The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 9, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 29, 1920 Page: 3 of 4
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W ' PI"Wfr
Special For This Week New
$25.00 $27.50 AND $30.00
E Tliis lot of Dresses represents a special purchase from
one of our best popular priced dress connections in
New York. 5
INCLUDING 75 PRETTY DRESSES
Svery Dress made up in the new and stylish Spring
Models. The points of styling wo emphasize are the
short sleeves hip pannier effects new drapes and S
E many ruffles used.
The materials used are Serge Tricotino Taffeta Satin 5
5 Foulards Printed Georgette and Georgetto Gombina-
tions. Colors are new shades of blue brown tan black
j and fancy combinations. These dresses will sell rapid-
ly as they are unusual values on the present market
and we advise prompt selections. Now goods' are or-
riving for all departments and the styles are the pret-
tiest wo have evor shown. See them.
MUSTARD GAS TO
BE USED BY
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THAT low shoes predominate
THAT Oxfords pumps and
one-eyelet ties are most
THAT LOUIS BABY French MILITARY heels are.
the real things.
THAT kid suede bronze patents and browns are tho
best colors. - - -
All these que3tions'arean8wered4ix;our advance
Spring.disnlavsi It wilMw pleMUMpwhenvto
NEW YORK Jan. 29. Mustard gas
and machine guns nro to bo used by
Cnptaln Harry do Wlndt an English
explorer against tho poisoned arrows
or a trlbo described as "whito canm
bals" on Tlburon Island on tho I'aclfin
coast ho announced hero today. Cap
tain do Wlndt Bald ho would leave Now
York In a row days to lead an cxpcdl
tlon of six civilians and thrco scoro
Mexican soldiers to tho island. Tlbu
ron Is said to havo rich deposits of
pltchblondo from which radium Is
The Island Is about 40 miles from
Quaymas Mexico which In turn is
only about 48 hours by roll from uoro
nado Dcach. Cal. Tho Inhabitants aro
said to bo descendants of Dutch Swed
ish and German prisoners who escaped
from Mexican prisons several centuries
i.go. Of sixteen persons Known to
havo visited tho island in tno past row
years In parties of two nnd three only
nine arc cald to havo returned alive
tho others falling victims to tho flax-
on-haired blue-eyed "white Indians"
as tho Moxtcan peons call thorn.
"four miles from tho Mexican coast"
said Dr. do Wlndt "Tlburon Is easily
accessible. Tuqul Indians who uvo
on tho mainland call Tlburon tho "Is-
land of Death" for tho reason that any
person who lands on it Is shot by pois-
oned darts and thon eaten by tho na-
tives. Tho cannibals In addition to
bows nnd arrows use an ancient blun-
derbuss. They aro supposed to num-
ber from BOO to 2000 persons.
"Besides myself tho expedition I will
lead will consist of Mackenzie Orleve
tho companion of Harry Hawker when
ho fell during his attomptcd transat-
lantic flieht: an expert radium mining
engineer nn oxpert copper mining en-
gineer; Anton Oibbon nephew of Pres
ident Corranxa or. aioxico in wnosu
namo tho concession permitting tho ex
ploration of tho island was issucu; a
man servant and sixty Moxlcan soldiers
assigned to tho part y by tho Moxlcan
The Officers of the
First State Bank
E appreciate tho student body of tho schools of Abilene and you
E arc always wclcomo and we aro glad to extend any favors S
5 commensurato with conservative banking. E
Oscar Parkor President; W. H. Froo 0 ashler; Riloy Peters S
Assistant Cashier; J. R Bird Assistant Cashier. E
( HALL MUSIC COMPANY (
E Wholesalo and Retail E
PIANOS AND PLAYER-PIANOS I
VIOTOE VIOTROLAS RECORDS SHEET MUSIO
BRUNSWICK & STEOER PHONOGRAPHS
24G Pine Street. Phono 586)
S those who realize the value of being acquaint dtwith
S correct styles and likeio have the new. things .first.
S MODERATELY PRICED.
Just now tho question of so-called
Immodest or indocent dress is engag-
ing tho attention "f reformers nod
connoisseurs throughout tho world.
Peoplo aro writing southing letters
to their newspapers denouncing the
women nnd girls for their carelesane-w
or studied disregard of conventions In
dress and in somo countries legisla-
tion against tho growing menace is
Hut whon a healthy Venus do Milo
Matzo takes a notion to display htr
charms mcro man might as wo.l
utand from under. This samo prob
lem of dress or tho lack of It has wor-
ried philosophers throughout tho con-
Urlcs. Our mothers and grandmoth-
ers considered It an evorlastlng disgrace
to display an elbow. Tho present gen-
eration seos things in an entirely dif-
Fashions will swing back to tho
conservative boforo long. Llko every
thing olso they movo in cycles. You
can wear smoked glasses moantlrr.
or go right on enjoying llfo.
Many of tho larger cities of A morion
and Europo do not permit t:.ir tracks
on their finest streets but uuo tno
popular motor bus lines
Did you ever receive a letter like this? Read the following and see
The great love I liave hitherto expressed for you
is false and I find my indifference towards you
increases daily. The more I see of you the more
you appear in my eyes an object of contempt.
1 feel myself in every way disposed and determined
to hate you. I can assure you I have never intended
to love you. Our last conversation
left an impression on my mind which by no means
impresses me of the extremely high standard of your character.
Your temper would make me entirely too unhappy
and if you and I were united I would experience nothing but
hatred of my friends to the everlasting
pleasure of living with you. 1 have indeed a heart
to bestow but I do not desire you to imagine it
at your service. I could not give it to anyone more - . ' '
inconsitent or capricious than yourself and be .
capaGle of doing justice to myself. .
think that you are aware of the fact that ' ;
speak sincerely and' I hope that you will do me the favor of' '
avoiding me. You need not trouble yourself about v'
answering this letter as your letters are always full of ;
mpertenence and 1 have not the shadow of
wit of good sense believe me I am most wild .-
am so adverse to you that it is for me impossible
Wbe 'your Imng. affectiqnate '"'" '
'..if P. S.I am sure that you have been inquistive enough? to readevery
iine'alAhU letter when 1 -onlyniended foryout'o read cvtrY'Qther fine;
bigmniXi wUh the first line.- PUsered Uagairil-i . '
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The Best in
In n fast snappy gamo tho Texas
Christian University basketball team
defeated tho Ablleno Christian Col-
lego team hero Wednesday to the
tuno ot 17-25.
Tho gamo was called nt four o'clock
fn ho Marston-gymriaslum nt Sim-
mons. A good crowd 'of A. C.;C. rootv
era were prcaenfm -jikept things live-
ly.. Tho HlmnnH' Wonts who weru
7reiicTieprea"'or!-tne ' VilvJjWortilf
team. -The opening nnjr or tno game
was low the scoro bslng.6 10 In favor
of tho visitors. In tho second hall
tho A. C. C. team enmo back and play-
ed better ball. Their team work was
good. They evened tho scoro at ono
time but wero not able to hold tho
visitors to that. When tho T. C. U.
men began to play in truo form tho
scoro roso rapidly for them tho gam
ending 17-25 in their favor.
Frcquont fouling of both teams was
a feature ot tho game. A. C. C. being
fouled 13 times and a total ot 11 foulb
being called on T. C. U. Each team
lost n player an account of oxecssivb
Toxas Christian University lineup
was ob follows: Guards Easley and
Turner; forwards Douglas and Turner
conter Ilatro. Substitutes: Ocan for
Turner. Douglas throw 7 out of 13
Ablleno Christian had McCasland
and Coffco as guards; Cotton as cen-
ter Uoono and Jones as forwards.
Substitutes: Shopard for Jones Coff-
man for McCasland. Martin Was ref-
Says English Best
For Universal Use
anTiririTrT .r Tnn 19. TCmrllsh
would undoubtedly bo tho most suita-
ble as world language In tho opinion
of Professor Carnoy of Louvaln Uni-
versity. Bolglum. Ue mado this state-
ment In the form of a reply to tho
n....alnn niliLimaftil hv tho Northern
Peace Society. to prominent llnqulsts
III vur)uua uuumin" t.n ...... .
rincn wmiiii im iipiit ndnnted to univer
sal use. After declaring in favor of
English. M. Carnoy wroto:
"Tho aerman nnu kronen mnguugcB
The English languago Is a hospitable
one being a kind of compromiso be
tween tno laiin nnu uernuimu wn-
guen; also It is slinplo and Is spoken
V... vrtaf itfifvrnaallAl nntlnnit Of tllO
world and has one. of tho most beau
tiful literatures ormoaem times.
TJEItLIN Jan. 28.--Tho condition
of Mathlan Erzberger. vlco premier
and minister of finance who was Hhot
Monday by a former cadet officer
was somewhat worse today. An X-
ray examination reveals the bullet
firmly ombedded in tho shoulder
Hungary to ho Monarchy.
BUDAPEST. Jap. 29-tlungary will
be a montychy and tho now king will
bo' chosen 'immediately after tho na'
tlqnal iuwe.mbly. convene. ald Premie
Huszar .speaking at a vfgmwd gather-
ing yterlyV M"'I'Y"' '
Is always the cheapest in E
tho end E
HANAN and HOWARD & FOSTER Shoes fill this standard and E
aro carried ONLY at our stores! E
All Styles and Leathers
"Everything New Tliat's Good"
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Sanitary Barber Shop
WHERE QUALITY WORK IS DONE. WE CATER TO 1
C. B. Smith Prop.
1022 N. FIRST.
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 9, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 29, 1920, newspaper, January 29, 1920; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91165/m1/3/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.