The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 251, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 21, 1915 Page: 4 of 8
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The ABILENE DAILY REPORTER
BY ABILENE PRINTING COMPANY
10221028 North Second Street.
Entered as Second Class Mail at Abilene Texas.
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Any erroneous reflection upon the character standing or
reputation of nny person firm or corporation which may
occur in. the columns of The Reporter will bo gladly correc-
ted upon its being brought to the attention of the firm.
Most of the nowspnpera in this part of Texas is-
sued special Christians numbers and they were nil
creditable to the publishers and the towns and cities
they represented. The Halhngcr ledger issued an
edition of (34 pages that deserves special mention
os it was one of the most attractive pieces of news-
niiAM ifiwlf tthi nvnhltt.1 it DMUrt il flirt rlHtl
Merkel Mail also issued a fine number. Accept
our hearty congratulations gentlemen
Br Jay R Hoas.
A woman has little difficulty in
flndlnc a husband to suit but the
Insrrnr "on" thrt Kvlnp room never 13
Vnt nmli tlinl wo know 13 true.
The bite of the deadly Gila monster
is as harmless as vaseline
PROFESSIONAL ASP "
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21 1915.
BRITISH HAVE. LOST 024 SHIPS.
(Inrnmtiv clninis that she Iras destroyed G'2-l lUit
ish ships since the beginning of the war. And that
with England the "mistress" of the seas. Truly
tiicrc has been no foolishness about the war on land
or sea since the day it began. "
THE MEXICAN SITUATION.
The afternoon Associated Press dispatches of
Monday slated that Villa anil rarranza nau mmm
Former Senator F. M. C'ockrcll who served Mis
souri for thirty years ns one ot her senators leu
a great heritage to his family when he died afew
days ago. However this heritage was not in the
form of stocks and bonus lie icit a goou name
u name which even his political opponents de-
light to honor. Hy the way this characteristic
seems to predominate in the Cockrell family. The
late .Judge J. V. Coukrell of this state was a
inoitlmi. in flirt fnrtner 'senator and he. too was o
man of sterling worth. He served as district .judge
for several years and also represented the old
;tim)tnM iliatripf of this state in comrress. He was
it man without guile and was much loved. Beau-
The name of Cockrell is honored in Abilene espe-
daily for Judge J. Vardaman Cockrell lived hero
for many years and Senator UocKroii oiten visucu
Throwing it at the brldo anogroom
Is as cood a way to get rid of rice as
any yet suggested.
Eph Wiley sap when a thing bores
him ho knows what It is; it Is art.
nil. C. it. I.KMJETT
1'ractlcc Limited to Diseases
EVE. EAR NOSE AND THROxVT
Office on the Second Floor
Next to R & M. Bank
The fact that he Is out of tobacco
win nnmn tinnmf smirrlnir a man to
hazardous risk than the sight of beau-
ty In distress
Atnnr nhntit nloVit o'clock in the
evening of the party the man nt whose
house It is to he given is Invited to
Whnn n Imrlmtnr marries he needs
nothing but tho consent of the girl
and a marriage license uui wnen u
widower marries ho must havo the
consent of his grown children and tho
approval of the neighbors.
Monday slated that Villa and Carranza had made imVimr a large farm only a few miles away
peaccandthottheformer eadcrof theortliwiioj Cockrell of Abilene has made n
controlled the state Of Chihuahua wpuldcliniiiintJ. . . .. . . ...
himself from the Mexican situation. At night it
developed that Villa selected four to five hundred
men and left Chihuahua for the mountains while
seven or his former Generals negotiated peace with
The fact that the state of Chihuahua and ItKlO
Villa soldiers with equipment sueh as it was have
boon turned over to Carranza will give the de facto
government a considerable boost and will furnish
ii nunnrtitiiitv fnr fnrranza to transfer u large
army to the south to take charge of the country
for himself and is a chip off the pld block.
may be nothing in a name but the name of Cock-
veli is hold in honor not only in Abilene but
throughout the nation.
The Far-Flung Lines
Late dispatches indicate that the next big battle
will be fought In Oreece. It is claimed that tho
Hulgars have crossed the boundary line and are
...irciiii.r tin nlli.is into (Ireuk territory. Ormaiiy
army to tie soma io iuku uiiuvhw " -- tm ....-.....(. ------- . - .
Im'roundini- the City of Mexico. To sum up the: feels that the ust; of Oreeeo by the ententes is a
.".".? '.." .. i i rh...n...i. nf .imitwilitv mid ins asked for an i-xplaim-
.Mexican situation mere sitius iu u (;"" xul ........ w. - un'
expecting an earlv peace in the Republic and one tion. Diplomacy seems to have failed in keeping
hit will last for a few years. Washington officials the Creeks secure .lust as it has done in all other
uxnrcjw eratifieation over the turn of affairs in cases since mo war uuBun. uiihu mu...
A LITTLE FUNr-SKLKCTKD.
Willie Pa. why Is tho way ot the
Paw Uccauso so many people havo
trampled on It my son.
An Kfflclenry Engineer.
"Lend me your pencil lk?T-"
"Why don't you use tho Ink?"
"1 vastc too much on dor blotter."
"Why arc women so craiy over the
battered up football players?"
"I suppose it is because oi me in-
timate femlnlno love of remnants."
First Father Whatl Your son U
an undertaker? Why 1 thought you
said he was a doctor?
Second Parental Hoiativo ."so i
Bnld thnt ho followed tho medical pro
DR. LOTIIA1K TIIOMABthV
Associated With Dr. Auda Veo CaBh.
Rooms 11 12 14 15 Bryan Uulldlng.
Over Compton's Drug Store.
NcaldoBce Phone CIS.
o mm ywy -- - -
DR. J. D. MAGlii
Physician & Surgeon
Office over Cor. Drug
Store. Res. Phone 347
Phono 1555 P.-3
I1TJTT0N WILLOW STOCK ASP
T. i. Gtcnnnl .Mr.
Karly mornltig and afternoon
DR. R. A. MADDOX
Office Over Corner Drog Store.
Honrs hy Appointment
V WILL ST1TII
V NOTA11Y PUBLIC
' Office Over Cltlr.cs Nnfl Uauk
4. .4. 1r4"l'
Mexico and clnim that they expect Carranza to be
able to restore peace.
G28 INDICTMENTS FOR MURDER.
Like a nrairio fire the war spreads unchecked
xtrWti imiiii nml TVvnt. not vet in the liiic-un. Tern-
Tli niiiifiiiiiuumaiit comes from Austin that work
on renovating tho eapitol' at Austin will bo begun
If the statement whioh we take from the Dallas
News of Monday Dee. 20th that there were li'Jrf in-
. . 11 .. ;.. -... ........ P.. .iiiMi1(i. 3 rk I
iliuiuiaius in ie.us in one jr u '""'"v w .""-j.Jauuarv 4 wiucn is tanen to mean inai more win
pudiigh to put the people of this state to thinking (( l0 Jxtrn Hessitm of the legislature as it will re-
thgn wu do not know wliat will awaken tho piibHc (jre j5rg0 portion of tho year to do tho work
conscience. The News says: ( Xlto Reporter in willing that there shall be no meet-
"There were during the .fiscal year ending Aug.j ig 0f the lawmakers until 1017. Abilene Hepor-
hi ; indict montH returned ill Texas for murder' tor.
of which 4Uf were brought to trial resulting in 2di
eonvietions and 141 acquittals ut iiiose eonvieieu
onlv fifteen received the death penalty but wheth-
er this number paid the death penalty one is left
to guess since the statistics given out by the At-
tprnev General's office are apparently made up of
tho record of trial courts. Hut even if none eseop.
ed if fifteen Avero hanged the number is certainly
And the Morning Times is more than Milling
that there shall bo no session of the legislature
until 11)17 or 2017 for that matter. Kl Paso Times.
Coventor .lames K. Ferguson in his absence from
t.l... kj...... I.... ..:-.... I'uvnu enmn ur1ll.l!it iill'f.fli
" ' . . 'iiiu .Jiaii-. nun hUVh i mh" nv.i x o v..i..n ....w.....
not excessive. During the year then; were mow. - tl m.oniu 0p the North and East. He
than fifteen cases oF murder committed in eireiun. . b eoroll0uei for ioiug so. It often seems
jituncosithat called for the infliction ol tlie supreme . husiness men fail to uiuh
a x .. .i . . . . . i .. -... ...;! - -.--
And tho business men
. !... U.K IxiiML.-L' .tt.ni Pt1 in- liiwlnfcti till fill) llHiil
. r A . P.. ..1 1.A 11... ...i....itit mmi-K nf illllliriil I . . . .. .
penalty ine niei mm me leiv-'iMiKv v -i -
liuiift wns yi uuiur -in mv u-Mnu ii v. - -- j0
- pcrty than m that of crimes against persons 's I commonwealth.
.ww... ....... f nrlwii. Qll4iVU
tions was greater w the ease of crimes against pro-. - stntPH f.:i to renHze the nossibilities of our
porty than in that of crimes against persons is too t commoinveum cj0ser contact with them will do
natural to merit tlie empnasis given io u. tu men mw tQ M nl)0Ut 1)et(or muierstanding a
woro no other reason.tlio tact tuat properp eau j;piivniu.e our state's interests. In fact if the
QVOCtttlOll MOUUl . f fpnYlls ...null nt smiio dt not s
l.n nhiifrfbl with HL'L'reSSlOn Ol III
explain why these crimes are more successfully
punished than are the gravor ones against life and
J nub This record is not peculiar to the courts of
A qOIOSAI. BLUNDER.
ttato VroM who writes Snap Shot in tho Dallas
News is hitting at a great truth' wheu he says?
'So far as we know wo am tho only deep thinker
who has not confused the colossal blunder of two or
threo mounfehs with tho alleged "downfall of
Christianity." Not long since we said that same
thing to a great lawyer who professes Jo believe
in Christianity and who think lu sees in the
present war the downfall of Christianity. Jesus
Christ said: "Uot not your heart be troubled ye
boliovo in God bdieve also iu me." The teachings
of Christ are m the plaus of the Almighty. Wo poor
worms of the duet need not he auxious about
lJIIrislairtry failing rather ivtrhon!U be- anxious
about our own failures for out from the carnage of
the yruel war tNt Eijropa wago will shine forth
as the rays of the ami after a terrible storm the
lave altthe meek ami lowly Christ in the hearts
of the men who have accomplished tho real tasks
of the war. There shall be many to testify when
it ia all over that but for the sustaining grace of
Ood and the teud.er lpve of the Christ they could
never have stood at the post of duty through the
ljgng cold nights and day of the terrible conflict.
Truly it was the turning away from the teachings
of Christ thast brought on the war and not the fail-
ing o the great truths that Christ gave to the
vrorJd. Got! lives au4 his word is eternal and jiibt
jgfi certain is it thattthe Christian religion will
I fvjr Call Rulers and nations may forsake Him
Jid go to pieces but on and on until time shall be
MaUfcerg will the roligien of the Christ continue to
MOUfMt the littWU af wen ud tu Lie the world.
linsft iiuiii nf Tnxus would at some date not so far
dUtant organize a trado excursion upon a substan-
tial basis and visit every big city in the United
States they would readily find that thoy had un
dortakon an enterprise that would bring profit to
themselves and to Texas. Governor Ferguson
would doubtless bo glad tQ enter such on enter
nriso. Tho undertaking would be a big one. It
would be exneiibivi' for those inlrtieipating.-but of'
ten it is neeebsarv to spend mauey in order to in
crease the- existing income. Austin Statesman.
When Texas business men go North and East
to buy their stocks of goods they should make it a
point to talk Texas at every opportunity. They
should get themselves interviewed hy the big pa.
pers and tell tho folks back East just what we have
down here. A tour of Texas business men over the
nation would bo a good onw but it should be culled
u 'prosperity visit" just like the one Abilene pull
ed off last summer.
'What makes thnt oratqr walk
pcross the Btogo several tlnios be-
fore lie begins to speak T"
"1 guess that is a preamble to-his
Not Alnajs True.
"They say that a woman is as young
as she looks."
"That may bot but alio isn't always
oh young as she thinks Bho looks."
Not S Kasy.
A Scottish prUon chaplain recently
nnnnlntoil nnlnrp.1 nnn (if till culls Oil
his first round of Inspection and thus
addressed tho prisoner wno occupiuu
"Well ray man do you unow wao
"No: nor I dlnna caro" was me
"Well nil your new qaapiuuu
'Oh. ye are then 1 hae hoard o ye
"And what did you hear?" returned
the chaplain his curiosity Rottlnis the
best of his dignity.
"Weli I heard that tno last vwa
kirks that yo wore In ye preached
them both empty; but I win say yu
will na find It quite so easy to do th'
same with this place."
1 DK. CYHUS N. KAY '
! OSTEOPATHIC 1!IVHIUA
A nmnn Wncninff nidit.. 1'ttie '41
H0UH3: 9-12 and 2-5
Phones: Olflco lS3--Ht;ddVfi' S3
&4. 4. 1--t 1r
! OK. I . HOLLI8 Sr.
mt. I. W. lini.LLs Jr. '-
' physicians nd Surgeons
Wonris M to 12 . m. to e p.
i At the JIollls Sanlinrlsa
' to to hhj. nou o. m-
' . " i
HKAI IIKA.U J
I Land". Loans and LlmtocV.' -I
Hrjaa ld. I'l" St.
l a tlUnii. Tiu. e
310TZ AM) CntT.lS '
Office Over CitlzenB Natl Uank
Of eourso the man who just can't enjoy Christ
mas without his eggnog is going to have it. We
don't intend to interfere with him either. That s
his business. We are going to enjoy qur Christmas
w our own way and it will bo without the egg-
nog lakewise wo are going to iignt slty d.s say
as we can ot fireworks tin bonis and other sueh
strenuous dwaoust rations. If sevYices a.ve held that
day v art goiug to ebnrulu I. S QUr hoy lifts
already bought a Joy uannotj ami three tin horns
wo aro in for it I West News
Some icople seem tu think that Christmas U a
time to 'eut up" aud Ue frisky. The eggnog ts an
institution hoary with ago but that dees wot iuaki
it a good institution.. f u. uau vuu go '4 tla K
the year without a swig why v-aif't he make X ji
even iiii.it The ( hnluius v a holylio iws asj
much u au rtubbalh but it is udly- dtset rated.
Without HU Jurisdiction.
a storv u told of a certain Justice
of the Supreme Court of a western
state who mvneu a irienu oi nis
lawyer to go sailing pu the laKe wim
him. . .
It appeared that the wjad was quiie
brisk even at the start and tbm H
soon freshened causing the craft to
toss and roll In a manner that gave
the lawyor much Inward uneasiuim.
When he perceived his friend's
nlleht llin ludee said. KOlicitQUtilv :
"Sty dear fellow cau I do anything
"Yes judge" replied the unhappy
man "you might overrule this mo
. "' "-
A very pretty home wedding occur-
red Sunday afternoon when Mr. Ter-
rel Kirbsey led to the altar MI Wu-
mer Wldmer. the beautiful and accom-
plished daughter of Mrt. and Mrs- Cto.
Widmer. t2 uuUerout street
MUs Welier has lived the most of
her We a Abllent- She liaa ; boat of
frleads. whobe good wibhes foMow the
happy eouvle to 1helr Uouie iw Hnga.
Texas. The groom Is a pJtosperous
young business man of that ty
"tmmedmtly fter tha wdlsK- iJr
and Mrs.Kirksey vent W autu to
Buffalo Gap. and thente- M the Santa
Fe to tbirnew lymw 'me uremouy
was performed by Re W Uray as
to. of the lentralMPrtbjteriai
Quarauteod dental worK ai prnsou.
hie prlcee. Examliiatloa free. Iloar
S to 0 dally. Sunday by appointment
Itlckard Uulldlng corner. South Flri
ncl CbPBtnut Btrets Phnn. tnfi
IUL W T. STEWAUT
Rooms 0 and 8 Alexander Uulldlng.
Office 90 J lleHJmico 131
fth the first I
- - - - - m
4'es but Saxc
t and lx-'Aa hcalina
icatjo Qf returft jour
re lots of skin r?me-
nCf ooly one tftey guar-
liyttow'tyw try H?
urir-Ujl&M UlUC COU.
-- .-. -T. - . ..
Submariniolephony with nuitnaii-
. . jmr i ......m.. ir
IfttVll WiriW liah VVVU i-driintfu i
t'nirlntiil er a dUtanci ul un:u
Denc29 Cqnaot JJQ wired
by i.i w f.v-l-it-W. tJtjf caunot
XImM oniv out- " r " cijro s(cm.
andMwt U fc n5iitutitj.i.l umiis
Di.m.il Is t.4j)t n i.iB.iil'i Wr.dl.
ticMfit V u- jIm ur.uj -. ie fcCaia-
uu -i is is e-u
Uve x run
Of(i IS UKt I. Ill aad
aia? .iil 1 1 Afmt'yff rJr '
u. : tz i i n ar a -. - -.-
Ihili ! tl';!T.tai l(l4f.ii t Jlta
l SIM 1.1 J
' I .. 1 ' 'Wlt 1 j
I ' BKV&.
Recipe Books for
the ladies Memo
Books for the men
Diaries and En-
rmorpmpnt: RnnWa fniliftli ITaiul.
some durable books that will last
ESJl-Psns Gift Specialties
will solve your gift problems at
iorUi Seceud btrcel.
armers & Merchants
National Bank .
OF ABILENE TEXAS
Surplus and Profits - - 65000
I5D S. HUGHKS President
V. V. jAJIIiS ....Vice-President
HHJIKV JAMBS - CaWiIer
W. It. KEUULB . Assistant Cashier
Represent an investment of from $500.00 to $3000.00 or
more. .If tho samo money was placed in a homo you
yould not think bf oing over night without insurance
Then why not protect money invested in tho Auto It
is far more liable to burn than the home its a combina-
tion of gasoline oil and electricity. If you own ono
think about this and phone or call on
MOTZ & CUR TIS
THEY WILL PROTECT YOU.
U you bolii-w lis whuit w say that wu have a real bargain
nsk us ahotU the small farm that we hnvr for sul wilh iuinif-
dintf josese.ion ini-Iudtim nil tin fui'm imph'munts alt feud
on tin plttti. a hi lttt of fiin- hogs and stock good house apd
houwhohl fnniiturt' uvirythiuniul all praulioaliy new tlie
very best of lml an abundance of a0D(l water and wood at
just about one-half of its actual value if sold before January
1st. .Sc us quiek if yon want a real bargain.
Oompere & Compere
LANDS LOANS INSURANCE RENTALS.
I have moved -my Transfer
business back to the same old
stand I formerly occupied In the
Gates Uulldlng on North First
Street. I'boae 1286.
W. T.. WILSON
(Paid In Adirincc)
For County Judge:
11. KQll KEEIILE.
For County Attorney:
V. H. GRAHAM.
A man mmed to Texas to stay.
Hut bought Hiott ot his upplieg
Whu lie had Uilnga to gall
lll jan didn't werk woll
Such mtHoda Up sew. Uida't pay.
ThorwifWr lis bought there bu
.nd his cxeilit-gigar as sapd a
nido't havo tu pay in advance
Didn't take aay chance
Of getting things that wero shop-
wbrn aud old.
Wfeca h died life left uii lattato
It:s frieadM bjd helped blm
Tkwy bad bought tbius of biiu
Ad Ud. patrcsjiai tbep
Far tke gQQd of U to"B VA te
Mprl "Iluy It Iu AWIcije.''
FUOM 'JTUli .
Ralph Paint and
rr County Tax Collector:
W. F. UIMVRD ( re-election.)
O. 11. TITTLE.
For Commissioner precinct 1:
J. C. MONTC1QMEUY.
II. I!. MEVUn.
Por Cominlsaloiter Precinct S:
For IHiblla Weigher:
B. J. ELLISON.
For County Treasuror:
S. I NEELY.
J A. HOYCB.
For District Clerk:
J N. UOUT1I.
Itir Comity Tux AssBSor:
V. T. St. JQIIN (re-election )
JOHN 11. VANCE
J. S. PATTERSON.
For Constable of rrecinct 1;
J I'. HARDEN.
For CoMDtv SupprSatt ndent
AUTHUR J. JONES.
jEEmZ iii'ffiN. -Sl
to tra.U' wbtri- you desire but yoi.
will liud It to your advantage It
buy your groceries f aucy aud sta-
pt iMfpe uv lw prewutiou we
take agalust impure foods that
makot bousekcpfrs fcl safe ia
buying her. Iiitckt that are the
lowest prices fouud anywhere.
J. W. Evans
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