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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - August 16, 1901, Hereford, Texas Deaf Smithville Best and most prosperous county on the Plain vol. I. No. 26 Hereford deaf Smith county Texas August 16, Itoi $1.50 per year ii u at the hustling Castro county seat. Dimmitt out does herself. Her citizens entertain the crowd in True Texas style Hereford won the baseball game. It had been Given out that Dimmitt was to have a picnic and Barbecue and that everyone in the surrounding country was invited to be at that Little place on wednesday August 14th, to enjoy the festivities of the Day. Be editor got in line with the rest of the Hereford ites of which there was no Small number and went Over for the purpose of enjoying himself and getting acquainted with our neighbors on the South and to say that his Mission was successful is putting it mild. The weather maker was in his delightful mood and showed that he appreciated the motives of the Good people of Dimmitt by removing the storm Clouds and allow old sol to Shine upon Mother Earth in All his glory. Besides the residents of Dimmitt there were present a Large crowd from Tulia Plainview Hale Center Hereford and other surrounding towns so that there were fully 500 people present in fact Dimmitt appeared like a Small City. A word about that pretty Little place might not be out of place. Dimmitt is the county seat of Castro county and has one of the handsomest and Best built court houses on the Plains. There is one general store that of Beach amp Kerr who served ice Cream and cold drinks a livery and feed stable operated by w. A. Tate and a hospitable inn also conducted by that gentleman and his estimable wife. In close proximity Are the cosy dwellings of the business men and county officers and outside Are a number of substantial ranch houses inhabited by a hospitable Thrifty and progressive people whose chief aim Sci a a do unto others As you would be done by.1 after partaking of the goodies of a regular old fashioned picnic with a Bountiful Supply of the Best barbecued beef and Mutton Ever served added thereto a part of the crowd assembled in the Large and airy court room and listened to a most interesting speech by judge l. Gough of this place. The rest of the assemblage gathered at the Ball Field where they were to witness a contest Between the local nine and a nine from Hereford. By a pre arranged plan it was agreed on account of the intense heat that should either Side succeed in getting Twenty scores before the expiration of the usual nine innings the game was to be called and awarded to the Side gaining the same. The Hereford boys had their batting clothes on that Day and before the end of the fourth inning the scorekeeper announced that the requisite Twenty scores had been attained and the game was called the score standing 20 to 3 in favor of the visiting team. F. L. Vanderburgh Umpire the game. W. W. Meeks herefords photographer requested that the two nines assemble on the court House Lawn for the purpose of taking a group photograph and the request was complied with the herefords manager j. M. Mcglothlin their Mascot Fred l. Meredith and the Umpire being included in the group. The crowd then assembled near the race track to watch the tournament. Contests. There were eight entries with a first and second prize of is and $4 respectively for the two successful contestants who proved to be m. 0. Meeks of Here Ford first and Bartley Bell of Dimmitt second. Harvey Cash starter and announcers together with the result kill with the Cue was As acted As the entry of their follows John f. Flannagan m. 0. Meeks Bartley Bell James Carter Chas. A. Davis g. Besing Frank Vaughn will Sanders during an inter i la 7 lament race y that a picnic ass i h Mission in the tour Ige c. F. Kerr an and Barbecue ale in speaking and a Sale of town lots would be held in Hale Center on saturday August 31st, to which everyone was invited. After the tournament races had been finished it Quot was announced that a free supper was to be served on the court House Lawn and we speak 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 Harwell proprietor of the-.4? Hereford. Saloon specialities. Fine wines whiskers and cigars Hereford lumber go. Paints oils Glass varnishes and painters supplies our Stock of lumber is Complete and second to none Iii the Panhandle mat i we a St else w the rest of the evening was spent in indulging in the terpsichore an Art in toe court room it the county building the music being furnished by local musicians. Be editor did not Tak part in this fascinating i pastime having left for Home As the shades of night were falling but those who remained re enjoyable evening. A in. So pie of Dimmitt Reat credit for the manner in in Sci special train for Campbell Bros. Shows Ama Hilo August 2 2 Tiqui. Special train will leave Hereford at 8 to a. In. Thursday August 22. 1901, arrive in Amarillo at to to a. In. Return after performance at night. Rate a one fare for round trip. T tickets sold Only for special train limited to return August 23, 1901. Don a. Sweet traffic manager Amarillo Texas. Her guests were entertained and if plenty of music. Usu besides the Stearn Cal Hope c Jamp Joy Bell Bros. Great j i dated r. R but shows have three by brass bands re and a drum corps. Lovers 0 of Good music and a Gay time s hould come g to town on the Day of the show. Re Ain member the Date

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