Thiirsday Morning, December 15, IVZU
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRAGEDY
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ROADS -AND ROAD MONIES
XI71I1LF:. lhe Wurien district and tthe city of Douglas, or rattier the tw.ij
' supervisoral (list nets of which these two communities are center, Vawj
end. rt supervisor, the northern part of
th- taxes and with about the same proportion of the vote Is in the saddle.)
It would appear from past performance
ern district has two representatives on
Mr. D A. Adams, of Dragoon, and Mr. I. C. E. Adams, of Bishee.
From July 1. 1919,' to November 1. 1920. $110,716.93 was the amount
spent on the roads in the district represented by C. M. Roberts the Bowie,
illcox. Cochise, Dragoon and Benson district, la lhe sameperiod the
Douglas district received $94,779.46 and the Bisbee district a maHer of
?9;.061.08. During the same period the district represented by C. M. Rob
erts paid 10 per cent, approximately, of the taxes into the county tro;iU'y,
while the Douglas and Bisbee district paid the balance, or 90 per cent.
According to live present plan, or rather the plan of the Messrs. Adams,
any other monies, which may come into the Cochise county road fund will
lie spent in the D. A. Adams district. Further, according to the reports at
hand, li e next monies will go into the construction of a road from Light
to tlx U of the Chirieahua mountains. This road will cost in the neigh
borhood or $100,000.
' J'hre ;S)pears to be no disposiiion on the part of the people of Douglas
or of Bisbee to deprive the northern supervisoral district of the e.iunty cf
its just proportion of the road funds. Conversely there is small disposition
to j..'t ouietly by and witness the 10 per cent supervisoral disliin of the
county secure more than is spent in either of the other districts.
When I. C. E. Adams was elected
represent his supervisoral district. When the present board of supervisors
districted the county for the avowed ptirjvose of giving the north, repre
sentation in the place of C M. Roberts and doubt of Mr. Adams' intention
vanished. The object of'the districting was to secure I'Ciual representation
from each disltrict. While this is true in the case of the northern district,
represented by Mr. D. A. Adams, and will be true of the Douglas district
if Mr. Hart can make a minorityprevail it is hardly true of the Bisbee dis
trict that is represented by Mr. I. C. E. Adams.
Mr. I. C. E. Adams may prate .about fairness and justice but loyalty to
his own city, his home, comes first in fairness and first in justice. The
Warien district and Douglas want what is their due nothing more and
nothing less. If given an opportunity the new Douglas member will see
thai, they get it. k remains to be seen wjieiher Mr. I. C. E. Adams will con
tinue to represent Mr. Roberts and Mr. Roberts' district, in addition to
Air. D. A. Adams (the duly elected supervisor of that 'district) and continue
to claim representation as of the Warren district. It looks a good deal like
taxation without representation.
WHATS IN A NAME?
"TVAMASCrS Is the name of the. oldest city of the world, and it is a name
to conjure with.
As you repeat if, there flows before you the world's history, for
Damascus was old when history was born.
As you- listen, you seem to hoar the whirring of the centuries, the allur
ing rise and shattering fall or dynasties, the murmur of innumerable peoples
and races, shimmering and fading away into the mists of unutterable pasts.
There is no let nor stay upon ywr Imagination.
Damascus the bvatttifyl! The city
desert, and therefore to endure forever.
It Is related that when the prophet, Mahomet, came within sight of
Damascus, he turned away and went hack into the desert, saying that no
man could enter Paradise twice, and he must choose the eternal paradise.
Damascus! Damascus! Damascus! Its name Is redolent with the
perfume of the ages and resonant of eternal romance.
And yet "Dam." "ass." "cuss."
Syllabicate it in English and it hasn't a breath to sustain it. Each
syllable is repellant. by some association.
Combine them and the name again becomes compelling.
What's in a name? What, indeed?
Certainly a great deal more lhan its component parts.
THE BOY AND THE DRUM
TVAY after Christmas the little boy to whom u drum was given will begin
puzzling" over the origin of its sound. Investigating the matter, he w ill
op-n the drum a few days later, and, much to:his astonishment, will discover
It'h all hollow inside where he thought the sound was.
His inquiry should not fio discouraged by spanking, for there are few
Ix'tter moral object lessons for boy or man than a busted drum that made
Consider for a mnnipnf the defunct drum. Il w-as a bright, sparkling
thing. It filled the house with sound, until everybody was tired of hearing
it. Then the boy opened the drum to look for the sound and found nrthing!
Ton many men are like the drum. They make a great sound in the
world, the sound passes as the currency of thought; and the mn are
Accepted as grest in proportion to the sound they make.
But it is as trtio of men as ct drums that the larger the, vacancy inside
the louder the sound produced, so that the base drum nu:kcis the biggest
sound of. all. Grown folks, however, never think of looking inside of two
Let's be more like the inquisitive boy who hunts for ihe'source of the
sound In his drum. And. above all. let's mit spank him for doing so, but, on
the contrary' develop his young habits of searching for the truth in drums.
A GIFT WORTH GIVING
N original gift.
A unique gift.
- A non-duplicatablo gift.
That's what you'd like to give, isn't it?
"But It's so hard to pick out!" did you say.
On lhe contrary. It is veryimple and absolutely sure.
All you need to do is to select some be ok worth w'hile, prose, poetry,
philosophy, fiction, or what not, read ll with the one for whom you design
the gift In mind, and annotate Hie book as you go along.
You then have a gift which represents the mind of a good writer, which
represents your own mind and one which cannot be duplicated in any of
You will be giving part of yourself, if you write simply, directly and
sincerely (and net try 10 write cleverly or finely) on the margins and
It will cost you. little money, but It will cost you some effort, some
thought, some attention, which are what make any gift worth while.
And if your friend doesn't appreciate it well, then he isn't your friend.
Apparently everyone who was photographed on that frcnt porch has
ben mentioned for tp cabintt.
If you need hard work to make you forgt your troull'K try a jcn as
fireman in Liverpool or Cork.
Tho same man who delivers ynur
lhe county paying 10 per cent of
and present forcast that lhe north-j
the Hoard of supervisors. They are
supervisor it was thought he would:
of the two rivers in the midst of the!
Christmas mall also ftchen th
if r?r?T? r?T? Ti fl Ts3 ill fJl o A Td1 I
By DR. JAMES 1. JANCE.
THERE are moral victories which deserve to get on the list of the world's
greatest battles. The superb courage and dauntless resolution put into
these moral st Higgles are not surpassed by the bravery which faces shot
Indeed, there is a giim and quiet determination, a deliberate stamping
out of indecision and inclination in the i'ight a soul puts up against temp
tation to which war wilh all its barbaric pomp is a stranger.
He was a railroad man, and when he came, to church, which was only
at a night service, he invariably sat in the last seat next to the door. But
he listened, and the earnest look in his face often held me as I tried to
1 had given the usual invitation, asking those who desired to confess
the Savior to remain and meet the session. The church had emptied, and
accompanied by half a -dozen officers. I was descending Hhe church steps
to the street pavement when I met my railroad friend coming up the steps
Ho had walked seven squares distant to the stalion, debating with
himself what to do, and at last had said: "I might as well settle it tonight
if I am eer to take the step.". Then he had run all the way back through
the streets to the church, lest he should be too late. We went back into'
(lod's house and heard a soul make the old declaration of faith in Christ and
a desire to follow Him, and then we received him into the church.
Six months later I met him in front of the big terminal over which
he presided with rare ability, and said: "How are you getting along in your
Christian life?" A smile that told of straggle and of victory, too, stole over
his face, as he said: "I haven't cursed yet."
That was enough. He had whipped his old enemy. He had routed his
besetting sin. He had won a moral victory in a war in which the powers
for good an devil contend for the mastery cf an immortal soyl.
mat is glorious! J ne band does not play, ana no crowds cheer, but
there is joy among the angels of heaven, 'and the Great Captain of our
salv.tlic.in "sees or the travail of his
Lung Trouble I
Q Have been -.bothered with my j
lungs. They feci heavy; every day ij
,i-h heaw tnff r.ide mv i
lungs, I feel pretty good. Got a cold!
gcdng through the Irish Sea in a
and afterwards it settled in my Hints.
And will you tell me what Is good to
get mv lungs cleared of that heavy
A little consideration will show you
how impossible it is to give definite
advice as to treatment. In every
form of chronic cold, the patient
should mako sure that the trouble is
not tuberculosis. If th lungs are
found not to be involved, the examin
ation should be directed to the condi
tion cX the nose and throat, for that
is often the cause of such symptoms.
v. Have always been
nimt ho.ninni ,.,i ocr .i nnfl
place on the back. The Itching is in-'?3",' T1,ey Bot stuck and stayed there
tense. Please tell me what to do? 12 hou be,fo':e th Pht was dl
The Answsr covered and they were rescued.
This affection is quite frequently'. T.1,aU's . how ."i"?0. a' b?Jr loves a
due to some article of diet which
ilutses the peculiar sk'n reaction. Us-
tiallv the lood substance Is some form;"
of "protein" which, in general terms. "a u- l ,lnu 11 'as rim
is represented bv the while of an egS!,he mking of a man who will adven
or loan meat. Since there are manvjture '',e, f OIU tl,use ,hat captures
other articles of food which contain i nl a,le5i:,Vu!e-
i.rotein. il requires a very skillful i The ball is a boy's call from the
plnsician and the employment c spe-!
clal methods to determine the type 1 M-k--l, ajl..
resnonsibie for the eczema. .Nebraska Mayor Killed,
There is another type of eczema' Wife Wounded When Son-
whloh is of a nervous origin. The pa-
fK.nt ulirn1.1 rolml'n. Mfa avillltl
undue excitement and over-fatigue,
take plenty of sleep, with the win
dows opc-n: partake of an nbundance
of ida'n. wholesome food, avoiding!
fried foods, pastries and sweets. Pay
due attention to condition of bowels.
Drink plenty of water, eat fruits, and
one or two green vegetables every
Q. I hnv what you called "maloc
cltiion." Mv Jaws are very narrow
and the roof of the nalnt is highly
erched. If the adenoids are removed
will th Jswk arrow back to normal
again? I am 17 years of age.
soul, and is satisfied."
At your age there is little, hope of
the "jaws growing back to normal
again." even if adenoids are removed.
However, it may be that a dentist
who makes a specialty of this kind of
I wrork (an oithordontist ) might still!
be able to do a great deal towards
correcting the condition.
j By Dr. James I. Vance
The daily papers carried a news
litem recently of some boys who were
ipiajiug oiui in tne street, anu Dau
lck sent lne baI1 down a chimney.
me uoys ciunoea to tne rooi anu
nt ciown the chimney
r,M; V'"1 h-,,,u 01 uevotion is pro-
Phetic of the heroic in manhood. A
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REWARD, Neb., Dec. 2 eGorge A.
Merriani. mayor of Seward, was shot
and Instantly killed tonight by Arthur
Andrews, alias Patrick McFarland. his
son-in-law. Mrs. Merriam. wife of the
mayor, was shot twice and seriously
wounded by Andrews, who, following
the shooting, cut his throat. He is in
a critical condition. The tregndy,
which occurred In the Merriam home
about 8 o'clock, is the direct result of
a suit for divorce brought by Mrs.
Andrews, wife of the murderer. Mrs.
Andrews was living with her parents
He inade no attempt to harm his wife
Fnrgdt f Doe laol WMi
BY DR. JAMES I. VANCE
If you have no child of your own
you must borrow or beg one fot
Christmas Eve; for it is the time
when the world lights its happiness
with a cliild's joy.
Only a child may have the right ot
way on Christmas Eve. If you do not
stand in with the children you must
It is the hour when the world
makes a cradle its shrine; when not
only wise men from the East, but
grown-ups from all points of the com
pass slip down over the hills of mem
ory towards the childhoo'd's dawn,
saying under their breath: "We have
seen His star in the - EaBt and are
come to worship Him."
What a wonderful thing is
yearning of the old world for
happiness of children that climaxes at j
Christmas! The better side of human
nature comes to the front. We throw
off our cynicism. Meanness is sham
ed into generosity, 'and tor a little
while on Christmas Eve the tightwads
of the earth, have' a look in on Para
dise. Was there ever a sweeter eager
ness, a holier joy, a more heavenly
anticipation, than that which all
through the house is teA on Christmas
Eve Everyone is thinking of making
somebody happy. The delicious secre-
tiveness of it intensifies the tririll.
iCare is forgotten. Expectation is
ringing tne bens, t'eace is over an
the world. And the hero is a child.
Thank God for children! "Of such
is the kingdom of heaven." It is a
sin to disappoint a child. Then it
must please God when . we make the
If there is no child in your home,
maybe there is one on your doorstep
waiting for you 10 be its saint on
Christmas Eve. There are certainly
some there in the street. They are
looking at the toys in the window
with wistful faces, and wondering
what the lover of children will bring
them. It is your time to play, and
hearts are trumns' 1
What a tragedv if a single child in
1 your town should have Christmas
jcome and go without an ecstacy!
wild. It is his summons to endeav
or. It will civilize him more quickly
than a rod. which means that play is
a saner method of training a child
There is always something of the
savage in a real boy. Any man who
Ras been a healthy, normal, obstrep
erous boy, has not forgotten his bar
baric traits. He began to .assemble
himself nn Che Hall finlfl Tlin.... vn
had to recognize authority and do
team work and practice self-control.
u is naru to explain this passion
for a lfttle round lump of somelhirg
we call a Bail. But what a gun is to
a soldier, a tool to a workman, brush
and canvas to an artist, harmony to
a musician, a ball it to n boy.
Let us see hat ?h.3 hoys of the
town have a place to stay. Build a
church, but don't forget the ball Held.
It is a call to clean manhood when
the umpire calls: " Play ball!"
Unemployed Situation in
London Is Serious ; Public
Buildings Seized By Men
LONDON. Dec. 2 '.The agitation of
the unemployed is gathering momen
tum. More public buildings have been
seized recently In London and the
local authorities generally are coming
to peaceful arrangement with the
men for the use of these buildings
during stinlated hours.
It is the general onlnion of labor
ln men that relief from unemploy
ment can best be obtained by open
ing up trade with Russia.
L- rv 7''X
"La Belle Russe."
Poverty is often the artist's sole
reward. No one is more positively
convinced of this than thf artist's
wife, who bears most of the burdens
of penury on her. own shoulders.
Theda Bara, in "La Belle Russe," j
plays the part of otia of these heroic
women, who strives to male1 her hus
band happy despite the slender rev
enue which daily grows more slen
der. Secretly she gives dancing les-
sons and with her earnings buys her
husband's pictures which no one tlsej
il il. -r. i
mil .miss i;ara aiso portrays 111
naracLer or nits wiie s iw in sister, a
notoiious woman. And it is the tre
mendous contrast that gives the star
a remarkable opportunity for fine
"The Haunted Bedroom."
or weiFrd and unusual lighting ef
fects Thomas 11. Ince's latest Para
mount picture, "The Haunted Bed
room." which ccmes to the Eagle the
ater today only. will establish a pre
cedent in moving pictures.
In this story, which features Enid
Bennett, the residents of "Whisper
ig Oaks" believe a ghost is haunt'
ing an old mansion. It becomes the
duty of a young newspaper girl to
ferret out the mystery for her paper.
Herein is the demand for strange
lights and to get the effects desired
a corps of six electricians was con
tinuously employed during the film
There is absolutely nothing super
natural about the picture, and no
camera trickery. There is not an in
cident concerning the ' disappearing
ghost that is not satisfactorily , ex
plained to the spectator.
Just what, tough assignments news
paper reporters are put up against
will be seen by the public in this pic
ture. The story was written by C.
Gardner Sullivan, who, during his
reportoilal career was ' given some
hard assignments himself and to the
gir Ire porter in this story he handed
one that certainly would stagger
even the most daring news hunter.
MWh Change' Your Wife."
Introducing Gloria Swanson and
Bebe 'Daniels, catch-as-catch-can bat
For the benefit of a battery of
cameras, these two talented mem
bers of Cecil B. DeMille's all-star
motion picture company recently
staged a battle that will go down in
screen history as one of the wildest
and mo:--t destructive hand-to-hand
conflicts ever filire.!.
The fight was promoted by Cecil
B. DeMille in the interests of his lat
est Paramount Artcrafi. production.
"Whv Change Your Wife?" which is
coming to the Central Friday and Sat
urday and Eigle theater Sunday and
Mondav. Mr. DeMille" acted ns ref
eree, timekeeper and, incidentally.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Laura Vir
ginia, O'Hanlon Douglas has received
a letter from Santa Claus.
She is the little girl of the liUle
girl who just 23 years ago wrote a
letter to the editor of the New York
Sun asking "Is there a Santa Claus?"
This little girl was Laura Virginia
O'Hanlon. She received a reply writ
ten by one of the Sun editors which
comforted the hearts of thousands of
little Lauras all over the land. This
reply has become regarded a a clas
sic and been published throughout
the world. Nciie who roads It cpr.
doubt there's a Santa.
Ijiura O'Hanlon now is Laura
Little Laura was having a party on
her sixth birthday a while ago. She
wanted to invite Santa, but granddad
suggested she should, write tho Sun.
ju-t as her mother had done. She did.
The letter said:
MR. EDITOR: Please send me
Santa Claps' address this minute.
Honest truly, I don't want to ask him
for anything . I want to do something
for him because he has been-nice to
me and my family.
I've got a piece of birthday cake
saved for him if he will call at 121
W. 95th-st, and ask Tor me. Laura
Virginia Douglas. Tell him to be
sure and ask for mo.
The Sun printed the letter.
"But Santa didn't come to the par
ty." said Ijiiura today. "I guess he
was too busy, getting ready for Christ
mas. Tint I hav-e heard from hiin
now direct." She produced the let
ter. It read:
DEAR VIRGINIA: I received your
card and will bring you the things
you want for Christmas if you are a
giod litt'e girl. I think I can Bet the
bobsled through the back window if
nrrt tho fireplace, and I will bring
Micky's sweater If I can find one to
fit such a big dog. Merry Christmas,
from vour friend.
"So you see," she said, triumphant
ly. "Willie O'Neill was wrong."
"Who's Willie O'Neill?"
"He's a boy who lived near us last
rummer. He said there Is no Santa.
He's 10 and thought he knew more
than tne. Rut I was right!"
And Mrs. Douglas said. "Of course
you arf right! Never doubt Santa
Is Ideal for
Pp.OtTfmnt.Talmm .?V iwrnfh PWiramptMi
j eree, timekeeper ana, lxu-meniauy,
1 . wtm
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IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN.
Meets at Odd Fellows' hall firit
Thursday of every month. Visiting
brothers cordially invited.
WM. BTJCKETT, Sachem.
3. VERRAN, Chiel of Records.
OROER OF EASTERN STAR
meta to Masonle HAS
Pearl Chnpter. No. , meet
In Masonic Hall second and
fourtfc Tuesday of 06
month at 7: SO . t
MRS. HILDA TOLAND, W. M.
Mpg JESSIE BEVAN. Sec'y. ?. O.
Box 2299, Phone 908, Chairman Re-
Mef Committee, Mrs. Maude Perry.
phon& Blue 682.
FRATERNAL ORDER OP EAGLES
No. 175, F. O.
E., meets 1st
and 3d Tues
days, 8 p. m.,
d 1 a 11 y we
P. W. BLACK. Pres.
P. C. FENDEUSON. Secretary.
C. L. EDMUNDSON AeMr PUralciaak
LODGE NO. 71
Regular meeting Irt and third Frl
day ot each month. Visiting brother'
cordially inrlted to attend.
J. P. COXNOLY, Exalted Ruler.
C. W. HICKS Hecretary
December 25, 1920
Monday "nd Degree.
W. A. NOWLIN. W. M. '
B. T. W ATKINS, Sec't F. & A.. M.
F. H. DAVENPORT, E, H. P.
GEORGE W. STEWART, T. I. M. x
A. M. COLWELL, E. C.
J. I PO.WELL, Secretary Chapter
J. M. BALL, Secretary CounciL
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Rathbone Lodge No. 1
Knlgtta of Pytnla.
(except second) in Odd
fellows' Hall at 7:30
p. m. Visiting broth en
E McCIX.CM. K. oi R. B
Lily Temple No. 3 meets every tad
and 4th Tuesday evening of cacb
month at Odd Fellows' hall. VlslUai
sisters are cordially Invited.
ANNIE WATTERSON, M. E. O.
LILLIE VINSON. Box 1433, M.O.R.C
days each monUi
at 7:30 at Nan
HalL Visum members cordially In
Ued. ANNA MEANS POOLE Y. President.
EFFIE M. JONES, Treasurer,
HONORA MUNCH, Secretay.
BISBEE LODGE NO. TO, I. 0..0. F.
, ,iin t meets e t e r y
yiTv T h.ar d ay
tTssc. evening at Odd
7? Fellows' HalL
Subway street, at 7:30 o'clock. Vlsltia
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Hall phone 119. H. J. Attaway, N. G
CARL V. NELSON, Secretary. Tele
phone Red 149.
LODGE NO. 71
L. O. O. M
Mesu every Frldaj
night. Moo Hat"
VlsiUna brothers tot
W. J. S PAULDING, Dictator
J. O. BERLINDIS, Secretary
SECURITY BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
Successors to Knights and Ladies of
Meets on the first and third Mod
day of each month at Odd Follows
hall at 7:30 p. m. Visiting members
R. F. HANCOCK. President,
Box 134S. Blne
LOLA DEVINE, Acting Secretary,
Box 21SS, Bisbeo.
ARNOLD SCHMID. Financier.
Box 3 4 S3, Lowell
BROTHERHOOD OP AMERICA
Richard 1, Homestead 801, meets
ecoc.l and iDarth Tnesdcys at o4
Pythias Castle. VIjMi Artoers sr
R. J. RaTCIJFFE, Forerisa
IS. D. STINSON, Correapoaatat
Vox HI! PPT B4
fL ,X FRATERNAL
I K&C$1e EEtsbee Lodge N
ViU and 4th
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