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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - April 6, 1901, Hereford, Texas Hereford May be the terminus of the Choctaw Railroad vol. I. No. 7 Hereford deaf Smith county Texas april 6, Itoi $1.50 per year Choctaw Oklahoma amp Gulf Railroad wants to build their line into Hereford and secure some of its immense cattle shipping business. They want the 150-mile limit amendment a sed a meeting of herefords citizens held last wednesday a id committees appointed resolutions adopted and ordered ent to our repro relatives. Last tuesday messes. Witherspoon and Gough received the following communication from r. E. Montgomery of fort Worth who has been prominently identified with Railroad building in this Section of the country during the most of his business career it. Worth March i i Soi. Messes. Witherspoon amp cough Hereford Texas. Gentleman it seems to me that your people should make some Effort to secure the Choctaw. Oklahoma amp Gulf Railroad into your county. I have seen the officials of this Road frequently in Little Rock the territory and Philadelphia and i know that they would like to make their terminus Someth re beyond Amarillo at a Point nearer in the Center of the cattle shipment country. While the present Bill before the legislature which provides that lines not to exceed 115 Miles in length May connect at the state line with some foreign read and be leaded to this foreign Road and not be obliged to maintain general offices in the state is championed and urged by several railroads and communities in this state yet that part of it making the length 115 Miles was framed by and is being supported by the Amarillo people because it practically would make the Choctaw line Stop there. The Choctaw people however Are anxious to have this length amended making it 150 Miles 10 that they can build into your county and not have to Stop at Amarillo. And it seems to me that with a Little Effort on your part that you could have the Bill so amended As to provide for 150 Miles ins Eai 0 115, a d to t of course it would is greatly to your advantage. I know i am right about this because when i went to Nee the Choc a people i urged them to build into your county As being in the Center of the cattle country i saw or. Mcloud stringfellow Hume hardware co. Incorporated wholesale and retail dealers in Bain and Mitchell wagons barbed wire hardware water supplies implements and windmills. Stores at Amarillo Canyon City and Hereford Texas. Jack hah will proprietor of fhe. Hereford Saloon wines whiskers and cigars in their general attorney while Austin the other Day. He told me that he had asked for 150 Mies but was afraid that he Woald have to be Content with 115 Miles. Yours truly r. E. Montgomery. Taking their usual course in such matters these gentlemen proceeded judge l. Gough Ca lied the meet on i Ourthe South it would l _ ing to order and upon motion t. J. Thir to As sue 1 a proceed u re w Davis was elected Chi airman and f. Cut Hereford off from ii to i l. Van let a ire Sam Dary. 1 Sou Tern Trade or in i s r e is n v judge Withers it in read the letter Joys no received from or. I on Gornery and i Adye Doug h then gave in w concluded with a she it it talk to the i of t he prop sit Don and Sui effect that if it was possible for i Core Ling to his interpret at Hereford to induce the Choctaw i Letti or they w of id not i fur her South 1 is the it a in that it w did not n Telford Nus they would build Street scene in Hereford Lewey Avenue looking West. To inform the business men and progressive citizens of Hereford of the contents of the above letter and i called a meeting of the people at the court House on wednesday i afternoon. At about three of clock on wednesday All who could get away from their business assembled at the court House for the purpose of arranging some plan of action in order to gain the Enterprise. Oklahoma amp Gulf Railroad to enter her Gates we should leave no Stone unturned to Gam the desired object. Judge John e. Ferguson was called upon to express an opinion and said if they desired to build to Hereford and make it the terminus or even build on further West it would be a Good thing for the town and county on the other hand if it was their object to build the Road been a great Lea jul fit of in to if u Pinion Fiat if to into Hereford to track with the Cia. To Roswell rut t h cd w on Laving the n the part was made or Man apr e to draw and Send

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