Daily Events, Dallas, Texas, 1919

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     The Times Herald today presents for its busy readers a brief resume of the most important happenings in Dallas during the past twelve months so that "one who runs may read" and at a glance tell what occurred in this city during the year 1919. In the events listed are many which marked steps of progress in the history of the city; there are other items which spell tragedies in the life of some; while still others appearing in the list mean gladness and happiness to those whom they concern. The culling of these items from a year's issue of The Times Herald plainly shows that all the "world is a stage," and everyone therein is an actor. The events in chronological order are as follows:


January 1:
New Year's day in Dallas ushered in by driving sleet storm; announcement made that Dallas County State bank is to erect own building; many drug addicts rounded up following big theft of drugs.

January 2:
Announcement made that Love Field will be made permanent post; dollar bills raised to tens pass here.

January 3:
Henry Hamilton, pioneer Dallas resident, dies; Dallas Elks plan ten-story home.

January 4:
Three youths identified as highwaymen; coldest day of winter is recorded; young woman fights hand-to-hand fight with purse snatcher.

January 5:
Petitions asking White Rock election circulated; Judge Simpson gives views on road building.

January 6:
W. H. Noble, Dallas oil man, accepts position in Houston as assistant sales manager for Texas company; commissioners appoint committee to investigate safety of court house tower; Dallas banks announce $63,459,988.73 deposits

January 7:
[no entries]

January 8:
Dallas observes funeral of Roosevelt; new Mount Auburn street car line outlined; skip stop system attacked before Automobile club; Dallas school of Social Works opens.

January 9:
Commissioner Lang starts plan to run boulevard to South Dallas; M. K. & T. announces that they will run night train to oil fields; Charles F. Weiland re-elected president of Kiwanis club; Second avenue car line almost finished.

January 10:
Herbert Redlinger dies from injuries received from being run over by motorcycle; J. R. Babcock announces that he will move to New York; D. W. Hume appointed director of W. S. S. divisions; Dallas lagging in campaign for Y. W. C. A. funds; white man held for forgery and for impersonating an army officer.

January 11:
Dallas Municipal band announces that they will tour Texas; facilities of Jackson street postoffice to be increased; Mrs. John Brans struck by motorcycle; society formed by Methodist men.

January 12:
I. C. Bodie dies at hospital from bullet wound; James T. Jonte, survivor of battles in Champagne, struck by motorcycle; Symphony Orchestra gives concert at city auditorium; United Daughters of Confederacy opposed to skip stop; plumbers buy many war savings stamps; Mrs. Charles T. Whelan announces he will move to New York; train hits street car injuring motorman Joe Cook.

January 13:
Dallas merchants to confer about 1919 style show; singing society joins singsong at city hall; commissioners announce that telephone companies will consolidate; Banks L. Miller, Camp Dick soldier, held up and robbed; negro woman disguised as man helps son to rob grocery store.

January 14:
E. M. Reardon elected president of American Exchange National bank; report that Magnolia will erect new skyscraper; Melvin Caple breaks leg cranking car; $440,000 in bonds approved for city school fund; first municipal singsong held; special cars for auto show arrive in Dallas.

January 15:
Mayor Lawther opposes long extension on traction work; Shirley P. English dies of pneumonia; waitress shoots traveling man in crowded restaurant; two Mexican girls held for silk stealing; Baptists open big loan drive.

January 16:
Dallas automobile show opens; police make eight arrests of rent car drivers who were operating without license; Mike T. Lively sues Dallas county for $14.00 excess fees; street car conductors instructed to call hotel stops; South Dallas to aid in city sing-song; Dr. John R. Worley addresses Kiwanians.

January 17:
Thief outruns city detective's Ford car for six blocks; T. & P. Railroad contract to use H. & T. C. belt line around the city; street railways report a profit for the month of December; five-year old deaf and dumb boy found at union station; soldier clearing house is planned.

January 18:
Clever pickpocket lifts $405 from man on Dallas street; Commissioners want to change channel of Trinity river; business women plan school of salesmanship; subscriptions pour into Y. W. C. A.

January 19:
"Peeping Tom" gets charge of buckshot from house on Pearl street; Methodist Teachers' classes begin ; labor leaders announce that they will not submit to lowering of wages.

January 20:
Trinity river is threatening filter plant; Second avenue car line goes into operation; ten-year-old boy arrested for burglary.

January 21:
Hardware convention is in session; plans outlined for addition to city hospital; J. Fred Lang, restaurant man, dies; Y. W. C. A. campaign closes successful campaign.

January 22:
Overlapping system in city government being planned; Armstrong Packing company employes walk out; Judge Ramsey speaks to hardware convention; postal receipts show big increase.

January 23:
Ranger trip planned by business men; Sanger Brothers offers to sell stock to employes; city prepares for fight on Dorrough bill.

January 24:
V. W. Hackworth, oil man, arrested for embezzlement; drivers asked to buy gasoline on Saturday; Kessler says that plans for elevated walk from Union station to Jefferson street are about ready.

January 25:
Col. C. C. Slaughter dies; grand jury investigating $100,000 cotton swindle; sixty cases of whisky seized by revenue officers.

January 26:
Word received that Thirty-sixth division will be home in March; Texas shippers want railroads returned to owners.

January 27:
Lang suggests Akard street widening plan; Armed highwaymen rob Leo Posey; Mrs. Jack Wren hurt in auto crash; pipe organ recital given at Scottish Rite cathedral.

January 28:
Doran favors extension of Stone street; Epworth Leaguers meeting here; bond issue may be sought for Dallas roads; statistics show great need of new postoffice here.

January 29:
Fireman J. B. Crockett hurt in collision; Felix Jones held in Dallas jail; Lawther to appoint city planning board.

January 30:
J. E. Burns taken from hotel room, gagged, tied and robbed; traction company commences work on Jefferson street; Ervay street car conductor robbed.

January 31:
Commissioner A. C. Cason resigns; Baptist women urge memorial auditorium; Judge Simpson outlines plans for county roads.


February 1:
Postal receipts gain 10 per cent; poll tax payments show big decrease; 1455 arrests were made in January; Dallas merchants to fight luxury tax.

February 2:
Chief Ryan wants pool halls put out of business; Mayor Lawther urges city-wide welcome for Dr. G. W. Truett; Presidents' club is organized.

February 3:
Dallas business men plan to build cotton mill; negro uses gun in street car fight; skip-stop plan endorsed by Jovian club.

February 4:
Dr. George W. Truett arrives home from France; union men say that 500 of them have been locked out; thermometer stands at 33.

February 5:
Sympathetic strike is threatened; city Democrats hold mass meeting; 74 arrests for traffic violations; retail shoe dealers organize.

February 6:
Labor situation critical; Texas hotel men convene; second term is urged for Mayor Lawther; Citizens' association holds mass meeting.

February 7:
Chicken thieves are again active; Chamber of Commerce starts membership drive; Capt. Frank Wozencraft addresses Lions' club.

February 8:
Citizens' association splits over Lindsley for mayor boom; building trade lock out ends; pig raising in city limits is forbidden.

February 9:
Addition to Labor Temple is planned; ten-year-old boy arrested for carrying gun; wholesalers are swamped with orders.

February 10:
Lindsley announces he will not run for mayor; man sentenced for Sanger payroll robbery escapes.

February 11:
Several people are injured by street cars because of fog; detectives hunting negro preacher who stole Bible; S. M. U. gymnasium will be enlarged.

February 12:
Lake planned along Trinity for pleasure resort; George Richard Bears dies; hail stones as big as marble fall; Dr. J. B. Cranfill issues call for meeting of Citizens' association.

February 13:
J. S. Kendall dies in New York; homeless lad robs soldier of his uniform; $12,000 worth of leggings burn.

February 14:
City secures cheapest lighting contract in south; Salvation Army to enlarge activities; thieves rob church of eighteen light globes.

February 15:
Two lads arrested for stealing bread; flag at half mast for J. S. Kendall's funeral; advisory committee appointed by "Cits."

February 16:
Near riot at S. M. U. reception for freshmen; Maurine C. Turner plans extensive campaign for fifth liberty loan; Y. W. C. A. observes tenth anniversary.

February 17:
Burglars make big haul in North Dallas homes; five twelve-year-old boys held for burglary.

February 18:
Wozencraft or Grover C. Adams may be Democrats' choice; two firemen hurt in Oak Cliff.

February 19:
Louis Lipsitz refused to run for mayor; two grocers looted of ham and butter; business men pledge money for Wichita Falls interurban survey.

February 20:
One cent drop in gasoline; Judge Curtis P. Smith dies; Main street line ready for new rails; W. H. Stratton made president of International Fair association.

February 21:
Rev. Frances C. Berry indicted on eight charges of assault; $2,300,000 bond issue is to be voted on ; announced that over 100 Dallas men died in war.

February 22:
Arrested soldier says that he had to steal or stave; people of Dallas honoring memory of George Washington; housing conditions being investigated.

February 23:
Negro robbed of $2.75; city politics waxing hot; white man wanted in fourteen cities for forgery arrested here; school board wants million for better school facilities.

February 24:
Commissioners decide to remove court house tower; man arrested with four hand bags of whisky; Dallas highways are inspected by Captain Fauntelroy.

February 25:
New trunk firm comes to Dallas; drive for Armenian relief fund opens; two stores robbed of meat and pennies.

February 26:
Negro kills two and escapes; Methodists prepare for centenary drive; two hurt in motorcycle crash.

February 27:
Good Government association organized with Lawther for mayor; banks make good in buying certificate quota; official ruling on election given Dallas Democrats.

February 28:
Reported labor will place ticket in field for mayor; steam roller in action when Democrats meet; local dealers busy making list of taxable goods.

MARCH 1919

March 1:
Union labor puts city ticket in field with G. W. Livingston for mayor; city fireman is victim of negro thugs.

March 2:
New candy factory to be opened here; Dallas tenor honored with banquet; Ham Patterson has most of his players signed.

March 3:
City to fight change in phone rate; Berry trial under way; begin third term of Social school; car traffic on Main street is re-routed.

March 4:
Arthur Jetty held without bond for shooting wife; Jovian league will aid housing campaign; Lewis Johnson, newspaper writer, found dead.

March 5:
Lawther makes paving companies come to time; Bryan T. Barry dies.

March 6:
Lawther campaign headquarters open; Fair directors meet to consider re-establishment of horse racing.

March 7:
Dr. Boaz shoots Henry McDowell; many political meetings planned for coming week; Chamber of Commerce plans to advertise Dallas.

March 8:
Rev. Berry gets 99 years; Paul Zahtsinger, news vendor, hurt by fall; Louis Glauberg elected president of labor council.

March 9:
Hulsey to build big theater; La Monte Daniels appointed executive for Dallas county in Victory loan; first shell-shock victim treated at Emergency hospital.

March 10:
May not hold election on road bonds; Mrs. P. V. Pennybacker here to speak on community service; full platform announced by Democrats.

March 11:
Ham Patterson's boys start spring training; commence laying of new tracks on Main street; jitneys are active following attorney's ruling.

March 12:
Love Field may become factory site; Linemen walk out; plan warm welcome for 113d.

March 13:
Autoists arrested with 225 quarts of liquor; geologists convene at Adolphus.

March 14:
Mrs. Boaz before the grand jury; political meeting in Oak Cliff is near riot; two hurt in auto wreck; girl's body found hanging in hospital window.

March 15:
Dr. Boaz gives bond; mayor proclaims special day for Armenian relief; man arrested for driving into funeral procession; property owners plan to make Dallas more symmetrical.

March 16:
Powell school student killed by lightning; Cattlemen arrive for annual convention.

March 17:
[no entries listed]

March 18:
Cattlemen's convention in full blast; Arthur Jetty refused bail; great crowd at city singsong.

March 19:
Lawther has rousing mass meeting; formal ball for cattlemen is big success; eleven plead guilty in federal courts; many new names are offered for Dallas ball team.

March 20:
Lad struck by motorcycle dies; fire destroys four automobiles; police raid card game; narcotic thief is arrested.

March 21:
Fire truck crashes into engine and kills one man; Lawther demands that traction company start interurban line; plans completed for J. C. Wilson banquet.

March 22:
Reserve bank may have eight-story home; I. O. O. F. officials meeting here; Waco club is here for two games with Dallas; many Dallas firms sign for Mexican trade excursion.

March 23:
Truck load of cheering soldiers receive discharges; Texas Chamber of Commerce to organize; auto exchange is organized; Felix Jones trial begins.

March 24:
J. P. Murphy dies; Dallas wins second game of series from Waco; man arrested for theft of $16,000 in bonds.

March 25:
Felix Jones case postponed; prominent Texans to aid Jewish relief; linemen declare strike breakers work under guard; six county prisoners taken to penitentiary.

March 26:
Mayor declares half holiday to welcome 133d F. A.; Baptist plan big expenditures; twelve-year-old boy arrested for turning in false fire alarm.

March [27]:
Shoplifter arrested; baby drinks poison but doctor saves life; big Lawther rally at city hall.

March 28:
City ready to widen Masten street; Chicago White Sox here for two games; Bryan Hi wins basketball championship.

March 29:
133d field artillery arrives home and is met with big celebration; counties ready for Jewish relief drive; Wozencraft and Lawther scored by labor council.

March 30:
Dallas county schools hold track meet; Red Cross leader sends out call for aid.

March 31:
Methodist churches in race for quota; White Sox-Marines game rained out; Captain W. E. Talbot promoted to major; Dr. Carnes appeals to housewives to swat the fly.

APRIL 1919

April 1:
Early returns blast hopes of Fusionists; A. & M. infantry carnival drawing large crowds; C. P. Hudson re-elected principal of Highland Park school.

April 2:
Wozencraft is mayor by safe majority; fire fighters form union; district chairman for Victory Loan meeting in Dallas.

April 3:
Mayor Lawther asks for immediate release of Captain Hal Moseley; white men arrested for stealing express shipments; lease men come to Dallas for annual session.

April 4:
Lamar street people want paving done; Lawther will not permit firemen to form union; Harry Emmins resigns as building inspector.

April 5:
Trade trips to Cuba and South America likely; firemen deny attempting to form union; lightning drives family from home in night clothes.

April 6:
Man held for $13,500 mail theft; officers for housing company named; Cincinnati Reds grab first game from locals.

April 7:
Dallas business men invade Mexico; pickpocket robs man at union station; bakery of O. C. Moore is destoryed by fire.

April 8:
Lawther quits and Wozencraft goes into office; big insurance merger affects local company; Boaz trial begins; Dr. Anna Howard Shaw speaks at city hall.

April 9:
Dr. R. C. Buckner dies; new board of commissioners holds first meeting; Woodmen elect officers for coming year.

April 10:
Dallas opening pocketbooks to Jewish relief; Woodmen Circle closes meeting.

April 11:
Orphan soldiers are escorts at Buckner funeral; shingle ordinance may be repealed; W. O. W. convention closes; Shriners hold initiation ceremonies; 132d Field Artillery arrives home.

April 12:
Dr. Boaz gets five years; $6,500,000 bond issue for roads is approved; Texas composers give recital; Jewish relief fund half subscribed.

April 13:
Slaughter [will] is probated; negro shine boy drops dead; summer weather in Dallas; Texas highway magazine born.

April 14:
Twenty-four fined for poker playing; government school may be placed here; Dallas county tax collections nearly two million.

April 15:
Street railway company show increased earnings for March; auto noises nerve-racking to shell-shocked soldiers.

April 16:
Officers seize booze shipments; Dallas girls hurt in auto crash; leaders of Victory loan drive announced; Minneapolis millers here for game with Marines.

April 17:
Whipped tanks parade streets; negro highwayman attacks white man; two negroes arrested for burglary; Marines beat millers 17 to 6.

April 18:
Telephone company elects new officers; campaign against speeding begins; funeral services for John W. Parks.

April 19:
Dallas ready to put over Victory loan; no raise in phone rates expected; three negroes hurt in auto crash; thousands attend rabbit shop; Vice-President Marshall in Dallas.

April 20:
Dallas men to meet foreign golfers soon; housing company ready to build homes; many entries receive for S. M. U. track meet.

April 21:
Victory loan campaign is on; $2,000 wroth of gems stolen from auto; Gailli-Curci sings at Coliseum; fireman is hurt fighting flames.

April 22:
Bond election ordered by county officials; two women named members of health board; A. B. Elias honor guest at dinner; prohibition workers organize.

April 23:
Love Field flyers thrill crowds with stunts for Victory loan; local concern buys tract for refinery; Conley loses first game to Gassers.

April 24:
Burglars rob home of $1,500 worth of silverware; loan campaign lags in city; big reception planned for Rainbow soldiers; woman arrested for liquor violations.

April 25:
Mass meeting urges increase in teachers' pay; annual egg show opens in Dallas; petitioners want special road tax.

April 26:
Boaz released on $5,000 bond; Rotarians go over the top in Victory loan; negro and white hack drivers clash at union station.

April 27:
W. Higginbotham drops dead in street; will open colored community house; housing company breaks ground for first ten houses.

April 28:
Dallas Odd Fellows observe anniversary; Dr. J. W. Wright died; new supervisor ready for office; fire damages barns of grocery company.

April 29:
Weather interferes with Victory loan work; trade trippers return from Mexico; business men indorse Ryan for police chief.

April 30:
School teachers to receive $38,000 bonus; Community Club formally opened; deputy sheriffs seize more liquor; Senator Gore addresses Rotarians.

MAY 1919

May 1:
County road prisoner shot by guard; cotton mill owners are holding meeting; county gets offer for road bonds; Ervay street car jumps track and ties up traffic.

May 2:
Bankers plan great cotton corporation; grocery clerks organize.

May 3:
Negro woman gets eight months for carrying pistol; hospital unit reaches Dallas from overseas; engineers inspect Fort Worth pike.

May 4:
Big vote favors higher pay for teachers; Dallas goes over the top in Victory Loan.

May 5:
L. C. Alexander found dead from bullet wound; lack witnesses delays Felix Jones' trial; auto thief escapes from jail.

May 6:
J. Howard Payne elected president of Ad league; suffrage leaders select speakers for campaign; Scotti presents grand opera at Coliseum.

May 7:
Alex Sanger elected head of health board; Salvation Army planning drive for $13,000,000; four injured nurses ask for training.

May 8:
Twelve-year-old girl found by parents tied in attic of home; city to go after delinquent taxes; Dallas ready to welcome Rainbow men.

May 9:
Officers recover $1,500 worth of loot in North Dallas; officers get truck load of furniture in raid on gamers.

May 10:
Injunctions granted on track moving; visitors cut off from county jail; police recover silks worth $15,000; unions plan boycott of light company.

May 11:
Auto salesman bound and gagged by persons who drove his car away; business men start on annual trade excursion; campaign for equal suffrage well under way.

May 12:
Cheering thousands greet Rainbow division; two lads drown at White Rock; Felix Jones taken to El Paso jail.

May 13:
Express employes given eight hour day; board of health refuses to close emergency hospital; thugs rob feed dealer of $200; Robert L. Garsuch hurt in motorcycle crash.

May 14:
Electricians of North Texas walk out; detectives recover three stolen autos; George W. Riddle resigns as president of First State Bank.

May 15:
Ginners of Texas hold convention here; five Love Field planes start on flight to Boston; many complaints about stray dogs; Odd Fellows plan to build new home.

May 16:
Man arrested for running dairy in city limits; electricians' strike spreads; two Mexicans jailed for refusing to talk; double platoon system proving popular.

May 17:
W. P. Hart, 75 years old, struck by auto and left lying in street; street car motorman fined for speeding street car; Wichita Falls Interurban survey starts.

May 18:
Trade trippers return from tour; Leslie Frank of Baltimore appointed director of public health; University club occupies new quarters in Oriental hotel.

May 19:
City jail is empty for first time in several months; hygiene worker from Philadelphia takes city post; woman struck by auto dies of injuries.

May 20:
Arbitration for linemen's strike suggested; Texas press women begin session here; twelfth engineers hold banquet.

May 21:
Hobby speaks at city hall suffrage rally; thief posing as light inspector ransacks home; retail jewelers in convention.

May 22:
W. I. Haley given life sentence; skip-stops eliminated after 10 o'clock at night; ministers file protest against Sunday dancing.

May 23:
Fines for speeding increased; city planners would straighten streets; purchase for union station park land completed.

May 24:
Thieves rob fish market of fifty pennies; labor demonstration called in sympathy for strikers; two negroes held for stealing rug; drayman held for stealing tire casings.

May 25:
More unions likely to walk out; two women injured by express truck; funeral services held for Dr. W. R. Blailock; $750 made up for blind soldiers.

May 26:
Boy killed by train on trestle while dusting his clothes; porter robs man of $105; cleaver is used by two men in kitchen fight; police raid dice game in hotel.

May 27:
Daylight prowlers enter two homes; negro beats wife with hickory club; postoffice floor being re-marbled; W. P. G. Harding speaks at city hall.

May 28:
Nonunion men are attacked; H. C. Stout falls off bicycle and fractures skull; aged negroes hit by auto.

May 29:
Jitney petitions started by union men; Chamber of Commerce working to secure office building and hotel; pretty girl held for daylight robbery; Texas league will remain in Class B.

May 30:
Nonunion laborers organize; fire destroys home when lamp explodes; city employes voted half holiday; funeral services held for A. P. Black.

May 31:
Metal workers vote not to strike; commissioners plan to buy road material; Oak Lawn team wins tennis title.

JUNE 1919

June 1:
City petitioned to purchase Kidd Springs; teachers' pay increased ten per cent; 2,000 workers idle.

June 2:
County Engineer Jack Witt is given $6,000 raise in pay; W. F. Blohm dies of bullet wound; five plead guilty in federal court; E. I. Sargent dies.

June 3:
Strikers say non-union men have shotguns; fines for parking will be increased; arbitrate all or nothing, strikers say.

June 4:
Action on skip-stop is delayed; three convictions in criminal court; woman dies after swallowing poison; light company files report on linemen's wages.

June 5:
Pay increase for Engineer Witt is rescinded; non-union man held for having pistol; $500,000 mission school for S. M. U. seems assured; Richard Meriwether elected president of Rotary club.

June 6:
Strikers call on club women to assist in securing arbitration; five men arrested for gambling; E. M. Reardon honor guest at luncheon.

June 7:
Labor calls upon Dallas pastors to preach on strike; school census shows 33,300 children in Dallas; man gets crushed in elevator.

June 8:
City arbitration board favors eight hours and increased pay for linemen; girl workers vote to join strike; mass meeting for Salvation Army held.

June 9:
City protests re-routing of Main and Swiss street cars; County Engineer J. F. Witt resigns; telegraph operators plan walk-out; sheriff continues anti-speed campaign.

June 10:
Mrs. Emma Lane, widow of former mayor, Captain J. W. Lane, dies; man hurt when street car jumps track; bids for new Federal Reserve bank opened.

June 11:
Police guarding light company workers; union carpenters want jobs as policemen; contract let for addition to Interurban building; non-union man killed in battle with strikers.

June 12:
Open shop may be declared in Dallas; plan to work out county budget system; Salvation Army fund campaign in full swing.

June 13:
Odd Fellows plan to erect new building; Dallas stands at the bottom in the Texas League race.

June 14:
Thirty-sixth division welcomed home; Chamber of Commerce favors skip-stop in part of city; A. P. Pegues, veteran detective, quits city force; property owners protest against Interurban route.

June 15:
Buildings trades strike ends; police capture suit cases filled with whisky; newsboys plan picnic; man robbed of $400.

June 16:
144th infantry welcomed home; grand jury is probing strike riot; flag day observed by Elks; street car patrons asked to vote on skip-stop.

June 17:
Photographers of Texas having convention; detectives recover stolen gem; men fined for matching nickels; ice men forced to carry scales.

June 18:
Hearing on skip-stop is in progress; plans announced for $15,000 service station; shooting of dogs at pound stopped.

June 19:
Dallas welcomes 259th infantry; skip-stop abolished for one month; negro woman arrested for killing husband; Presbyterian plan to raise $1,250,000.

June 20:
Mayor appoints health officer and sanitarian; funeral services held for Mrs. Rosa Herman; Mexican play park to get new movie show.

June 21:
Dallas to get big paper mill; reported that Katy railroad will build big skyscraper; traction company earnings show big increase.

June 22:
Limited street car service may be tried here; runaway horse injures girl; funeral services held for ?W. H. Walker; Eddie Palmer rejoining Marines.

June 23:
Cesar Lombardi dies in Berkley, Cal.; soldier kills himself and wounds his wife; negroes wounded in battle with deputy sheriff.

June 24:
Four union men indicted for participating in riot; Cotton Exchange plans to build skyscraper; crowds visit exposition at Goldsmith's.

June 25:
Man hurt when street car strikes wagon; aged negroes have fist fight; Mexican hit by street car; traction company wants transfers eliminated.

June 26:
Five men arrested for stealing beans and sugar; gas company's earnings show increase; Knights Templars close tournament.

June 27:
City budge finally adopted; aged woman arrested for biting hair dresser; "Chief" Johnson released and Harry Brock signed to catch for Marines.

June 28:
Gas company plans new pipe line; bell boy arrested for bootlegging; ordinance passed to regulate childrens' homes; Dallas University fund campaign short.

June 29:
Local doctors plan to build office block; boy drowns in wading pool; Dallas band has concert at Fair Park; Marines win double header from Fort Worth.

June 30:
Thrift stamp week opens; city drainage engineer resigns; Auto club plans celebration; man pays $200 in fines in city court for speeding.

JULY 1919

July 1:
County road survey starts; officers capture 120 quarts of liquor; street cars stopping at all corners.

July 2:
Street car patrons make many complaints; gas company to make report on winter supply; Lions' club gives musical revue at Majestic.

July 3:
Baby drowns in bath tub; business men plan to erect twelve-story building; youth hurt in motorcycle crash.

July 4:
All Dallas observing victory Fourth; drive launched for organization of development company; contractors announce that labor shortage is feared; Marines and Gassers split double header.

July 5:
Street car extensions outlined; grand jury reports on county farm; property owners outline plan for city development; negro dies from drinking wood alcohol.

July 6:
Two are injured in auto accident; Marines win double header from Shreveport.

July 7:
Two women have razor fight on streets; county farm probe commences; man fined $150 for cruelty to animals; Armstrong Packing company to make extension.

July 8:
Mayor wants army food sold here; city hires expert to check traction company books; cornerstone laid to Mount Auburn Christian church.

July 9:
Man overcome by heat; aged watchman struck by car; Methodists adopt plans for fund raising campaign.

July 10:
Twenty applications for office of county engineer; two men arrested for bootlegging; Alfred MacDonald assumes office as city forester.

July 11:
Negro shoots another on streets; new sewer system planned; Captain Emmett R. Hambrick given banquet by Times Herald employes.

July 12:
Long View race riot prisoners jailed here; million dollar theater planned by property owners; exemption board members meet in Dallas.

July 13:
Ice dealers plan to raise prices; million dollar cotton firm reported a certainty; two officers hurt chasing speeders.

July 14:
Hal Moseley takes oath of office; Major W. J. Powell to succeed Witt; two white women have fist fight on street; man found dead in automobile.

July 15:
Telephone [employes?] want adjustment of salary; man arrested for trying to pass counterfeit bill; third jail breaker arrested.

July 16:
Man fined $100 for defying dog catcher; retail merchants plan protest son profiteering bill; boy struck by auto truck; man and woman shot from ambush on Cement City road.

July 17:
George M. Williams, vice president of Crowdus Drug company, dies; first suspect in Roberts murder case arrested; mayor rejects phone report.

July 18:
Restaurant man fined for licking pie knife; lightning kills negro; E. H. Hulsey is planning big theater and office building.

July 19:
Mayor investigating food prices; site selected for Oak Lawn school; widening of North Ervay street being considered.

July 20:
Four persons injured in auto crash; rain drowns out second game of flag day double-header with Houston team.

July 21:
Continuance granted in strike riot cases; two arrested for Cement City road murder; two people injured in auto crash; three negro boys arrested for swimming in lake.

July 22:
J. F. Pierson, clerk of city court, dies; business men plan athletic club; man fined for admitting minors into pool room.

July 23:
Mad dog scare sweeps city; court to sell $2,100,000 bonds for highways; man's arm crushed between street cars.

July 24:
Negro arrested for murder; zoning plan for car fare advocated; Junior Chamber of Commerce holds banquet; Central State Bank enlarges quarters.

July 25:
Housewives hold mass meeting to fight high cost of living; tax collections show big increase over last year; plan special car to Bailey speaking.

July 26:
Mayor receives second telephone report; Lieut. Edward H. Anderson killed in fall from plane.

July 27:
Night and day bank is being organized; highwayman robs negro of two transfers; phone company says losses average $20,000 a month.

July 28:
Police sergeant injured in auto crash; fines for open mufflers raised to $15; Methodists launch $250,000 campaign.

July 29:
East Dallas store looted by thieves; water supply for 500,000 population is being planned; Moseley outlines traffic plans; Magnolia company plans new building.

July 30:
Contract let for skyscraper at Lamar and Main; newsboy slashes another newsboy's throat; city ambulance driver resigns because of low salary.

July 31:
Baby is killed by motor truck; negro is shot; dental equipment for hospitals being purchased; mayor flies to McKinney in airplane.


August 1:
Dallas leading Texas in building permits; mail carrier hurt in motorcycle crash; three deputy sheriffs fight with insane man.

August 2:
Consumers' League given permission to open municipal market; youth hurt when street car strikes truck; people vote on kind of phones.

August 3:
Delegates named to new party convention; Alex Kahn found dead.

August 4:
Municipal market opens on postoffice lot; woman shoots self in hotel; burglar steals canary bird; Elks discuss new building plan.

August 5:
Interurban right of way sold to Greenville man; boy loses sight when gunpowder explodes; joint stock land bank opened here; mayor opens negro chautauqua.

August 6:
Dallas to have big aviation plant; woman made superintendent of city hospitals; negro arrested for swindling; negro arrested for assault to murder.

August 7:
Mrs. Lena Hill shot by husband; judge draws special venire in strike case; body of woman found in creek; sanitary drivers plan walkout.

August 8:
Sheep dying at municipal farm; four arrests made for short weights.

August 9:
Razor wounds of J. H. Hammons prove fatal ; man burned by gasoline fire; Dallas standing fist in Texas League race.

August 10:
Girl hurt in auto smash; health officers confer on social disease campaign; Dallas may get cigar factory.

August 11:
Mexican baby killed by car; People's Democratic Club holds meeting; woman dies of poison taken by mistake; Mexican killed and robbed.

August 12:
George Paterson resigns as deputy sheriff; man arrested for riding in stolen auto; shortage of gravel delays street work.

August 13:
Majority favors automatic telephones; aged man falls, overcome and run over by auto; woman struck by auto dies of injuries.

August 14:
Girl takes poison by mistake; city employes plan walkout; aged man hurt when train hits wagon.

August 15:
Grand jury investigating sales of ginger; city to extend Seventh street sewer; baby cottage given fireless cooker; young men plan fight on high cost of living.

August 16:
Aged man attempts suicide in county jail; Ed Glenn indicted on murder charge; Oak Cliff to have large theater; florist swindled out of $25,000.

August 17:
Mayor starts fight for government sugar; Texas League magnates hold meeting; auto thefts arousing ire of officers.

August 18:
Gang of boys loot offices; more pay demanded by city employes; W. E. Shuttles died; William A. Sumners dies; boy injured in auto smash.

August 19:
James Anderson, negro, shot during trial by brother of man he killed; city teamsters return to work; woman who ran away from hospital found; 18,000 cases of eggs found stored here.

August 20:
Man who shot negro released on bond; city creates office of purchasing agent; funeral services for Captain R. C. Wallace; cruelty charges filed against butcher.

August 21:
Negress who killed negro editor jailed; woman killed in fall from stairs; returned soldier hurt in fall through sky-light.

August 22:
City pays its assessment in mayors' league; Chamber of Commerce rents out part of its office space; power company plans new building.

August 23:
Negro boy accidentally shoots himself and baby brother; wage increase given street and garbage employes.

August 24:
R. E. L. Knight may enter race for governor; car shortage causes express congestion; strike case delayed by defendants.

August 25:
Sidewalk inspector resigns; interest in Baptist campaign increasing; three boys held for burglary.

August 26:
Lancaster man held up on Camp street; fifty quarts of liquor seized by officers; educational board considering negro high school.

August 27:
City sells army food; J. F. Rhodes appointed sidewalk inspector; two hurt in auto crash; man has ear almost torn off in automobile accident.

August 28:
changes in car routings announced; street car employes granted pay increase; woman hurt by falling rock.

August 29:
Fireman's head crushed by engine piston; officer breaks leg chasing speeder; white man strikes negro on head.

August 30:
Milam issues ultimatum to phone company; two hurt and one killed when sewer caves in; two men held for stealing meat.

August 31:
Dallas named headquarters by Bailey men; Moose order plans 150,000 home; traveling men preparing for State Fair.


September 1:
Doctor arrested for giving morphine to boy; housing company plans additional homes; army blanket sale draws many customers.

September 2:
Milam accepts suggestion of phone company; young woman hurt by motion picture machine; negress hurt in fall.

September 3:
Man robs drug clerk; policeman hurt chasing speeder; ordinance passed for tree protection.

September 4:
Large attendance predicted for Victory fair; negro given hearing behind bars; prisoner tries to cut throat with piece of purse.

September 5:
Garbage will be hauled by motor trucks; butcher cuts thumb off; horse killed by auto.

September 6:
Petition filed to forfeit franchise of telephone company; school teacher held for forgery; thieves get $600 from grocery store safe.

September 7:
Inspector finds short weight loaves of bread; city to remove trees from streets; Gaston Avenue church calls new pastor.

September 8:
Sunset Hill complains of car service; three men suffer burns in sanitarium fire; man fined for riding bicycle on sidewalk.

September 9:
Man fined $100 for vagrancy; safety zones provided for in new ordinance.

September 10:
German who claimed exemption denied citizenship; more city employes have wages raised; carpenter cuts off thumb with saw.

September 11:
Principals of schools prepare for opening; boy hurt by motor truck; eight insane patients taken to asylum.

September 12:
Telephone case being heard in district court; Milam asks for straw vote on car line; man hurt when wagon crashes into auto; man fined for selling water for whisky.

September 13:
Youth arrested as suspect in pay roll robbery; discount on water bills may be done away with; Herbert Corey in Dallas.

September 14:
Bank deposits show large increase; man's throat cut by glass in auto smash; Dallas-to-Boston flyers return.

September 15:
Shuttle cars exiled from Sunset Hill; thieves rob store of 1700 pennies; doctor and wife arrested for selling dope.

September 16:
Ad League elects delegates to New Orleans convention; Dallas Red Cross sends $35000 to gulf storm sufferers.

September 17:
Chief Ryan reported improving after operation; fund raised for flood sufferers; sheet metal men ousted from trades council.

September 18:
Benefit show at Majestic for storm victims; man and woman charged with bootlegging; . Y. M. C. A. school terms open.

September 19:
Man wounded by officer after chase; fireman fined for drinking on duty; police recover stolen Liberty bonds; Mayor Wozencraft returns from eastern trip.

September 20:
Flood relief fund more than $20,000; man fined $200 for second offense in vagrancy; county Odd Fellows holding convention.

September 21:
Hulsey forms giant move corporation; North Dallas citizens want better car service; Main and Commerce street lights being replaced.

September 22:
Oriental plans new skyscraper; woman drops dead when told her brother will dies; Dr. G. W. Truett leaves to speak in Baptist campaign.

September 23:
Man dislocates jaw talking in his sleep; reported many policemen will resign; funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Spears, storm victim, held.

September 24:
Goggan Brothers buy building for own home; Will Powers, city employe struck by street car; addition to union express station planned.

September 25:
Policemen ask for $125 a month; injunction refused in telephone case; six youths arrested for breaking into garage.

September 26:
Big drive on for aid for flood victims; man held for selling whisky; daylight thieves take $600 worth of jewelry.

September 27:
Flood relief performance given at city hall; tailors' union will picket Dallas shops; two white men and one negro held for stealing movie films; carpenter falls dead on job.

September 28:
Police arrest man for bootlegging; boy struck by ball dies of injuries; Oak Cliff Baptists to build new church.

September 29:
Thieves rob minister's home; strike cases postponed for third time; voters to decide on building two parental homes; city gardener resigns.

September 30:
Young woman ends life with rifle bullet; woman hurt when struck by auto; $3000 appropriated for city clinic.


October 1:
Baseball fans excited over world's series; profiteering ordinance passed; woman is among first to pay poll tax; Y. W. C. A. preparing for drive for $800,000.

October 2:
Exhibits being rapidly placed for State Fair; man arrested for peddling dope; widening of Lamar street discussed.

October 3:
Negro injured by fall; man's legs scalded with melted glue; negro arrested for stealing $150 worth of chickens.

October 4:
City may buy Wahoo club for park; negro woman injured when auto hits buggy; city to install another elevator at city hall.

October 5:
Masten street car line seems certain; Sunday funerals in Dallas will be discontinued.

October 6:
Victory Fair opens; officers having trouble enforcing new traffic laws; ship-by-truck day proclaimed by mayor.

October 7:
Woman tells judge whisky is plentiful; hotels having no trouble handling Fair visitors; S. M. U. enrollment reaches 740.

October 8:
Juvenile prisoner escapes from jail; new directory issued; Fair visitors start rush for rooms; West Dallas people want regular officer on duty.

October 9:
Special trains arrive with Fair visitors; big ship-by-truck parade; Grand Prairie woman killed in auto crash; all county schools being inspected.

October 10:
500 Kidd-Key girls arrive at Fair; American Legion opens convention; E. G. Cole hurt by falling brick.

October 11:
Legion adopts constitution; prisoner battles with detectives; rain and cold interfering with Fair; Red Cross plans for roll call drive; shortage of gas is threatened.

October 12:
Nail shortage threatens to deter building; Dr. J. Frank Smith preaches twenty-third anniversary sermon.

October 13:
Boys' face scorched by burning powder; all attendance records at grand stand broken; Auto club will seek change in Garland Pike.

October 14:
Work on Magnolia building to start at once; man burned when laundry boiler explodes; man fined $200 for driving car while intoxicated.

October 15:
Y. W. C. A. pageant at Fair; 300 farm girls camping at Fair; woman faints when street car leaves tracks.

October 16:
Fair visitors splash through rain; shine boy bites another's ear off in fight; four men arrested for thefts at Y. M. C. A.

October 17:
Locklear changes planes at Fair; store robbed of $3,000 worth of clothing; motorcycle officer hurt in collision.

October 18:
Texas-Oklahoma football game at Fair Grounds; home looted of $5,000 worth of jewelry; Texas mayors meet in Dallas; man shot down on Elm street.

October 19:
Wozencraft suggested for governor; auto races at Fair; Victory Fair closes; pickpocket thrashed by victim, but escapes with loot.

October 20:
Al Shrum trial begins; grip thief captured; rent profiteering cases on trial.

October 21:
Two hurt in auto accidents; city requested to repair streets leading to county roads; firemen want damages for cat street car killed.

October 22:
Jury hard to empanel in Shrum case; wet streets cause five accidents; charges filed against shoplifter.

October 23:
Trinity out of banks and still rising; four arrested for gambling with dominoes; city giving treatment for diphtheria.

October 24:
Seven S. M. U. students expelled for hazing; Shrum swears he fired shots in self-defense; George Bailey is guest of Bonehead club.

October 25:
Track removal injunction dissolved by higher court; committee named to probe milk prices; city approves Harwood street widening plan.

October 26:
Plans being made for big art exhibit; clocks moved back to "old" time; Roosevelt's birthday celebrated at City Temple.

October 27:
Man shot at Ranger dies here; state council of welfare workers opens session; Y. W;. C. A. holds final rally.

October 28:
Sugar dealers state sugar situation is not alarming; man hit by motor truck dies from injuries; glaring headlights cause two injuries in auto crash.

October 29:
Two directors named by Federal Reserve bank; city engineers request wage increase; Armistice Day observance being planned.

October 30:
New trial for Shrum denied, released on $3,000 bond; $1,300,000 building permit issued to Procter & Gamble; Officers' club to be made permanent.

October 31:
Several persons injured when engine strikes street car; five barrels of wine and one dozen quarts of whisky seized by officers; rain drenches Halloween revelers.


November 1:
William G. McAdoo passes through Dallas; open shop declared by contractors; Isadore Zadik, stenographer, shot and killed by E. W. Lasater; man and women seriously burned when oil can explodes.

November 2:
Society doctor charged with selling drugs; George Clay loses three fingers in saw; Lasater released on bond; sheriff arrests 25 gamers.

November 3:
Men over 25[?]/35[?] barred from Y. M. C. A. rooms; building permits for week set new record; hotel thieves drug woman and steal jewels.

November 4:
Mrs. Annie Williams dies from burns caused by exploding oil can; Baptist $75,000,000 campaign in full swing; drive for Red Cross members underway; Armistice day program announced; Y. M. C. A. goes over the top in $800,000 campaign.

November 5:
Returns show parental homes amendments defeated; teachers of night schools want higher salary; man and woman hurt in jitney collision.

November 6:
Two men have fist fight in Oak Cliff street car; Mrs. Ann E. George, aged 97, dies; Housewives hold convention; piano tuners organize.

November 7:
Mrs. J. L. Howard and child badly burned when gasoline stove blows up; Dallas Symphony orchestra gives convert; brakeman hurt in fall from car.

November 8:
Detectives arrest negress and recover $2,000 worth of loot; Dallas to have army store; builders want Chamber of Commerce to favor open shop.

November 9:
Dr. Frederick Vining Fisher speaks at Open Forum; rain interfering with Red Cross campaign; two boys arrested for automobile thefts.

November 10:
Three boys held in jail for burglary; electricians refuse to work with non-union iron workers; H. S. Brown, eighty years old, drops dead.

November 11:
Big parade in celebration of Armistice day; Glenn W. Towles, shot and killed by his wife; E. W. Lasater released on $10,000 bond.

November 12:
Mrs. Margarite Towles charged with shooting her husband, released on $7,500 bond; Welfare commission queries working girls.

November 13:
Two Henderson county men jailed here to save them from mob; city purchases land to straighten Maple avenue; cold snap finds Dallas short of fuel.

November 14:
New bank to be opened on upper Main street; child dies after swallowing brass slug; highwaymen get $200 from Venus man; Idlewild ball at Adolphus.

November 15:
Grocer arrested for sugar profiteering; C. M. Burton hurt boarding Interurban; negress drinks bottle of ink in attempt to suicide.

November 16:
Annexation of Highland park urged by mayor; Masons arrive for big reunion; open shop may cause general labor walkout.

November 17:
Detectives arrest pickpocket; estimates for Masten street line prepared; second arrest for profiteering; Chamber of Commerce votes for open shop.

November 18:
New hotel to be built near union station; fake sugar salesman swindles dealers; Advertising League guests of Baptist sanitarium.

November 19:
boy injured when hit by automobile; Mrs. Fannie Pearson burned by gas stove; limited service for Sunset and Boundary starts.

November 20:
Art exhibit opens at Adolphus hotel; two negroes shot in gun fight; city officials plan municipal wood yards.

November 21:
Report shows Victory fair cleared $67,262.60; Cullen F. Thomas speaks to Lions' club; piano workers end strikes; Waldorf hotel sold.

November 22:
Security National Bank buys Southland hotel; Presbyterians plan to raise $1,000,000 fund; two alleged I. W. W. arrested by police.

November 23:
Dallas bank deposits show $88,000,000 increase in four years; Prof. A. Caswell Ellis tells Open Forum 2,000 Texas schools lack teachers.

November 24:
Many doctors arrive to attend medical clinic; Dalton Sooter killed in fall from tree; S. M. U. to have monster athletic stadium.

November 25:
Commissioners refuse to re-route Garland road; Episcopalians give banquet to open Sewanee campaign; bowling team organized by Ad League.

November 26:
Mayor orders swift action on Masten car line; two children die from faulty serum; rubber tire factory planned for Dallas.

November 27:
Two more children die from serum; all Dallas celebrating Thanksgiving day; three boys arrested for killing turkeys.

November 28:
Serum company sued by toxin victims; telephone installation charges held illegal; Engineer Ed C. Conner reports no hope for better gas.

November 29:
Track removal rehearing denied by higher court; E. E. Brisson hurt in motorcycle crash; Bailey here making plans for speaking tour.

November 30:
Doctors make report on faulty serum; people shivering because of gas shortage; Strickland says that Dallas money is only hope for car line on Masten street.


December 1:
Managing editors' convention in session; iron workers say they are willing to resume work; Red literature found in Dallas -- one man held on $5,000 bond.

December 2:
Poor people suffering for lack of wood; housewives start speaking campaign; man held for stealing automobile tires; coldest night of season.

December 3:
A. M. Dobbins, aged seventy, found dead in his room; Kessler tells park board of building plans; first Santa Claus letters received.

December 4:
Word received that General Pershing will be in Dallas; detectives arrest man charged with big swindle; two city firemen hurt fighting fire.

December 5:
Woman drugged, robbed and left lying in street; Frisco takes off two trains in Dallas; medical students parade streets in interest of Medical Center campaign.

December 6:
Sunshine Special taken off for lack of fuel; Park Board completes plans for Ferris plaza; new automobile building to up on Ervay street.

December 7:
Louisiana gas may be piped for city use; city employes deliver wood to people; city planning million dollar sewer system.

December 8:
County audit will be ordered if law allows; man arrested for stealing toys; city has three thousand cords of wood on hand.

December 9:
Ad League told by J. S. Allison that paper shortage is very serious; business men to campaign for new hotel; unidentified man run over and killed by box car.

December 10:
City board on profiteering enjoined; expert reports that serum which caused deaths was too strong.

December 11:
Mount Auburn to obtain car line at once; contractors and union painters in wage dispute; Miss Selma Katzenstein hurt in automobile crash.

December 12:
San Jacinto cars may run on Masten street; Chamber of Commerce decides on survey of Trinity river; T. E. Jackson reelected president of Chamber of Commerce.

December 13:
Pool halls in Dallas ordered closed; Mayor discharges drivers who refuse to haul wood; three negro boys arrested for stealing bacon.

December 14:
Mayor names Henry D. Lindsley head of committee to receive General Pershing; Young Men's Hebrew Association to be organized here; wood supply slow -- people suffering from cold; Legion motor races held in spite of cold.

December 15:
City property on Main street sells for $6,000 a foot; cigar company leases two sites in Dallas; trial of James Anderson, negro, begins.

December 16:
Conserving of gas blocked by Mayor Davis of Fort Worth at mayor's conference; revocation of gas franchise being talked.

December 17:
Mayor warns gas company city may seek other fuel supply boy hurt when auto strikes bicycle; James Anderson gets death penalty for killing Grand Prairie farmer.

December 18:
Stock for new bank oversubscribed; E. J. Nalle plans large office building; Mayor Wozencraft and Henry D. Lindsley discuss plans for Pershing reception.

December 19:
Court upholds right of rent control board; fifteen cars of coal arrive in Dallas; J. H. Goodman gets finger cut off with saw.

December 20:
Bailey resting in Dallas after speaking tour; Miss Frances Dunham ends life with chloroform; E. M. Kahn's store robbed; unknown man slain by policeman he draws knife on.

December 21:
Telephone company to ask for rate raise in 1920; Methodists plan $600,000 church; Rev. B. O. Harrell installed as new pastor of Oak Cliff First Baptist church.

December 22:
Women oppose sliding scale for gas; negro woman killed in auto smash.

December 23:
Andrew Ott shot and killed by his wife; Salvation Army ready or Christmas; Herman Philipson resigns from Times Herald force; gas meeting held at city hall.

December 24:
Pool hall men advised they can stay open; Great Southern Life building sold; three hurt when municipal wagon turns over.

December 25:
Quiet Christmas day in Dallas; city judge frees ten men who were jailed for drunkenness; former service men eat turkey dinner with Community Service.

December 26:
Benita McCullum, seven-year-old girl, crushed to death under Oak Cliff street car; J. W. Ray slugs Hugh Henry with gas pipe to avenge death of his brother; Charles Wate and wife hurt in auto crash.

December 27:
Grand jury indicts Mrs. Ott for murder; Housewives' Chamber of Commerce indorses sliding scale for gas rates; Eddie Garland, Adolphus bell boy, slain; Hugh Henry, victim of gas pipe slugging, dies.

December 28:
Carter Kendrick shot in neck by his wife; Rabbi Fox speaks at Open Forum; mayor commended by Junior Chamber of Commerce for obtaining fuel; J. Ashford Hughes dies.

December 29:
City schools open with large attendance; Eddie Stokes confesses that he killed negro bell boy; "Five Points" to be named for General Pershing; C. E. Ashendew dies.

December 30:
Tom B. Love named as national committeeman from Texas; Mrs. Margaret Towles on trial for killing of her husband; Glenn W. Towles; Texas Poultry Show opens at Fair Park.

December 31:
Bank clearings for 1919 total $631,262,141; thieves loot home of Stanley Crabb of $2,000; McGee puts ban on crowded picture shows; Mrs. Towles given verdict of not guilty.

- January 1, 1920, Dallas Daily Times Herald, pp. 7, 12.
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