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Hereford Reporter Newspaper Archives Mar 9 1901, Page 1

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Hereford Reporter (Newspaper) - March 9, 1901, Hereford, Texas Hereford reporter Hereford is the business Center of the Plains country vol. I. No. 3hereford, deaf Smith county Texas March Gioi $1.50 per year Hereford a citizens gain a great Victory stringfellow Huhe my gown wholesale and retail dealers in they succeed m inducing Aii Railroad con Mitchell wagons barbed tractors to get i heir supplies Here w7< t t 0 wire hardware water supplies who have contracts for building the new Extension implements and if Mills. Stores at Amarillo Canyon City and Hereford Texas. Jack Harwell proprietor of the Here Ord a Saloon Between the Canadian and Pecos Rivers a distance of Over one Hundred and fifty Miles eight months will have elapsed before the work is finished what it Means to Hereford first Large outfit left last saturday and made a pretty sight others to go soon. If anyone has any doubt As to whether herefords citizens and business men Are progressive and Alert for the betterment of the town especially in a business sense or that Hereford is not the business Center of the Plains they should take a trip to our hustling City and investigate our assertions in the affirmative. Had those doubters been Here last saturday they would have been simply astonished at the sight that would have met their gaze. Even our citizens although accustomed to see our progressive Little City on the Hustle in a business Way came out of their places of business to witness the imposing scene. Just imagine if you can a Tov ii of nearly a thousand inhabitants with its streets literally packed with teams wagons men on the run to and fro packing to their utmost capacity the Large freighting outfits that were soon to leave for the scene of their labors. Draw in your minds Eye a picture of Twenty two wagons filled to overflowing with provisions All kinds of implements necessary for constructing a Railroad and other paraphernalia and appurtenances thereto each drawn to to eight horses and mules according to the weight of the loaded vehicle or the pulling capacity of the animals and manned by Over a Hundred men. Such was the spectacle which messes. Spencer amp Paisley the Kansas City Railroad contractors who have the contract for grading and constructing Miles of the new Rock Island Extension now in the course of construction from Liberal Kansas to connect with the Elpaso amp northeastern railway somewhere near White Oaks new Mexico the latter Road having been purchased recently by the Rock Island presented to the open eyed and wondering citizens of Hereford and the visitors who happened to be within her Gates. Messes. Spencer amp Paisley have ninety eight head of horses and mules the latter causing much comment on account of their weight and strength arid the excellent condition in which they were kept a Twenty two wagons numerous scrapers and graders besides other machinery unknown by name to the 250 men. I verite and will ennui i besides this outfit they will i freighters constantly employed Cai trying provisions te., Between Here Ford and the scene of their opera to ois. Or. Spencer the senior my of the firm told the re Porte i res native that they had Twe a it loads of machinery wagons other appliances on the Way which he expected at any time end which should have been Here to help swell saturdays procession. He also made the statement that they would consume six car loads of Grain and Hay and two carloads of groceries every month besides Large quantities of meat which would be purchased of nearby cattleman. In addition to this hundreds of dollars Worth of hardware wearing apparel etc., will be consumed. Instead of having men to watch their commissary at night they have thoroughbred Bull dogs each trained zu1 it or i in Rel special ties. Fine wines whiskers and cigars a. G. Mcadams boil. Do arc dealer in poo is a. Blocks and lumber so doors o pickets. And Eulce ing f Iper Brick paints ���621 Lime and Cement. Hereford a a won Are j in i. A Quot Vul Kuzj i required to perform and woe to to i night prowler who happen to Glt inside of their Domain Over Whit they keep guard. Besides this Large outfit who get i of All of their supplies from Hereford i b a there Are Stiles amp Eaton m. A. I Wogan Ware 3c Haney and others j whose Nanus could not be Learned a 1 w i in fact All of the contractors oper i _ i rating Between the Canadian and by i Pecos Rivers a distance of Over a i Iso Miles will get All their supplies j b at Hereford. J f As the building of the said 150 j ii i Miles of Railroad will occupy a space of Over eight months time the Good w that it will do Hereford and her 1 j business men cannot be Overisti mated. Suffice it is to say that havin Hereford s progressive citizens and i merchants Are congratulating them i selves in the Success of their com ets int ohs of the j while or who have a volume or r Iii la

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