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THE HOUSTON DAILY POST
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HOUSTON TEXAS TUESDAY AUGUST 12 1902
2 PAGES TODAY
BRYAN AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
The editor of the New Orleans TimcaDemorrat re
cently telegraphed Mr William JennlnRH Bryan nsklns
hlmVpeclflcnlly if he would be a enndidnto for the pres
idency In 1004 To tula telegram the TimesDemocrat
rprelved the following reply
Editor Times Democrat New Orleans La
Lincoln Neb August 6 Dear Sir Because of the
friendly interest which the TimesDemocrat has taken m my
randidiry in two campaigns 1 gladly answer your inquiry I
shall nut be a candidate for the presidency in the next cam
paign and I may add I have 110 choice beyond the desire to
see some one nominated who was loyal not only to the ticket
but to the platforms of 1806 and in 1900 and who if elected
could be trusted to stand by the people in their struggle
against organized Health
While no one can look very far ahead or foresee the con
tingencies that ray arise 1 have 110 plans looking to a re
nomination at any future time
I am deeply interested in the reform for which I have
been contending and shall continue to advocate thiuu I am
content to do my work as a private citizen and am sure that
I find more pleasure in m > present position than I would in
the distribution of patronage If I am ever again a candidate
for the presidency it will be because I am convinced that I
can in that way give more effective aid to the cause 111 which
1 am enlisted tor lite and I am not anxious to be convinced
I can not say more without prejudging events Yours truly
V J Rkvan
Mr Bryan Is undoubtedly right In urging that some
one be nominated who wa loyal to the party In 1891
and 1000 The prodigal sons are to bo welcomed and
forgiven and the fntted calf Is to bo Itilled for thorn
1 ui not even In the parable was the returned prodigal
tot over hie faithful brother
Of gioat significance Mr Urynns statement of
tho roal issue raised by the democratic party which Is
on tho aide of the paopla tn their struggle against or
ganized wealth Fearlessly clearly righteously ho
formulates the Issue There is no equivocation no
btraddllng no doubleintndcd attempt to conciliate the
peoplo and ihe partisans of plunder On behalf of tho
masses the gauntlet Is boldly thrown down to the
classes TU democratic party champions the enusu of
ihe people ugainst organized wealth Throughout the
couutrj tho democrats recognlssn that Mr Drynu in
right and nro marshaling thotusolvoa for tho struggle
In which they will gain the victory
REPUBLICAN TARIFF REFORM
Representative Babcock the chnirmnu of tho re
publican congressional campaign committee when ru
contly trought to hook by tho ovldonco gathered by
Chairmen firlggn of tho democratic congreaslonnl cam
paign committee is reported to havo attempted to bra
zen It out by exclaiming What of it Chairman
Orlgsa proved that aa a rosult of tho republican tariff
keopJn rj foreign goods out of this country our manufac
turers nro Helling American goods to Americana at a
higher prlco than they are nelliug tho samo goods to
foreigners
But just as when the democrats aroused tho country
over tho iniquities of tho colonial policy in tho Philip
pines tho republicans wenUonod and tho president
began to Bay that tho tlmo may como wlion wowU
glvo thoilfjllplnoa independence and Just aa when tho
public clamor aroso against tho trusts which tho demo
crats havo been denouncing since their oxtortlona be
gan tho proaldenr bogan to talk of tho necessity of
now nnd special antitrust legislation and summoned
Representative Littlcflold of Malno In conference to
frame a bill so tho republicans havo weakened on tho
tariff quostlon Tho country lina recontly bcon treated
to tho Bpcctnclo of tho New York Trlbuno tho loading
republican paper aa a Saul among the prophets Tho
Tribune has bocomo tariff reformer
a which Is truly a
wondorfiil conversion Its Washington correspondent
In 1 recent issuo sayn that thoro Is a tariff reform
movement started among th republicans of Iowa
which Is of vast significance
Ho cites Iowa aa per
haps tho most thorough and typical republican State In
th a Union nnd argues that It tariff revision sontl
nmnt has takon root thoro it will grow nnd sprend out
oyer all tho ropubllcnn aectlona of tho country in short
order nnd that tho soonor tho party monagora glvo to
this fact its duo Importance in all their calculations
for tho present nnd tho futuro tho bettor for tho party
and tho country As Mr Boono Gross ono of tho vico
presidents of tho Little Rock Coopcrngo company aald
in Houston tho other dny with regard to the steel
trustB selling cheaper nbroad than at homo when an
infant industry gots big enough to wear long pants It
should havo its whiskers cut Tho Atnorlcan people
irrespective of party aro beginning to realize this
TROUBLE FROM CUBA
Tho proposition 0f Cuba to issuo 35UOO000 of
I bonds challenges tho forco of tho Platt amendment
17hev H Ialt arnondment which was ncccptcd by Cuba
pW jP Cuba 8ha11 contract no obligations unless
tho Burplus of recoipts over expenses Is sufficient to
jjay Jho interest on tho barrowod money and to pro
iVldoa lilnklrigfund to redeem tho principal t Is
mRlcaUifflhanclers that thoro is an apparent deficit
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A negro named W S Chinn pastor of the colored Meth
odist church in Lake Charles was fined yesterday in that
city 100 and costs for carrying a pistol Some days ago a
negro was fined ioo and costs in Houston for the same of
fense This is all very well We believe in giving these of
fenders the full limit of tlv law but however great the temp
tation to do so wc do not favor a greater penalty for the
negro than for the white They arc criminals alike and of
the same moral color Give them the same medicine Or
ange Da > ly Tribune
The Hopeful Word
Atlanta Journal
Ihe wonderful influence of a hopeful word is not always
fully appreciated otherwise there ould be more sunshine in
the world Several years ago Mr Prank L Stanton published
a few lines in the Constitution to which he attached no spe
ciil merit Thuy were written and committed to the world
without a thought that they would ever he heard from again
Within one week two letters were received by the poet The
first was from a gentleman in Kansas City to the effect that
he had fully determined upon suicide but tlut the piece of
paper which he unfolded from his package of poison proved
to be a scrap irom the Constitution upon which was printed
the linos in question thus
KEEP ACiOINl
If you strike a thorn or rose
Keep agoin I
If it hails or if it snows
Keep agoin I
Taint no use to sit and whine
When the fish aint on your line
Bjit your hook nn keep atryin
Keep agoin I
When the weather kills your crop
Keep agoinI
When you tumble from the top
Keep agoin
Spose youre out of every dime
Gittin bloke aint any crime
Tell the world you ie fectin fine
Keep dgoin I
When it looks like nil is up
Keep agoin I
Drain the sweetness from the cup
Keep agoin I
See the wild birds on the wing
Hear the bells that sweetly ting
When you feel like singin sing
Keep agoin I
I resolved to desist from my purpose the letter went
on and the writer went on to tell of how the next day
brought him hope and comfort
The second letter was from a Boston gentleman who had
the poem set to music and distributed one million copies
There is hardly a day that Mr Stanton does not receive a
etter from some one to acknowledge the new hope which he
has gained from the lines and the firm resolves for Vcnewed
effort built thereupon Even the plagiarist has played his
part in trying tp clam the work only to bring the genuine
author sincere protests against such injustice to him Like
the word kindly spoken the promise of hope lights up many
a dreary landscape and spreads sunshine wherever it goes
Carmack Tells a Story
r2r Carma ck > h ° is Washington cooperating
With Chairman
Griggs of the democratic congressional com
mittee is not always tho hotblooded passionate debater
that some people take htm to be Aside from being a
genial even jovial companion he is one of the best and
most entetaning story tellers In public life Mr Carmack
having been a newspaper man himself for a number of
jears takes the attacks made on him by his former fellow
craftsmen with considerable
equanimity While seated after
hours a few evenings ago with a party of newspaper cone
fun which had been poked at him by the various cowe
tlo ° n s aid 1 ° P ° SUi ° ° hc PhMPP W W
Well boys you can go as far as you like with me I
IcwPa cr na n > elf and frequently said un
pleasant things about people It reminds me of a little
story of a man In our town who i not very tall and who
Is so bowlegged that he seems to be bowed all over He
has plenty of muscle
however and
a great deal of grit
Some time ago he became involved in a dispute with a
husky sixfooter who tired of the argument advanced on
1 T Z wh VUrMem > air anJ said Confound
this ft i m TiV 11 5 ° 0x t0 chaw y ° At
i ° W br5t fl1 Up ttd Sphering himself
together stretched his 11Cck in the direction of his big
Vf T M vagely Ive been raised mostly
on chawed guttle ssll
so All thst I can sy to you
ZV 1hl J ° ° k beco mo y < ehiwed
guttle so ull i in
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HOUSTON DAILY POST TUESDAY MORNING AUGUST 121902
in tho Cuban treasury or at least that tho revenue
prospect does not warrant this bond issue
Tho position tho United States occupies is this
That having forced or persuaded Cuba to adopt tho
Platt amendment which limits Cubas rights to con
tract financial obligations tho failure of tho United
States to interfero and prevent tho issuo of the bonds
might bo takon as a guarantee of their payment on tho
part of tho government This guarantee might be re
pudiatedby this government in tho caso of our own cit
izens or Individual foreign bondholders but If Hjcro
should ba enough foreign bondholders to Influcnco a
foreign government to tako up their cause a great deal
of troublo might arise ThP United States is strong
enough not to bo afraid of any government in tho
world It is not coercion that is to bo feared in such a
caso but tho moral prcosuro and tho annoyanco that
would Inevitably result in a matter tho equities of
which aro difficult of determination
lloro 1b tho first of tho great disadvantages which
havo resulted from tho republican policy of giving
Cuba partial independence and retaining in our own
hands a supervision over tho island which carries with
It a cortnln responsibility and an uncertain profit A
second trouble in looming up on tho horizon Tho
Cuban congrcs3 threatens the property of tho Catholic
church settled by tho American govornor which is
another violation of tho Platt amendment Tho reci
procity trouble we havo with us too It Is stated that
Cuba wants us to hold a special session of congress in
September to consider a reciprocity treaty Altogether
this ward over whom we havo appointed ourselves
gunrdlan ban given us and continues to give us a very
fair amount of trouble
Ktxo Edward should at least have hung onto Osborne
house a while longer as perhaps he might have prevailed
upon one of his physicians to accept it in partial payment of
his bill
It is said that the Illinois populists will hold their State
convention by mail
That amnesty which Colonel Arthur Lynch expected
would be granted hjm upon the kings coronation seems to
have been tidetracked along with Mrs Maybricks pardon
The United States is a nation of a million pensioners and
sixtynine million persons who would like to be
Russell Saqe is 8 years of age and his life teaches
young men that they also may become wealthy and despised
if they arc only mean and stingy enough
Now that the coronation is over King Edward will
doubtless say to his physicians Operate when you are ready
gentlemen
CoKKErricuT cities arc to celebrate an old home week
We presume it is celebrated by everybody going away from
home and enjoying themselves
TALKING ABOUT HOUSTON
We are glad to note that crime is on the decrease in
Houiton We hope to get this in print before another killing
takes place m the Bayou City Elgin Leader
h > > i Arftrt >
THE INIQUITOUSBEEF TRUST
From the New York HeriiM
Evasion is confession
By dodging investigation in open court and Interposing
a technical demurrer in the Federal suit to permanently en
join their alleged conspiracy trie packers constituting the
beef trust may be regarded as virtually admitting the damn
ing evidence presented by the Herald and on which the gov
ernments temporary injunction was obtained
When the Herald began its exposure of this soulless com
bine for exacting extortionate picc from the poor for a
prime necessary of life the packers blustered and professed
that they would like nothing better than a judicial inquiry
into their methods They sang another tune however when
the Herald piled up the facts of the conspiracy the agree
ment on cartage charges the concerted blacklisting of retail
dealers the combination for holding back cattle from the
Western centers and for fixjng arbitrary prices for beef in
Eastern markets
As the documentary proofs of the conspiracy were un
earthed and published in our columns the representatives of
the trust stopped blustering and suddenly tied with their
books and papers bevond the jurisdiction of the New York
State authorities The Federal governments longer arm
however reached after them and on the evidence furnished
through the Herald a temporary injunction was granted at
Chicago by Judge Grosscup restraining the members of the
trust frpm alleged conspiracy in restraint of trade And now
when the government moves to have that injunction made
permanent what is the answer of the packers
Do they welcome the opportunity to bring their books and
papers into court and endeavorto show that the conduct of
their business was legitimate On the contrary they dp not
attempt to deny the facts but rcjort to legal technicalities
to prevent the case getting before the court on its meris
The convincing nature of the evidence brought to light by
the Herald is shown by the fact that it is the basis of the
suits brought against the beef trust by the prosecuting officers
of New York and other States If anything were lacking to
a complete moral demonstration of the case against the com
bination it would bc supplicd by the manner in which it has
receded from its pretended desire for investigation and seeks
to evade the issue Until this s dcuded the injunction re
mains effective a splendid result of the Heralds exposure of
the soulless and grasping combination
Meanwhile our Chicago dispatches report that three of
the larger members of the trust arc absorbing other pack
ing concerns with the purpose of merging with them into a
more definite combination by means of a holding company
which shall own the shares of all It is said that two very
strong interests refuse to join in this scheme so that even if
it should be consummated there presumably might be room
for competition whereas under the secret agreement there
was absolute monopoly Hut the proposed combination is
clearly opposed to public policy and should not be permitted
If several packing companies choose tt > consolidate into one
corporation well and good The larger unit can be regulated
by law the public knows where to hnd it and if it tries to
exact extortionate prices to pay diwdcnds on inflated capi
talization the way will be open for competition
Hut the holding company schiin whereby the several
distinct corporations would remain in rxis nee each con
ducting an ostensibly separate bunnea but all controlled by
one hand is vicious root and brjmh and should not be per
mitted It is contended that there is nothing in the law to
prevent an individual from owning 1 controlling interest in
the several companies and that an artificial individual
known as a corporation can do the sime This will not htlJ
The protection of a nalural persons many rights is necessa
ry to society and it might not be expedient to interfere if in
cidentally he should acquire control of several corporations
For the community to tolerate such an incident is one thing
but it is quite another to create by its own power an arti
ficial person for the very purpose of exercising such obnox
ious control A natural person s life is limited and the laws
carefully provide against the permanent tying up of an indi
vidual estate whereas a corporation is endowed with perpe
tuity In fact the idea of any individual controlling such an
outfit as the proposed combination of packing corporation to
be represented by a holding company with a capitalization
of 150000000 is not within the realm of practical discus
sion The aims and methods of the men who are at the head of
these corporations are now fully exposed the public today
has competition u thjt trajfc in meats and no underhand
combination through a holding company thould be totcr
atcd
SOME LEADING EDITORIALS
INTERNATIONAL EPISODE
tFrom The Indianapolis Sentinel
A bpccia1 to the Chicago Cp rpnicle announces that inter
national complications may result from the wanton interfer
ence by a mounted police with the carriage in which Mrs
Squicrs the wife of the United States minister at Havana
was riding It states that the policeman spoke insultingly
to the lady and adds
Mrs Squiers promptly ipformed her husband and the
latter immediately notified the mayor The executive of the
capital offered an apology but Mr Squicrs insisted upon ade
quate punishment for the offender If this is not forthcom
ing tho American minister will demand from the government
an investigation of the officers conduct
The details of the alrait furnished by the Associated Press
present the matter in a diiiercnt light Mrs Squiers hired a
carriago to make a call and pilt a footman on the box with
the driver which is prohibited by a city ordinance of Ha
vana The carriage was stopped in front of the Hotel Ingla
terra and the footman was sent in tn announce Mrs Squiers
it being contrary to tho citj uidinaucc for a vehicle to stand
in front of the hotel
The policemen on the beat ordered the carriage to be
driven on and also notified the foptman that he must not
it on the box He told them that the lady was the wife of
the American minister and the policemen insisted that law
was law Whereupon Mrs Squiers got out and walked and
Squiers complained The inayur of the city has apologized
The city council has expressed regret The policemen have
been suspended And Squicrs is insisting that they be fur
ther punished by discharge onhc will raise further disturb
ance
President Roosevelt ought to get out his megaphone and
call Mr Squicrs home as soon as possible He has no busi
ness in Cuba Wc have just got through teaching the Cu
bans how they may be benefited by the strict enforcement of
law and now this ass wants officers punished for doing their
duty It would be more appropriate for the United States
to apologise for sending n minister who imagines that he and
his family are privileged to violate local laws at will
HOMING PRINCIPLES
From the Charleston News and Courier
The sale of our protccteU manufactures in foreign coun
tries at far lower prices than they arc sold in the United
States appears to be as little approved by some foreign au
thorities as by home purchasers The matter is explained in
an interesting way by the New York Evening Post
Finance Minister Wittes official organ in St Petersburg
it says represents him as dissatisfied with the
reception of
the note inviting the powers to confer about trusts the evil
of which
he was particularly desirous pf curbing being the
practice of selling goods cheaper to foreign
countries than to
the domestic consumer He appears however like a man
who had made
a preliminary move which he knew would
fail but which would leave him in better position to attain
his real objective His next step as broadly hinted hy his
organ will be the imposing of differential duties corre
sponding to the price at which imported goods are sold in
Russia and the country where they
are manufactured in
the same way as the United States has imposed such duties
bounty
on grown sugar imported into this country from Rus
sia If for example it is further
explained an American
sewing machine is sold in Russia for xi while It is snll i
the United Sattes for 30 Mr W5ttes
plan is to can on
an extra Russian duty of 18 This it is
pointed out would
not be discrimination against American goods as such hi
only a necessary measure of selfdefense against predion
foreign syndicates Also it vould have the
effect of givine
much protection to Russian manufacturers
and the drvrl
opment of home industries is as dear to Mr Witle as ii w
to American statesman
any The Evening IVt
exnres m
c
belief that the Russian minister
seriously contemplate
such srp as a tariff discrimination against import
made goods and adds of UM
His government it must 1 remembered
rhcrc is no parliament or ctmgress in Russia to male is autocratle
to be cajoled or coerced An imperial trouMe
decree will
business And M Wittes defense of such an ac inn 1 u
international law would not be
without plu wmW J
would be especially valid sgainst Americans We i
Uy a discriminating tax on Russian sugar for a r L readv
ImlUr ta thst whieh M Wine dvneet 7
fcrcntiil
duty oa American locomotives ad bddse f nd p
Julia Marlowes Answer
Asked what the stage holds for the American girl Julia
Marlowe replies in the Pilgiim for August
What the stage holds for the Ametican girl depends
largely on that young person herself perhaps one is justified
in saying that it depends almost solely upon her If she is
ambitious for a stage career the result of her ambitions will
be shaped by her own attitude toward the stage It will turn
out to be exactly the kind of an institution she imagines it
to be and her conduct in working out her professional ca
reer will fiid its reflex in the treatment the stage accords her
If she thinks of the stage as an institution alert to recog
nize and reward intelligent earnest effort and if she is will
ing patiently and constantly to give it that effort she will
find that it is an intitution of worth and dignity If she
seeks it as an escape from her appointed duties in life and
if she yearns to be an actress for the sake of a measure of
cheap publicity and a round of empty garish and demoraliz
ing diversions she probably will find her expectations real
ized that is if she possesses a certain kind of personal at
tractiveness and very little selfrespect There is perhaps
no her walk m life where lack of ability is so tolerably re
warded but the rewards such as they are are likely soon to
U > se their savor for even the most thoughtless and feather
A Horrible Scandal
New York Evening Post
A horrible scandal has developed at Philadelphia It has
been discovered there that when the
city council about a
year ago gave away without a penny of compensation for
the
municipality franchises worth many millions of doHars
a clause was inserted by somebody with the evident
pu po e
of safeguarding the peoples rights in one particular The
details of this betrayal of the
very private interets which
owned the coucil are shrouded in
mystery like most deeds
of darkness But there the clause is in the ordinate
grant
ing the franchise Said
motors it
from says to he supolied
underground wire or such other
sy ten a shall not
require overhead wires or poles Of course thi fi
of tliePhiladelphia official s and their ZatSfi id
d ltranclic dca1
lCtr ° learning ofhe
exist
ence of this restriction
was to find out the name of the mi
Ktir = SJi3TSMir4 asn
t tun < h < oltad W A a ArSi 7 < <
III
The Negro Will Not Migrate
Chicago RecordHerald
negro should migrate to AfrieM i g he Am ican
country st toL ot ° lh j tmi
in position For this is one of VI to alvantage
e
it is really difficult 0 Tisco qUeS ° nS which
v Wo sid
man
ment
work are h ° mc aml llis
naturally hereand here
is hu
always less of a pioneer thanSw hi KutC U
are not going 1 hlte
to such undeve onel me
which he i directed Wha iZtZ V thoc t0
u
located close to million of ffli hVha be
chances of his retrogression blacks wn e the
chances of their civiiiza 0 ° u T T1 than the
there are numberless helpful agencies Yl stay wll c
would be his ° Ut h amI
folly if he did not Sreat
Hts problem is not how in <
State but how to make mofof he VM
the
nltm of American
ship citizen
The Frenehlness of Quebec
Chicago
RecordHerald
troleum that Is for being sold too cheap The Dlnnlfy law
we gravely tell the Russians compels us to levy a countervailing
on sugar that is which
vailing duty on bountygrown sugar
bv government airi is sold cheaper abroad than at hpme
Precisely M Witc will testort aiid I am in h = v y
compelled to tax American goods which aro sold here at a
lower price than at home So we are quits
In another way too would our mouths be that The
dumping of foreign goods on our shores was for years a
subject of furious complaint by our noble protectionists
They raged against it in the press and in congress They
passed laws to prevent it and incidentally to put money in
their own pockets Everybody knows that the nefarious
practice of foreign manufacturers in dumping their surplus
upon us at prices which tpok the bread put of the mouths of
our millionaire mill owners was long one of the deadly
sins in the eyes of Americans Of course they are nqt
now ready to admit that they are doing anything of the
kind to the Russians They are just benevolently making it
possible for the starving Russian mujik to have a few more
of the good things of life They feel quite like missionaries
in selling their surplus to him so cheap Rut we fear that M
Witte and his pet manufacturers will call it dumping all
the same and will send our own chickens home to roost
We may hope so at any rate and that other European
statesmen and manufacturers will follow the very proper and
good Russian example There can be no question of the jus
tice and righteousness of their action in that line as deter
mined by American principle and practice and it is to be
borne in mind always that in any fight they may make on
that line they will fight also for the contemned American con
sumer It will be a strange development surely if that long
suffering victim of the trusts and protected interests shall
find his deliverance at last at the hands of one or more of the
foreign governments
CUBAN INCOME AND OUTGO
From the New York Mail and Express
It is natural that the press of Havana usually discordant
should be unanimous in defending the proposed Cuban loan
As has been pointed out the pressure of the public demand
for immediate financial relief extending throughout the isl
and and expressed by planter and laborer alike has proved
potent in the Havana congress It may be expected to exert
its influence also over the newspapers
The corftention is now made that it is not true that the
constitution would be violated by the issue of 35000000 of
bonds for the reason that the revenues arc or will be ample
to meet the interest and provide a sinking fund But this is
mere assertion It is made editorially not officially Every
friend of Cuba would rejoice if the statement could he shown
to be correct But the treasury department of President
Raimas administration has maintained a persistent silence
about its affairs ever since the republic came into existence
Throughout our own military government of intervention the
financial transactions of the custom houses were as open to
publc inspection as were the appropriations But since the
withdrawal of our authority there has been no official state
ment of either receipts or expenditures It follows that all
calculations must be based upon the knowledge of Cuban
finances that was available before the departure from the isl
and of General Wood the military governor and Colonel
Bliss the collector of customs
It is known that the maximum yearly revenue at that time
was 16000000 There was lrft in the tieasury a cash sur
plus of less than 1000000 The fixed charges of adminis
tration were then nearly equal to the income It is also
known that the cost of administration would be increased
under native rule because of more salaries for civil officials
whose duties had been performed by army officers paid out of
the United States treasury because of the salaries of mem
bers of congress and because of a larger police force made
necessary by the withdrawal of our troops For these reasons
the yearly expenses of the Cuban republic have been estimat
ed at 27000000 In the meantime it is known though un
officially that the revenues have decreased
These arc disagreeable facts They can not be changed by
all the tjpe in the Havana newspaper offices nor by the
clamor of a mob at the doors of the Cuban congress It will
be hard to base a loan upon an obvious deficit
> i ijooq lipgli
Not thai Jherrir V of rrance are satisfied
in all official assertions S1 ° Ukc a aek
remain
and seat
after the such c imbs
gentlemen KVarV only as
could 10 the
tv a far as I see but blood tt i B ° vern
and the ancestors of these good nr ni thcler hjn water
not frpm England I is This nafona ne > France and
In architecture that mlnct
makes QueW h Produced
Probably met curious C w 0t P
city on Si urejque and
Wn8 its only pe ble tmM e ° aineat Ne Orleans
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TAMPERING WJTH
Bv J M Lewis
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A
TERRIBLE
The Times is
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TRIPLE
P I WAS RICH
Ever time vacation time
Comes around ter me
Ive jest fixed it how Ill div
An the bees are hummin
But when my vacation time
Swings around ter me
Bet at Id git out an climb
F I was rich by gee I
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CALLING THE TURN
M
Mr Gayboy is a man of exquisite taste im
So hes finally proposed has
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GOING UP
Life is real life is earnest
And the grave is not its
f
out tf thing see v
Things t I aint never seen 5 JCl
° Ulaln l0pes an ildi W
urM
Wide old
valleys carved
in gre
Couldn t hold me nowheres W t
00
Couldnt
hold me talll
Swear at Id be on the aa ttw
Till Id seen it all I
Till Id dumb up evry peak
In the world I would I
Till Id swim in evry creek
At was any good I
Bet Id rubber all aroun
Couldnt stop rae no I
Till God pulled the curtain dowa
Id be on the go 1
When yacation time is near
How my soul does itch
Jest ter git away fm here
Gee I if I was rich
Povertys an awful mess
Jest ter grind anvex us I
Still if I was rich I guess
Guess Id stay in Texas
I might sometime scoot afar
But Id soon be comin
Back ter where th moekbtnli art M
m
m
r
goal
Though well look toard it with lontW7
When we buy
next seasons coal
Have you seen anything of Jack Poormanl iiVMir
Millions of her friend I refused himTast wtS
threatened to do something desperate S
Well he carried out his threat all right
struck him for a job yesterday
P f HUi
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ONE GOT AWAY A
Are any of your people in real estate asked lit
quisttive one >
All of my ancestors are replied F A Cetlow M
the exception of one who was lost at sea
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ON TICK
Why does she call her stockings clocked
Asked curious little Dick
I know replied his sister wee
Its cause theyre bought on tick
EXCHANGE INTERVIEWS
A Missouri editor in the home department cf
Hi pej
says Never spank a child on a full stomach Ttiiliei
nently correct The
spanking spot is located onfaeojMKi
side of the childs anatomy liouxe Cross Timbert 1
Thats right and the place to spank him is c josrri
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A Houston bartender drank ctltr >
rat poison the e
from which he died Houston must have pretty rocky i
ky Will Alkali Eye kindly explain the situation life
ton whisky so bad that a man prefers rat poisonorwfc
bartender crazy most esteemed Lye f aredo Tints
Wc have about concluded that be took the tatpoiisaui
result of a habit of drinkin in the dark like vvetoskks
medicine once Alkali Eye
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The Houston Post is after the pistol tottr la tie Wj
that it is holding him up before the public as a very Mm
and one who needs to be suppressed UcatherjoriHfii
And isnt The Post right
big dry goods ad in The Houston Post pictures 1 CM I
i shirt sleeves waiting on a throng of hdy cost n
garmentsoind a pair of shoes are probably consCTI
in his
Two
plenty nough for any Houston gent ClarkniU Tmtt
Come in out of the woods that was a shirtwaist
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Wc want a first class wideawake correspondent it
school house in the county and adjoining counties
will give the news of the neighborhood and leave tie c
cssary out Hico News
How would you like to have the schoolmrm
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Some men can vyrite poetry who couldnt P05 1
nn apology for stepping on a womans tratart
Herald C
As a usual thing they are not so clumsy ai to sul1
an apology necessary >
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tin
Editor Vernon of the Lampasas Leader o1WPt
est m his paper and bought a cattle ranch all intlf
week San Antonio Express 1
How large is the ranch and how many Mlll atw
interest in the average country print shop W i Lj
about one old cow and a dogey 1 We hopeWjMg
Editor Vernon has done better than thatlr
la tor >
torWe
We hope so Whats a dogey t
3
old this week Sob
17 years
and kiss us Throckmorton Times
You have our congratulations but we are
kisses until the Bartlett News is 17
Youthful Criminal
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Beaumont Journal kereiK
Houston Beaumont Corsicana and roMT wrn iii
towns in Texas and elsewhere are
lem a very hard one to solve What to da 4
cocious is engaging a good deal
youngsters MVtft
now and lawmakers and those who nfor5e ijltji
rying considerably over it In London A
demic seems to have broken out they WWfSaef
and put them in the way of
country in the naval department tot Texas
what therefore can she do It wont doto j
common prison and allow them to herd w >
inals j that would not be fair nor Just to rg
for by doing so wc would be simply rnjnuiJWJJ
Texas needs and should have a juvenile r Jw
place where useful trades could be taught WH f
a punishment Is at the same time exercise yip
city play grounds places where boys couw t
or
In a wholesome unrestrained fashion a JJ
enjoyment would prevent their wr0 i7TiU l l
v
considerable reason in the suggestion J
ject the Journal has
public play grounds
exchange the following which it believe ww
to its
readers
Play grounds greatly lessen the JuYe
often runs into crime A noted lecturer W
grounds in cities are important moral helpi
lice department in London repotted JSvJ
crime was largely repressed by giving k8
work off their surplus energy in plV ffiASr
the same discovery and not only PWVEE
grounds for is rapid
the schools but y
of small parks and open spaces t7jr5K
the children presents Itself to scelo0
natural right o wpiii f
score against a eommunjty
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