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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - January 31, 1902, Hereford, Texas Hereford reporter Friday january 31, roo2. Amp a a a Hereford mercantile company 8 lbs. Arbuckle Coffee 95 cents Oatmeal per package to cents a prices that please. A a a 3 Doz misses jackets formerly $2.25, 3 Doz. Jersey Over shirts formerly $1.00, 2 Doz. Jersey Over shirts formerly $ .50, 2 Doz Jersey Over shirts formerly $ .60, 2 Doz. Macintoshes formerly $3.00, 2 Doz. Macintoshes formerly $7.00, 2 Doz. King k overcoats formerly $6.00, 2 Doz. Duck overcoats formerly $3.50, 11 Doz. Duck overcoats formerly $3.50, h Doz. Duck overcoats formerly $1.65, i Doz. Good Duck overcoats formerly $1.25, j Doz. Duck overcoats formerly $5.00, i the leading a $1.00 now $1.75 now .75 now .40 now .50 now 2.10 now 5.25 now 4.50 now 2.65 now 2.75 now 1.30 now 1.00 now 3.75 Rice for a i a a a a up $1.00 a 17 lbs. Of sugar for mercantile House x a a it of the Panhandle fib a Hereford reporter published weekly by Frank l. Vanderburgh the Only paper published in deaf Smith county subscription Price $1.50 per year entered at the Post office at Hereford Texas As second class mail matter. Advertising rates display $1.00 per Inch per month with sberal discount on Long time contracts locals ten cents per line finn insertion five cents per line each succeeding insertion. All adv. Copy must be in by wednesday j noon to insure insertion in current Issue. Advertising Bills due on the first of each month Job work on delivery Friday january 31, 1902 hereafter All subscriptions must be paid in Advance and papers will be discontinued on expiration of time paid for. Parties who Are in the habit of mailing their letters on the trains should Bear in mind that their action in this matter prevents this Post office from being created a third class office. If All would mail their letters at the Post office the receipts would soon be Large enough to cause Uncle Sam to take us out of the fourth class. A notwithstanding the fact that judge j. P. Connell is in Mississippi on a visit he is still thinking of his Hereford Home As is evidenced by the contributed article on the first Page of this Issue in regard to the College question. His arguments Are Clear and concise and should enthuse the More morbid citizens of Hereford and surrounding country. A remember that this is the last Issue of the reporter that you will i receive unless your subscription is paid. We have Given All ample notice that unless subscriptions were renewed at the expiration of their time that their weekly visitors the reporter would cease coming. If you Are in arrears and do not come in and Settle we take it for granted that you do not wish the paper and will Send you a Bill for the time you have had it. A by the Way what has become of our correspondents we have not had a communication from Dimmitt Hart Endee North draw or Frera any of the surrounding communities in a Long time. Our correspondents should Bear in mind that communications from their towns help to advertise their particular Section of the country As Well As to help make the reporter interesting to our readers. Withal they Are getting paid for i their services and if they Are not going to serve we would appreciate it if they would inform us that we May find some one who will furnish weekly letters. Just received at Gough a drug store a Fine line of stationery books and bibles. 49tf illegitimate methods. A Short time ago the reporter commented upon the methods employed by the Western advocate published at Amarillo to build up a subscription list and explained wherein its publishers were violating the postal Laws relative to second class mail matter. In a subsequent Issue of that paper appeared an article to that effect that its methods were perfectly legitimate and that our a Quot ignorance of the postal Laws was it also said that they As publishers of the advocate a had no respect for the rules and regulations of the postal authorities at Washington a it being our desire to elevate the country newspaper business and to see that business conducted in a legitimate business like manner we requested our local postmaster to Forward that particular Issue of the advocate to the third assistant postmaster general Edwin c. Madden for the purpose of satisfying ourselves As to the correctness of our position in the matter. The following reply was received by postmaster Montgomery on tuesday of this week Washington d. C., Jan. 23,1902. Postmaster Hereford Texas. Sir in reply to your communication of the 6th instant addressed to the third assistant postmaster general you Are advised that not More than three Sample copies of a second class mail publication May be sent to the same persons within twelve months and the continuous mailings of Sample copies of a the Western advocate a of Amarillo. Texas will jeopardize the second class permit. Sample copies must be marked. The postmaster at Amarillo will be advised to this effect. Yours respectfully Edwin c. Madden third assistant postmaster general. We would regret to see the advocate deprived of its second class i mail privileges As it undoubtedly will if they still adhere to their present methods and Hope its publishers will in the future conduct their business in a legitimate manner. The controversy arose As a result of an article in the advocate to the effect that they were a sending the advocate to a number of people who were not subscribers and that they would expect those receiving j the paper on those conditions to pay for the same unless it was ordered stopped. Notice. After the first of february we will let no More rigs out on credit. All those owing us will please come in and remit at the earliest convenience. Cox amp Davis. 48tf i a. Rev. J. K. Walling of Johnson j county arrived in town on wednes i Day and is prospecting hereabouts. To. It this is without doubt the Best piano sold in the Panhandle today. Its easy action and pure Clear Mellow tone give it a standing among competent musicians that is not reached by any other piano sold in ii these parts. The fact that during the thirty six years that Ujj the Mathushek piano has been manufactured Over thirty i thousand have been sold and not a single Case of broken plate has been reported is sufficient testimony As to the strength and stability of the Iron Frame one of the most important features of a piano Only the Best of materials is used in the construction of this piano and the building of the same is entrusted Only to competent workmen who Are employed by the Day instead of by piece work As is common in All other makes. _ if you Are my buying a piano it will i be greatly to your advantage to investigate the qualities of i this excellent instrument. We carry a Large Stock of these i pianos at our store in Amarillo and will be pleased to show them to you whether you buy or not. Every instrument guaranteed. Yours for music a a a it i the i Mathushek i piano a a a i j. E. Beasley agent Amarillo j Texas

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