The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 179, Ed. 1 Monday, April 1, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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THIS AiUWWJQ UAIIiiT AEPORMR
The remarks that you quoto from
Roy. Father Vauglian a catholic dig'
nltary from Europe now attending
Lenten conferences in New York to
the effect that there is no room for
Christianity and Socialism to abide
within the samo person at the same
tlmo certainly deserves aomo notice.
For onfc I freely admit that a. mnn
may bo bo unreservedly committed to
one idea so exclusively given up to
the contemplation of ono theme so
Irresistibly drawn Into the current of
one channel of thpught as" to Impair
the value of bis opinion and judg
mont on other subjects or other pha-
ses of the samti subject. Of courso
different men aro fitted for different
activities both menial and manual.
It is necessarily so. Civilization and
growth and progress depend upOn
some oiio doing things that Edlaon
cannot do; some one knowing things
that Spencer did not know. But 1
nlust insist that for tho good of all
each should guard against the hurtful
tendency to shut himself up as It
there wero no world existing beyond
tho boundaries of his own special
field; for otherwise Wo might degene-
rate into a race of Edisonlan cranks
Sponcerian crankB Catholic cranks
Protestant cranks. Socialist cranks or
even Democratic or Republican
cranks. Every farmer who reads this
will admit that he has many a time
returned to his own field on Monday
morning a wiser man and better equip-
ped 'for his calling by having walked
and talked with his neighbors through
adjoining; fields on Sunday.
But Rev. Father Vaughan forbids
that the Christian shall walk over the
Socialist field and that's where the
Catholic dignitary goes wrong in the
same way that most of us go wrong
at times. "Tho ethics of Socialism
jind tho ethics" of Christianity aro
Identical" says the Encyclopedia
Brltannica. Frances E. Willard the
World renowned W. C T U. leader
who spent most of her life tolling be-
neath the banner of "God and Home
and Native Land" said shortly before
her death: 'Socialism is God's way
out of "the wilderness. Oh that I
Were young again and it should have
my life. It is the very marrow of
Christ's gospel. It Is Christianity ap-
plied." Yet notwithstanding all this and
much more that might bo said con-
cerning the harmony of Socialism and
Christianity I perceive 'hat great
1 arm and bindcrance mlv result to
tLls and ever other gopl cause by 'n
dividual placing undue emphasis I
almost said Irritlonal emphasis upon
some one feature of tho good cause to
the utter exclusion of other and cor-
related features. As for instance
when a man who makes profession of
being a Christian propagandist denies
practically that there is an economic
or moat-and-bread side to religion or
when a man who is listed as a Social-
ist propagandist makes the economic
or meat aud-brcad feature of Chris-
tianity the only feature and thus bars
out all that is contemplative and de-
votional. Oh the good wc all might do if
even the most liberal of us wero uot
so prone to Intolerance!
J. II. HICKS.
By I. N. Batterson.
The announcement of Roosevelt's
candidacy for tho third term came like
a clap of thunder through a cloudless
sky. It was like throwing a bomb in
tho camj) ot the Republican party.
Like a bucking bronco full of ambition
the Colonel could not stand to bo hal-
tered any longer. His keen slghtcd-
ness enabled him to see through the
canopy the uurora Borea'lls In tho distance.
For more than a century the people
of our nation have recognized George
Washington (our first President) ub
the father of our country the highest
tribute ever bestowed upon any execu
But alas a new Richmond has
Bprung up who has undertaken to out-
rival' this Gladiator and dispossess
him of his laurels
Ho poscb as u goddess of Liberty
OVor our nation a Jiving monument
endowed with all or the qualifications
thut ever mortal man was possessed
of Tho Colonel is tho first mau that
evpr discovered the defects In the Eng-
lish language aud his own way has
set a stundard for all coming genera-
tions As a tighter for liberty he was fore
mast la tho cugagemcut at San Juan
which first brought him Into proml-
uouce displaying tho heroism of Noro
which has marked for him an epoch
n his career which will pass into his-
tory. The Colonel's mnbltlon oven sur-
passes that of Caesar or Napoleon who
undertook to conquer the world ho
would bavo all monarch's bow to hs
Will la humble submission.
It wg through his efforts Russia
am Turkey were made to feel the
pqwer of hla strong am.
Kvw tb9 fwoctoua beasts In th
dark Jumffc ot Africa wen made t
11m (row kk (OfttiL
I auaouadsf for 1U third Urai th
glonel has established a precedeu
Which has no parallel in the history q
our nation whllo openly dcolnrlng ho
would not bo a candidate for re-elec
tion proors or which have boon estab-
lished ho undertakes to explain his ut-
tutudo by saying that ho said ho would
not bo u candidate again for tho ftrd
consecutive term but did not say ho
would never again be a cn'ndldatc.
in ono of his recent letters previous
to Ms announcement ho writes to ono
or his most Intlmato friends that lid
would Under no clrcumBtnnces bo n
candidate again how docs this line
UP with tho stand ho now takes.
It Is a foregone conclusion in the
minds of tho ptibltc Hint IiIb trip to Af-
rica was prompted bypolitlcaHispera-
tlons nnd to have his name rcvorcd bj
all nations as conquorlng hero.
Tho love he possesses for his coun
try Is undnuntcd nnd not to bq com
pared with the unbounded love of Da-
mon nnd Pythias the Martyrs of an-
cient history. He tells us with tears
In his eyes the only motive that prom-
pted him to run ngaln Is an urgent
necessity that Impels him to como to
the rescue of his "party and prevent r
Ho assails Taft's administration and
admonishes his actions on the tariff
question but as yot ho has failed to
outline his own policy how ho can re
lieve the situation he recommends the
initiative referendum and recall which.
to the minds of all intelligent people
1b synonymous to a pupil dlslating to
its teacher. Ho was Instrumental In
electing our present Incumbent Taft
jfor the presidency or his successor
weaving n webb about him which he
well knew ho could not extricate him-
self from which eventually would aid
him In accomplishing his purpose at
the expirntion of his term.
No one knows Roosevelt better than
ho knows himself he knew that lie
was Incapable of mastering such knot-
ty problems himself and placed the
burdens upon his successor who has
exerted his best efforts to carry out
the principles out-lined by his predecessor.
He said the ground had been prepar-
ed and that they were ready for a con-
structive president to take hold. He
selected tho man Taft for his victim
on the constructive side. This is the
record of Roosevelt. The Lion of the
hour. It Is an easy matter to formu-
late plans talk js cheap but to carry
them Into execution is another thing.
Taft in his recent speech at Boston ex-
plaining what Recall means says
"this change In the judiciary of this
county means that wc may recall
judges that we do not like if they hap
pen to decide against us or if they
happen to decide a question one win
we may submit it to popular election to
decide whether the court decided i
right or not. I a"m in favor of the
people but I do not think the people
are charged with the knowledge of law
as the Supreme court of New Jersy or
as the Supreme court of the Culled
States. I believe in popular govern-
ment but 1 believe In popular govern-
ment ordered by constitution and law.
The people who vote only represent
one fourth of the people and they are
In that sense representatives of the
people and if we are going to
trust that quarter with power over all
then they have to be limited by con-
stitutional ' restriction and they r are
limited under our constitution."
"When the question is to be decided
whether they have transgressed those
restrictions we have to have some one
to decide independent of them and in
dependent of everybody and this is
the necessity of an Independent judl'
You give up an Independent judicia-
ry and vou had just as well give up
The American people will never give
up the constitution and they are not
g8lng to be hoodwinked out of It be-
In? told they are lit to interpret nice
questions of constitutional law Just as
wqll or better than judges.
The Colonels recent action demon-
strates ho Is erratic ifnrellable and r
dangerous enemy to hs party and K
the nation he has all to loose and
and nothing to gain In his right he
has lowered himselr In the high esti-
mation or his countrymen besmirched
the olllco tor which ho Is seeking
Ills actions are undignified he has
trampled under foot honor and princi-
ple which Is most becoming to such a
high oxccutlvo ofllcIaL
Like many other great men whose
name would prove a shining light In
the world ho has nllowed Ilia qgotlsm"
ana dominating spirit to overcome his
judgment and which cannot but result
In his Waterloo sf
Tho Colonels case Ikih Upon thor-
oughly ventilated and diagnosed Indi-
cate and tho latest bullotpm lndicato
ho is n a dangerous condition.
In tho owmt ho la nominated
(which Is haVdly nrobabjo) tho nail
bearors will seleetedfby his owh
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ROASTERS 5c BUNDERS OF HIGHjSftADE COFFEES -
crs; packed with or without pre-
Sorsrc eenuinc uoia aanaea uiunu.
lavor orMjtwJity in words but order
of its. excellence."
WALKER - SMITH CO.
Handled by tho bestfreta1
ilium. The Cups olid S
5Tou cannot deser:
one nail and be convince
CHASED FROM CITY
Kansas City OflivIaN Consider Him
An "Undesirable Citizen" and
Make Him Go
We Have Just Received
A New Shipment of
party and his fu
by the Domoorati
Inf.' the euslgnar
w1IIImj burled wl
ll Mm I
1 ufu y
ri w he conducted
ho flug bear-
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MOM FUUTE 93 U EHS
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KANSAS CITY. .Mar. 30. ok-c the
.alleged chief of the $r..u0tfU00 big
sport swindle syndicate proud pros
perous and always wearing a smile of
contentment John C Mabray walked
from the Kansas City police headquar-
ters yesterday branded as "an uinlc
sirable citizen." He walked from the
station with bowed hqad. The pride
which he had cherished had been dealt
a blow which felled htm for the count
of ten. He must move on.
.Mabray is "acknowledged to bo one
of the greatest "fake sports scheme"
promoters in the country. Tho pages
of his tind his associates' history tell
ing of the methods employed in tak
ing money froip credulous men of
wealth by ' fake fights" "fake foot
races and fake wrestling matches"
would read in true "Diamond Dick"
stylo and give the reader a thrill of
excitement. The details of the prear
ranged matches Wore always complete
and tho "mikes" fell but were ho em
banked witli complicated circumstan-
ces that tliev feared to toll of their
losses because they imagined they
were accessories in the deals.
"You'll have to leave Kansas City"
Mabray was told by Chief Griflin be-
fore he left. "You asked for a chance.
We are willing to give you ono that
is to get out of the city."
Mabray hesitated before replying.
"I'll have to notify the United States
District Attorney before l go" he said
"I guess 1 might as well go one time
"Alright." continued tho chief "you
wiill be able to arrange for your de-
parture by Saturday If you aro In
Kansas City after then you will be
Half turning as if to make another
reply Mabruy again hesitated He
changed his mind and walked from the
Mabray was arrested Wednesday
eve.ilng. Ho was booked for Investi-
gation at police headquarters. "The
arrest was made on general princl-
plea" said Chief Urlllln "Thero
have been too many swindlers calico
to the attention of tho police lately.
Wo had nothing on Mabruy but wan-
ted him arrested to hear his story."
oral prison at Leaveusworth last Oc
tober where ho served two years tor
using the malls to defraud
J C Mabray was yno of tho leaders
of a gang that operated In the West
for (i number of yeais proinoUif fako
foot races horso races and rizo
fights. So BticceHBful were they thut
it wub estimated that tho flteced bus
iness men ot unquestionable htaudliig
put or more than a million Jolla'd
Mubray and live of hs asoot.hiiM
wore urrested at Little flock AH;. In
the early part of March l'JOu. while
preparing to leave the Btato becauso
of it Btorm about to break of tho many
frauds perpetrated. AH five were held
in ball for'llu.000 each and 'Mabray's
bond wus 115000. Other arrests roh
lowed and in the Federal court at
Council Bluff Ark. March 21 1910
Mabray and eight other members of
ula gang wero seiit tp the federal pris
on m Jue'4veaBWortu lor two years
each nnd were lined $10000 Two
f C. 'Di
W New . V
Reranse Jt Is a JTEW CREA-
. TJr . gripyj covering every
floldNrf tllo jjvorld's thought
oetion.Bndlcwturo. Tito only
tew ftnaNfd&cd dictionary in
KAz-atiln " uiTO ovcr 400000
oecduw; w-nlc;Btoro than ever
bofow apnclrod KHwcon two
covets. 21 J'ajJt'sVSpoo II-
" " ttrlfl'
a only dictionary
tho now1 divided
ko of Genius."
it ia nn encyclopedia in
a tunclo volume.
it is commended by tbo
Courts tao Bchoobt nnd
tho fcrcsa as tho ono supreme
TWnutA bo who known Wins
Because SuaavHHt j m toU
you about tma now work.
WtlTE (at ipclmtE of tio ntw dlrllod ptgt.
C. & C. MERRIAM CO.PatLihtri. Sprint fkU. Mu.
Mention thJipirrtTrSEEMt of pocktmpi.
other members ot the gang drew sen-
tences or fifteen mouths in prison and
wore fined $100.
In October 1011 Main ay and a
couplo or tlio other members of his
gang were arrested as they were lea-
ving the federal prison on a charge
that cani'a from. Iowa nnd four wero
sent back to pnisOaTor using tho mall
Most of the victims never realized
that they hud been swindled until they
learned r the arrest or the gang. Tho
whole story was novor told becuimo
many a hard hearted buslnoBs man
kept his loshftH to hlnisetf
When Mabray was at rested he was
lilentllled by ten or twelve men who
had parted with ?ii000 to $10000 each
In fake races and lights Then catno
scores of complaints front all jiarts
of tho cential wefit bankers bote)
keepers doctors railroad officials
bank cishlers lumber dealers store-
keepers every brunch of business re-
presented by the complainants who
Emitted that thej; had Wttenl' Thjty
couldmQt TealsUUe chaneeto lu big
money oiin "surq thing;"
Xun Horn of Woman.
Man born of parents is of few days
and is full ot microbes H& goetU.to
school -when a youngster and $eta
We hae just rcceived'a large srWpment of Warner Go-
Carts which embraces manv diUereit sMcs and variiities.
Many attractive feature
not find on any other the
12-months guarantee place
fWe invite you to a
are as reasonable as th
r JT l
t nn rtffsVClflr
f" 1 1 ' Jrcr 'A i. Ji
ill daia ex am Lire it
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at;trfhat iyou can
etheri with a
d by itself..
yourself. The prices
Yes we ari
inp" to m
W M VWf Jir
up garm take
notiGCi But we
win need your
help your de-
posits as well
as ybur neigh-
May We Have 11?
$1 will start an account
Its standing as
posits aro boji
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ijtho safoZjp!plng ofctno Ufijfnia
m a muo am s uonos ie(un- tii
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fc. UOMDUBC AL NAT AN
a wtiffiil Instlttituw
citcdfirom iliirfTs. imliv
flrmbj eatuhlishcil and
fully recognized. Do-
the scat of his pnnts paddled for some-
thing li'' didn't do until he Is sick at
heart. He groweth up Hlu weed In
U buck yard and soon reaches the
age when ho Is composed mostly of
fi'Ot fn'oklea and an appetite ror plo
About this time he gets too long ror
short trousers mid not long enough for
long ones. 110 goeth uway to college
and learneth how to monkey With
a three dollar mandolin and play whis
Ho coiuuth homo a bigger fool Ihuu
ever and inarrioth a Hwnot young
thing whoso pa Is supposed to be
wealthy but whom he suliHc'I'icjitly
ascertalneth couldn't buy tho prize
rooster at the county fair. He wor-
ried! along fiom year to year until his
house reHembletli a Sunday school
class jUBt before Christmas. Ho trot-
totlt through the day nm lleth awake
t nights trylug to figure out how to
keep htm self find his dependent pop-
ulation out of the poor huiiuo. Ills of.
foils are rewarded by having his
daughter ruu away and get married
and bring homo a ulcu aoii'lu-law ov-
vyy tt u4iK u- iL-utu m 1113 puti.ru
His sons grow up and call him gover-
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Bread is the Staff of Life
When made of Gilt
iff k&rn T?Ar
K JlYjT' u&'
JiQjffr m every loaf
mmmm ycun &Ke or
iece f pastry.
Mr. Roberts Che new imnaer wants you to
give this -Flour a FAIR trieLCallfor GILT EDGE:
There are many good re pop f on it recently.
TRY A SACK AND BE CONVINCED
Star Milling Co
Gtrocer Fat St I
.. .. . . . mf m -Mh? p
Lands watMjmi'e Insurance I
Room 5 1 Radford Bldgj
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nor and send him back u fhe spot pvj.j 11
vry tiuy ii" iwo
About tho time he acuulreth enoiick
luoro for his hefis to make It worth
has had time to ha a min win in.
family His sons blow in hiH estato
011 bad Whiskey and niic 1. .B .1 ...
wife pit a the finishing touches to his
.UN .irair1! m"
a cold aud is buried av4y before bEs mm W40- r
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