The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 260, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 5, 1915 Page: 4 of 6
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TKE ABILENE REPORTER ABILEWE. TEXA.
Y ABILENE PRINTING COMPANY
fJ-f North Second Street.
Knttrert na Second-class Mall at Abl-
leae Texas October 14 1903
One Year (in advance) .- J6.00
Six Months (in advance) .. 2.70
Three Months (In advance) 1.35
One Month (in advance) .50
Subscribers falling to receive their pa.
pers rogularly will confer a favor upon
the management by reporting same to
the business office. 'Phono No. 67.
Business and Circulation 6fl
Edltorlat Office ... 829
Boclety ... 1097 or 318
(Any erroneous reflection upon the
eharacter standing or reputation of
ny hereon firm or corporation which
aiay appear In the columns of THE
REPORTER will bo gladly corrected
upon Its being brought to tho attention
tot the firm.)
TUESDAY JAMJAR V H 1015.
MAYOR DISCUSSES LIGHTS.
In another column of Tho Reporter
Mayor E. N. Klrby discusses the light
question again and gives the reasons
Why the Commission feels that Abl
lene should have 60 candle power elec-
tric lights at $15.00 per year per HghL
Tho Mnyor calls attention to tho fnct
that the Abilene Gas Light and Elec-
tric Company are furnished tho streets
and alleys of the city free for use In
distributing lights and power to prl-
rate users and slnco tliero Is no fran-
chise tax collected by tho city It Is nr-
gued thnt tho city bo furnished lights
ut actual cost. In tills contention Tho
Reporter agrees with the Mayor and
Commission. When wo suggested that
the- Qompnny was entitled to a reason-
able profit wo overlooked tho fact that
Abilene is furnishing Its streets and al-
leys for the poles nnd wires of tho
Company absolutely free. That such
a franchise is very vnluablo no ono will
question and tho city Is entitled to
duo consideration on that account
Tho other proposition which the
Mayor discusses is a city owned dec.
trie plant. Whlla Tho Reporter Is not
informed as to tho cost of a plant one
advantage in tho city o)vning Its own
plant is npparcnU-tliQra could bo plen-
ty of lights to light tho entire city
n thing very much to bo desired. Still
wo hopo tho Cty and Light Company
can agree on tho matter at an early
As wo pass from tho old year to tho!":.; .. ... Z b T - . "uuu ' ?
nnur llmr nrn nlwnvn rannv trnhil
things written by tho vnrloun nowspn
p"cr and magazine writers. One of tho
best wo havo noticed comes from tho
Memphis Commercial Appeal. Wo
pass It along in tho hopo thnt It may
do some good and save someone from
being injured by tlioughtless words of
& so-called friend. Tho Appeal says:
"When you aro making your rosolu-
Uons for the now year add one for a
still tongue a tpnguo that does not ro
peat all that tho ears hear or tho eyes
see or the imagination can picture.
"Social evils are many and wide-
spread but tho "serpent tongue" Is
one. that knows no limitations of cli
mate 6r languago or geography. It is
the universal moth that frets the gar-
ments of righteousness tho world over.
"Keep n still tongue; do that and
tbo rewarder of promises will give you
a clean bill of moral health when the
year ends. For a still tongue means
no quarrels no unkind words no gos.
sip that kills character. If we do not
permit ourselves to speak evil wo
cease to think It or to harbor it in our
hearts. It Is the desire to toll some
thing startling that leads us to repeat
rumors that dishonor our neighbors..
If wo determine not to talk gossip wo
will find ourselves growing less Inter
ested In Its hearing. If we refrain
from gltlng a sharp answer or an un
kind cut wo will soon discover that wo
liave no Inclination to criticise or find
"Verily it is the wrong words that
come out of our mouths that eat into
tho culture and Christianity of our
The KVrt Worth Record In its first
page article "ringing out the old year
and Tinging in. the Hew" makes some
catenations that aro timely. Among
other things The Record says:
"Why bliouldu't Americana be thank
"Why blioulduH. Americans be hope
"Why tuouldn't Americans be gen-
erous "Why bliouldu't Americans be chart'
..... . -.
- "Why BuouUInt Americans answer
wun opportunity knocks at the door?
A land without opportunity is a land
'"America $s the favored homeof op-
yoHiutUy. U knocks uftener here
tfcaa la puy place the tfliie world over
mid J W- knocking today to us tier In
tk g14 ae ol AHWlcan life and
uy6's tsar for the 0J4 and a Eiulte
for the .new year The king Is dead
IDEAS OF A PLAIN MAN '
By pr. Frank Crane.
It Is a mistake to say that if anyone
knows a thing he can tell it
This may be true of a problem In
geometry or a date in history and cer
tain other school.book stuff. But in
the vital affairs of lifo tho things wo
know the best are the very ones we
cannot put into words.
In fact making a cherry pie nnd
making a correct sentence about It nro
two distinct things. Handicraft nnd
wordcraft are different. Tho man who
raised tho best musk melons 1 over
ate spoke vile English.
Word stringing Is a business In It
self. Tho new word "Jaw-Bmlth" now
circulating In the slang strata of our
language la correct In Its feeling; It
means a man who talks as a trade just
as a lock-smith mends locks as n trade.
Still truer Is this In higher matters
where bouIb are concerned. A most
reticent nnd untalklng woman can loVo
marvclously. Tho kindest people nro
those that Say and can say least about
kindness. And doubtless tho deepest
religion Is felt by thoso who lack skill
In expressing their religious feelings.
"It is not necessary" says Goethe
"thnt tho truth bo imtdtrtjlear; It Is
enough If it hovers about us like n
spirit nhd produces harmony; If It vl
brates through tho air .gravely and
kindly like tho sound of a bell
By Georgo Matthew Adams
The lime and place to Meditate la at
any time and In any place. "Meditation
Is an attrlbuto of strength and great.
ne&s. To him who knows how to Med-
itate tliero Is constantly being stored
In his Mind u flno wealth of power.
Improvo through Meditation.
Meditation develops tho great facul.
tics of tho Mlnd-i-stlmulntos nnd nrou-
scs tho imagination. Meditation pluc
es In clear view before your eyes tho
best that Is in you so that you may
easily study out and evolve Improve
mem A noted painter on being rep.
irlmandcd for his careless habits In not
completing a great plcturo for which
he liad a contract compiled: "I nm
continually painting It within myself."
Improvo through Meditation.
Yot( grow froni within out. And
as you Meditate your Ideas multiply
your fallacies creep away nnd tho best
Hw""u "" i "" "K ujmuuu.
Most of tho notable achievements in
history started In quiet Mcdltntlon at
the cIobo of a day after somo disap-
pointment or during the odd moments
of busy tasks.
Improvo through Mcdltntlon.
Tako advantage of thu daily chances
for Meditation. Thojj. may prove to
bo the vital and supremo moments of
your lifo as they have ninny times
proved for many a notable career. But
Medltnto not on useless thoughts and
trifles. Put your life plans frequently
beforo yourself. Medltnto upon them
Study -their defects. Meditate upon
how to correct them. Search for Ideas.
Modltato before deciding. Medltnto to
A FRENCH EXPLOIT
By Frank Grimes.
rnuuya war reports state mat tne
French captured a cemetery and a
church in hand-to hand fighting at tho
Alsatian town of Stelpbach.
Thus tho horrors of war multiplied
Fancy u regiment of red.trousered
little Latins wresting the Silent City
of the Dead from the Jealous care of
The French aro doughty fighters all.
Of courage none Is lacking
They fight the Germans to the wall
With Rusa and British backing.
But Lord! What soldiers are they who
As calm and cool as lawyers.
Can take a graveyard from a few
Long-dead and dust-dry warriors!
Ouriiatg are off to France's: wqir
Who fear not ghost nor mortal.
And take a church aud graveyard then
Sit on the graves 'and chortle!
long live the king. May the new mon.
arch fill the nation with his blessings
and .the world with peace and uappl
The Record is right about it. There
are mau reasons for the people of the
United States to be optimistic aud
hopeful. We are at peace our country
has produced great crops of every
thing v& need and the future promises
enormous crops all over the'' United
States. The ground Is taorpughly wet
ana we never fail to produce a
waen Uwe Is plenty of rain.
IT - ..TTL -
uy MUDert cooper.
The Port Arthur Tribune a Sunday
newspaper founded by A. E. Groves
and the Port Arthur Record a dally
newspaper founded by J. E. Roynolds
have been consolidated and a new
dally will bo Issued at Port Arthur
under tho name of tho l'ort Arthur
Times. Us initial appearance was an.
nounced by tho Port Arthur Record
to take place on tho first day of the
new year an auspicious date for the
beginning of a new enterprise Ueau-
To Many Lawn to Enforce
This nation ns a whole nnd almost
every state In It this ono not excepted
-suffers from too much law making.
Senator Root told tho Amerlonh Bar
Association that In five yenrs from
1900 to 1913 inclusive Congress nnd
tho Stnto Legislatures passed 62014
laws. No ono knows how many thous.
and of lnws were In forca before 1900
but tho G2.014 new ones repealed many
of those previously in force nnd much-
ded many more with no end of resul-
ting confusion. Relatively few of the
latfB are vicious enough to work direct
harm but hundreds of them aro harm
ful Indirectly for they nro unnecessa-
ry inconsistent nnd imposstblo to ciu
. We bcliovo tho time Is coming. If W.
W. stays In tho chnlr nrid everything
works out alright and this war ends
and nil thnt tho number of lnws that
wo need will bo reduced to the mini
mum and thnt we will havo Just the
exnet count necessary to got nlong In
Stand by tho Governor!
Tho new legislature meets within
tho next fow dnys and Governor. uloct
Ferguson will take tho reins of gov
ernment in his hands. Tho Democrat
hopes for him u successful administra-
tion. Ho has been heralded us a great
business man and mudo his campaign
on thu promise that he will conduct the
business of the state on business prlu
ciplcs. While the Democrat did not
support him In that campaign no ono
hopen for him a brighter future nor
stands more ready to dphold him In
all thnt Is right Sherman Democrat.
We're In tho sumo boat-with you.
Wo too did not support Mr. Ferguson
In his cnmpalgn for tho governor's
chnlr but now since his election has
been brought about wo are going to
tako n scat beside you and say that
we'll within tho bounds of common
sense and Judgment uphold him In
his policies. Goodness knows that
should be tho policy of every paper
whether nntl or pro; every volor
whether nntl or pro; of course al-
ways keeping In mind the provision
that Mr. Ferguson docs not stray from
"the straight and narrow path." Good-
ness yes give us a BUSINESS admin-
istration ; save us every cent that vou
cnn Mr. Ferguson. Wo'ro badly need
ing nil our money that wo havo been
paying out for taxes and' other things.
I'leaso see to it that we're not fleeced
out of any moro of our hard.earned
money; goodness yes give us a BUS-
Never Write It t-1.15
Remember Its January 1st 1915
not M.15. And while on this point. It
may not ho amiss to press it. Such a
symbol as 1-1-15 means absolutely
nothing In' court. An obligation datexl
in that manner and made payable a
certain time after date Is worthless.
No date can be established by such
slip-shod and unbusinoss-llke methods.
Abbreviations "of the months and days
of tho week though allowed to pass
muster .are Inexcusable In business or
legal documents. One might ns well
sign at note "Aud." for Anderson and
expect it to be accepted It Is it all
times safest In Instruments of impor-
tance and letters us well to write tho
date without the least abbreviation.
That'B just what we've been ' argu-
ing. ' Never In all our lives have we
ever used that symbol a rpllc of tho
barbaric ages or one similar to deslg.
nate the dato we're writing except that
we felt foolish. Why In the world
can't people just write Jan 1st. 1915
or whatever It may be nd out out
that foolish sign that looks like Chi-
nese or some other kind of scratching.
Its bhorter and more convenient some
may say. That's what's the matter
with us now we are always hunting
the short cuts and Just go any way to
gpt tQTheendBf the journey uf life the
shortest way. We pledge ourselves
personally to never as long as we live
use that foolish symbol again.
OPERA IN ENGLISH FAILED
The announcement corned that Opera
iU English hab failed aud the Company
organized to present grand opera in
English admits that Americana don't
want it. The Reporter Is not
surprised at the announcement. When
opera Is rendered In F.ngllsh our peo-
ple can so much cablly understand
what tuoy are getting that they are
not pleased for Americans love to Itm
agine tliey. are getting something out
of tho ordinary. It has. been truly said
AmerlcuaB that they eojoy beta?!
A rtu ttonrlottA D. Graiiel
4...i..t... ...' 'a!-f'
You remember thoso rolls of
short ends of wall paper thnt are
stored away In the back closet? Well
wlillo this stormy weather lasts Is a
good time to get thctrt out and make
them into some protty things.
You will need some pasteboard far
a foundation nnd pa3le. These with
H pair of shears and a puncTf of son-'
sort with which to "-ke holes nre all
that are necessary. Of course lntrr
you will heed some baby ribbon nr
oven half-Inch wide ribbon but tin
first thing to do t to cut and cover tin
The colors In wall paper will nii
off on anything tliny touch csporlnllj-
while moist with tho pnste so prote 1
yourself with a dark colored nprm
It is well too. to havo a damp cloth
at band for though heaps of fun. Uiij
work is sticky.
One of tho first things to make 1"
a wnstepaper basket. Cut the enrd
board tho size you want It nnd cut a
base also. Cover with the paper
puneh the holes where they are need-
ed nnd place Li one side until the lmsir
and paper nro dry. Shirtwaist boxes
too. aro quickly covered nnd so nre
hat boxes. The daintiest patterned
wall paper will make backs- for tally
rards. nnd to these you must nttneh
sheets- of writing paper cut to the right
size then tlo the little BCoro pencils
on with a color that matches nicely.
Writing pads covered on the backs
with the wall paper nnd proterted 01.
tho upper side with blotting paper ate
lasting and useful.
A sewing convenience made with
cardboard nnd fancy paper Is made
llko u fire screen but across tho top
are several spindles for holding the
spools of thread nnd little bags hang
from each corner for the fancy work
or Rowing. Strips of heavy paper nr
light cloth nre fastened so they form
straps for the scl&sors and needle pa-
pers. These sewing cosies as they aro
called nro lilted because they take up
so little room and yet present every
thing to tho hand of the seamstress
Very elaborate ones In three section1
nro sold In art stores nnd from these
you can see how to make yours.
Brown Dread White Hruad
Garnished with Crebs
Stewed Corn l'uktd Pointou
Uolluil Apple Dumplings with Saue
ELMDALE COUPLE WEDS
KL.MDALK Tex- Jan. . MIm Cora
Loako and Mr. Frctl Kllhugh was
happily united lu marrlago hem Snn-
dny afternoon at 2:150 o'clock. 'I ho
ccrjomony took place at tho houi 01
the bride's parents Mr. aud Mm. 11
B. Lcuko. only a fow of tho liniiiL'dl-
ato relatives of the contracting lmit.N.
wore present Rev. J. D. Kennedy per-
forming tho ceremony that made them
man and wjfo.
Miss Leake is well known here hav-
ing snent the Rroator norlion of her
lifo lir tlifs community and l dnrly
beloved by all who know her both here
Tho groom Is also well known hurt
and Is considered a nuiig man f ster-
ling worth. He at ono time lived in
our midst but foe tho last few y?nr
has made hla homo northeast of Abi-
lene lie is to be congratulated upon
the 'air Jewel ho has won for a life
Mr. and Mrs. Ktllough havo not
madt Kmwn their future place of re-
Idencu. but It is hoped (hut it will be
somo where In our Immediate ciult.
Automobile tires beepmc heated
when run at high speed not so mu"h
bceaubo of the friction as from tho
kneading pf tbo rubber.
The mobt northernly coal mine lu
tho world is onp owned by an Ameri
can compau) at Advent Bay on tue
cast coast of Spitsbergen.
Eack Altemeei aud Suflday
Sc Business Directory
F. N I COLDS
m 1.2 Pine Street
W. H. GRA
Room 7 Radford Bldg.
LOUIS S. W1SK
Real Estate Law a Specialty
147U Chestnut SL
i' ! l I
Illl. w. r. SEAL
Office In Radford Building.
Rooms G & 15 2nd Floor
Office Phono CIS; Residence 917
FISHEU AMI TURNER
Jewelers nnd Opticians. 4
110 Pino Street. Thone 11 DO.
! ! :
H. ROB KEKHLK LAWYKH
Ciril I'ractlco lu all Court
Collections a Specialty
A RUT IS A BAB THING.
Got out bring send or phone
us your wants and tho pre
BCrlptions of your physician
they will lmvo personal care.
ABILENE I1 COMPANY
A. R Christopher Prop.
tinico Over alliens Mat. Bank t
Inn tstophenson IKanay n
Ofilc Poq 7J
lone Plnmiy D. O.. M.
Homo phen 11U
fHS. I'lIWKT viym
Hegulars & Ostcops it
- oace Hours OfCc
I to 12 a. m. 219K Pine SL
to E d. m. Abllnn.
KOTZ and CURTIS
Ofllco over Citizens Nat'l Bank
ABILENE TETERIXAKY 1108.
D1L V. n. OARNED
1107 South 1st St. Res. Phone
73U; Offlce Phone 525.
ML W. T. 5TEWAKT
Rooms 8 and 8 Alexander Uldjf. 4
Office 99 Residence UL 4
BK. CIBU8 N JUY
Offlce Wawtaff Ildg Pln BL
HOUHS 8-18 and 1-5
Pbon. 1SS . 4
DR. L. W. IIOLLIS Sr.
DILL. IV IIOLLIS Jr.
Pnysiclana & Surgeons
Hoars t 10 to li a.m. 2 to B p.m.
At The Ilollla SanlUrium
fr g to jO a m. 4 to 6 p ra.
Make It K-bier for Your Tired
If jou bquint wheu ou go mil in-
to the Buulight jou Bhould let u
fit you with our tinted lUbf.
They Kiy relief PltoVK I'd
' C. II. ALI.EN. On. I).
Offke db lt to 7th wucfa month
f"fr First Stato .Hank Bid.. Aluleu
II. A. JMUIHiX
Oflice Oter Corner Drug Store
. . T
We haveobtained a limited
supply of New Federal Reserve
Bank Notes and will be pjeased
to exchange the same far other'
moneys without chargpf
- The new morjeyf is engraved
different from orafnary bank notes
and is unique iff its design.
The Farmers & Merchants Nal'l Bank
"The Old Established Bank"
Hartford Fire Ins. Co.
Big Reduction Sale
. wrote tin- tii.-toiv not U) ship our WALL 1'Al'KR for 1915
imlil J'Yli. l.'iti till utjtr tli.it till' jitler is lieilitf loaded Oil
the rnr. '
We have to wake room for a car Ipad
t.. niiri; ci p .... .. .11 ..:.. ... in mi ni.Mi civv mm
1 HI I l IMUIJ Ulll (l
( M M' on all li-nr.d Wall m- Unit wo have in Htork. IT
WILL PAY YOl' Tu Ul'Y NOW iv. n ifjuti do not usuit le-
lalpla Hk & Paper Co.
4-th and Pine Street
STATED CO.MMUNICA- I
TIONS ABILENE LODCE
NO. 330 A. F.-&. A.M
ildVd &SS& ffi EACH MONTH
C W. ROBERTS Secretary
jp-M NO. 161 1L A.M.
night each moaUi
om 0. W.
mandery tio. 17
IC T. Jnd iloa-
diT nlkht tt
oiunth. Sir Knlghta welcome C.
City Drug Store
123 Chestnut St Phone No. 30.
Brugs Sundry Articles Etc.
Preseriptions given careful
prompt and personal attention.
Offices over store.
Office Phone 8C7
Offlco Phone 867 Bes. No. 4J3
Office in rar of store
Qfilee phone fru Res. No. 1198
W. A. KINKY
Will iugiutcr aud bunrejor
Kuom 5 Sujles Itidf.
JllhS ITE1LE 3ICKIN.NEY H.S.
Hlh.S .ELL ZEIULEB It. .
f Arallahle for Duty at SQ2 But-
twuut st Phone 32u. 4
Ull -J KM . I 14 J I 1. 1 lp" vi
AN ANTONIO TEXAB
Abiolutoly Fire-Proof Modern M-
gently Furnished. All Outsllt
Rooms with high Celling! '
A Hotel IlKllt Fer tk CUjuI
Europeaa IM to l'l.M Pr Dy.
OFFICIAL HEADQUARTERS A. A. A
"iH AhTONIO HOTEL CO. Owmct.
PrT xTrrMlL Ur
You are assured of the best quality
and the lowest prlceB when you
buy your groceries hero. Our ex-
perience in buying groceries en-
ables us to carry only what we
know- Iff good andno sell at low
J. W. Evans
A Texas Toer
The Texas Wonder cures kidney and
bladder troubles removes gjitvol
cures dlabetis weak and lamVLacka.
rheumatism and aW IrrtitaTltles 0l
bladder troubles M cMforen. It aol
old by your pghmyi be sept by
mall on ng&rft Jl.tW. One small
cottla is ijjkTiaoaUi'i treatmeat ui
nytffis to perfect a cur. Dr.
h. WllM mo OMv Btrt M.
Looulg Mo. Sold by druglt. Saad
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