The Lancaster Herald. (Lancaster, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1920 Page: 2 of 8
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Firms May Come, and
rfoT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS we have
J, W. Slaughter.__________For District No. 1
Harry Williams_______.... For District No. 2
Sam L. Randlett._________For District No. 3
Ralph A. Porter____*.______For District No. 4
Subject to the Democratic Primary, July 24, 1920.
We call the Democratic voters attention to the following portion
of the report of the Grand Jury, made January 3, 1920.
ROAD BUILDING FIGURES.
“ We submit figures given by the county auditor on the cost of
constructing the Davis Street Federal Aid Job No. 24 (a part of
Dallas-Fort Worth Pike). The lowest contract bid per mile on the
job was $27,014. The cost to Dallas county in constructing one and
one-half miles of this road by day labor was $61,538.35; by contract
the cost would have been $41,721, making a net loss to the county in
one and one-half mile of road $19,817.35. An item of $2,055.45 for
machinery purchased for use on this end of the road work is not in-
cluded in the above cost
“In the construction of this road the labor operations were such
that it was necessary to pgy the laborers weekly instead of semi-
monthly, as is the county’s custom. Instead of changing the method
of handling the county’s pay roll to meet this condition, an arrange-
ment was made with a private individual to advance the amount of
each weekly pay roll; he had to be reimbursed? when pay roll was
audited. For this service an amount slightly in excess of 2 per cent
was added to each weekly pay roll as an interest charge. We wish
to make it clear that each laborer received his full pay, and that this
interest item was paid by Dallas county. Under this arrangement
the county paid an interest rate of more than 100 per cent per an-
num for the use of money for a few days to take care of its weekly
pay rolls when sufficient funds were in the bank at all times to take
care of this item. Should the occasion arise for Dallas county to
borrow money such money can be secured at a reasanable rate of
“Of $26,204.20 paid out for labor on this job, all, but $3,300.86
was handled on this basis, adding an unnecessary expense to the
county- on this item of $471.42. We condemn such a practice from
a standpoint of good business, also because such a practice would
make it possible for a dishonest official, should Dallas county at any
time have one, acting under an arrangement, to add most any
amount that he may desire to the pay rolls.”
This report is signed by the following grand jurors: Joe E. Law-
ther. foreman; R. C. Dunlap, J. T. Johnston, W. S. Huffhines, B. W.
Barton, W. M. Miller, August Daum, Edwin B. Doggett, E. W. Turck
and D. E. Croesland, secretary.
Is this businesslike or efficient? What would a complete audit
Address Dallas County Good Government Association
(Adv.) 807 Great Southern Life Building.
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e can also Interest You in REAL ESTATE
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•when "delicious and re-
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TUe Coca-Cola Company
ATLANTA. GA. RES
dealer does not handle it
we will deliver.
y- Fair Company
Do not suffer the worry and discomfort exper
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nor when other shipments will drrive — so
G3-PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW.*£3U
J. T. Elliott Lumber Co
Phone 37. Lancaster, Texas.
ng Your FORD to Us!
Mrs. Caruthers and Mrs. Landrum
of Dallas; and Mrs. Laswell, of Wax-
abachie, were guests Wednesday of
Sirs. T. B. McCurdy.
H. F. Hood is taking his vacation
from duties at Hammond’s store,
and has enjoyed the
Maggie Spurlock were united in
marriage Thursday- evening, June
10th, Rev. S. C. Riddle performing
the ceremony at his home.
Mr. McMullin is a progressive
farmer of Lancaster community; the
bride is highly esteemed. They have
the best wishes of their friends with
/whom the Herald joins.
connection with the com men cement
and the Jubilee Anniversary of Bay-
lor University. Waco. Mr. and Mrs.
R. P. Henry Jr,, were also there, meet-
ing friends and former classmates.
The Ferris-Lancaster Base Ball
aggregation engaged in deadly com-
bat on the Ferris field Wednesday,
when Ferris was knocked out in a
ten-inning game in a score of 1 to 0.
As the Herald was at press Thurs-
day, the return engagement was be-
ing played at Lancaster Ball Park
Entertained for Miss Farrar.
ILL-HEALTH, the great cause of Distress an
Want among wage-earners, Must be
At the home of Mrs. S. N. Can-
trell June 12th, at six o’clock p. m.,
Miss Katherine Cantrell was united
in marricge to Mr A C. Bilger, of
Sherman, Texas, by Rev. S. C. Rid-
dle, of Lancaster M. E. Church, who
said the ring ceremony in a very
Watch the Stars
Hie bright planet high in the
south about 9 o’clock these evenings
is the Planet Mars. Two and a half
degrees south of Mars at the present
time is the star Spica which star is
12,900 times more brilliant than our
sun is. On March 15th last Mars
was one hour and fifteen minutes
east of its present position having
retrograded, but on June 1st, start-
ed on its forward movement again
and on August 1st, will have again
readied his former position, March
15th, and will continue to proceed
in his or bid eastward. Watch him
move among the stars. Since the
sun apparently moves eastward 4
minutes each day, amoDg the stars,
Spica will set at the time the sun
sets in October every year, but Mars
will not set with the sun at any
time during the year 1920. Our
moon will pass over the star Spica
on June 24th, about 10 o’clock p. m,;
The moon has passed over this star
every month this year and will con-
tinue to pass over this star every
month during remainder of the pres-
ent year. Watch their movements.
—L. F. Fouts, Trinity Mills, Texas,
June 7th, 1920.
We represent only Reliable Companies,
Settlements Promptly Paid.
prejtty manner, in the presence of
the family and a few dose friends.
Miss Mettie Whaley was brides-
maid, Mr. Luther Mashburn, best
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. S.
N. Cantrell and a very modest
young lady, and has grown to wo-
manhood-in this community and is
loved by all who know her and will
wish her happiness in her future
The groom is known by many in
Lancaster, having visited here for
the past three years and is very
highly esteemed young man; is con-
nected with the Texas Electric Rail-
way Co. Mr. and Mrs. Bilger left
Monday for Sherman, where he had
a home prepared at 220 Rusk street.
The best wishes of their friends ac-
companied them. Con.
W. B. Hurst & Comp
D. H. MORTON,JPreaident.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ellis entertain-
ed Tuesday evening with a lawn
party, honoring Miss Sidney Farrar,
of Waxahachie, who is to be a June
bride, and is quite a favorite in
Lancaster social circles.
Ths lawn was brilliantly lighted
and the host and hostess met each
guest with cordiality and presented
them to the honoree.
Tables were arranged for Eighty-
Four and the merry laughter of the
players told of the enjoyment.
A refreshing ice course accom-
panied by delicious cake,was served
The company lingered until a late
Jr., J. D.
tg June 24th, to install
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*1 Believe I
Not Have j
I I Had Not Taken
E. Black entertained The
te, of Dallas, of which
^ member, with a fried
untry dinner at her pret-
n home, Thursday of last
l B. F. EUlis and Mrs. P.
gave several vocal selec-
Rub-My-Tism is a great pain kill-
er. It releaves pain and soreness
caused by Rheumatism, Neuralgia
Sprains, ets. ’ 9-10
Singer Sewing Machines
“I Got Real Mad When I Lost
My Setting Hen.” Mrs. Hannan
special invitation Mrs.Black
Is joined the picnic party
the Lancaster Shakespeare
he Pierian Club of Dallas,
d in the Ellis grove.
For sale at Lancaster Hardware
Store. I will be glad to have you
call and see the New Improved
Singer demonstrated. We also have
the Singer oils and needles for sale.
J. H. Giles. Sales Manager.
“ I went into the hen house one
morning and found my favorite set-
ter dead. I got real mad. Went to
the store, bought some RAT-SNAP
and in a week I got six dead rats.
Everybody who raises poultry should
keep RAT-SNAP.” Three sizes,25c,
50c, $1.00. Sold and guaranteed
by Lancaster Hardware Company
and Palace Drug Store.
Buy it at home.
Barthel’s bread is good. Try it,
and enjoy the luscious
an the “Land of Promise”
ght, June 25th.
The City Council will receive
Sealed bids for depository of city
funds to 8 o'clock p. m., July 2,1920.
EL P. Anderson, Sect.
R. B. Kirk, at the public scales
will take subscriptions and renew-
als for the Herald. This is for spe-
cial convenience of farmers.
H. S, STRAIN CO.
Ear Corn. Apply to H. E. White.
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Tufts, Minnie Wetmore. The Lancaster Herald. (Lancaster, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1920, newspaper, June 18, 1920; Lancaster, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth543712/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lancaster Genealogical Society.