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Canyon City New
NEW BRICK BLOCK.
The Hutson Lots on the Northwest
Corner of the Square to Be
Improved at Once.
There is to bt; something neat
in the way of a business block to
be built as soon as possible, on
the northwest corner of the
square on the Hutson lots.
The First National Hank has
been contemplating building on
the corner lot, but the sale of
their bank building to W. V.
Keith this week has brought them
to a speedy decision and things
will be hurried as much as pos
sible in order to get the new lo
cation finished at the earliest
President faster, of the bank,
in conversation with The News
reporter, stated that plans had
not been adopted on account of
the recent decision to build but
that the building would be built
as soon as plans and specifica
tions can be had. He also stated
that the building would be strict
ly modern in every particular
with pressed brick front and
would be an ornament to a large
The exact size has not been de
termined, but it will cover the
full sixty feet on the square and
possibly run back the full 1-0
feet on Houston street. The
cornei1 building will bo used as a
home for the bank while the
next building will lie used for1
mercantile purposes. It is said,
that it is already leased for a!
term of years. i
This would come as an added;
addition to that portion of the
square and if other reports are
correct we expect many other
buildings to be erected within
the next few months.
More Rain Comes.
While Randall county, general
ly, did not particularly need it,
a good, general rain visited the
entire county Wednesday after
noon and night, the rain at Can
yon City being estimated by
some as being about two inches.
Telephone reports Thursday
morning give good rains at all
points in the county that could
bo reached. There was not
much rain in some of the adjoin
ing counties according to these
The Junior Union of the Rap
tist church are to hold their an
nual picnic to-day, The place of
holding the ph-nic had not been
determined upon up till yester
day, but they sire to it i c et sit the
church an.l a!J go in ;i body from
CANYON, RANDALL CO., TEXAS, FRIDAY. AUGUST 28.
H. YV. O'ICEEFK, President
J. M. BLACK, Vice Pres.
Relatives of Residents of This County
Join in Annual Celebration
It is the custom of the rela
tives of the Campbell families
who live in this city and county,
to meet together once a yesir and
hold a reunion. This plan origi
nsited eight years ago, and has
each year been successful.
The ninth of these celebrations
w.is held during the past week
when, for live days, tifty three
of these relatives pitched their
tents on the Halo Duro on the
Keiser place sibout three miles
northwest of town, and spent
the time in ;i good old tiinccamp
ing out picnic, eating the fatted
calf and other good things which
were bountifully supplied. The
ground looked sis if si smstll army
were camped there, there being
plenty of tents to accommodate
all, and though there were a few
showers of rain during the time
they were not heavy enough to
mar the happiness of the occa
sion. This is ;i novel ide.i of visiting
one with another without the
trouble incident to having "com
pany come" and The News man
regrets that he wsis not one of
them s that l.ecoul l have par
ticipated in the event.
The time was not sill spent in
- ,. , . . , 1
visiting, however. There were
games sind sports until every
one was tired. The baseball
games proved to bo the most in
teresting siccording to reports of
witnesses. The national rule as
to nine innings was sibolished
smd the game only ended when
supper wsis announced, sit which
time the team having the largest
score was the winner. The in
formant of The News does not
stsite whether the nine inning
rule was sibolished becsiuse they
could not play nine innings
in one afternoon or not.
K. W. Reynolds issued si chal
lenge for himself and his boys to
play the picked team of the re
mainder of the relatives, but this
was not siceeplod, we presume
for fesir that it might create si
family fued. Hy the way, re
ports ssiy that R. A. Campbell
makes si cracker-jack umpire.
The following is a list of those
sittending: Mrs. Augusta Mc
FJroy, Clyde McKlroy, Mrs. Jen
nie Hsinks, Kugene Ranks, Don
Campbell, the son of J. I. Camp
bell, who could not attend on ac
count of business at other points;
Will Campbell and family, W. 15.
Campbell and family, K. I). Har
rell and family, K. W. Reynolds
and family, Ceorgo McKlroy and
family from Dalhart. R. A.
Campbell and family, Hugh Mul
drow smd family, Mob Strsitton
sind family, Howard Reynolds
sind family of Crayson county.
Several friends sdso .spent the
days with these people during
I. L. HUNT, Cashier
K. H. WKIGHT, Asst. Cash.
DRUG BUSINESS CHANGES.
City Pharmacy Changes Hands and is
, Now Owned by Foster Bros.
I The past, week has not been si
ivory good one for Ihe drug busi
i ness in this city, but nevertheless
J there has been something doing
i in this line iust the same. The
City L'harmacy, which h;is be
longed to L. L. Monroe, begsui to
change owners early in the week
and while stork-taking was being
done it kept changing until now
it is owned by Joe Foster and R.
K. Foster, who will continue the
business under the name of the
City Fhurinacy, Foster Urns.,
Roth of these people are well
and lavorably known in this com
munity, having lived here for a
long time, and we predict for
them a continuance of the line
of patronage which this house
has heretofore enjoyed.
The committee of citizens ;ip
pointetl to loolc sifter the niilroad
from this point to Silverton held
si meeting last Wednesday morn
ing and to The News reporter
oneof th, 'in stilted that they had j
nothing to give out at the pres-j
cut time further thsit they hsul !
decided to request the protnot-j
ers to meet with the committee
the.early part of next week. '
1908. NO. 22
MORE REAL ESTATE SOLD.
Farm Lands Near Town Changing
Hands Rapidly, and at
Last week Joe Foster inserted
a twelve inch ad in The News of
fering for sale the north half of
section (Mi, block H.", lying one
I mile south of town.
I Monday night Mr. Foster sold
! the land to Rev. J. M. Harder of
! this city for a consideration of
twelve thousand eight hundred
dollars or forty dollars per neve.
Rev. Harder recently sold his
property which he held in the ir
rigated portion of New Mexico,
and made his investment here.
He has been a resident of the
county about a year, and thinks
Randall county lands are good
enough for him.
The property he bought had
1(50 acres in cultivation, ten acres
of which was in alfalfa with per
haps fifty acres more of fine al
falfa land, the remainder being
farming land. There is also a
two-room frame house, lots,
windbreaks and sheds, with
good well and windmill.
We mention these things to let
people know what our citizens
think of Randall county land.
Good Wheat Returns.
In conversation with The News
reporter yesterday morning Rev.
John A. Wsillace of this city, who
owns WO sic res of land east of
town, stated that he had wheat
on his place that was planted on
the thinnest land that he had,
the best hind hsiving been reserv
ed for silfiilfa, and that, the wheat
after paying all expenses in
cluding breaking, planting, bind
ing, stsicking, and thrashing,
having paid for sill the work done
in connection with the growing
of t he crop and the crop, had net
ted him ten dollars w su re.
Not bad returns for land at the
price, are they 'i
It is the intention of the Can
yon City v:a ;is we go to press
Thursday afternoon to give one
of their open siir concerts on the
square Thursday night. We
would like to have published a
program of the entertainment
but could not do so. These con
certs have always been enjoyed
by our people smd the only re
gret is that they don't come of
tener. Hud Newell of Floydada. stop
ped off Wednesday for a short
stay with his friend, Harry How
ell. He was on his way to Here
ford, wheiv he went on business