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KVSS; MYSi q4 3 A- n Self-Filling Fountain Pen dye $ ft sands out diswidiMti from afojei$ t Fills Itself and cleans itself, too. Exchangeable after Christmas if point does not suit In beautiful Christmas boxes. Besides the ConUin ioim- tain Pen, we mention a . few more items we carry. ' Gunther's Christmas Choco lates. - Morse's Milk Chocolates. Johnson's Bitter Sweet Chocolates. "Hudnut's Perfumes. Dream. Kiss Perfume. - Dreaon Kiss. Toilet Vater. Sachet Powders, v , Box Papers. Fine Cigars in Christmas Packages.. Hair Brushes, r Military Brushes. ! . Rubber and Celluloid Combs -. Tooth Brushes. Nail Brushes. Shaving Brushes. Safety Razors. Manicure Sets. Manicure Instruments. Toilet Goods. Whisk Brooms. . .Card Cases. Bill Books. Pocket' Books. 'Christmas Tags Fancy Soaps. Christmas Seals. Face Powders. Face Creams. T.d.Mim Powders. Everything in the Drug xj me. , . A Calendar for vou. Come and get it. .t.UUIIIIUlUIIOlU Oniggists I I'leny ' i ? i . 1 4J v CAN READJUST REPRESENTANION So Republican Committee Derides About National Convention. RKFORM METHODS TO SUB-COM. Changes In Numbers at Conventions Will Affect Southern States Most Full Recognition to Primary. Washington, Dec. 17. After five hours of. debate, the Republi can national committee determined that it was clothed with ample power to readjust the composition of the. party's national conventions and Jiad, authority to make reforms in convention rules and procedure that have been -demanded , by many elements since the convention of I 1912 and the Democratic victory ail tha nnlla lnat Nnvcmher With lit-1 tie bitterness and no tangible evi- dence that differences which arose over methods could not be recon ciled, the committee took steps which have been agitated in the party for thirty years and which have been vital factors in many exciting con ventions in its latter day history. Without a dissenting Vote, the committee decided to make a change in the basis of representation in na tional conventions which will great ly affect the southern states, gave full recognition to the principle of the primary in the election of dele gates to such conventions, approved laws regarding such elections, adopted by several state which pro Vide that all delegates be selected at large and accepted the principle that delegates properly accredited by the state authorities shall be placed on the temporary convention roll. Informally, it had been agreed that the new basis of represents- tion should be referred to the Re- publicans in the various states for ratification. ine oniy airrerence or opinion that developed on the surface was over the question of the machinery io oe usea to eirect tne worms. U1 lDe rty-nine committeemen who voted on the one roll call tak- en, fourteen favored the calling of a special convention 10 oring apoui mose cnanges ana tftinty-five de- ci area tnemseives opposed. NORTH DAKOTA MOB HANGS SLAYER OF 3 Williston, N. D., Dec. 17. Cleve Culbertson, recently convicted of murdering Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Dil- Ion and their daughter at Ray, N. Sn'.JTi.?r from Kthe 7,!mam,8 county Jail by a mob and hanged wuiu unuie uear nere. v. Postofflce News. Postofflce will be open on Christ mas day from 7:30 a. m. to 5:30 1 a. No ctty delivery. Rural carriers will make their regular de livery. . i. ' . - , A . great many packages are be ing mailed which is a guarantee J. v .... Ha tu 15 5 - ;- 7': Keep ypiar IHleire If A RARE CHANCE FOR JUDICIOUS BUYERS TEN DAYS AND ITS ALL OVER In a stock uch as ours there are always certain desirable Dieces on whirh If i rnnA fitnrA ir00: policy to name greatly to buy some high grade at a tremendous saving. II you GREETING: ' Kfi$ That the approaching Christ rnastide may be lull of the joys ol life, and that the New Year may bring to you only Happi ness and prosperity is the sin cere wish of your Iriends CHARLES A. HODGE HERBERT J, HODGE that they wlI1 not be delayed dur. Jng tne rugn The empioyees of the office are rushed wnlch ,g a pretty good 8lgn ot prosperity. Tne offlce' ,9 decorated In ho.. day rcgalla and an preparations have been made t0 handle .n wlthout delav. your Don.t be 8Urprised if you ' see ..Mall your packaKes by parcel post" prlnted on tne back or your carrJer. Flve cents ,n addltlon t0 the reg. ular p08tage lnsures your parcel up to 25.oo and gets you a receipt from addressee If you request it, LOCAL MARKETS Corn 78c Wheat 82c (Market corrected weekly by i O - Norman, Abilene. Hogs - $7.00 "o"-' nc w j0u0Wnf . 12c IJCUB Springs 13c Old Roosters 7c Butter 23-25C - 28e Eggs Batter MarteC City Creamery Kansas 32c; firsts 28c. Bye on What's Goiny on a Splendid pportunifty reduced prices. If you are Furniture, Carpets, Rugs,, ' '. In this sale goes one Player Piano, the Merri- field, price $550. . less 20 per cent, now if". - One Merrilield Piano, price $350, less 20 percent, now - - One Wib on Piano, price $300, less 20 per cent, now f - - buy one of these Pianos you get QUALITY Wishing You a Rfierry Christmas Happy Wew Year ABILENE 3CS to 3io VILLA S1EZES ALL TERRAZA PROPERTY Juarez, Mex., Dec. 17. All the property of Luis Terrazas Sr., En rique Creel and Juan Creel, includ ing banks, mines, vast areas of land, thousands of head of cattle, homes and personal effects, were ordered confiscated to the rebels in an official decree issued . by Gener al Francisco Villa today.. Mr. Ter razas, now a refugee in the United States, is one of the wealthiest men In Mexico. His holdings of about .two-thirds of the state of Chlhuhua are said to place him among the most extensive landholders of the world. The combined estate of the Terrazas and the Creel brothers, his nephews. Is valued at many millions of dollars. Enrique Creel was formerly ambassador from Mexico to the United States. FIND CONVICT HIDING IN PRISON LAUNDRY Leavenworth, Dec. 17. Dan Car ney, state prison convict, who was thought to have escaped over the prison wall the night of November 30, after sawing out of his jcell, was dragged this morning from be hind a pile of barrels and machin ery in the prison laundry. p7l in need of any of the articles Pianos, Sewing Machines, $440 $280 $240 18-50 to 45.00 - KANSAS B-dciersre Avenue CEASE FIRING TELTCHER ORDERS Reported IT. 8. Naval Commander .Stops Fighting at Tainplco. FEDERALS AND RKUKLS COMPLY Rear Admiral Threatened Opening Fire Upon Forces With Gun of the Gunboat . Wheeling. Mexico City, Dec. 13. Rear Ad miral Fletcher, commander of the American naval forces in Mexican waters, ordered the rebels and fed erats fighting at Tampico to cease firing, threatening to open upon them with the guns of the gunboat Wheeling If his order was not obey ed. Both sides complied with the order. This Information is contained in a dispatch received by Sir Lionel Carden, the British ambassador, from Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock of the British cruiser Ber wick, which is lying off Tampico. The federals hold the center of the town of Tampico and the water front. Rear Admiral Fletcher has ordered foreigners to take refuge on board ships or to congregate on the water front, where they will be un der the protection of his guns. Two thousand federals at Tampi co protected by the shells of the gunboat Bravo, were waiting a for ward movement of the rebels or some other maneuver that might de cide the fate of the seaport. The fighting, which began two days ago, was ' then continuing and the best Indications were that It might last another day, or even longer. VERY SORRY, SAY THE OFFICERS OF CARABAO "Washington, Dec. 17. Officers of the Order of Carabao sent as surances to administration officials that they entertained no spirit or purpose of hostility to President Wilson's Philippine policy when they gave their dinner last ' week and gave travesties and satires on members of the cabinet and other public officials. , at Our Store shown, vnil hav n rhanro Lace Curtains and Draperies Don't . Miss Seeing The Standard Central Needle You Will Save 20 Per Cent and a Public sale I will sell without reserve or by bid on the west half of section 34, Willowdale township, Jcnown as the Dr. Lewis farm, 5 miles west and 4 miles north of Abilene, 3V4 miles north and 3 miles feast of Solomon, 4 miles south and 3 miles west of Talmage, 9 miles south of Manchester, on Tuesday, De 23rd 'commencing, at 11 a. m sharp, the following described property: 14 HEAD OF HORSES Team geldings 10 and 11 years old, weight 14 00 lbs. each; bay mare 8 years old, weight 1250 lbs.; 2 grey mares 14 years old; 3 coming 2 year old geldings; gelding 3 years old; filly coming 1 year old; 3-year-old filly; 3 spring colts. BO HEAD OF CATTLE Seven good milch cows; 6 fait calves; thoroughbred Jersey "bull calf 6 months old; 3 good yearling heifers; 36 head extra good cal ves, 20 steers and 16 heifers. 25 HEAD OF HOGS Twentyfcflve head shoats weight about 90 pounds. FARM IMPLEMENTS Good lumber wagon; 12-hoe disc press Imperial grain drill; 2-row Sattley weeder; 2 row Dempster cultivator; Dane stacker; J. I. Case lister; 12 ft. Deering hay rake; Belvue disk; walking cultivator; 2 sets work harness. Also some alfalfa hay.. TERMS All sums of $10 and un der cash; sums over $10 a credit of 8 months will be given on note with approved security at 10 per cent; if paid when due only 8 per cent Interest will be charged, No property to be removed until set tied for. FREE LUNCH AT NOON i N. S. IVoolvorton J. G. ENGLE, Auctioneer. , New York Creamery 3 6-3 7c.