The Electra Daily News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 604, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1914 Page: 4 of 4
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appears in this issue of the DAILY
NEWS and we shall continue to print
installments* of this great story
This is one of the most exciting and
interesting mystery stories ever written
and is pleasingly entertaining millions
of people in the United States. It’s a
| prize winner-
Motion pictures of the story will be
shown at the DI) IE IHKAliE e very
TO THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
! WAR IS COSTING EUROPE
AND CITIZENS OF ELECTRA
FORTY MILLIONS PER DAY
I have been a resident and law-abid-
ing citizen of this place for four years.
I am an old Confederate soldier and
seventy-two years of age and fought
the entire four yers of the Civil war
under Gen. R. E. Lee. When I came
here in the employ of the Denver road
as night ticket clerk the business was
fifteen or more times greater than it
is at the present time in both freight
Expense of Maintaining Armies and
Fighting Forces Reaches that
Paris, Nov. 8.—The war bill which
Europe is meeting daily is now figur-
ed up as follows:
NEWS FROM MANY LANDS.
and passenger departments, and no i Austria
complaint was made for a night oper-
ator at the depot. Four years ago I
would sell from eighty-five to one
hundred and twenty-five and fifty dol-
lars in tickets (local tickets only);
now if I sell twenty dollars for the
two trains it is large business and of
the whole twenty dollars sold not three
town people are purchasers, but are
traveling men and strangers, and still
there was no demand for a night op-
erator. Now within a few days a
kick is made for a- night operator.
The kick is being made by the secre-
tary of the so-called Commercial
Club, a perfect stranger to our town,
and an i isurance agent and a hotel
keeper and a few others, most of
whom do not patronize the Denver
railroad at any time. Now I have
been a good citizen of Electra and
tried to serve the public in the best
manner possible. When any business
man or others were late in getting
their mail in the postoffice before clos-
ing time they have brought it to the
depot and I gladly put it on the train
for them and all information asked
for has been kindly given. There is
not, as business is at the present time,
any use for a night operator as far as
the present passenger service is con-
ferred It is always known whether
No 8 on time or not and there is
hardly ever more than two or three
passenger.- ror No. 7 and t.ien they
are not town people. I do not under-
stand why some people begrudge oth-
er people a living. I have always
been a booster for Electra and have
helped hold the electioss in an hon-
est manner, and am one of the persons
who helped towards the Christian
church being built, which is a credit
to the city. . In the damand for a
night operator they1 have not only
thrown me out of a position but have
done the same thing to Mr. R. H.
Manning, the rate clerk and day tick-
et man, who has been a resident of
our city for over two years and is
respected by all. I ask the people of
Electra and the members of the Com-
mercial Club who have been instru-
mental m losing myself and Mr. Man-
ning our positions study and remem-
ber the Golden Rule: “Do unto others
as you would have others do unto
you.” Yours respectfully,
ED C. WILSON.
The French appropriation is from
official figures as announced by M.
Ribot, minister of finance; the Eng-
lish estimate by the London Statist;
the German total from “an authorita-
tive source” in a Geneva paper; and
the other sums from various conser-
vative estimates which have appeared
in one place or another. The item
“various” represents the probable ex-
pense to which Servia, Belgium and
The committee for making a lin-
guistic revision of the Bulgarian Bible
has begun its work. It consists of
three Bulgarians and two missiona-
ries of the American board. Four of
the committee will work on Samakov
and one by correspondence in Philip-
$14,000,000 I popolis. It is expected that three i
7,225,000 I years will be necessary to complete j
7.000. 000 ! the revision.
5.000. 000 j *--
4.000. 000 ! German Baptist churches in the
o,000,000 United States number 2S5, with a to-
tal membership of 80,475. The av-
erage contribution per member last
yeai was $17.50.
Eight hospitals and twenty chspcn
:v»ries are bringing the gospel of love
and charity to the people of ihe Phil-
ippines. Twenty dormitories ar*» ••n-
dertaking to reach the young and Min-
dinao owes the revival to the boys of
a mission school.
Of the 1,220 missionaries of the
the neutral countries of Switzerlasd, | Presbyterian church, U. S. A., 028 are
Italy, Roumania, Turkey, Greece, Hoi- in lands directly governed by the na-
land and Denmark have been put. \ tions now at war. They are associat-
The vast total does not include the , ed with the British in India, the Ger-
destruction of property where fighting : mans in East Africa, the Japanese in
is taking jfiace, nor the well nigh incal- * Japan and Korea, the Russians in
culable losses to Europe of 20,000,000 ^ Persia, etc.
men under arms being taken f^rom pro- ------- -------
duction. There are no indications in $1,000,000 Mystery, every
France that exhaustion has set in, but j Tuesday night at the DIXIE.
:t is evident that the accumulated -----
treasure of even the richest countrv i A BREW ER\ AND EVANGELISM.
in try |
on the continent is being poured out
at a rate that adds $200,000,000 a
month to the national debt.
( hristyne Hoxie, who went to a
sanitarium at Dallas early this week
is reported as improving, although
not out of clanger. It is not known
During a recent revival in Tokyo
meetings were held in the brewery of
the Sakura Beer company, located
near the far-famed Inland sea. So
great was the interest stimulated that
members of the firm contributed liber-
ally toward the expenses. Of special
significance is the fact that formerly
yet whether an operation will be nec- i people in this section of Tokyo were
essary. not easily reached by the Gospel in-
— - i flu cnees.
Those attending the funeral of Joe j
King here yesterday afternoon from i A. H. Flusche, one of our up-to-date
Harrold were Ed Smith, Miss Ruby j farmers, was in town today on busi-
Ashley, Rex Boyd, J. M. King and . ness. He hauled in a nice load of milo
wife, Dr. J. C. King and wife, Miss maize. Evidently diversified farming
Mary King, Roy King, Noys King, B. j is gaining a good foothold in this
,S. King and wife and Dr. Tom King. : county as we hear that a great deal of
Mrs. J. D. Peeler has returned to
her home at Wichita Falls after a visit
here with Mrs. John Haynes.
M. L. Clark, Doc Worsham and
“Fat” Harding returned from a quail
hunt yesterday and report having
killed-hundred quail, more or less.
This wants to be taken with several
•_ti v ms of salt.
+ «» .- | feed has been raised this season and
TEXAS HORSES AGAIN SOUGHT i thf acreafe next season will be con-
BY FRENCH \RMYr MEN 1 S1derably increased for crops other
i than cotton.
Fort Worth, Nov. 3.—Attaches of
the French army are again drawing
on Texas for its military mounts and
a number of Frenchmen were in the
city yesterday in search of 13,000
horses. A contract has been closed
with a local commission man for the
desired number of animals and it is
expected that they will soon be placed
at the purchasers’ disposal. Since
the belligerent nations began to draw
on Texas for army horses the average
price of these animals has soared
from a little more than $100 to $140
per head. The commission men say
they are hard to secure at any price
on account of heavy purchases lately
made by other countries.
J. H. Marriott and G. A. Jones are
transacting business in Wichita Falls
Our yesterday’s issue contained an
account of President Wilson’s confer-
ring a hero medal upon W. A. Hoiley,
a switchman, for saving the life of
Mrs. Sallie Griffin. We learn today
that the lady whose life was saved is
the mother of Mrs. O. C. Baker of
this city. Mrs. Griffin is well known
to a number of Electra people. She
left here in July for Greenville, Tex-
as, after she had visited for several
weeks with Mrs. Baker here.
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A very light vote was polled here
^Tuesday, only 119 votes being cast,
which were divided as follows: Dem-
ocratic, 90; Republican, 6; Prohibi-
tionist, 2; Socialist, 17; four being
thrown out. Ferguson received 86
votes. The vote polled in the Demo-
cratic primary was 336.
Any person dumping garbage or
trash on my land one mile east of
town and immediately east of the
Douglas farm will be subject to pros-
The public has been making this
their dumping* ground and it must be
stopped at once. I have parties
watching this place and if you are
caught and prosecuted do not blame
me for I have given you this warning
to cease damaging my land.
d59ntf W. J. SHELDON.
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$1,000,000 Mystery, every
Tuesday night at the DIXIE.
CALLED MEETING OF
All members and friends of the
Mothers' Club are requested to at-
tend at the usual place at 3:30‘p. m.
Friday, Nov. 6, for the purpose of
hearing a lecture on “Child Welfare”
delivered by Mrs. Campbell of Cali-
Mrs. Campbell is a member of the
state executive board of the Moth-
ers’ Congress of her state, also presi-
dent of the county federation of
Mothers' Clubs in her home county,
so we may be assured in advance of
hearing a vital subject wejl handled.
Any one wishing to question the
speaker on any phase of our work
will please have your questions writ-
ten out or so clearly formed in your
mind that you will haj^tfo nesithccy
in stating them. Campbell will
glad to ans;
Tuesday night at the DIXIE.
the Officers of this Bank
cal peopWfrom which
•If we can assist you in any way do not
sitate to call and see u^. We free-
hand willingly extend the Courtesies
bflOur Institution to all classes.
a n n r
Reasonable Charffe f|
Night^JPhone 319 j
$1,000,000 Mystery, every
Tuesday night at the DIXIE.
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Sheldon, A. H. The Electra Daily News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 604, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1914, newspaper, November 5, 1914; Electra, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth892920/m1/4/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Electra Public Library.