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THE LUBBOCK AYALANCHJK
OLUME XIII. LUBBOCK LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1912 NUMBER 25 F COUNTY WILSON AND BRYAN CONFER Talk of Men Suitable for Cabinet Members Bryan Not Mentioned. THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS HAVE SEEN MANY CHANGES AND I MUCH SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE CITY i After a day of lengthy confer 'encesin Trenton, the most im- j portant of which ws with Wil liam J. Hryan, President-Elect UVoodrow Wilson returned Satur- FROM WOOD TO. mfi&ASr j So far as shedding light on on the gofsij) as to Mr. Bryan's future relations with the admin istration, the conference be tween the two men today was productive of nothing more than speculation. Mr. Wilson said very frankly that while he had talked about men for his cabi net with Mr. Bryan, the name of the Nehraskan was not men tioned. As to future confer ences with'Mr. Bryan, none was arranged or talked of, Mr. Wil son said. While discussing to The Country is Being Developed Cattlemen are Prosperous. Farm ers are Hopeful For a Better Year in 1913 and are Putting up Many Substantial Improvements Manv people who have resided! now grace the prairies that were j in Lubbock the past twelve' nowhere to be seen last year ait; months hnve probably never this time. New school build-j given the progress of the city n j ings and new churches are nw thought. They have not taken beirg erected where lastytaratj n inventory ft wh.it ha h ip-this time cattle and horses jrath j BUYING POLO PONIES Easterners at Midland, Tex., Try ing Cut Spucidl Breeds for Games. Midland, Texas, Dee. 21. There is great activity around Midland at this season in polo circles, a number of match games being played here against polo players from the East. Several E is'ern buyers are here and have purchased a fine lot of ponies, some to be shipped di rect to New York, Home to be played at Camden, S. C, while others are being tried out here on the field. The buyers claim the ponies to be far above the average and expect great things of them in the East There is sIfo activity in the cattle market and top prices were realized. The range con ditions are excellent and Midland CJiinty has not as bright pros- Ties CONTEMPLATED HEX T 1 MORE NEW BRICKS FOR THE TOWN AND BIG IRRIGATION PLANTS FOR RURAL DISTRICTS i COAST 10 COAST ILIUM' SERVICE DURING IDE YEM Santa Fe Will Complete the long Talked of Cut-off Which Will Mean the Connection by Rail of Coast With Coast Big Development Expected pened during the past twelve months. Seme of them are even heard tossy at times that there has been nothing doing in j Lubbock the past year. But they are mistaken. Lubbock end their daily rations, and where the lonely coyote vould tr ad. People have moved here from other parts of the state and from other 6tato. They have come with the intention of mak- peets in yenr, especially ' weather conditions. in Co'lier has lxen on the line of progressing it their home. They are farm- all the year. She has been on ers and know their ousiness art the firing line. She has been in ; t '"l mean a great deal more to the thickest of the fijrht and has ; the country than merely so many ! many of ,h(1 Avalanche readers niht the subject of Patronage, the President elect made it evi dent that those who pxnert to ... c i Tuesday evening at A.'M) h,m had better not manifest their ! 5'OCk' th iMy Ju''e " amhitinn in nprn r, j Ottice 8 q-JlK Wf.Ming Was BOl.TIl H...w.t.U . ...... .-. v.. rectiy to him in any way. Greenhi Tuesday rigation plant is an assured fact, there remaining only a few mi nor details yet to be worked out none of which will delay the pro gress in the development of this very itnjtnrtant item of improve ment. Another important event on Mrs. Walton Doing Nicely It will be rememln'red by accomplished a great deal in her added to the population. It will battles with the knockers. When we say knockers we do not confine the statement to local pull backs, but there are knockers on all tddes of us. They are jealous knockers; would be rivals. They are will ing, in some instances, to use false statements in order to swart the best interests of our city and to hinder our city in hen been steady. steady ad ranee and improve ments. In spite of all this how ever, we hate moved steadily on. Many changes have been brought ' about in the town of mean much more farm produce. It will mean the raising ot great er numbers of livestock of4better grades, and it will mean that more schools will be established and it will mean that the coun try has been transformed from a bare prairie to that of beauti- ful homes and rich farms: The progress of this country has We havj not ex perienced a boom, and do not want to, the growth has been so gradual that people hardly no tice it. but the records will tell, i The Avalanche is willing for that some ten days ago Mr. J. G. Walton left with his wife for Abilene to place her in the San itarium at that place. Mr. Wal ton returned Tuesday and in forms us that she was operated on and was getting along nized, Jude E. II. Hiynca per forming the ceremonies in a most impressive way. The con tracting parties were A. E. GreenhrfT and Miss Artie Collier. Mr. Greenhill was formerly a business man of our city and has a host of friends in Lubbock and surrouhding country. The bride resided with her father some few miles northeast of town and numbers her friends by her ac- Lubbock in the past twelve any one to figure it out and bring months. We have practically ! it in for putilication. We want! changed the business section of tne people abroad to know about j the city from wo den buildings 'he development of the great! to that of brick. All modern in South Plains country, and if you their construction and exci elir.g- doubt the correctness of thfs ar- ly substantial, adding verv ma-.licit we ask you to hVure it out! terially to the hoks of the town for yourself. as well as to the convenience of , f . . i j j ' Wofford-Brott those who use the buildings. ' . . . i Numerous improvements havej Laat m.rnmg atj L made in the city and if you ' 'fn 0 ; atr residence will sit ,Wn with vour nnr.l " preuy and a large sheet of paper you "ill be aurpnsed to know just fim mtifh vikii nnt nnurn t. the credit of improvements dur- Wfori and ,M,SS y,ma Brof ing 1012. Do your home town Immediately aftr th justice by giving it a fair repre-f mony e happy couple took the aentation to your friends and" foLr Abernathy. where they relative abroad. From the date 1 9pent the, h?U Ja' vi8'tin lthe of this paper only five days re- eni' " 1 D!nae- main of this good year 1312, and ir' 19 yn man but little more can be done for!0" xcellent. buaineai qualifica tions ana nas many friends nicely. There ari? many iquainft)nces. friends here of the family who The Avalanche and a host of will be glad to know that this friends of these people offer gocd ladyjs doing so well. them connratulations and wish W. C. Holt wasa business ' f them a bountiful amount of visitor in tl.5 cily from Slaton. the pleasures of this world. Saturday. E. Howard was down from Plain view Tuesday. Ii. E. Meyers of Phvnvie w, spent Tuesday in Lubbock. ; While recounting the things that we have done during the year just closing we do not. for get that there are still greater thinirs contemplated for the com ing year than wo have ever wit nessed in the growth and devil-. opment of the city of Lubbock and the Lubbock country. While 1,1,1 development, calendar of the .this year has been one of won- jUl -'"" trv is that of the derful development 1913 will be- completion of the last link in the yond doubteclip.se anything that !rn'at ra''a.v system of the San the Lubbock country has fallen , tH tt connect coast with heir to. A number of new brick ! C0!,st and K'lv u" service that buildings will in all probability on'y a tew towns can ever hope be erected early in the new year, ! t0 nave- wi" h don next not counting those now in course j8Ummer: not awfty out in the of construction, besides a num- dim future, but it is plainly in ber of new residences are b-?ing ! 8'hT' Other railroads will also planned for the new year fiure largely in our 1913 devel building list. opments and the next twelve The irrigation proposition in I months will show great strides Lubbock will be worked earlv in in tne direction of making Lub- the new year and plans that have tne ""'road center of the been on the shelf for several (South Plains, and forever set months are being worked over ; tne Question of the exact and will be put into use. 1913 Pt on the map where the me w.'tl be a .banner development i tropohs f the West is to be lo- vonr for irriiTDlinn nn lk C..utcBted and its nfimo shall lx I jiK. X M. Lane was a Pai.,i Lubbock County will 'bock. Wstinoorcty 8 b Prii of .SViefaK Th.-Avalance raff prophesied Houston. V ) i,-f,ir-iiJ.intS hrkTirp tr, k i much, and much of what it 'fiS.- Andy Pettitt of Abornathy, 'install. d early in the year, be- sai11 in tnis way ha come to had business here Tuesday. ; sides the big demons! i at ion ir- THE MELON CUT THAT HURTS oi nev. vv. n. Lane, a i wedding was solemnized by that ! 'worthy gentleman, the contract- ling parties being Mr. E. E. I Krt iiriHfliiMint? nf Ihm tAtvn in lhat length of time, but you might um the remaining days shaping up for good start on New Year's morning. Let every good citizen of Lub bock be ready to place hi shoul der to the wheel of progress the first day of the year 1913. with the determination that they will push with all of their might every enterprise tnat is helping in any way to build up the town and develope the country iu a legitimate wayt Let us keep a keen lookout for new enterprises. Remember that smoke stacks are splendid city builders and every one that presents itself should receive a hearty welcome. Not only has the city of Lub bock undergone many changes, and good improvements been! made, but the country cousins have been busy also; cattle men are prosperous and are re stock ing their ranges with better cat- kle. i!uch improvement has Zretn md in thi rural district. Utny new farms have been oneJ up and r.?ty cew farrr.s here. We are not personally ac quainted with the bride, but we know her to have many friends in Lubbock and Abernathy, and we are sure that this young couple start out with' bright prospects for the future. The Avalanche extends con gratulations. Clyde Crawford was up from Post City Saturday. Jack Linn of Lorenzo, was. in Lubbock Tuesday. J. M. Webb waa here Tuesday from Lorenzo. M. L. Cotton ot Lorenzo, had business in Lubbock Tuesday. J. D. Tinker was here from Kress today. U M. HarUett of Tulia, spent Christmas d? in Lubbock. H. K. Johnson is here today from Seminole. Ed Little of LittletieTd. was in the city yesrdsv fi today. S. F. Joiner of Ljrnz is In ' ' Fasfl. Watch its columns for further mention of the develop ments cf the great South Plains, and through its columns watch our fit v k row -then come to Lllbt (M'k. M. E. M ('(' nf Dallas, was Urines visiter I ere Friday. a Am lvtlgtin m4 by tM Wiacenrn Liliu- 4 clo h fa JVS tfptojr. Ta Wtltirt Cttrnwifi tn, thai It rulr4 Ml i ttr.f 1S I N. J. Nunn wps up from Sla ton Monday. ! S. Culberson was over froia Crosbyton Rfonrlay. I vy. II. Gray of Abilene, was ' here the first of the week. W. J. Nunn of Slaton. was here on business lat Friday. VV. C. P.rown was in town J from the Spade ranch Saturday. i Mr. and Mrs. Hila Iioyd were j in from the ranch Saturday. j Mrs. Collins was in from the i Boyd ranch Saturday shopping. ! J. M. Kilpatrick' of Ralls, is j spending the day in the city. j W. II. Gist was here from j Meadow yesterday. J. F. Miles of Lorenso. spent yesterday and .today in Lubbock. : S. A. Wilkinson was herefrom Dallas this week. I 0. Webbs of Dallas, was a ; business here yesterday. i W. F. Cone was here from Cone, todayt ; Mrs. F. Kobinson of Dallas, is visiting her fmnds. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins. Attorr.ty Fred C. Pierce was here from Plain view Friday and Saturday. ( J. E. Grivgs was here from i Plsinview the latter prrl of last week. J. II. Joy act of Loa Anrli-s. was a bt'sineis visitor here Monday.