Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 20, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
SHERMAN DAILY DEMOCRAT
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SHERMAN, TEXAS, DECEMBER 20, 1916—WEDNESDAY EVENING.
Tonight Mr; r«W wave; tem-
perature will be 1C degree*;
Thunday cloudy and not s+ (old.
50c Per Month—$5 Per Year When Paid in Advance.
THIS WILL BE THE REPLY OF
ALLIES TO PEACE PRO-
Speech of IJoyd-George Meets With
Clnru* of Approval by British
Press—Doesn't Really Shtit
the Door on Peace.
tuwttM frui DttMlitl
liumlon, Dec. 30, 10:45 n. m.—Pre-
mier Lloyd-George's reply to Ger-
Many's peace proposal meete with a
churns of approval in the British press
.'ami the general comment is that If
fGermany really wants peace, she will,
wl.en the joint reply of the allies Is re-
gretted. state terms that can form a
jjlwsls of discussion. The Mntiehester
‘•Premier l.lnyd-George has not shut
Hie door on peace with that resounding
'•lane for which some of his Icss-lini-
i auced supporters In flic press have been
.listening. It Is true he insisted oh
jtlie impossibility of aeceiitlng Ihe tier-
gnnu invitation as It stands, In this he
v«s seconded by Mr. Asquith and will
approved by the country.*** Thu
Oh rumii chancellor must lie lioth more
juodcst and more explicit lieforc he can
• v;svt any favorable answer to his ln-
yllattim.’ But the real dauber in the
situation which Ills offer created was
that Die allies, this country in partic-
ular. might he Its I into an abrupt ami
sweeping refusal, not merely of the ae-
null Invitation but of any proposal to
discuss |aut terms. This snare
I L!oyd--George has avoided."
The Guardian says that as the
s;leech luvitisl (iermauy to lie more
explicit. “we do not lieu east out every
■Men of settloineiil and the neutral
■world cannot take exceptlott to this at
It it tale." j*"
1 The Guardian antes that the speech
Rontniuisl no hint of the crushing of
1 The imlk of tin* morning papers
ligrce lliat Prettier Lloyd-Coorgr* ex
tnressed the views of the British nation
In his s|leech in Ihe Hottse of Connnous
jjculhig with t iermauy's issiee pro|x>.s
“I’remler LIoyd-Gcorge," says the
Lues, "expressed tlie thoughts and
fishes of the nation and laid down a
Iroeram which will commend its hear-
■t aupport." Tills is tlie tone of the
(eminent in most of tin* other pa|iers
(.who hold that the ;rreoiler’s answer
also Lord Canon's speech in (lie
louse of laird* are “moderate in
Jbhra.se. firm and unanswerable iu sub
stance.” The pajiere declare that the
luntlon Is prepared and will willingly
| indertaWe all the sacrifices fore
pillowed and will face greater privu
necessary, to insure those
reiiarntlmi and security whteli
|He allies demand from Ihe centra)
I There is nowhere any hostile erlti-
|>lsm of the government's declaration
lull tlie Daily News contends that the
gori-east of tlie measures for organ!/
ug Ihe nation do little more than hi
Ip ate that the policy of the lute gov
linment will lie eotitluued and extend
|d II says that If the new govern-
cut succeeds as well its its pmleces
the nation will le grateful mid
tat If it succeeds belter the nation
Lilli flic more than grateful.
11 At the same Bern the newspaper
L'mmeitts point mil the possibility of
liVgotiattons lsdng undertaken not
llihstauding tin* strong statements ofj
pretnler and Imrfl Cnrxon ani
lielr endorsement by members of the
The 1 tally News stfys that the dom
not necessarily bunged and bolted
Lid that the allies' flat refusal <d
Hlunicellor Von Bethuiunn-IIoHweg’s
Vfcr is not meant, to 1111111*810 tiiat the
Jties do not wish iieace, but that
iermauy must ask It In the role of
Ele vanquished and not tlie victor.
Iftie News expresses the hope that the
Bites will spedlly agree on pireetsi’
on which they will lie willing
, negotiate. Even the Mall, which
pays has demanded extreme meas-
es against Germany, says: “There b
[ ohstaete whatever to peace If Ger
|nv relaly wants It. She has mere-
I to withdraw from the occupied
Ifuutrles and we are witling enough
discuss reparation and guurnnteo*
Rr the future."
To Hold Conference at Yale.
ew Haven, Conn.. Dec. 20.—Or-
lzatlon* in more than thirty col-
iwtll be represented at the tenth
1 Cosmopolitan Chilis’ convon-
0 lie held hero next week. This
g of the "Oordn Frntres As-
ton of CosmoiKilttan Clubs"
held under the nusplees of
ale Cosmopolitan Club and win
its sessions one week from to-
Tlie purpose of the convention
enlargement upon the aim ot
'separate clubs (In colleges and mil-
United States. name.
CHURCHES WILL HAVE
FINE PROGRAMS ARRANGED AND
SPECIAL EXERCISES ARE
TO BE HELD.
I 1 '
I :i.!.."«■ ■!
It'tills (if 1
All Sherman is entering into the
Christmas spirit In a hearty fashion.
Besides the municipal Christmas tree
function for the entire citizenship,
the churches of the city are each plan-
ning for some sort of holiday enter
tAtliment as well as encouraging the
spirit of giving rather that receiving.
A good example of the “White
Christmas." ts that which Is being
planned by the First Baptist church.
Tlie entire services which will he
held on Saturday evening will lie
liased on the old, <4d legend, “White
Gifts for the King." This Is partici-
pated In by the entire Sunday school
from the Junior department, up. as
tlie primary dcpiirliucnt always eiijoy
(lielr tree in the afternoon. Each
person Is to bring n gift, for the poor.
Christmas trees are to Is* arranged at
either eml of the platform and n
large white receptacle will lie placed
between the two. At the appointed
time the classes will ranrch past this
receptacle and place their gifts there-
in. The scene as planned will Is* In-
deed 11 hemutlfn' one and It teaches a
.decided lesson. “That it Is more bles-
sed to give than to receive.” There
will, however. Ik- gifts for each class
of the junior department, distributed
by the Individual teachers.
The Ilntdlst church will not alone
enter into this splendid helpful
spirit, as can Is- seen by the list of
other churches, each of which have
planned a Christmas program and
will have their Christmas trees dur-
ing (lie latter |M»rf of tlie week.
Following Is a list:
Key Memorial Methodist church-
Travis Street Methodist, Sunday
North Park Bind 1st, Saturday eve-
Forrest Avenue Baptist, Saturday
East Sherman Baptist. Monday
evening of next week.
Nazartne. Saturday evening.
Grand Avenue Presbyterian, Sat-
Grace Preshyterian Saturday eve-
South Travis Presbyterian Mission.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal. Saturday
Central Christian. Sunday eve-
Houston Street Church of Christ
will not observe Christmas with a
tree and program, hut will send siieol-
*1 free wilt offering to the Home at
I Jewelling, and will furnish full
Christmas dinners to n number of poor
families of the city.
St. Mary's Catholic church will
bold mass services at 6:30, 8:00'and
10:00 a. m. The first Of these will
lie high mass and the last will lie the
benediction and Te Drum.
Ttie First Presbyterian church wEB
have their tree on Saturday evening
amt a splendid progrnni has been
nrepaicd hy the Junior department of
the Sunday school for the occasion.
A free will offering will bo taken for
France Increases Taxes.
(Isocialrd Fret* Dispatch]
Washington. Dec. 20.—New taxes pro
isiscil iu France to care for ip reasod
war expenses next year extend lu many
directions, report to the United States
government show. One tax would as-
sess mohilizahle men not actually per-
forming military duty 12 francs each
and also an additional amount, graded
according to the Income tax, paid by
Ihe person assessed. Another would be
a national levy on dogs.
Heavier taxes are planned on mines,
clubs, horses ami vehicles. Incomes,
personal estates, traffic in alcohol Id
drinks and many other things. Prices
are to tie raised on tobacco, 11 govern-
ment monopoly, and taxes wilt lie laid
on the domestic consumption of coffee,
tea. concou and condiments.
Under the plan the income tax will
he raised from two to five per certt and
the exemption lowered from 5.000 to
11,000 francs. Tlie tax on personal es-
tates will lie Increased from 4 to 5
Ceremony CliamiUkah end Feast of Joy
New York. Dee. 20— Chanukkah
or “The Feast of Lights." which Is to
the Jews what the Christmas festl
vul ts to those of the Christian faith
is now tieing celebrated by the ortho
dox Jews throughout the world. It Is
the great season of merrymaking with
tlie descendants of Moses, but Is prin-
cipally a holiday season for the chil-
dren.' Special children's services
were held in all of the New York
temples today, those at the reformed
churches tieing most elaborate.
The history of Chanukkah records
one of ttie proudest triumphs of the
Jewish spirit. In the year 165 B. C..
the Greek religion and culture hao
made heavy inroads tn Asia, and the
conquering array of -^Alexander and
his successors had spread Us prac
tlees all along Us victorious march
As Judea came under Syrlnn-Greek
dominance, an acute stage was readied
which compelled the faithful Jews tc
rush to arms to defend their faltn
and their country. Tlie splendid voc-
♦ 10,845,989 BAIJCS 4
♦ IS COTTON REPORT. ♦
♦ , - .4
♦ Washington, Doe. 20.—Cotton ♦
♦ ginned prior to Dee. 13 amounted ♦
♦ to 10.845.98tt ruputng hales, lu- ♦
♦ eluding 183.403 round hales and ♦
♦ 110.448 Sea Island bales the een- ♦
♦ sus bureau announces. 4
! ♦ PRESIDENT WILSON 4
♦ LOST HIS TEMPER. 4
* -- *
♦ New York, I be. 20.—How 4
♦ President Wilson "lost lit* tern, ♦
♦ per" durtug the conference with ♦
4 BUZZARD PREDICTED 4
4 FOR TEXAS TONIGHT. 4
4 Dallas. JTex.. Dee. 20.-Tlie 4
4 coldest weather of the whiter Is 4
♦ due In Dallas and other sections 4
♦ of the state tontgtit. according to 4
4 weather bureau officials here. It 4
♦ U expected to he sixteen ubove 4
4 hen*. Frost ts predicted for Gulf 4
♦ points with a tempo (at are rang- 4
♦ tng from 36 to 84.
>444444444 444 4V4 4 4
4 CLEVELAND’S PRODIGY. 4
4 - +
REBEL LEADER SALAZAR
BAS NOT SURRENDERED
tnoiWM Prtsf Pupates;
Chihuahua City, Mex., Dee. 20.-
General Francisco Murjhila. In deny-
ing a rumor here that the rebel leader
Salazar, had surrendered 1o govern-
ment forces, stated that amnesty U>
any of Villa's leaders would not Is*
considered, as the time for clemency
Imd pussed and all retiels would Ik:
treated as outlaws. Humors still per-
sist bore, however, that a split occur-
red between Villa and Salazar over
tlie rout of rebel troops nt Horettn*
for which Villa I* said to have blamed
Salazar who had sole command there.
It was this defeat that compelled Villa
to evacuate Chihuahua City,
Villa’s whereabouts are not disclos-
ed by ihe military authorities here,
but private reports say be is moving
General Murgula ns well as the new
commander of the Cldbuahiui garrison
General Figueroa, are re-organizing
•with great energy. The forces are
frequently Inspected, many changes tn
organization have been adopted and
the men are provided with ample
clothing. Idankets. ammunition and new
♦ the heads of the railroad brother- 4
♦ hoods jnst prior to the passage of 4
♦ tlie Adanisoit eight hour law, when ♦
♦ one of the dele gaffs told him his 4
♦ support of the measure undoubt- ♦
♦ odly would mean tits re-elect cion, ♦
♦ was related here last night by ♦
♦ Warren 8. Stone, president of the 4
♦ Brotherhood of Locomotive Engl- ♦
: Sbaiffi1 -i n naw
♦ Society for Ethical OuUprt, “l ♦
♦ ever saw the president' lose his 4
♦ temper. He grew very angry and +
♦ said. ‘Don't-r+eidMfo me in thaf' +
♦ fashion again. I would rathe" ♦
+ tmvc history say tltat I was right >
♦toii the eight-hour question than 4
♦ f* ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦♦♦♦..,♦
CHARGES AGAINST RAPP
AttociaUi Prm$ Dltpai,*)
HEAVY ARTHAERY ENGAGE-
MENTS CONTINUE, SAYS
PARIS WAR OFFICE.
Ihe re elected.'
+ 444444444 44 4 4
SHERMAN’S BIG STORE
TO MAKE ADDITIONS
Sau Francisco, Dec. 30.-
Jopp, (icraian consul general
MARKS BRDS. LEASE HOIAINGS-
WORTH BUUJHN'G AND PIT
IN NEW DEPARTMENT.
WHAT WASTE DEALERS
SAT OF PAPER COST
Uttnriafrd Prett Dispatch]
New York, Dec. 20.—The present
hlgti cost of i«is*r ts not due to a
scarcity of rugs and old paper stoek.
according to officers of the. National
Association of Waste Material ltealrs,
who are tn quarterly session here.
"The phenomenally high prices paid
for old rugs and old paper," said an
officer of the association, "encouraged
early tn ttie year tlie bringing out of
vast Aatrw of these goods. We dispose"
of these materials to the pajs»r manu-
facturers, but In recent months the
latter have assured ua repeatedly that
they Were not In the market.
“Tlie fact, of the matter Is that the
paper mills are getting all of the
waste material they need."
The waste material dealers and dis-
tributors are now doing an annual bus-
iness of $1.000.000, ttie official stated.
Among the subjects to be discussed at
today's meeting of the association ts
the matter of greater uniformity In
IHieklng rags and other material as
welt as better assorting of other ma-
Six-Day Bicycle Race.
Associated Press Dispatch]
New York, Dec. 20.—The eleven
teams leading in the six day bicycle
race at Madison Square Garden at 7
a. m. today, the fifty-fifth hour, were
70 miles and 3 laps liehlnd the record
for that period of 1,07-1 miles and one
lap to their credit. The record—1.143
miles and four laps—was made by
Cameron and Kaiser in 1915. The two
other teams are one lap tiehiml tlie lead-
May Trade Pitcher Dmiaree.
issociatei Press Dispatch] *
Chicago, Dec. 20.—Negotiations for
a trade In which ‘James Lavender of
the Chicago Nationals would Join the
pitching staff of the Philadelphia Na-
tionals, in exchange for Pitcher At
Ih-iuaree, probably will lie undertaken
hy Fred Mitchell, new manager of tlie
local club, It was announced today.
Demarco, who lives tn Chicago, confer-
red with Charles Weeghmau, president
of tlie Chicago club, ami expressed a
willingness to play here.
Military Wedding at West Point.
West. Point. N. Y„ Dec. 20.-Th>
chapel of the United States Military
Academy was the scene of a brilliant
military wedding this afternoon when
Miss Vera Mae Kroger, daughter of
Cot. E. A. Kroger, who ts professor
of law at the academy, became the
bride of Lieut. J. Huntington Hilts.
lT. 8. A„ and Mrs. Glade and Cap-
tain Horimtn Glade, U. S. A.
IIBes bt SHhHHBIHHHHIHHIHHBRHH
ttie promotion of a better under- toriw 0f Jewish heroism under the
idtng lietween men of different vaiiant Maeoaltees and the drlvtng ot
the great Syrian armies out of Ju-
dea gave freedom again to Israel. The
importance of this victory for the
well as lor the wprld s culture
and Princeton, have Cosmopoll-
Clubs, which have done much to
Big Loan Sought to Help Jews.
New York, Dee. 20.—Details of a
plan to provide a gigantic Joan, de-
scribed a* “one of the largest tn the
history of the world, wtttiout Interest,'
place the Jews of Kuroja* definlte-
beyond the reach of suffering af-
ter the war, are to lie revealed at a
mass meeting to lie held In Carnegie
Hall tomorrow night. Tlie proposed
loan ts to bo dtstinet from the fund
of $10,000,000 now being raised for
immediate succor of starving Jews In
I,luts Marshall will preside at the
Carnegie Halt meeting, which will bo
..ddressed by Dr. Judah L. i Magnes.
who returned recently from Europe**
war zones, where he worked on lie-
half of Jewish relief. Among the
other prominent Jews actively Inter-
ested In the movement are Dr. Cyrus
Adler. Jacob H. Sehlff, Oscar S.
Straus, Nathan 'Straus, Felix M.
sxr Rt,“ “""l
Announcement was made today that
Marks Brothers.-proprietors of Sher-
man's largest de;iaitment store, had
leased the Hollingsworth building on
East Houston street, and the same
will be Immediately arranged for their
As Is quite well known, the Marks
Brothers came to Sherman two and a
half years ago. buying Ihe Murphy
department store, amt have since oc-
cluded the huii'dtng on the northeast
corner of the square. Wince coming to
Sherman they have made many im-
provements In the store and their bus-
iness has grown an rapidly that it
now Itecomes neceSSa y to expand.
■ The new store room Is 50x100 feet,
giving them a front of 250 feet on
Houston street, and the store nmv has
four openings ($1 Hquston street and
two on Travis.
The floor space is increased 10.000
The addition is fitted with balconies
and will be "M<U> WC+ tn apt»ear-
anee and In keeping with tlie rest of
A. E. Marks senior member of the
firm, statist today that the ladles'
ready-to-wear department will move
its ready-to-wear goods to the new
store, tjils department having out-
grown its present quarters of 25x125
feet, and will now have Just twice Its
former space. The art anil underwear
deiairtment will occupy the building
vacated by the ready-to-wear depart-
The stioe department of the store
will be moved to the place heretofore
occupied hy 4he art and underwear
department. Tills department will al-
so he improved and he made Into a
strictly up-to-date shoe department,
with the latest, wall and show cases
to keep the shoes and accessories tn
the most convenient manner possible.
In this connection It ts stated that
the store will have a complete boys’
department, tn which may tie found
everything worn by a boy. This will
be, ,un ad(ie<l convenience, which can
not but lx1 appreciated hy the mothers
The Marks Brothers have tong ago
demonstrated that they know boys,
and PKiteclally school boys. and this
department of the store will occupy the
place formerly occupied by the shoe
No firm tins ever come to Sherman
that has enjoyed more popularity with
ttie trading public tn the same length
of time than Marks Brothers, and
Indeed fortunate was thp day that
Sherman secured them for citizens.
They ure progressive, and are not on-
ly keeping pace with the city’s growth,
hut are always found ready and able
to lead, 11ml ttieir many friends are
glad that, they have enjoyed such a
trade that they have lieen forced to
Besides the store in Sherman, they
also have a store in Corstcnna, from
which place they came to Sherman.
That Sherman is growing ts evi-
denced by the fact that many of tier
largest and best enterprises have re-
cently enlarged, and i*u'hai>s no one
enterprise ts n more sure sign of
growth and development of the whole
community than the fact that a dry
goods store, which already would he a
credit to a city much larger than Sher-
man. has had to spread out. It also
shows that the men at the head of tlie
enterprise have faith in ttie people
w 1th Whom they are dealing and among
whom they live, and have faith tn the
future of the city. And this faith and
co-ojieratlon is reciprocated, for since
coming to Sherman the Murks Brothers
have met every demand of an enlight-
ened and exacting public -and made
Memorial to Curtis Guild.
Boston. Mass., Dee. 20.—An orna-
mental stairway erected ot the Beacon
Street end of Boston Common as a
memorial to the late Curtis Guild,
one-time governor of Massachusetts
min afterward the United States am
liassador to Russia,, was unveiled to-
day with u program 6f interesting
ceremonies. Herbert. Parker, foymer
attorney general of Massachusetts,
delivered the oration of the day and
ainong the other distinguished: par-
ticipants In the exerdtea were Gov-
ernor McCall. Mayor Curley and H-
George Bakhmeteff. the Russlon am-
nnd rtve of Ids six eo-defeudants await-
ed the decision today of United ■ lates
District Judge W. H. Hunt. a* to
whether their trial on charges of con-
spiring ot violate neutrality, Involving
alleged plots to destroy steamers and
munitions of the pntente allies, w:l
be continued or dismissed. A motion
to dismiss the cases was made yester-
day by the defense at the conclusion
of presentation of evidence by tlie
government. Following the arguments
Judge Hunt said tie would reserve de-
cision until today.
Theodore Roche, chief connsel for
the defense, announced that he would
t>e ready to proceed should the prose-
cution establish that a case had been
developed against the defendants.
Roche said his first witness prolmbly
would-tie Consul Bopp, around whom
tlie alleged conspiracy revolved. Ttie
defense ex;iects to prove that the pros-
ecution of Bopp, attaches of ttie con-
sulates and tts special agents was in
spired by A. Carnegie Ross, British
J. H. Van Koolbargnn, one of the
defendants, ts in Canada and ts not
SANTA GLAUS UTTERS
ARE DELIVERED 0. K.
ALONG VARIOUS FRONTS
Military Critic. Tells What hi Taking
Place in tlie Fighting Ernes—Ru-
manian Army Gives Russia
RALPH A. HAYES
Newton D. Baker, secretary of war,
has just taken from Cleveland Ralph
A. Hayes, aged 22, to be his aeeretray.
and thus employed the youngest sec-
retary to a cabinet officer Washington
has known in a tong time. Mr. Hayes
graduated from the Western Reserve
University last year and became secre-
tary for tlie Cleveland City Club.
There Mr. Baker knew him and wlipn
he liaH an oiieuiug sent for ttie young
ONE AMONG MANY.
Contestant is Worried
Names for Dry Goods.
Washington. Dee. 20.—Thousands of
letters addressed to “Santa Claus'
peftrtng lu tlie malls this week prompt-
the postofflee department today to
Associated Prtse Dispatch]
ashlngton, Dee. 20.
AM »#I postmasters W tit*-- -cute
permitting the delivery of those com
munteattons to charitable Institutions
or reputable persons, "who may de-
sire to use them exclusively for phi-
lanthropic intriioses." When tetters
bear no iiestage or when no request Is
made for the letters, they are to In*
sent to the dead letter office.
ANOTHER BANK ROBBERY
Editor Sherman Democrat:
Having a few s;iare moments not
otherwise occupied, have decided to
enter your contest for errors, as con-
tained In your aunmincement tu the
Christmas edition of the Sherman
Dally Iiemnernt and herewith enclose
While "mere man" ts undoubtedly
somewhat handicapped In this contest
by reason of the fact, that most of the
ads embraced In the category of Mdr.v
goods," contain many words and
i«ttpes, descriptive of female apparel,
some of which do not appear in any
dkitkmar.v, yet. once started, I decided
to entry It through. *.u.>
some of your display ads. I feel
absolutely sure, contain no misspelled
■words whatever, which ts a high testi-
monial to the thorough efficiency of
compositor, linotyper (?) and proof-
Feeling quite sure the winners of thp
prizes offered with have fully earned
same, with best wishes of the season
and congratulations in having gotten
ont sneli n splendid Christmas number
<)f the Democrat. I nnt.
Yours very truly.
E. W. D. HOI»E.
Associated Press Dispatch]
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 20.—Bandits ear-
ly this morning onterer the Oklahoma
National Bank at Sktstook. blew the
safe and escaped with twenty thous-
and dollars, after cutting the tele
phone wires.’The robbery was dlseov
ered several hours later.
Bishop Foley’s Jubilee.
Dr. Flexner Again Honored.
Associated Press Dispatch]
Parts, Dee. 1ft, 11:45 p. m.—Dr. SI
■moil Flexner, director of the Rocko-
fellow Institute for eMdieal Research
of New York, has been elected for
etgu associate member of the Academy
Henderson Martin Uie Speaker.
Manhattan, Kas., Dee. 29.—A large
class of young men and women re
cetvod diplomas today at the gradu-
ation exercises at Kansas State Agri-
cultural College. The address to the
graduates was delivered hy Henderson
Martin, vice governor of ttie Philip-
pines. . .
of^ Prince George.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20.- The slxtietn
anniversary of Bishop John 8. Foley
as a priest was celebrated lu tlie Ca-
thedral here today with poutlfjeal hlga
mass. In addition a public reception
was held, at which testimonials were
presented by the prlesthoou, the
laity and others. A congratulatory
message with tlie papal blessing,
came from Pope Benedict to the
Idshop, Ills clergy and people.
Bishop Foley W*» born in Balti-
more eighty-three years ago lust
month. His education was begun tri
St. Mary’s college in his native city,
tu charge of the Sulplcian fathers.
He was only 16 years old when he
graduated from the college with th<>
degree of bachelor of arts. In three
years more he was prepared for the
minor orders, which were adminis-
tered by Archbishop Kendrick.
He was too young for priestly ordl
nation, so Archbishop Kendrink sent
llini to Rome for further studies. Two
years later, In the Church of St. John
Ijitcrim, he was ordained to I bn
priesthood. After Ills return to tills
country he became rector of a church
In Baltimore amt remained tn that
city until Ids selection as tdstiop of
Detroit tn 1SRS.
1 bussador at Washington.
London. Dec. 20.—Prince George,
ttie fourth son of that* Majesties
entered upon hts fifteenth year today.
Following tn the footsteps of tits
father, the Prince will lie trained
for a naval onreer. Already he has
been passed by the admiralty as a
candidate for the Royal Naval Col-
lege. During tils two years, training
at that institution he will fure III
exactly the same way as other cadets,
with the same hours of study, tlie same
food and accommodation, and, like the
other boys, with one shilling as imckot
money and no tuck simp account
n If owed.
To Promote Friendly Relation*.
Ambas-ador Willard Returns to Po't
New York. Dec. 20.—Joseph E.
Willard, United States ambassador
to Spain, who hns been in this coun-
try for some weeks on leuve of ab-
sence. is among the passengers booked
to sail for Europe today. Mrs. Wit-
lard. who returned home with her
huslmnil is accompanying him back
imorloled Press Dispatch]
Parts. Dec. 20.—Heavy
fighting continues <hi the
front, tin* war office says. There were
spirited engagements last night tn the
vicinity of liouvemont and Cham*
Brit h h SI earner Sunk.
Associated Prese Dispatch}
Brest, Dee. 20.—The British steam-
ship Fllmstoii lias ticen sunk by a
submarine. Ttie captain and first en-
gineer were taken prisoner and the
remainder of tin* crew rescued.
Situation at the Front.
Associated Frees Dispatch1
Berlin. Dec. 19, By Wireless to Sajr-
vllle.—The military critic of the Over-
seas News Agency, in art article on the
situation on the various fronts, says:
“In spite of the raiu.v weather and the
completely soaked roads lu eastern
Wallaclilu. the Teutonic allies are mak-
ing ratitd iirogress. The fragments of
the UuuiHtilan army are being irre-
sistibly driven Into a square whteh ts
hardly 80 kilometers wide and hound-
ed by the Danube on the east, by the
mountains on the we^t, nnd the Sereth
river on the north! Through this flat
district flows the Ruzen. river. The
chances of iWl*tHiioe is small as the
rivet has tieen crossed on a broad front
by the pursuing troops. The only
large town In this district still In ton-
manlnn hands Is Rtmnik Karat. The
towns of Rrntla. Galntz and Fokshanl,
from a strategic and geographic point
of view, belong to ttie Sereth posi-
"In Dobrudju the Russians have been
driven by flic Bulgarians uqtil they are
south of Batwlndagh. The front of the
Central Powers unw has been shorten-
ed nine hundred kilometers (about 600
miles) which Is as much as ts consid-
“In the western theatre the situa-
tion is unchanged except for local en-
gagements. The French advance near
Verdun was nothing Imt a political dem-
onstration and will tie unable to exer-
cise any Influence on the general alt-
nation, The balance of the year of
1916. therefore will be Improved for
the French my small local successes.
After months of sanguinary fighting
and heavy French and English losses,
the front lu Frame and Belgium is vir-
tually the same as it was in Decern-
Washington. D. C., Dec. 20.—The
Southern Society of Washington,
which In late years has attained a
foremost place among the social or-
ganizations of the national capital,
has arranged an ambitious program
for the preseut social senson with tho
announced purpose of promoting
friendly relations between the people
of alt sections of this country
with other countries of the western
hemisphere. The first in the series
of entertainments will lie a reception
and ball to ts* given tomorrow night
at the Pan-American building in
Honor of the diplomatic representa-
Physician Seeks Pardon.
Augusta. Me.. Dec. 20.—The gov-
ernor amt council today gave, a hear-
ing on a petition for the .pardon of
Dr. Lionel E. Dudley, who is serv-
tug a fifteen-year sentence tn state
prison. Dr. Dudley was convicted
two years ago of causing the death
of Mildred Sullivan, of ttie town of
Red Cross Seal Contest.
. . . The following names are heading the
and i(gt In the contest workers of the Red
Cross Seals committee:
Miss Sarah Pitts, $15.25.
Miss Floy Bitting. $14.00.
Miss Lucille Gregory, $10.48.
Miss Mildred Hardwlcke states that
■______ I _ she ts very anxious to sett the 20,000
lives of the South and rV"*»Atnhri- stamp* which have been given her to
can republics. The President ami iwii and
Mrs. Wilson ate among those who (buy the
have accepted Invitations to attend “
that everyone ts ^urged tp
its for their
The contest el<
*' 4 I
New Problem for Russia.
Associated Frees Despatch]
Petrograd. Dec, 19. 2 p. m. Dee. 20,
3:55 a. in.—-The passage across the Rus-
sian frontier of thousands of Ruman-
ians who have abandoned thetr houses
and property iu ttie face of the Invad-
ing Germans and Bulgarians has east
the shadow Of It now refugee problem
on the Russian empire. These refugees
have been lmurlng Into Odessa, Kiev
and other southern Russian cities tn a
destitute and helpless condition and
preseut a problem* which threatens to
Is* more difficult thuu an which has
confronted a belligerent power sincye
the invasion of Belgium.
Russia lias out iwrtl.v succeeded In
colonizing tnd assimilating the million*
of homeless Poles, Jews und member*
of other races who fled to the interior
during the first year and a half of the
war. Tlds ts naturally the worst time
of the year tn which to care for refugee*
amt the economic re-adjustmeut, which
the present political crisis lias empra-
stzed adds to the difficulty of clothing
and Mip|*>rting a new nation.
France Talk* National Defense.
Associated Press Dispatch]
Paris, Dee. 19, 9 p. m.—The chamber
of deputies chose a committee today to
report on the cabinet'* request for au-
thorization to settle by decree questions
concerning national defense. Twenty-
three of the members elected are hos-
tile to the measure aud ten are favor-
able, with qualifications.
A committee of 33 members also was
choseu to report ou Deputy Renaudel’s
resolution for a revision of the consti-
tution and the convening of the senate
and chamber tu joint session during the
war as a national assembly. Twenty-
seven of the committeemen are oppos-
ed to the resolution.
* Critic Change* Job*.
Associated Prese Pispatch 1
Amsterdam, via Load'
6:15 a. m.—The Deutsche
ung says that Major
military critic ot the
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 20, 1916, newspaper, December 20, 1916; Sherman, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth721640/m1/1/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .