debated fer-
vently (lie question "Which afford"
the most pelasure and satisfaction
pursuit or possession" and while
n tho whole this ancient question
Swmalrr. unsettled I am convinced
Slit all now have a practical dc-
Baontratlrtn where possession wins
and that l8 tho fruition of the con-
tinued and consistent eforts of the
""Panhandle Live Stock Association In
Be final completion of the plant of
iis panhandle Tacking Company lit
Amaiillo; a substantial modern and
uprrb Institution of which any city
ir community could Tie Justly and un-
speakably I'liu'd Tlie plant us It
stands In the fullness of It com-
pletion 11 t hovoughncss of It
equipment if inspected will tell Its
wn story more eloquently than I.
but for the enlightnient "f those
who may be unable to vinlt the paint
a few lines descriptive may not be
amiss. The plant is hit ua ted on a
part of Jts own'; 1-3 acres about two
miles east of the htiM.iosa ceonter of
Amarlllo. It has own sidings
from three traneontlnental lines of
railway with guaranteed free switch.
Ing for all time.' The main building
Is concrete basement and half story
remaining throe stories brick bavins
a floor space of sixty four thousand
feet. Other buildings and adjuncts
I $so9ooo I
BUILDING AND LOAN FUND
are; Power house 7fix5rt brick;
Pumphouse 3:'x24 brick; Ice tank
31x80 expanded lath wire and ceinen1
For water nupply two 8-Inch well"
and one tank . 0 x 2 1 x 1 1 cspaclty one
hundred und threo thousand gallons
of water pure sort and freo from
alkali and inexhaustible.
Home of tho morn Important Items
of machinery are. one a 2 ." II. P. Allls
C'orlesH Knglno with Featherstono
CoproKsor. 15x36 50 tons tee capa-
Two Artie Ice Machines Corliss
Steam Euds SO tons refrigeration
One Atlas 'Engine 35 II. P
One 35 K V Direct Connected
Two Heine P-ollerx 250 II P. eaib
Ono lee Tank Complete tlttod for
SO tons dally capacnv a'si for re-
frigerating tho plant.
Four Rendering tanks 350 hogs
Four Cooling tanks. I.ard refin-
ery complete dally capacity GO-
Slaughtering department complete.
and strictly modern.
Chill rooms fitted with blanket
Storage room all fitted with brine
circulation and thoroughly Installed
Plant with alley connection la 1-J
mile from th0 yard of the Western
Stock Yards Co. covering 103 acres.
The plant has been Inspected by the
l' S. fiovernment department of Ag-
riculture and heartily passed as
complying with the department re-
quirement. The capacity of the
plant is 250 cattle and 800 hogs
dally. Tho cost of tho plant is
$150000 Hml ls now ready to make
Its Initial bow to the world us one
of the finest types of its kind yet
devised by the genius of man.
The money for tho construction
and equipment of this ;ilant wnB ob-
tained by popular subscription with-
out asking or receiving a dollars
donalon. And it must be gratify-
ing to all friendly to the enterprise
to know the plant is paid for with
a possible exception of two or three
thousand dollars .such being more
than covered by uncollected and col-
lectible stock subscriptions. Taking
into account (lie magnitude of the
task the remotncM from sources of
machinery and oilier supplies and
tho tardlncHj so often uttedant upon
subscript ion payment It must be ad-
mitted an enviable achievement In
tha tin"? consumed. Too much can't
be said In commendation of the
wearied zeal of O. W. Putt who lav-
ished upon t' rk In all Its plan-
ning and details of construction hlx
undivided time and energy end the
conl entrated wisdom of 35 years of
packing house building and operation.
Available for purchasers of lote
San Jacinto Heights
The great plant having been coin
pletcd It Is now the purpose of the
director to issue and ulfcr for sali:
0110 hundred thousand dollars In
bonds the proceed. of which to go
Into the treasury as a necessary op
crating fund and wIkii this fliall
have been done the curtain will
ri..e upon that new era ot Industrial
lift of the Panhandle and the West
that will be meiuorablii till time
shall bo hi) more. That the bond
will b0 readily marketable theie
can bo no reasonable doubt Tho
plant should and will pay from the
very start. No packing plant In the
history of the world was ever plac-
ed more advantageously than this.
To begin with tho .jilant rests In
the very center of the greatest beef
producing region of the world with
assurances that very shortly tho
same can he said as to hogs. Three
transcontinental trunk line of rail-
way radiate in all directions from
Amarlllo which with their branch-
es afford the plant the Inrgcbt In-
dividual territory In which it can
be supreme In all thing of any like
plant on this or any other continent.
Th0 freight rate arc ho adjusted
that tho saving of the raw material
and the marketing and distribution
of tho finished product would of It
self bo a profit on the manufact-
ure. In tho marketing of packing
house product quality U a potential
factor and in this respect the veter
an packer. Mr. Butts will xeel as
he always has and to thlg as a
handler of bis product over twenty
years ago I can aounduntly tes-
tify. As It has been truthfully said
the only fchots that count are those
that hit. and Mr. Hutt with tho pro-
duct of the Panhandle Packing Co.
will hit responsive appetites ho"o
an I everywhere.
We come now to the broid hid-
ing of the value of packing lioiiw.
tu tne livestock Industry to com-
munities cities and the common-
wealth and notwithstanding the vast
ne.ss of this subject nothing but
brevity can bo attempted herein. As
things now and always must stand
the live stock and packing Interests
are Interdependent and for both or
either to achieve thH rullest measure
of success there must exlet mutual
confidence reciprocal alms and r'tr-
poses. This Ideal condition ls now
In sight and ls coming through such
Instrumentalities as the United
States bureaus of Agriculture and
Animal Industry the Interstate Com-
merce Commission regulating rates
and preventing rebates and the pur-
chase of transportation favoritism
and concession th0 growing dispar-
ity between the supply and the de-
mand and perhaps tho greatest of all
Is that agency and enlarged sphere
or the Independent packing plant.
The presence of tho packing house
Is an inspiration to the llve stock
producer to excel In quantity and
quality affording tho added stimu-
lus of greatly increased pronts. .m
tlie producer and shipper the ques-
tion of distance of haul time of de-
livery shrinkage ana deterioration
Is indeed mosi vital. It Is far bet-
ter to ship a car of dressed beef
tinder refrigeration from Amarlllo
to Uoston than a car of beef steers
to Kansas City and there dressed
and reshlpped to Boston. These
polnts are all too well known to
the Panhandle Live Stock Associa-
tion and they are some of the rea-
sons animating their unvarying
clamor for the packing plant at Ama-
At Bunt a bright cay has dawned
f"r tv producer of live stork and
luvir'ln the history of the business
K"ncinly Ihih the futuro Leon 10
ri.'inM;r ng. Thl 1 a esperally true
ef Hi I'anhniuli. of Texas where a
b"l he resoling is hdng uroiislit
by thn team 'o.v. Thu means a
u;iliH'on rf thi big ranch princi-
pally It to sni.i''' r pasture In con-
J !' t .n w IMi r' k farms and lth
lie Guidance 0.' grain alfalfa
f"r" a id cotton seed products the
ry ' nt hand iien the Panhandle
will no; nnly b known as the great-
cm primary regie for the growth of
"ef M'-s hut the greatest pri-
mary nurket f fat and finished
b- cf In rld. The Panhan-
dle fa. t k. I'uti'pany will hasten
th" eii 11 itlo) of ihj f.nr ntMir-
ing ' . ')i llw
profit lutr" i
tock producer the
njoyed In griwini
profit of his grain
alfali.i inn 1 ira.e ulih the feeders
proli'ti ; f-i t U v. the greau-st ef all
Hill tO 0 Hdd.-. With Mrh ..
dlter.. und thry Br(J rfit lPf.
our eyes dow no division of the
fold c.m mrrpetp with tha boundM
plains of Texan in the production of
beef hog and everything In the
mtruory of live stock with roultry
adil-rt. .T lift think of It.
Sur oundc d' by thirty million acres
of ullshle land Ph every foot of
surpassing fertility md peerless In
.i j....i. ....... . ...
me r.inn.n on or tnrai. eats. Kaffir
mifA nlfalfa ..n. j .
........ ......... . u IOrsge or
Knn' W1" roll0n nl P-
erh feed product In the greatest part
! '' " uuo ronl wo 10
four thosand feet with water and a
climate unmatched affording an
astounding Immunity from psrasl
tic.l pe.a nd hog cholera where
the beef steeer never stops growing
with th0 added snvantago of an ex
eelint hreedlnr ground and to com
" 1 "
pare theMJmparaMe rnbandle
uhe for grslj. pr'those of the Argen
tlnft as tol 4ttle end livestock
would be 1 1 Kt ai eomparlson of Texas
to Rhode lsllllj
Fort Wortli gave two hundred
thousand doliira for packing houses
and taking to account the benefits
derived and Uma yet to accrue the
returns on Investment are cv-
esal hundred ftr cent aside from the
millions of daSirs in benefit to tho
?tat as a wltlj. Fort Worth now
has a standbier of two hundred
I tiAllalilHil A Atl.aJ . a I. . u . . t 1 . I
thousand dollir to the next big
parker that ij come into their
midst. Only i tow months since a
certain pnekinj concern proposed to
erect a plant it Oklahoma City If
given a subsidy of cash and land
fhe equivalent of two hundred
thousand dollin and at the first
meeting of tbclr Cnamber of Com-
merce tho bojLwas oversubscribed
by many thouunilB of dollars nec-
essitating a fffts sealing of the
amounts sul -crlbtil. Who of you
will not say thn the possibilities of
the packing industry at Amarlllo
will eventually mel those of either
or both r-nmbioM'of Oklahoma City
and Fort Worth! WMght the facts
such as the pxtent cheracter and re-
sources of 'h" territory surrounding
and then If ymiiasnt ssy so It will
be because ynu fcefbste t express
by Mr. A 8 8'lnnette befors
Packing Com!1!'"' located at
Amarlllo li. .-svee Of Us central lo-
cation anil tho M railway
systems bu' In inroad sense. It is
an enterpr.n 'fill he Pahsndle
Eastern New vH nd Western
Oklahoma and to tl'se it la de
dicated anil wl'.tM" 118 destiny Is
. . . .1 ' . -
I.ivo Stock A.cr
u'Jiii as! itg apon-
sor nothlpg Inn')!
a' glorious fu-
niirr ' Si. 1
tui'o It vouchsafed. Now. more thnn I
ewr the law of economy In all lines
of manufacture Is Invoked which
nieuu the fmioiy and the packing
hoiin must get nearer the supply of
iow n1n1r11.11 nun 11119 is accentuated
in the bland of advanced commerce1
In suppression of tirt:ou inlvllea
and artificial advantage which In
the end Implies a return to the great
natural law of in. survival of tho
An authentic record ef tho live
stock movement from the Panhandle
ami til 111 urv I'rr urn flip ilm viur
and t.loutury territory fur the year
1909 Indicates the following
Cattle 0162 cars 340670 head;
bos 6(19 cars 51. MO head; sheep
H35 cars 190500 head; making a
gra.'d total of 10.400 cars and 55-
Of this movement them was
handbd through tiie
Stock Yards Company of
during thB year l!;uD:
Cattle. 4(M4 earn 143.040 head
hcg. 214 eors. 21.11? heal fhen 1
4 10 carr 12P..325 head or u inml f
410 carr 133325 head; or a totnl of
4. 728 cars and 277 513 head.
Of thl prodigious movement tho
bulk of the cattli and sheep went to
Kansas City. St. l.ouia .md Chicago
while over 50 per cent of tho hogs
moved to Fort Worth. Vlmt rin
this story tell of the proximity of the
Peking plant at Amarillo to the
source 0f raw material?
tw.. . . . '
" 'n in mate ono
Ilti Mant Cr.ntn n ... . I ..
v""1 l" iUMnK "0U8P- u Kuesi
of Mr nut. and while observing tho
lrt; Knglne bad n vision. Not the
vision John had on the Is ot Pat-
I1IOB. but 1 nw conilnv mi trnin thn
" ' r "
'od.on sll rilrec.lons . countless
........ ... n.. n raw
n.a.eilnl and llkewf9 rals depart-
Ins with finished nro' nets liuniwl
. . . .
ffir "c aorU-aud .u-Ji
-4.U iU.i. . j i . .
numerable .kyscrspern like h.runRs
of Jacob' ladder riMg one above
another ihr climax of the thrilling
nil. gory of an empire come to Its
. ni-n nnil o ..I if li . . . 1 .
lon .. .
r... i i ...iiiiiij i h oi ifxnw
ano I lie t it v nf Amur n one nnd
lnonnriil mv . .nr
A. r. STINNETT I
WaMuuifs Near )eiiion
Dentoni T April
Is today eighteen feet above low
wr.ter mark as a result of heavy
rain last night. Traffic on ' tb0
Joint railway track is stopped by
washouts of n bridge four 'miles
south of here
W..llliPW IjilJ .'lll il 111 I' I' I '))' J'l'..
BUILDING and LOAN FUJ;
Available for Purchasers of Lots in SAN
eaaMPtaBjfii y 1 11.
COPPER AND GALVANIZED IRON CORNICE
Sheet Metal Trimmings for Buildings
Tanks and Flues
WARM AIR HEATING
FIRE PROOF METAL WINDOWS. SKYLIGHTS
r. TteinoliU Local Mull
Canter Receives Lucrative
Post With fiovernment
Ellsworth P. Reynolds one of tha
w.. 1... .1 l..
wnni nn .1 n 1 iiurniiiuir pupuiar
" '"'Wlt 1 msruio wiu
lr"v'' K0" for Brownsville where ho
wl lake a place as Immitrant In -
apfcior with the department of com -
mere and labor. Initial salary being
$13s0. adJltlon galarjr
there is a payment of $350 per diem
while away from home. The placo
also provides for transportation in
sleeping cars cab fare ar.d other
From tho Martina nolnt ln the
salary line promotion are open up
li.enn mmniillv ulth mhn- l.
innnlttpa nnrf tirlvlli.i'ua nn lha cli-to
.hi. iv iiuiun Moon "ixanimanon lor
thil Jlllinftrj. 9I0 Bn(I ood
. .. -
SI.. ..1.1.. ... t .1- -
rhlrd unon the entire list. I'a re.
revf notice of his appointment to
llrnnnsvllle by wire and has toln-
graphed .his acceptance of tlie place
Mr Itcynolda has pot stated Just
IV 111 n ... 1.111 ufnw. fn. T... . .. . . III.
"... "nii i"r ei uii iisyiiiu
but In view of the urgency of tho
Call from thn OVrnr.lrnt thorn la
i reat-on to believe that he will ar-
rtnn Mn affalr )Pr 0 u
at he arllest possible moment
t underetooU that there Is at this
time a great demand for the service-
niPn n nlH rteparlmcn!. and the
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u. .i.ii.im i -i . in uui ukiiik in mi
plratlon of wo thy and capable men.
i inriinR on uie el v roi.te covered
bjr Mr. rteynolds for a number of
niOn hR. U-ill h .nrrif Ihn. h 1.
1 - -
awfly.e hns KVPn most .
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- i ."u Miusiacmry Mfirf jtnii
ttme 8lnce his engagement here. -
Document 1. .o- (p1)n VmM
Conslau .f Thousand frpr. .
'TIia - J J . i. . . .
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. ra 1 ol
.'Mini iimiii pinion conriHf raafi
.. .. 1 1 ab
"-aa rinAllv competed yesterr'nv af-
rrBnnn . " "
'-neys for both sides of the eon-
troversy will sre noon h
; l!l-.ri. I
The re-ord consist of 1.00ft I(.g.
....(. .u .
she typewritten sheets and Is ono
of th0 largest ever made In the '
-nunty Following th r.greemer.t
hlch It ls expected will not retire
long. It ia tho desire to take the
matter Into the court of appeals at !
iM .1 I'.' I ll'J'...
MfMC'aWII W fjWl aBlllaMaf'
WAS HERE BEFORE
W. T. Jlclmg waa amoug te thronj
that attended the convention of thi
p.nhandl. Stockmen's association
lu ram frora Waysld and bai beoa
! ln rannandle eontrr for nln
1 n .rli Mp HoIm ppatln4 ol
' hl llupregHUnl) of AmarlIlo .
"You cannot conceive my surprise
at the-remarkable development of
this city. I was In the Panhandle
when the principal roads were but
cow trails and when 'the suggestion
; a railroad leemed to be but the
Impossible dream of the more optim
istic. 1 have heard many rood
1 IMncra nf kmArllln lmra nnmina
I .. t .
"w. snn aiiriDUT'a mem largely in
the opt" ! spirit that seema to be
attribute of th. nrnriA In den ntmrm
pher of the Panhandle country
But I find that all that la claimed
ord more amply warranted by facts
"i ana astonished and that with
the Intensity that 1 do pot seem to b
. f . . '. I . .. . I .
noie 10 OYcrcorau u mi ine vssi
snrend and growth of Amarlllo
Thla tinsva nn .a k. m.l
t when it la known that this cltl-
JPrrh ( f h fc
eopplrd with a failure. Possibilities
soon have a way of coupling with
p-nnnbllltle. nd these latter with
nehb-vementu. All along the line
u . ..... .
iiptm nnrnmni inmanTi w tin frn.
I n) for even brighter bigger and
heto th n
I "The growth as evidenced by the
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.i """ -i jnai comnieren in course or
POPrirtloiJ BntL; conrart now 8
"nty let. u irue Index that cannot
V rotten around. Boom towns
'ii ill 1 1 r i . rnmim twi vi rn rA
Z'C.tl ntThl" TT'
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........ i.v.vv .iiBiiunniiiD tu V.CII
end every line of improvement."
Mr Helms states Hat the town of
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ve de s located hetwpn th. Ti.1.
' Pl Duro canyons nnd Is one
1 '" V ?
r f thftt Plnt "r mplat-
n ...o .Bin 1'n.iv tun
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pn'' tn Promise for much that Is
ooA is marked.
For Worth. It I expected that a
decision will be reached not later
then July nnd It might come even
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