The Daily Herald. (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 141, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 26, 1913 Page: 2 of 4
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Nearly the entire
DailV Herald rout^from Fort worth to Mineral
_jw___ Wells has a good rock bed road with
every day except Sunday by'gravel covering, and we doubt very
ULD PUBLISHING CO.’Y seriously that the cost would be half
121 York Avenue :as tnuch as the Postmaster General
________ indicates in his letter.
it seems to us that
will not get the road.
At any rate,
Fort Worth may become so wrought
up over it that she will put up the
whole of the required extra amount,
jin order to keep Dallas from getting
Independent lO-B.jtbe designation. Fort Worth would
be only protecting her own interests,
77)1' THE CITY ias i! is evident Dallas wants the hign-
__; way and is. striving to get it. Fort
", Worth would be doing good business
it up the whole amount, as to
matter. But we scarcely believe
Fort. Worth will add $>>•",,quo to
she has already appropriated.
The Lure of the Ci
J. E. H. RAILEY, Business Mgr.
THURSDAY, .11 M -'ll. I!*13.
[d joy of
in the crush of thousands, instead of the independence
his home life? But he does. He wants excitement.
And we’ve got to give him excitement or he will bec«>me rest-
less and dissatisfied. m
Not rough, hurly-burly excitement that leaves nothing t#ut a bad
taste. He will get enough of that. But what you want
k o give the boy of the farm and small town is fentertain-
pk ment that he’ll like and that will pay him to remember.
Em Let’s keep the boy on the farm by rtiakingp him more
A content with his lot: by giving him something! to combat
WII AT WILL KOI! I W DIM II DO
umn in this p.ip 'i . W < atliertord would
appear to he eliminated Irom the deal.
Just what has induced Mr. Burleson
to be so changeable respecting the
construction of the proposed postroa 1,
wc are at a lass to understand. We
find it rather difficult.
First, the fie,mm plan was worked
up and through no fault of ours that
proposal was rescinded by Mr. Bur-
leson. Then came the second propos-
al with an allotment of $10,end which
all, including the governor, tindor-
•stood lo mean that there were to be
several roads designated, including
the Fort Worth-Wcatherford-Mineral
Wells. Governor Colquitt, acting on
Hist assumption, designated a road at
Ikrwic. Next came the statement tha<
■W.r. Burleson did not mean it that way
vat ttJl, hut that the whole .fio.otm must
•go on one road project.
This provision has been met, and
the necessary fSO.oOd is guaranteed by
the different counties and towns. Then,
scarcely before the ink had dried on
■the various orders of commissioners’
courts, comes the last announcement
•that it will require $1,000 to $5,000 a
mile to build the road as required by
the government, and that It will ne-
cessitate the putting up of $250,OOO al-
together to build such a highway. Co-
der this deal the government would al-
lot about $83,000 and the three coun-
ties about $167,000. Insofar as Bar-
ker county Is concerned, this kind of
BIG SUBPRISE TO MArNY
| My Dear Sir—i am pleased to note
from your communication of June 16,
just received, that you accept the al-
j iotment of ‘ $10,000 from the Federal
appropriation to be expended in the
j improvement of the highways in the
state of Texas, and also note in your
previous letter of June 14 that you
have tentatively designated the high-
way running from Fort Worth via
Weatherford to Mineral Wells.
I am advised by the office of public
roads, department of agriculture, that
from Fort Worth through Weatherford jit is estimated that permanent im-
to highways in Texas
GOVERNOR OFFICIALLY DESIG
NATES THE MINERAL WELLS
SECRETARY CONNOLLY SENDS
OCT MAN YINVITATIONS TO
RESIDENTS IN COUNTY.
MARKET NEWS SERVICE
FOR FARMERS PLANNED.
At the last meeting of the Chamber fo
of Commerce it was decided to hold q
a meeting of the body next Monday or
night which will practically be devot- g-
ed to considering plans by which a
permanent county fair may be estab- j +
lished, and the secretary was in- +
mile, and that, therefore, only from gtructed to send out invitations to +
farmers asking them to attend the +
meeting and lend their aid and co-op- +
eration in working out the plan. To 4-
this end Secretary Connolly has sent +
out many invitations of which the
appended is a copy. It is hoped that +
Newly Created Bureau lias Many
Schemes lo Help Marketing and
Agrien1111 raI t o-opera) ion.
Washington, June 26.—A market
news service for farmers and truck
gardeners who raise perishable pro-
ducts nmy be established by the rec-
ently created office of markets of the
department of agriculture. The feasi-
bility of such a plan is to he discuss-
ed by a specialist of tlie office who
will consider the best way of render-
ing statistics of demand and supply
useful to the farmer. The prices re-
ceived by producers, the cost of trans-
portation and storage, change of own-
ership, accumulated charges, profits
and other elements will be investi-
Other specialists, it was announced,
are to give attention to co-operative
organizations of producers and con-
sumers and will asist in the forma-
tion of new co-operative enterprises
An expert in co-operative accounting
will ussist such organizations to keep
their hooks ami records effectively, to
establish cost systems and follow up
methods of handling goods.
Specialists in transportation will as-
sist producers to obtain equitable
freigiit rates and will discuss ques-
tions of extending facilities, determi-
Ination of rates, routing and other
matters concerned with the speedy
and cheap moving of produce. The
milling, marketing and utilization of
cottons will be given special atten-
to Mineral Wells, according to infor- provements
mation received from Governor Col- would cost about $4,000 to $5,000 a
quitt Wednesday. !t
Tarrant county is prepared to “go j wenty-four to thirty miles could be i
the limit,” Judge Brown says, and he properly improved for the sum of '
bezlieves Parker and Palo Pinto coun- $120,000, $80,000 of which is to be pro-
ties will furnish their share of any jvided by the state or county subdivis-
suin that, is fixed for the finest high- ions thereof and $40,000 allotted from
way in the Southwest. jthe Federal appropriation. If this es-
In his letter to Judge Brown, Gov-; timate of the director of public roads
ernor Colquitt asks for certified copies is correct, it would require a much
of the proceedings of the county com- larger sum to complete the improve-
missioners in appropriating money for ments on the fifty miles of road dcsig-
the Federal highway, and he incloses nated between Fort Worth and Min-
copies of correspondence between ieral Wells.
himself and Postmaster General Bur- jt js possible that a somewhat larg-
eson regarding the probable increase,er allotment from the Federal appro-
of the government's appropriation, 'priation than originally tendered may
Tarrant county will build six and ajbe made, but it will be necessary be-
half miles of the federal road from fore this is done to have your assur-
tlie $1,000,000 bond Issue. The rest
===== IS THE NATION’S =—=>
AND THE DOUBLE-DAILY
FAST THROUGH TRAINS
ance that the state of Texas, or the
county subdivisions thereof in which
this road is located, will definitely set
aside the necessary funds in the-ratio
of two dollars for each dollar allotted
from the Federal appropriation; in
other words, if the proposed road
from Fort Wortii to Mineral Wells,
0 miles in length, were to cost $5,001.)
per mile, as estimated by the director
of public roads, the total cost would
lit* $230,000, of which the state or
county subdivisions thereof would
(have to provide approximately $166.-
000 and the Federal appropriation ap-
In making these highway, improve-
ments it is our desire to build the
j best roads possible of construction in
any particular locality, and to make
the work so complete that it will not
require immediate or heavy mainten-
ance expense, in the expenditure of
the Federal appropriations we must
secure for the information of con-
gress all items of cost of construc’ion
in any particular locality, for a certain
type of road, the improvement of
which will result in improved trans-
portation of the mails and of farm
1 trust that we may have an early
assurance of the ability of the state of
Texas, or the county subdivisions
thereof, to meet any amount which
may be appropriated by the Federal
government necessary to the proper
construction of the highway from Fort
Worth to Mineral Wells, or elsewhere,
with due regard for the cost per mile
of the type of improvements contem-
plated in the act of Congress.
A. S. BURLESON',
Hon. O. B. Colquitt, Governor, Austin,
it, when he allows such a—shall w -
say biased?—highly inaccurate esti-
mate to bring a conclusion to his
mind. Railroads have been built ffi
Texas for very little more than $5,<><to
mile. We are informed that th*>
railroad from Weatherford to Mineral
Weiht cost but about $! 60,0011 for 23
miles construction The government
may desire to build a road equal to
the old Roman roads in England and
.Continental Europe, that have stood
‘since the days before the birth of
Christ, but if so. why could not the
Postmaster General have known this
some months ago? Why could he npt
have given* us estimate* on the cost
of such a road so that we could have
known what he might require, and
what a community or cAunty would
have .to fix as the price? We do not
wish to appear hypercritical or fault -
finding, but we must say that Mr. Bur-
ioson's actions with respect to the
’postrond demonstrate that he has
been shooting his arrows into the air.
CAR LOAD of Fruit Baskets. J. M
HOWELL, 204 North Main St.
TEMPORARY HIGHWAY OR-
GVNIXATION IN FORMED.
San AngHo. Texas, June 26.—The
temporary organization of a Texnr-
kana-to-San Francisco highway was
formed here this morning, tlie- object
being to make a highway from Tex-
arkana to El I “aso via Fort Worth and
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1 used it about one week, before I saw much rhsngi
Now, the severe pain, that had been In my side far yearn,
has gone, and I don’t suffer at all I am feeling better tins
in a long time, and cannot speak too highly of CardnL"
PUBLIC APPEAL WILL BE MADE
KOR SKIN FOR GRAFTING.
Buffalo, X. A*.. June 26.—A pubiic
appeal will be sent ou* for ten thou-
sand square inches of skin for graft-
ing ou the injured victims of the
burned elevator explosion. This is
necessary to save many lives.
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FIRST STATE BANK
Money always on Hand to accommodate worthy
Deposits of this bank are protected by guaranty
bond under the laws of this State.
Rev. T. F. Johnson of Peacock,
Texas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. J.
S. Culweli. and other relatives and
riends. Mr. Johnson was formerly a
citizen of Weatherford, having at-
tended Weatherford College when
Prof. D. S. Switzer was In charge.
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