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Lees submits railroad proposal

1908 As a result of a meeting of representatives of the commercial club of this city and Mr. S.S. Lees and his attorney, Judge George, a proposition was submitted to Lubbock by Mr. Lees for the construction of a railroad from some point on the Santa Fe to Lubbock.

The proposition, as we understand it, is this: That Mr. Lees will build, or cause to be built, a railroad from some point on the Santa Fe railroad to Lubbock for a consideration, or bonus from Lubbock of $50,000, right-of-way through the county and depot grounds in the town of Lubbock, which proposition has been accepted conditionally, the conditions being if the bonus can be raised.

Mr. Lees' proposition is a very sensible, practicable one and seems to be almost unanimously endorsed by our people and as a result they are taking right hold of the proposition and subscribing liberally. We publish below a copy of the note and contract which is in our opinion a very fair one, and one that anyone can safely put their name to. It does not call for one cent till the road is built into Lubbock. Nay, not then, we have ten days after the road is in operation to pay these notes.

Now, Mr. Non-residenter after reading the contract herein published, do the manly act and clip it out of this issue of the Avalanche, fill out the blanks and return same to the Avalanche and it will be turned in to the bonus committee. This bonus can be raised, but we must all do our duty, and every man who owns property must or, should at least, help us out in the matter.

Let's get this proposition closed up in black and white before it is too late. This road could miss Lubbock and it would be a severe blow to us. Get busy.

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