The Lancaster Herald. (Lancaster, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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the Weekly Gerald.
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E. M. HULBERT, Publisher,
W< R HULBERT, Business Mgr.
-*MA. HULBERT, Editor.
^JKlfNNlE-WETMORE TUFTS, Editor.
Entered at the postoffice at Lancaster, Texas
s 2d class mail matter.
Holiday week in our city was
very pleasant, notwithstanding
the damp weather.* There were
many family reunions and neigh
borhood gatherings, and a num
her of social functions. The
hells rang out the old and in the
New Year,- bu^ through the
vigilance of our officers no mis-
chief was done on our streets
New Year’s morning found our
business section free from the
usual array of misplaced articles
and business was resumed as
usual, only the postffice observ-
ing holiday hours.
The spinal meningitds situa-
tion in Dallas is being thorough-
ly investigated and the best au-
thorities on the disease consult
ed. Announcement is being made
through the papers that an abun-
dance of Dr. Flexner’s serum is
on band and will be supplied free
with a physician’s service to all
who are unable to pay for same.
The schools have been closed,
street cars are fumigated and
the city is using many precau
tions. The Times Herald wise-
ly remarks it is no time for hys:
teria but precaution, as all facts
are being made known.
We are constantly being called
upon to write articles concern-
ing the shooting of birds in the
dHy, ^nd while this is not exact-
^ythe place td turn in such com-
plaint we are agreed with the
complainers that this bad prac-
tice should be stopped, and we
now serve notice that the Hul
bertjjome property is posted
against such degredation, and
complaint will be made to the
officers against anyone trespass-
ing in this manner. Tuesday
nchrning a lady called up this of-
fice and requested us ‘‘to raise a
howl,” saying her residence had
been fired into twice that morn-
ing and her life endangered.
That she did not want the birds
killed as she considered them a
protection to plants and flowers.
There is a state law protecting
the birds and we refer you to
Article 100, page 44 and Article
133. page 52, of the Revised Or-
dinances ot the City of Lancas-
ter if there is any doubt in your
mind as to the violation of law in
using nigger shooters, air guns,
etc., on Lancaster streets ‘or
square. A penalty is attached
to the violation.
The death fate from pellagra
is increasing and Dallas county
led, according to the report giv-
en out by the state registrar of
vital statistics. There were one
hundred and tbirtyone deaths,
white; sixty-six females and six-
ty-five males. Of the black race
there were one hundred and two
deaths from this disease, of
which medical science knows so
little, and for which no certain
remedy has been found.
In discussing the suggestion
of Gov.Colquitt in regard to using
state convicts for road-building
in the various counties, the Dal-
las County Commissioners Court
has not yet taken action. The
-points raised by the commission-
ers who have been interviewed is
the competition with free labor,
and the taking of the money out
of the county, which would be
expended at home if free labor is
used. Commissioner Smith says
“I think the matter should be
fully considered and looked into
for the best interest of the coun-
ty. I have my doubts whether
in the end it will be a saving to1
tb onnty for by the time
guards are hired and the convicts
are *ed and clothed the expense
will be great. I am not in favor
of putting convict labor m compe-
•*- tition with free labor beyond that
which the law gives us the right.
I have not decided how I will vote
for I have not figured it dollars
xnd cents. I believe in helping
free labor as much as possible
and in doing that a great amount
of the money will be kept at
home and many men will be aid-
ed in paying the taxes that way.”
None of the commissidners are
ready to commit themselves on
the question without further
Spinal meningitis is not con-
fined to Dallas alone, but as
there is constant and direct
entercourse between Lancas-
ter and Dallas, as residents
of Dallas are coming to our city
to lessen the danger of being
stricken with the disease which
is pronounced contagious, we
deem it not out of order to give
the suggestions of the health of-
ficer. contained in Mayor Hol-
land’s proclamation to the city
of Dallas. This is not given to
scare or alarm, but as “an ounce
of preventive is worth more than
a pound of cure,” let us use ail
diligence in keeping the disease
away from our city:
“It is suggested by the Health
Officer that cleanliness both of
the premises and of the person
is the first requisite. All trash
and filth should be burned. An
abundance of boiling water and
plenty of soap has been recom
mended as the best disintecta.nt.
“It is desirable to spread un-
slaked lime around the damp
places in the yard and l disinfect-
ants may be used to advantage.
To the Farmers of Texas.
What lias the year 1912 in
store for the city of Lancaster?
The question can be answered
by saying the city will grow and
develop to just such an extent as
the citizen®—business men and
property owners want it to,
up to the standard of their real
earnest desire—that for which
they are willing to. work, mental-
ly, ihysically and financially.
The real property owners in
Lancaster are lax in keeping
their property in repair and pre
sentable shape, fences are lean-
ing and lop-sided, gates swing
and creak on one hmge,buildings
are unpainted and ruu down, and
yet we are constantly being be-
sieged for desireable rent
bouses—cottages of five and. six
rooms, with modern convenien-
cies. The owners who have the
out-of-reoair houses are wonder-
ing why so many bouses are va-
cant. Oh our two recent visits
to Dallas we have been asked as
to the prosoect for securing cot-
tages, and we had to say All
modern cottages taken, plenty of
four and five roomed houses,”
but when description was given,
all interest in Lancaster ceased.
Now this is not the only matter
in which we are kfx, just look at
the condition of our side-walks or
almost the total lack of side-
walks. Take fof instance the
'street on which new comers to
our city get their first introduc-
tion to the business methods and
system of our citizens, for say
what you will, it is the little
things or corners which show
our real character and drift. In
the distance of three blocks, from
the station to the square,' three
grades are traversed, beginning
near the station with a poor cin-
der walk. each block being: a lit-
tle higher grade, with a poorer
walk, and when you reach the
square, the center of the busi-
ness district a drop of some
four or five feet is. made. The
walk is not only almost impassi-
ble, but is truly dangerous.
Take it all over town, from the
college to the extreme southern
limit of the city on Dallas ave-
nue and the walks are a disgrace
to the property bordering on
them, Center street is equally
as bad. In many portions of the
town people are positively hous-
ed in during bad weather.
There is only one way in which
to remedy this, and that 'is, the
city to assess a tax against all
property, establish a uniform
grac^e and quality of walk. Let
the work by contract in lots
that will justify bids, and have
the walks built? Of course
some will have much more to
pay than others, but with very
few exceptionsrthese are people
far better able to pay. Let
your mind’s eye traverse the
streets north and south, east and
west and see uniform walks and
curbing, then-open your eyes and
come back to the real conditions,
is the change in scene horrible?
The City Council,* the Commer-
cial Club and the business men
have been exceedingly lax during
the past year in looking after the
welfare of the town, other than
in the effort to secure the inter-
urban. The securing of which
has brought greater possiblitiv,
and greater need for more earn-
est. up-to-date city building, j Mrs. Jas. Hagan of Waco was an
There can be no better time than out ot town guest.
NOW. at the beginning of 1912,1
to take op this matter. Let us* Frost Pr00fUt,1>Me Pllnts-
advertise our town, but let us
A Never-Falling Mine
Of health-giving bread is found in LANCASTER
FLOUR- It’s made from whole wheat with only the
matter which interferes with digestion, irritates the
intestines, eliminated. It’s manufacture i^the latest
and best kncfwn to modermscience and practical skill.
The Lancaster Flour Mine pays big dividends to in-
vestors in a single sack or a thousand barrels.
LANCASTER MILLING CO.
The Texas Industrial Con-
gress is formulating plans for
agricultural prizes for 1912 and
will make conditions public just
as soon as practicable. In the
meantime we advise all farmers
who may or may not enter the
contests to plow all of the la nd
that they expect to cultivate for
prizes, or otherwise, at least one
inch deeper than heretofore, and
when it is practicable to do so,
to follow in the regular furrow
with a bull-tongue, going six io
ten inches deeper but turning
up no new soil. This will cause
the earth to bold more of the
winter rains to be used during
the coming season. Plow and
barrow until you have a practi-
cally perfect seed bed six or
eight inchesdeep; plow around
instead of up and down the
slopes to prevent washing; ter-
race when it is necessary, and
drain well if the land needs it.
Rotate and diversify your crops,
save and use every pound of ma-
nure of all kinds and put it on
5- • • 4
the land. Do not burn stubbles,
or grass or any other substance,
green or dry, that would decay
in the earth, but plow it all tin-
der. Get ready for a betiter
crop than ever but prepare to
plant some kaffir corn as a safe-
guard against a dry season. As
far as it is possible to do so pre^
pare to raise your own bread,
meat, vegetables, fruit and feed
and then put a moderate amount
of land in cotton and by best
methods get larger returns ^and
consequently an increased profit
on a smaller acreage. Increase
your ability to live well and sur-
round yourself with all necessary
comforts and as many luxuries
as possible by stopping waste in
the home, on the farm and in
Henry Exall, President.
Texas Industrial Congress,
Jan. 1, K12.
Entertainment for Friend.
Miss, Eddie Johnson enter-
tained with 42 Wednesday after-
noon in honor of Miss Frances
Guy who is home from Waco for
a short time. Palms and ferns
were used in decorating the
rooms and showed the exquisite
taste of the hostess.
A salad course, chocolate with
whipped cream was served.
~ 5T~ ' '
Bailey is now prepared co serve
bot drinks at all hours.
Carbon oaper. 19x24. 10 cents
I' •: • --N. ' ' • • .to"'.- , ‘
Eat at the Ohio, when you are
Call at the Herald office for
large sized sheets carbon paper.
Semi-weekiv News and the
Herald $1.75 per vear.
If you want the best piano on
earth for the price buy the
Adam Schaaf E. M. Curry.
G. W. Owens & Co. have lots
of good lump coal at hard . times
■% V'• • J j -i - I ■
Special bargains in Adam
Scbaaf and other higb grade
pianos for the next ten days.
E. M. Curry, Lancaster.
I have bought the Ohio House
and am arranging to run an up-
rto date hotel Rate $1.00 per day.
Give me a trial.
Feed Stuff and Coal.
I have on hand at all times, and will sell at closest
CORN, OATS, CHOPS, BRAN, HAY, &c.
McALESTER LUMP COAL
All orders, laree or small, .appreciated..
M. W. CURRY.
*^Store just west ot Public Square, on Pike.
When in need of dray service
of any kind call up Strain Drug
Co., phone 21, or home phone 185.
Will give all calls prompt atten-
tion and will appreciate your
patronage. Tom Stovall.
If you, intend buying a piano
and want to get your money’s
worth be sure* and see E, M.
Curry. If he don’t sell you he
will make the other fellow treat
you right. Terms, one, two or
three years. Take some trade.
Fpr Good Groceries l
CANNED GOODS OF ALL KINDS %
And everything to tempt the appetite from Mixed
Pickles to Choice Candies, call on
d. W. BROYLES,
Southwest Side Square,
IliaxLCsister, - □Teszsus-
Our line of Staple Groceries is Fresh, and well fi
selected, and will sell very low tor cash.
200 bushels of Mebane cotton
seed at $2 per 100 lbs. C. H.
Davenport, Ka, Texas.
Extra good seed oats clear of
Johnson grass. J. B. Preston.
Four miles south of Lancaster,
on the Pike. 5*2
COAL! COAL! COAL!
-Several Kinds of Lump Coal
TRY. OUR $6.50 PER T
•^“Coal — It Will Give You Satisfaction.'
G. W. OWENS & CO.
Citation By Publication
Single man for farm work.
Straight time for straight work.
Phone De-Soto exchange or write
Cedar Hill, Route 2.
C. O. Beasley.
Citation By Publication.
have the goods to show for the
advertising, and play no bun-
kum game. We have everything
to make a good, live town, except
the awakened interest. Shake
off your sleep,get busy and make
I am taking orders now, wilL
deliver when you want them —
January, February and March—
they are not only frost proof but
almost drouth proof.
THE STATE OP TEXAS. To tl>e Sheriff cr
any Constable of Dallas County—Greeting.
You are hereby commanded, „That by making
publication of this Citation in some newspaper,
published in the Coanty of Dallas for four con-
secutive weeks, previous to the return day hereof,
vou.summons Irene Prince-, whose residence is
unknown, to be and appear before the District
Court oi thA 68th Judiciat District of Texas, to
be holden in and for the Connty of Dallas, at the
Coart House thereof, in the City of Dailas, on
the first Monday in Februrry, A. D. 1912, then and
there to answer to the petition of A. C Prince,
filed in said Court on the 29th day of December,
A. D. 1911, against the said Irene Pricce, for unit,
said snit being numbered 10555-C, the nature of
which demand is as follows, to-wit; Plaintiff al-
leges, that he and the defendant were married
about October, 1901, and thereafter lived togeth-
er until about June, 1906, when defendant aban-
doned plaintiff and Aince said time, and for more
than three years prior to filing of this suit, has rs-
, mained separate and apart from plaintiff, with in-
f tention of permanently abandoning him.
j Wherefore, he prays judgement for a divorce
from defendant, whose residence to him, is un-
known, sad for all general relief herein, etc.;
HEREIN FAIL NOT, but have yon then and
there before said Court this write, with your re-
turn thereon, showing you, have executed the
same. A „
Witness. H H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk of the District Court of Dallas Co. Tex.
Given under my hand and seal of said Cohrt at
office in the City of Dallas, this 2nd day of Janua-
ry, 1942. ' H. H. WILLIAMS,
Clerk District Courts Dallas Connty
By 8. T .JACKSON, Deputy.
THE STATE OF TEXAS. To the Sheriff or
any Constable of Dallas Coanty—Greeting-
Yon are hereby commanded, that by making
publication of this Citation in some newspaper,
published in the connty of Dallas, for four conse-
cutive weeks, previous to the return day hereof,
yon summon W. It, Harris, whose residence is
unknown, to be and appear before the District
Court of the68di Judicial District of Texas, to
be holden in and for the County of Dallas, at
the Court House thereof, in the city of Dallas, on
the first Monday in February, A. D. 1912, then
and there to answer to the petition of W. P.
Brittson. E. Smith and Mrs. M. C. Beaupre,
hied in said court on the6th day of December,
A. D. 1911, against the said W. R. Harris, for
suit, said salt being Numbered 10120—C. the na-
ture of which demand is as follows, to-wit:
Plaintiffs aver that Mrs. M. C. Beaupre is a mar-
ried woman, but has been abandoned by her
nsband, by reason whereof she sues herein ‘as a
erne sole; that abont May 11, 1911, W. F. Brittson
wre the owner in fee simple of lot one in Block
one of E. H. Ray’s addition to Dallas. Dallas
Coanty, Texas, and about said date contracted
with defendant for the erection by defendant for
said Brittson of certain improvements upon said
premises, fora consideration of $5336.00; that
stud defendant entered upon his undertaking to
erect said improvements, but before same were
done and completed, said Harris abandoned his
contract, andsaid W. F. Brittson a as compelled
to finish and complete the work and did so, and
paid for material and labor, etc., $1514.53, in ad-
dition to $2409.04 paid to said Harrj*, and that
said Harris fails and refuses to release said lot
and premises from the mechanic’s lien there-
against by reason of the contract for each im-
provements; that said W. F, Rrittson and wife
have since conveyed part of said lot and premi-
ses to the other plaintiffs herein, Mrs. M. C.
Beaupre and E. Bmith, and by reason of the
Cloud upon the title by reason of said mechanic’s
lien part of the consideration remains In escrow
until said titlecan be cleared by said Brittson.
Wherefore, defendant’s residence being un-
known to plaintiffs, they pray that he be cited
herein by publication and on trial hereof, for
judgment removing all olond cast upon plaintiffs
title to said premises by reason of said mechan-
ic,* lien and contract, and for ~all costs herein,
and that plaintiffs be quieted in their title to
said premises and general relief, etc.
HEREIN FAIL NOT, but have you then and
there before said Court this writ, with your re-
turn thereon, showing how yon have executed
the same. *
WITNESS, H. H. Williams, Clerk of the Dis-
trict Coart of Dallas County, Texas. Given on-
White & Sergeant,
285 Main Street, Pires* Building,
Dallas, - Texas.
Byrd K. White
A. B. Lacy,
—Attorney - at - Law—
(General Civil Practice)
Rooms 415*16 Guaranty Bank Bldg.
Dallas, - Texas.
Hiram F. Lively,
Offices: Suite 206 North|Texas bldg.
Dallas, Tex.* Phone Main 903.
Will do general practice. Special
attention given wills, probate and
Phones—Main 2072. Residence.
R. A. Terrell,
Optometrist and Optician,
1502 Elm Street,
Dallas, - - Texas.
JOHN. W. POPE.
Morris & Pope,
401-402 North Texas Bldg.,Dallas.
Phowx Maui On.
-MOHBY TO loan-
der my hand and aaal of aaid Court a* <
city of Dallas this the 26th day af-Deo. A]
Attest—H. H. Wl
Clerk District Coarta ]
(SEAL) By 8. T. Jagxboh, :
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Hulbert, Elbert Monroe & Tufts, Minnie Wetmore. The Lancaster Herald. (Lancaster, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1912, newspaper, January 5, 1912; Lancaster, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth543102/m1/4/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lancaster Genealogical Society.