The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. XXV, No. 41
ALBANY, Shackelford County, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26,1909.
Whole Number 1295
S. WEBB, *
Attorney at Law
L. H. HILL,
WEBB & HILL
The Oldest Real Estate Firm in Northwest Texas.
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.
We have settled more people in this Western County, in
the last 25 years, than all other agencies combined. When
you want to ^ell your land, or town property, place it in our
hands-=we work day and night to carry out your wishes.
When you want to buy land or town property, write or wire us=-our expense—and we feel
certain that we can meet all requirements. It will cost you nothing to try us, and may and
will result in your accomplishing just what you desire.
1 Prices in Shackelford, Throckmorton and Stephens counties are not inflated like in other counties in this
tion. and we have just as fine agricultural lands as can be found in the state. Buy now, while land is cheap. We
have our own teams, buggies and hacks, and show all the property we have for sale, and give all information in
regard to this fine country and its past, present and future.
Albany Will Give the Following Pre
miums for Saturday, March 6th:
One sack best flour and bushel
potatoes for the largest family
that comes to town; a sack
of meal and one-half bushel po-
tatoes for second largest family;
and a box of good cigars to the
ugliest man. The above pre-
miums will be awarded in front
of the Albany and First National
Banks at 3 o'clock p. m. The
Baitd and Military Comyany will
give Competitive drill.
Albany Summer Normal.
We, the committee on Summer
Normal work, submit the follow-
ing report: On account of the
railroad and transportation fa-
cilities of Albany and the inacces-
sibility of Breckenridge, we here-
by recommend that Stephens
county co-operate with Shackel-
ford and Throckmorton in tri-
county normal to be held at Al-
bany, and we hereby elect Prof.
E. B. Brackett of Caddo as a
member of said faculty.
E. JB- Brackett,
J. A. McQuerry,
J. W. Leftwich.
Mr. Askew Again.
Last week's issue of the News
contained an interview which one
of our citizens had with B. K.
Askew. The statement was made
that Mr. Askew Jives in Shackel-
ford County, whereas, we have
been informed, he lives in "The
j Kingdom of Throckmorton." We
regret that this mistake was
; made, 'but, as Albany is the mar-
ket for a great deal of Throck-
morton's produce, the mistake is
not, we hope, a very grievous
one. The informant also stated
that Mr, Askew raised seventy-
five bales of cotton; the land
averaging three-fourths bale per
acre. This is very good for
Throckmorton, but over in Shack-
elford the land yields from one-
half to two bales per acre, as
testified by several reliable cit-
The Albany News is making
preparations to get out a Booster
or Industrial edition. This edi-
tion will be from 1500 to 2000 in
circulation and will be mailed to
every citizen in Shackelford,
some citizens of adjoining coun-
ties, and other places where it
may be thought expedient. Mr.
M. E. Strouss is preparing the
write-ups for this edition. Any
courtesy you show him will be
Judge Veale had a letter from
a Stephenville lawyer Tuesday
night stating that the Hamilton
and Stephenville Railroad would
be extended out this way in the
next twelve months and that
Breckinridge would likely be on
the line.—Breckinridge Demo-
A French proverb states that
it is the unexpected things that
happens. Even matrimony some-
times surprises us.
Wednesday evening Mr. G. L.
Gregg and Miss Ella Heffner
were married at the home of Mr.
A. W. Reynolds. The bride and
groom were both quite well
known in Albany. Miss Heffner
is the primary teacher in the
Reynolds Academy, having come
to Albany last fall. She has been
very successful as a teacher, and
is liked very much by all. And the
groom! All know Lester Gregg,
and to know him is to esteem
him as a gentleman and a friend.
He was reared in Albany and
has many friends here. He is a
successful business man and,
doubtless, has a bright future in
store for him.
All join in wishing the happy
couple much prosperity and felic-
ity in their journey through life.
The bride and groom left Wed-
nesday night to spend a few
days on a bridal tour.
Our live and energetic land
agents, Messrs. Webb & Hill,
say lands in Shackelford and ad-
joining counties are again in de-
mand, and report a number of
recent sales. Their largest sale
for January was the sale of the
J. C. Dodson ranch to Mr. Chas.
Fleppen of Coleman Co., Texas,
of which mention was made sev-
eal weeks ago—this sale aggre-
gated over $26,000.00. This firm
reports the following sales so far
They sold to Mr. J. E. Mc-
"Lendon of Falls Co. the R. L.
Broodfoot farm near Sedwick for
$11,000.00. Mr. R. L. Broodfoot
purchased the R. H. Edgar farm
They sold to Mr. R. H. Edgar
the W. L. Nelson farm for $3,-
000.00, and they sold to Mr. W.
L. Nelson the R. F. Castleberry
farm for $3,200.00.
They sold to Mr. E. L. Owens
of Falls county. Texas, 349 acres
off of the Jno. F. Sedwick pas-
ture near Sedwick for $3,490.00.
They sold Mr. W. M. Gaither
T. E. & L. Co. Survey No, 3,082
in Throckmorton county, 320
They sold to Mr. J. W. Sikes
of Bell Co. 160 acres out of the
Stephens ranch. Mr. Sikes will
commence to improve this prop-1
erty at once byybuilding a home
and putting in a farm.
This firm has quite a number i
of other sales about completed
that mention will be made of
A Union Service at the Presbyterian
Next Sunday evening, Febru-
ary 28, at seven forty-five, the
following program will be ren-
dered. It is hoped through this
program to enlist all the people
of Albany in the plan to make
the Reynolds Presbyterian Acad-
emy a large and permanent in-
This meeting will not be a bus-
iness meeting, as some may have
presumed. It will be purely a
religious and educational service.
All are cordially invited to at-
Opening remarks—Judge N.L.
Christian Education-Rev. J.
Denominational Colleges- Rev.
J. A. Brendell.
A Presbyterian School for West
Texas-Dr. L. B. Gray.
A Summary o£ the Year's
Work —Mr. Paul Baker.
What the Institution Will Do
for Albany —Hon. Sam Webb.
What Albany Can do For the
Institution-Mr. A. J. Center.
Next Monday night, March 1,
is the open meeting night for
the Albany Commercial League.
Every citizen is earnestly re-
quested to be present. Import-
ant questions will be discussed
that will be of interest to all.
Headquarters Co. E, 4th Infantry.
Albany, Texas, Feb. 24, 1909.
j C. O. No. 8.
Private Leslie H. Royall is
hereby appointed First Sergeant
He will be respected and obliged
accordingly. By order
John R. Ricker,
"it! n *lCw
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Baker, Paul. The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1909, newspaper, February 26, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth403215/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Old Jail Art Center.