Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on May 31, 1936 · Page 11
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MORNINGy MAY 31, 1986. CHE !»AMPA 6AILY ftEWS, Pampft, Texas PAGE In 1908 for Pampa Told of Its Being Shipping Point "Pampa is a prominent shipplhg point, 2,000 head ol cattle being Shipped annually. ."There are two hotels, a restau- rtiht, three general mercantile establishments, an excellent hardware atid furniture store, two banks, ft drug store, three lumber yards',"a livery stable and feed yard, tin .shop, blacksmith shop, SHeat,market and various other en- teirprises." .The two paragraphs above are jfckcerpts from a pamphlet of 64 fcages, ••• published by the White Deer Land company in 1908, describing the .lands owned by that i-yompany. The names of Frederic de P. Foster and Cbrrtellus C. Cuyler 'appear on the title page, they being the owners of the land de- Bdribed in the booklet, with the names of T. D. Hobart, agent and attorney in fact, and M. K. Brown, assistant. The emblem of the company appears on the cover, between "White Deer Lands" and "Pah- h'ahdle of Texas." .'It will be a surprise' to pat- rqris of the modern pilpblic library here to learn that Pampa once boasted a public library along with !'fih excellent public school and an 1 efficient corps of teachers". There were no Klwanians here at that time, but theer were "fraternal organizations represented by three lodges," In view of the pres- , ent road network, a chuckle is invoked...by reading the statement that "good roads extend for miles in -all directions." .y;'!Pampa Is a new and growing 'toyrti • located on the plains and commands a -. very extensive trade, tti surroundings are such that the drainage problem Is very simple." Tha,t last sentence will be welcome news to the engineers who are now puzzled as to how best deal-: with' flooded streets when P,ampa is treated to a cloudburst. ; :i-County' finances w ere no great problem of those -days, the pamphlet.' stating that the county treasurer of Gray County, writing under the : date of Dec. 31,. 1903, said-"there is no indebtedness of any kind", and that on November •J.','-; 1907, the county had on hand in cash $13,000. . . • •^..Topics discussed In the pam-- ip'hlet'Include: soil and vegetation, topography, towns, and other data <jf,'interest-,to prospective citizens. Testimonials' are given a prom• tijent place and-the: booklet is. copiously illustrated:: The testimonials Used includei letters from: .T. Bug- tjee','- dealer .in cattle, Clarendon, •tinted April 4, 1904; J. R. Henry, Miami; J. D. Dlckson, Carson 'liounty,.April 8, 1904; J. W. Scival- iy',. Panhandle, April 9, 1904; John 'iA'.; .Newman, : who lived on the plains 5 miles northwest of Pampa, April, 1906; A. B. McAfee, twelve lilies east of Pampa, August 11, 19.06; W. B. Jackson, ten miles northeast of Pampa, August 10, iflOfl; and J. M. Bell, who lived 8 miles southwest of this city, August. 9,. 1906. •_,,„, ; .Illustrations that are used in the booklet include one of the White Deer Land 'office at Pampa, with Its'sign painted, in: the style of the elegant eighties; an exhibit of Gray county products at Pampa; the -herd of Ed P. Swift on White jjeer lands; a fishing scene on !\Vhlte 'Deer creek; ranch headquarters on the plains near White tieer; and the arrival of an excursion train at Pampa, July 4, 1807. Other illustrations show an arch under construction on the .nfein line of the A. T. & S. .F. r.ailway near Pampa and the same § ' h when completed; the school ise; the old hotel; the new ;el. To a newcomer the "new" hotel appears very much like a remodeled edition of the old Schneider. The First National Bank stands forth proudly in new brick, supercilious of the frame building alongside. The sign of the Hardware and furniture store of j N Duncan matches the stylo of that of the White Deer Land com- paiiy. The J. N, Duncan residence is , also shown, as is the resi- de'nc.e of Mrs, Keahey. Other scenes depicted are of hog raising lii : Gray county, field ol kaffir wirn and numpkins on White Deer Lands with explanatory words "sod crop, 1904") an japple orchard at Perry LeFors (though many citizens of the former-capital of the dbunty aver the correct spelling is •'Lefors.,'" the newspaper, style of srielling it "LeFors" seems to be corroborated); a; steam plow on the 1 White Deer Lands, straw stacks •Bfc'-A-' B. McAfee,' 1905; and the stacks on the same place after flij-vestjng in 'iWfc the ° abba f iltch'orJ.T. Benton, 1906; oats j-Bised by J. B, Bell who lived Southwest of Pampa, grapes on the plains (on the land of J. J. Lill, Carson county). The residence of Henry Thut at LeFors is shown; in the picture there is a man who was Evidently tying his horse to a fehce, holding the reins, but whether or nob it was Mr, Henry Thut, s ' newcomer ca n't be sure.. To em- - phastze- the fertility of the soil, two Pictures are in the booklet of; the White Deer creek, Hutchln- Bpn county; in 1888, and gaain In 1904. in the picture of 1888 there are no trees visible, but in the i»04 picture trees seem to have Krbwn all about the headquarters pvernlght. L. N. Henry's is another residence depicted in the pamphlet, and other scenes are of on the n'lains east of Pampa the wneai crop of Lee Cunningham, Gray county, 1905; raising grain on white Deer lands; the residence of * C, Davis, east of Pampa; Indian corn on sod 4 miles north- Wst of Pampa; a «eld of kaffir corn on the White Deer lands; a Deer surveying party, the fight lor the Denver When Pampa Tempted Tourists First Two-Story House Here GAIN OF ,26 PER CENT OVER APRIL, 1935 IS NOTED When prospective homesteaders were coming to look over the agricultural possibilities of Gray county at the breaking up ot the ranch empires, this small building was placed near the railway station to hold a display of farm products raised here. In the picture T. D. Hobart Is at the left, Mr. Mayfield is In the center, shouldering the melon, and Will Miller, once constable here, is at the right. The building pictured here Is now in use at Harvester park. Another view appears elsewhere in thin edition. aiigurated. The Idea the land company had for the one and only railroad of that time that served Pampa was expressed in these words: "The southern Kansas Railway of Texas traverses the central portion of these lands for more than 32 miles. This road is now part of the main line of the A. T. 6.-. S. F. system from Chicago to California and is being thoroughly rebuilt and equipped in a most substantial, and up-to-date manner. With the completion of those Improvements, which will be accomplished In the near future, this line will then afford facilities unsurpassed and probably unequalled by any other line of railway in the west. "The Chocfcaw, Oklahoma, & Texas, in its course from Memphis, Tenn., to Amarlllo, Tex., runs parallel with hte southern boundary of this estate. "There are excursion rates over both thees lines semi-monthly for the benefit of homemakers." Five stations of the railroad were on this property of the company, the pamphlet naming the towns of Hoover, Pampa, Kingsmill White Deer, and Pampa. To make the booklet complete there are maps of the Panhandle showing' relative' position of teh White Deer lands, and a map on the back cover showing these tract; in detail. Diagrams and -"an ideal planting plan for the staked plains of western Texas", are not forgotten, and the new settler is given complete instruction for his inia- tion into Panhandle farming. PLAINS Continued from Page 4) ic horizon. I could see nothing save he vast undulating landscape. My ars, ho-oever, had revealed to me vhat my eyes could not see. The uffalo were coming! "Hurrying back to camp, I shout- el the good news to Armitage and Frenchy, rousing them from their leep and telling them to hurry oi'eakfast. They lost no time in making coffee, frying meat and )rownlng a cake of bread. I saddled ny horse by the time breakfast was eady, and after eating hurriedly sprang into my saddle and went outh at a gallop. "After. I had ridden about five miles, I began striking small bunches of buffalo bulls, all headed north and all moving. A further ride of eight miles carried me out on the Plains. My muscles hardened and grew warm at the sight. As far as the eye could reach, south, east and west of me there was a solid mass of buffalo—thousands upon, thousands of them— slowly moving toward the north. than my companions, I chunkec the fire for breakfast, and stood waiting for it to begin blazing Then a familiar sound came rolling toward me from the Plains — a sound deep and moving, not unlik the rumbling of a distant train pass ing over a bridge. In an instant knew what-was at hand. I had of ten heard it. I had been listenln for it for days, even weeks. "Walking out on a high ppin near camp, I gaved eagerly towar "The noise I had heard at early daybreak was the bellowing of the bulls. At this time of year—the breeding season—the bellowing of the countless bulls was continuous, a deep, steady roar that seemed to reach to the clouds. It-was kept up night and day, but seemed to be deepest and plainest at early morning. "I was happy beyond measure, and turned my horse toward camp, hastening at full speed to let my men know what I had found. Already, the buffalo were approaching the vicinity of my camp, and in sight of it I shot 35 or 40, all bulls; the boys were soon busily at work with their skinning knives. By night buffalo were passing within gunshot of our camp. "Business had now begun in earnest, and we would soon be enjoying a steady income, to offset our winter's expenses. Where buffalo were as plentiful as they were here I could easily kill enough in a day to keep ten skinners busily at work. I killed enough next day to keep Frency and Armitage employed for several^ days." More than one-fourth of all seagoing vessels of 1,000 tons, or over, flying the American flag, are oil tankships. AUSTIN, May 31.—A substantial increase in live stock shipments bc- curred in Texas during April in comparison with both the preeedlhg month and the corresponding month last year, the University of Texas Bureau of Business Research monthly livestock report showed. "Shipments totaled 9,051 Cars against 7,174 cars during April last year, an increase of 26 per cent," the report said, "Of course the different classes of livestock, cattle shipments showed the greatest absolute gain. Forwardlngs of this class of animals were 7, 134 cars compared with 5,739 during April last year, an increase of 24 per cent. Shipments of calves, 579 against 721 cars, showed a decrease of 20 per cent. But shipments of hogs, 768 compared with 347 cars, and sheep, 570 compared with 367 cars, showed increase of 121 per cent and 55 per cent respectively over April last year. "Forwardlngs of Texas livestock during the month of April always reflects an interesting seasonal movement—the shipment of Texas livestock to the Flint Hills of Kansas and the Osage county of Oklahoma. This year almost 3,000 cars of Texas cattle were destined for the Flint Hills—almost 50 per cent more than during April last year. But the 1.220 cars shipped .to the Osage country did not much exceed the 1,180 cars shipped to thiH region In April a year ago. For- wardings of sheep to the Kansas Flint Hills were more than double those of last year while considerably fewer sheep were shipped -to the Oklahoma pastures. This situation obviously reflects superior pasturage conditions in Kansas in comparison with Oklahoma this season, presumably the result of drouth in the latter state. "Fort Worth maintained its strong position as a market for Texas livestock during the month. Some of the other large markets, however, showed some significant changes. For example, more than three times as many hogs were shipped to the Los Angeles mai'ket as were forwarded to this market in April last year. Chicago received more than 10,000 Texas sheep, East St. Louis nearly 7,000, St. Joseph 5,000 and the state of Iowa 8,000 against practically none last year. "Regions of the state showing the most marked Increases of livestock movements were: cattle, from the northwest plains, the Trans Pecos country, the Edwards plateau and South Texas; hogs, from the south high plains, and each Texas; sheep, from the Edwards plateau and north Texas. "The large shipments of Texas ivestock during the month, to;ether with the maintenance of a 'avorable price level indicates the continuation of the growing income of the livestock raisers of the state." This house, the old C. P. Sloan home, was the first two-story residence built in Pampa. It stood at the present site of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan's brick home on E. Browning. It was first occupied In the spring of 1906, after the Sloan family had lived 11. a dugout a few weeks awaiting Its completion. 1HB PHOT RANCH IS OPERATED AT SAN ANGELO FOR DOCTORS, ZOOS SAN ANGELO, May 30 (XP)—The rattlesnake, menacing to livestock and men since the days of the open range, has become a source of profit for some West Tcxans. Probably the smallest ranch west of the 100th meridian is the rattlesnake "ranch" of J. R. and Pat Patterson, and Steve Payne. It comprises a sheetiron pen located south of Merkle and is maintained chiefly to study the habits and nature (it the reptiles. A bounty of five cenjs a rattle up to five rattles, and Wo cents for each additional, put the men in the business. On their best hunt the trio killed 81 snakes one afternoon. • • •'_ The live snakes are "milked" for venom by having them strike a rub> ber-covered container and the poison is ejected from the fangs. It is Used in the manufacture of medicine. A bank failure that took his savings, says Ed Mowery of the Robert Lee, Coke eounty, put him into the rattlesnake business. He ships reptiles to zoos and to persons who make various uses of them. Capturing them, Mowery uses a hook like a shepherd's staff and a pole with a leather strap at one end that drops about the neck of the snake and is drawn tight with a trigger. He has not been bitten. ENGINEERS TO ASSEMBLE. DALLAS, May 30.—Members cf the American Society of Mechanical .Engineers will attend the Texas Centennial exposition at Dallas on June 20. . Plaster Wall Needs Time for Complete Drying In new houses that hnve plaster walls, the owner will do well to leave the walls unfinished for several weeks to allow the plaster to dry thoroughly. Some fine cracks will show up here and there In the best jobs, due to the settlement and shrinkage that goes on In the frame during Its early life. If the walls are painted Immediately, cracks will show up more plainly, and spots are almost certain to appear where dampness tries to come out of the plaster. Usually, with the contrariness of such things, these spots will appear in the most conspicuous places, and when they do the whole panel In which they occur must be done over. It Is always difficult to match new paint to old, so such repainted panels may show up rather conspicuously. Paper on walls that arc not thoroughly dry will peel and discolor, and cracks will show. Bare plaster walls are not as unpleasant as they sound. With the trim painted and the room furnished, with bright curtains at the windows and a few pictures hung, not one person In fifty will notice the absence of wall finish. The present fad for white in decorations will make these white walls seem Intentional. If the owner makes up his mind to adopt this suggestion, she should caution the builder that the walls are not to be finished so that he may exercise some control over the workmen who ordinarily use little discretion about where they place their soiled hands. while last year all came from thn state. These out of state eggs ar progably destined for storage." VISIT THE PAMPA CENTENNIAL •All, DENUER, COLO. It \ii\l furnish you with marked road maps, travel booklets, hotel and camp directories and the Conoco passport. Let Conoco plan your vacation trip for you this summer. Go to any Conoco station, they will give you a card, fill it in and mail at once, giving the places you wSsh to visit, soon you will receive a Touraide complete for your trip. Phone 130 F. D. Keim, Agent East Tyng Poultry In Gain. ' AUSTIN, May 30. — Interstate shipments of poultry and eggs from Texas totaled slightly more during April this year than a year ago, according to the University of Texas Bureau of Business Research. Aggregate forwardlngs of 128 cars were about 8 per cent more than the 118 cars shipped during April last year. There were shipments of 72 cars of poultry against 13 last year and 56 cars of eggs compared with 45 cars a year ago. "Receipts of eggs from outside states totaled 24 cars against 22 cars last year," the bureau's report said. "This year all but two cars of these outside receipts came from Kansas . had been in- Make the Centennial Celebration Complete! During this Centennial week of celebration we especially invite you to see and drive the New Olds- rnQbile—The Car That Has Everything. A ride will tell you more than you realize. If you are interested in a Good Used Car we invite you to see our complete stock of the kind of cars you will be glad to own. Come to Pampa and celebrate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Ben Williams Motor Company 112 North Somerville Phone 977 While You Are Attending the Panhandle Centennial Celebration In Pampa — Make Our Store Your Meeting Place COMFORTML! PLENTY 0 LADIES AND GENTS REST ROOMS COME IN AND REST WE'RE ALWAYS GLAD TO HAVE YOU TEXAS FURNITURE CO "THE PANHANDLE'S MOST ECONOMICAL HOME FURNISHERS" GUY E, McTAGGART, Mgr. 210-12 North Cuyler PlMW »*

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