The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 258, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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MEET JULY 1 9
CONVENTION HE IIKLI1 VT WINV
EAPOLIS MTlONAl COMMIT.
TEE ANNOUNCES Till IIS.
STUDY OF DRINKING MADE
Anti-Saloon League Conducting; lines
ligation of Alcohol Willi Refer-
cbco to Crime During 10
Day Holiday Period.
By The Associated Press.
C1HCAGO Dec. 30. The Prohibi-
tion National Convention lias been RCt
for July 19 In Minneapolis It was an-
nounced today by the National Com-
mittee To Stndy Jlollday Drinking.
SPOKANE Wash. Dec. 30. A study
of the United States holldny drinking
with refc-ronco to crime. Is to be mtulr
by tho National nntl-Saloon League
according to locul officers of the or-
ganization. Tho ton-day pcrlor. beginning a'
Christmas Eve (a being watched and
offenses ull over the continent trace
able to alcohol will be classified.
NEW COUNTY FARM DEMONSTRA.
TOR IS ON THE GROUND AND
READY FOR BUSINESS.
MAN OF WIDE EXPERIENCE
Hat Hldl position with Oklahoma.
" Georgia and Texas Aflrleultural
Collflts and at Fort
S. A. Minear the new agricultural
demonstration agent for Taylor coun-
ty has arrived from Fort Stockton
nnd is ready to begin his duties Jan-
uary L Mrs. .Minear nnd the baby
will Join him here in a few weeks.
The new agent succeeds I. II. Duck
who has "retired" to his farm in the
Buffalo Gap section. Mr. Minear is u
graduate of the Texas A. &. M. College
and has been professor In agricultural
schools In Oklahoma. Georgia and Tex-
as. Ills specialty Is animal husband-
ry but his experience embraces all
the different branches of jnodern farm
work. Ha waB for tv.-o years agent at
Fort Stockton nnd as such originated
the famous ''early lamb production
movement which has received extend
ed notice In the Breeders' Gazette and
'other widely known journals. Later
on. when the present work In the coun-
ty la carried to a point where It can
take caro of itself be will Inaugurate
the early lamb production movement
in this County.
"For the present J expect to carry
along the work which has so ably been
conducted by .Mr Duck said the now
agent. "The dairy hog-raising and
poultry-raUIng Industries have receiv-
ed a good start here and it only re-
mains to carry out the well laid jlans
These three things mean a great deal
to this county and their proper devel
opment la of great moment. They
Have received a good start and with a.
little more hard work end ration
the three Industries can be placed on
The new agent Is capable and thor-
ough. His varied experience well fits
him for the work In hand and he will
Jrove a worthy successor to his hard-
working conscientious and efficient
FNDERWENT OPERATION' FOR -
I tMnl??ESpCiTS THURSDAY
t. o Johnson of Winters was
brought" to a local sanitarium at four
o'clock Thursday morning where be
underwent an operation at a later
hour for appendicitis. Young Johnson
tea son ot Rev. A. I Johnson a Bap-
tist minister who formerly lived In
wnECKS e'nS.nTto save ch.ef.
SAN ANGELO TEX. Dec. 29.
Bather than strike a smaller auto
?hvml by Fire Chief John Parker this
Somtaf Harry MIers driver of the b g
aX fire engine turned bis car Into
?rc curbing struck a telephone po e
and wrecked W Mlers was seriously
fhough not fatally injured.
... mnPhines were responding to
on a larnTand the chiefs automobile
BO n e lead Suddenly ha checked
'swSanrred directly in front
?ff1. W W-E ed hU
Stye Abilene Baity tpaxltt
200000 TO GET
EMPLOYES IN MAW TRADES NII.L
RECEIVE LINGER PAY
.1 XIAHY 1.
WILL TOTAL MANY MILLION
Machinists Mutters iintl Herhntitrs
re .imonir tuohp mho miu ue
Affected by Increased
Pny In 191(1
By Tho 'Associated Press.
NEW YORK Dec. .lOTlie wageH
ot 200.000 employes In many trades
will bo raised January 1 according to
an announcement made hero today
The aggregato Increases are expect
ed to total many millions.
Machinists waiters and mechanics
aro among those who will bo aflectcJ
by the increased pay.
BRITISH ATTACK ON
LILLE FAILS BERLIN SAYS
Uy The Associated Press.
LONDON Dec 30. French reports
say that the German attempt to cap-
ture the French position near Dotal-
crro has failed. '
Iicrlin today announced that continu-
ance of tho heavy fighting in tho Vos-
ges claiming tho rccapturo ot posi-
tions lost nt Itnrtman's Welierkopf.
The British surprise' attack: near
Lille has failed says a Berlin an-
8HOE8 IN GERMANY
MADE WITHOUT LEATHER
BEIIUN. Dec. 30. A furniture fac-
tory In Hallernu which before war de-
voted Itself to tho manufacture of art
furniture but fluda its market dead
during tho war has started tho manu-
facture of shoes without leather. These
are not the wooden shoes Of tho
Dutch and South German peasant .but
a substitute for tho usual leather
shoo. Tho uppers aro made of gray or
black waterproof linen sailcloth which
at a distance is not easily distinguish-
ablo from leather nnd the soles are
built up of layers of wood veneer to-
gether with waterproof glue the nro-
ccbh making a flexible waterproof Solo
which follow the shapo of the arch of
The shoes havo been given several
months trial and aro Boon to be placed
on the market. They aro said to wear
well the undorsurfaco of tho wooden
sole soon dovelops a felt like surface
which gives little noise and best of all
the shoes are said to cost little mora
than the present price for hnlf-sollng
GOAT USED TO TEST NEW
TYPE OF GAS BOMH.
rnvnov n 30. a coat that was
selected to test a new .typo nf gas
bomb at 'an experimental siaiion uac
nf thn flrlni? linn In FVntico. writes a
correspondent escaped the ordeal and
has now been nursed oack to neaitu.
For want of other animals to ex-
periment on tho goat was borrowed
by the army scientists from a neigh-
boring farm and let down into a
trench A bomb was exploded In the
trench and a few minutes later the
goat weeping and apparently suffer
ing great inward uisconuort waB lin-
ed out. The veterinary surgeon then
prescribed an alkaline ball for the
goat which soon recovered sufficient-
ly to be ablo to eat appetizing maBhes
with a spoon.
Men often volunteer for experi-
ment of this kind. buHhey go into the
gas pita muzzled. They .do not teat
the deadllness of the bomb as did the
goat but try out the latest Inventions
In gas helmets.
AMERICANS MAKES TOUK
OF TOMB OF CONFUCIUS.
; TAIANFU China Dec. 30. Dr. Paul
S. Reinsch. the American minister
"accompanied by his wife and a party
of American friends nas just complet
ed a. visit to tho tomb ot Confucius and
the reigning duke of the Tiouse of
Confucius who is tbe seventy-sum
descendant ot the famous Chinese
"The party of distinguished Ameri-
cans made the trip to the tomb and the
historic Confucian city onj wheel
barrows tho same sort of vehicles
which were In use in China at tho
time Confucius lived.
Dr. Henry C. Adams of tho Univer-
sity of Michigan wbd Is at present
special adviser ot Yuan Sbi-kal en-
trusted with the revising of the gov-
ernment system ot railway accounting
and Mrs. Adams were members of
Dr. Relnsch'a party.
inu !' m "t "M
Bv The Associated Press.
BERLIN Dec. 30. Germany today
formally recognized the Tarranza gov
ernment. Today's action by Germany
gives Carranz the support practi
cally all or tne leaning- European n
Why British Soldiers Like France
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It is getting so that hardly a
British soldier In Franco will shave.
himself any more. Thero has come
along their line a new kind of barber.
LOSES $20000 ON FAKE RACE
HORSE SCHEME AT KAN-
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO ILL. Dec. 30. Vincent
Baer n wealthy ranchman of Midland
Texas was swindled out of $20000 by
wire tappers on a fake race horso
scheme according to reports to tho
The swindlers met Baer in Kansas
City and later Induced him to part
with money on the assurance of get-
ting a greater sum.
He has not seen thorn since they left
for Cincinnati Christmas.
UPRISING IN WESTERN .
CHINA IS NOT FEARED
By Tho Associated Press.
SHANGHAI. Dec 30 An nnriittnir In
western China is planned according
to advices which havo been received
hero today but it is believed that the
movement has little chance of suc-
cess v .
NEW HAVEN JURY IS
DISMISSED UNTIL MONDAY
By The Associated Press
NRW YORK Dec. 30. Both sides In
the trial of William Rockefeller and
the other New Haven Railroad direc-
tors closed today and the jury was dis-
missed until Monday.
MORE SUGAR PRODUCED IK
GERMANY THAN CONSUMED
BERLIN. Dec. 30: More sugar Is
produced in Germany each year than
It can consume. Lost year's crop ot
sugar beets was unusually large and
the present crop is said to promise-
well but the price of 6ugar has never
theless increased more than 2d per
cent. In connection with this state of
affairs a letter to the Lokal Anzeiger
declares that the countxy'B largest
sugar refinery has this year declared
a dividend of 20 per cent against 10
rer cent last year.
GERMAN PROFESSORS ARE IN
BERLIN Dec. 30. The negotiations
which have been on foot for some time
with the object of supplying the Uni-
versity of Constantinople with a con-
siderable staff of German professors
have been concluded and seventeen
chairs In the university are to be fill-j
ed from Berlin. Several of the newt
professors already speak Turkish and
the otnars are expected to master tne
language at the earllMt poMlbl
rVNDLING VI I
ABILENE TEXAS THURSDAY DECEMBER 30 1915.
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HAD GONE TO CLINTON LA
INSPECT SO.Hin.ANDS UE
By Tho Associated Press.
BATON ROUOE La.. Dec. 30. Qov.
W. S. Hnmmond of Minnesota died
suddenly todny at Clinton La. where
he went to inspect some land ho owned
in that section.
The Information was received In a
message which reached hero today.
ABILENE WOMAN INTERESTED
IN PITTSBURG FAILURE
When tho Pittsburg Bank for Sav
ings closed Its door several weeks ago
with $12000000 on. deposits It deep
ly interested at leant one citizen of
Abilene Mrs. Morris R. Locke -who
had money on deposit thero.
Mrs Locke's little graudchlldren
Elizabeth and Robert Locko Irwin
had their savings on deposit there
among 40000 other school schlldren
of Pittsburg. But the children will
not lose their money for the New
York Millionaire H. C. Frlck has In-
Bured the payment of the $169000 bei
longing to the children depositors.
Mrs. Locke however who deposited
money there to be given to her grand
children will not be reimbursed unjess
the bank makes the deposits good.
NEGRESS MORE THAN 1M
YEARS OLD BURNED TO DEATH
By The Associated Press.
PORT LAVACA Dec 30-r-A negress
more Ithan 10O years old burned to
death hero yesterday. She was warm-
ing over a charcoal ire.
For Abilene and Vicinity: Probably
rain tonigbt and Friday. -
For East Texas: Probably rain to
night and Friday.
For West Texas: Probably rain to-
night In south rain or snow in north
portion tonight and Friday
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SuarlM 73; bubm. 5.44.
HLVNTON AMI MAGSTAEF MEETiLANSINU PIIOPOSES SHIPMENT OF
IN DtSTHICT COCHTHOO.H
FIIIST JOINT DEBATE.
GREAT INTEREST ATTACHED
Visitors From All Purls of Taylor nnd
Vdjolnlng Counties Expected to
Hear Disrunsloti nt 7:30
Everything Is In readiness for thu
llrst sntvOa from the political guns of
llcpresentntlvo j. m. WngHtafC and
District Judge Thomas L. Hlanton
who nmrt In Joint debate tonight
(Thursday) In -tin district courtroom
nt the Taylor county capltol.
Tlu official nreslder and official
J time-keeper will be tho Hon Dallas
. Scarborough the County Democratic
(.iinirmnu. ine rivni ucuaicrs nave
ngreed to atart nnd atop on the min-
ute fo tho auditors will be assured of
prompt consideration in this regard
The Bpenklng will be opened at 7:30
Blinrp by Judge Wngstaff who will
speak for one hour and five minutes
Then Judgo Hlanton will speak for
one hour nnd twenty minutes and
Judgo Wagstaff will close In a fifteen
minute rejoinder. Thus the spcnktng
will close at 10 o'clock giving every
one a chance to retire nt their usual
Ttint both speakers will havo some-
ffhlnir trt nnv fiinrr la tin flntiiil In Inn
minds of those who know tho men.
Each Is of Indomitable will and strong
In debate with a masterly command
of language. Each has n reputation
an speaker lawyer and leader of man
that is statewide nnd tho outcome of
their contest in this county will bo
watched keenly In all sections of the
state particularly In the Sixteenth
The preferential county primary
win decide which shall be a candldato
for congress will bo held February
fifth and the two candidates will hold
joint dlscUHalons In all tho principal
voting prFclncts of tho county between
now uud that dale. Friday night they
meet at HambyARLS:jturdAy nlghlM.
Kimuaie. tho next spcaKing aaio win
be Mcrkel Where they meot next
Thursday night. In all they will hold
IS Joint debates In tho county closing
at potosl January 22.
Tho district court room has been
prepared for tho reception of a big
crowd and thero Is little doubt but
that the crowd will tax tho capacity
of tho room About two hundred ex
tra ueuts havo been arranged Inside
nnd outside the chancel bringing the
possible seating arrangement up to
nearly 700. Visitors will bo hero from
all parts of the county and from othor
counties for this Is regarded In all
circles as tho biggest political event
of many years.
BURNQUISU4 YEARS OLD
NOW MINNESOTA'S GOV.
By the Associated Press.
ST. PAUL. Minn. Dec. 30. J. A. A.
Burnqulst Lieutenant Governor today
becomes Governor on account of the
death of Governor Hammond In Loui-
siana. Burnuuist is thirty-four years
HARCOURT QUITS CABINET:
TO BE VICEROY OF INDIA
By The Associated Press.
WINNIPEG CANADA. Dc. 30. A
cable today from Loadon says that the
Right Honorable Lewis Harcourt ha
resigned from the cabinet to become
viceroy of India.
SW .11 ii.llfc r.ll III!
UNIONS THINK CABINET
MINISTERS SHOULD GIVE UP PAY
LONDON. Dec. 30 After the cabi
net ministers made an earnest appeal
to the trade union congress to defer
demands for increased "wages until
after the war on the ground of nation-
al economy the suggestion came from
the unions that the ministers them-
selves might set an example In econo
my by giving up part of their sala-
ries which in some offices are prince-
ly. It was Indicated in parliament that
such a movement was contemplated
by tbo ministers. But now a leading
liberal paper makes an ingenious de
fense of the old scale of salaries.
"It is an old saying" the paper ar
gues "that a minister who glvea hU
whole attention to the nation's affairs
baa little time for bis own and in the
case of some cabinet ministers a sud
den drop of a third to a hall oC tkeir
incomes would create private aacl4
problems and tkeretore some dMrae-
tlon ot talnd. Mialfttera are auaooMd
to be of importance to the mUoa'
buslneu. and distraction ot salad w
therefore a tkia to be avoided. It to
not at all unlikely tbto coaelderatio
PLAN TO ONITE
HAH MI'MTIONS TO HEYOI.r-
TIOMSTS HE STOPPED.
WILSON HAS GIVEN SUPPORT
Secretary of State lrTs NiiUohb
to Agree to Arbitrate AH llnun.
dsry DlMpules and There
bj Frescne Peace.
By Tho Associated Press. '
WASHINGTON Dec. aO. Secretary
of State lnnslng today proposed to
tho Nntlons which compose tho Pan
American Union that they agrco to
arbitrate ull boundary disputes nnd
prohibit tho shipment of wur muni
tloiis to revolutionists.
The plan has tho full support of
President Wilson and Is a part of the
project to preserve peace and more
closely unite the Amorlrnn countries.
POPE GOING TO CAPITAL
TO CONFER WITH LANSING
By Tho Associated Press.
FT. WORTH Doc 30. President N.
H. Pope of the Texas Fanners Union
leaves tonight for Washington to con
fcr with Secretary of Stnto Robert
I-anslng over tho shipment of 1000.000
bales of cotton to nn unnnmed Euro-
Tho project will test the Allies' re
cent prohibitory order.
THIS FIRM GOES IN JKOH LONG
CREDITS OR EXPECTS PEACE
BERLIN Doc. 30. A Brcslau firm
ot dealers .In talking machines has
olther decided to go In for long credits
or elso It expects early peace. It ad-
vortliH's Us Instruments and records
on the following terms? ''During the
war you pay nothing. Beginning four
weeks after war you pay four marka
joJtaly jja.Ul phonograph and record
are paia tor."
Hays Fine Poland ChIhhh.
V. E. Hodges returned this morning
from Collin and Grayson counties
whoro ho went to select como choice
Poland China gilts from tho Famous
Singleton Edmonson Wilson's and
Smith herds. After carefully look-
lne over several hundred bead ho
selected soma choice gilts of tho
highest breeding and will havo them
shipped hero next week to add to
his herd of prlio winning stock. V.
E. says tho expects to show spmo of
tho best Poland Chinas at tho next
Central West Texas Fair that has over
been shown here.
FIRST SNOW IN TEN YEARS
AT SAX BERNADI.NO. CAL.
SAN BEnNADINO Cal. Dec. 30.
Tho first snow In ten years covered
the ground here today
"PEACE-TIME" LAHOR.S ARE
TAKEN UP IN LITTLE YILLAGE
BAZEILLK8 France Dec. 30. (By
Correspondence of the Associated
Press) In the little village which In
1871 furnished Inspiration for the
famous painting "The Last Cartridge"
the Germaua have taken up "peace
They found greatly to their surprise
that the bones ot the dead German
and French soldiers of 45 years ago
still lay unbaried in a vault in the
local cemetery which was in conse
quence a veritable catacombs. The
most the French had done wu to ee
narate the French front the German
The Gemaa began overfcanlln tb
cemetery at ece airivtac Mret et all
to weed out front the cpnrtMtea (
bones such ae were not human. The
skeletons of former soldiers were then
divided into greupe and twirled en the
left hand aide ot the central eeaaetery
building; Fitting and lapoels monu-
ments then were erected above the
(ardy grave which today only serve
to tighten the contrast between the
eventual fate of the German and the
French soldier of 1870 and 1371.
HEYKLOr-MENT IX POLAND.
BERLIN. Dec- 30. The revival of
the University of Warsaw as a Polish
institution given a contributor to the
Frankfurter Zeltung occasion to tell
some facta aVot the institution under
the RuaeUa refinta and about general
educational development in Russian
Poland. He says that when the Rus-
sian took ful possession of the coun-
try a century ago only 35 per cent
of the population were unable to read
and write but through systematic
neglect of the school by the aovern-
ment thte percentage has now rieea to
The University of Warsaw founded
IS 181. existed till ISiO us. a. Palish
metlUUe. It wan thee abeliehed hut
ww rwiefx 1 DMSi. only eight
yeww later hew ever tt van tnu-
wnu mi a
Russian BreiensAM were! graduslly
appointed m m Pell a; and all
fete lectures were finally give ht Russian.
WIN NAVAL BATTLE
TWO AUSTRIAN TORPEDO HOAT
HKSTHOYEHK SUNK NEAK
TURKISH ISLAND OCCUPIED
French Get Possession of t'AstetorJaw
In Aegean So For 'rI Vwhu'
Vfltt MackeHsea Reported to
Ilsnp Hrackcd Sofia
By The Associated Press.
U1NDON Dec. 30. Two Austrian
torpedo boat destroyers woro sunk) In
n battle with Allied vessels aw
Cattaru Hay In the Adriatic Sea ac-
cording to advices reaching Paris to
The Austrian ships Intended to
bombard Uunuso but tho AliH
squadron went west and met thefit.
Tho remainder of the Austrian bhjH-
ron won compelled to flee by th
Allied ships says tho report.
rcnch troops havo occupied Urn
Turkish Island of Castolortzo In th
Aegean Sea as a naval base.
Field Marshal vou Mnckense. whs
WAS renorfed recently oh Brenarinr
a powerful expedition against Egypt
reached Sofia Bulgaria yesterday
says n Rcuter's dispatch.
. If. N. GRAVES
DIED ATE T. Willi
FORMER RESIDENT Or ABILIXr
WELL KNOWN ELSEWUSRS
Tho following article from the Ft.
Worth Star-Telegram concerning the
death of Mr. Sarah Elizabeth Ettave
Will be of Interest to Abilene reedete
Mrs. Graveihaving long hang ril
dent ef this cRy and' atTrTtnTfcreh
circles Her dattgnter Mrs jmui
McGee in a resident of Abilene:
"Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Graven 72
whoso death occurred at 2 p. in. Mon
day at the homo of her daughter and
son-in-law Mr. and Mrs F. N Graves
909 Fifth Avenue Was ono of the stur
dy Texaa pioneer women now no rap-
Idly passing away.
"Shu waB the daughter ot Rev. J H.
("Uncle Jlmmlo") Collard. the Indian
fighting "Methodist circuit rider who
aa a friend and companion ot General
Sam Houston was a prominent figure
in the ToxaB revolution aad laer one
ot Scott's aides In the Mexiean war.
One of bis brothers Major Ruek Cot-
lard was a gallant Confederate offi-
cer whose life paid the forfeit of Ills
patriotism; another Judge William K.
Collard was for many years judge of
the district court of appeals at Austin
and another Rev. J. II. Collard Jr..
was quite a celebrated evangelist
throughout the Southern and Mtddte-
westera states for many years until
his death forced his retirement.
"Mrs. Graves was born in Coryell
county when that wan far frontier ad
had many vivid recollections ot In-
dian raids big game hunting and other
frontier experiences. Of a deeely re-
ligious ns well as militant pioneer
stock she Ja her younger days wan a
most active church worker ht for
the past decade had been a. prlctkal
invalid. All her life was spent fat the
territory contiguous to Fort Worth
and she will be well remembered nnd
her death mourned by many friends
in Waco. Abilene and other cRlee
where she has lived and where her
geod werk wen for her a reputation
nnd character envied by many.
"Mrs. Gfave U survived by her
aged haasand. R. N. Graves; four sens.
G. H. Graves ef Sweetwater; J. H-
Grave nf Walnut Springs; Xttek R.
Ornvee ef Pert Worth and Felix
Grave nf Csifawaa county; fewr
daughters. Mr. V. N. Graven ef Feet
Worth wMt wheut she made her heme
Mrs. X. X. Watnem ef Fort Worth Mm.
Jinks McGee ef Abilene and Mm. Allen.
Breete of Delia three brothers. es
J. K. CeHerd ef Ben AntosJer 3efc
Collard of California and O. Watt Col-
lard ef Oklahoma; three sisters Mrs.
J. a BeJeey of M&ngum OkU.; Mrs.
Annie Dinklns of Calexico Cal.: nnd
Mrs. J W. Baker of Castle Dale Utah
"The funeral service was eonuee
by Rev. Hoyt M. Dobbe pastor ef the
First Methodist church at the heme
of p. N. Graves. 949 Fifth Avenue at
10 o'clock Tuesday. Interment was In
Mount Olive cemetery.
PL HUE i. CKS
B The AaeclUd Frees.
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