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Founded January 20, 1881.
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Today the San Antonio Light and Ga
gette makes its debut.
The debutante believes that San An
tonio has reached the stage in its de
velopment where it is deserving of the
best afternoon newspaper in Texas, ft
will be the effort and ambition of The.
Light and Gazette to fill this want.
With rare good fortune the new pa
per is launched without political or fac
tioaal affiliations to hamper its inde
pendence. It has but one creed: To
print the news and be a “ booster ’ ’ for
San Antonio and th* section which it
The Light and Gazette will give the
best news service ever printed by a
newspaper in San Antonio. With both
the Associated Press and United Press
association telegraph services, Texas
News Service, special state wire service
and a picked local staff, if is with due
modesty the new paper promises the
best newspaper that this city has ever
Special arrangements have been made
for a more extensive Bunday service,
and The Light and Gazette will be a
daily visitor at the home of its sub
scribers, seven times a week. Every
subscriber of The San Antonio Light
and The San Antonio Gazette will re
ceive the new paper.
Judge Buckley intends to put a stop
to the negro car-disturbances if heavy
fines will do it. The judge might add
a little corporeal punishment with good
effect if that were possible.
When the sultan found out that the
Yonng Turks intended to hang him he
took refuge on a Russian warship. He
couldn’t carry all his wives, however,
because a warship isn’t big enough to
accommodate so many passengers.
A district judge, in passing sentence
at Abbeville, La., upon Joseph Choate,
for fraud in the financing of a scheme
for the recovery of $91,000,000 of gold
buried by the pirate Lafitt* in that
neck of the woods, expressed great sur i
prise that sensible men could be found
who would invest with him.
We disagree with him. Few sensible
men are proof against gold promotlcu,
whether the metal is to come from an
empty eave, a salted mine, or a leaden
Choate built boats, dug canals and
garnished his plan with other attractive
settings; and we are not convinced
that the pleasures of anticipation which
bis colleagues got from bis extensive
operations may not have been worth,
the money they spent.
Like most other genial confidence
men, Choate had victimized a woman,
too. A wife with a boy baby iu her
arms cried as the prisoner was sen
tenced to six years in the penitentiary.
Golfers throughout the country have
probably arrived at the conclusion
that President Taft is of a peculiar
mixture because be takes an after
noon off occasionally to go to a ball
Arkansas is to make football playing
a misdemeanor. It won’t be long, at
the present rate of proscription, before
all but the bedridden will be malefac
Th* average voter may not follow
all of the intricacies of the tariff dis
cussion, but if as a result of the revi
sion he gets smaller wages and has 'o
'o f .’MIL bt
Paris, and T. S. Webb. Knoxville.
The Industrial Institute and College
of Columbus, Miss., appears to have
been greatly agitated this week by the
elopement of one of its upper class
women, the senior president, Miss Natir
lee Gathings, “who doe* not propose to
let her marriage interfere with the com
’ pletion of her studies.” She is new
. Mrs. J. 1). Smith.
It is reported that Mrs. Smith ’*
“contemplated return is not looked up
on with favor by her classmates.” Tu
fact, “the senior class does not uphold
her clandestine leave-taking and there
seems to be a practically unanimous
opinion that to allow her to return
would establish a bad precedent.”
It occurs to us, offhand, if the presi
dent of the senior class decided to
marry, that she should be allowed to
do so in her own way without consul
tation with her interested classmates.
Only the lady herself could describe the
sentimental provocation for her sum
mary method, and she herself might be
at a loss for terms. Almost any other
lady of the senior class might find her
self beset by eompulsory inclinations
to matrimony. We feel, therefore, that
the class would seriously impede the
free action of its members by any dras
tic action on the case of the former
Miss Gatbiugs.
It isn’t considered “a bad prece
dent ’ ’ to allow a young lady to leave
school long enough to attend the dis
tant wedding of one of her sisters, or
to lead a german in a distant town.
How can it justly be regarded as “a
bad precedent” to permit her to at
tend her own wedding in the same way
is still a mystery to u*.
We believe in the sacrafcent of mat
rimony. as a general thing, and don’t
see why the senior class of the Indus
trial Institute and College should go
on record in opposition to it. We await
the result with commendable calm,
however, for we are reasonably satis
fied, whatever the senior class does iu
the premises, that matrimony will still
remain one of our popular institutions.
Th* demand all through the coun
try is for “clean, clear-cut baseball,”
and the Augusta, Ga., Chronicle in
discussing the necessity for it says
with well deserved energy: “When
pugilism, profanity, rowdyism and like
unseemly conduct take possession of
the ball diamonds in the cities of the
smaller leagues the patrons leave the
grand stand—to remain away, and
baseball is crippled and nobody is ben
Experience shows that it is money
in the pocket to look on the bright
side of things; that is, optimism pays.
The doleful man deserves a doleful
Down in Lebanon, Tenn., they don’t 1
seem willing to give college students
a show; for 66 of them have been sus
pended for going to a circus.
I'# I 0
What we want to know is how
they’re going to collect the new tariff
when the airship reaches its ultimate
J, N. Dolley, the new state bank
commissioner, is to use the authority ,
of his office to prevent the existence of
“wild cat” banks in Kansas. That’s
business and everybody in the state
has reason to believe, from his past
performances, that Mr. Dolley is quite
capable of doing just what he says he
will do.
The census bureau at Washington has
prepared a report which shows that on
an average among native American
families there are only about half as
many persons to the family now as
there were in 1790. The report states
that if the average size of American
families remained the same in 1900 as
it was in 1790 the United States would
have a native population greater by
20,000,000 than it has at present.
It appears that in the interval be
tween 1790 and 1900 the ratio of chil
dren to the number of women has been
cut in half. If it were not for the in
crease afforded by immigration from
Europe, and by the larger families
which the immigration raise in this
country, the populationof the United
i States would be about at a standstill.
The report also show* the greater
relative growth of the population in
; the large cities as compared wjth that
of the rest of the population. Tn 1790
the population of New York, PhUadel
, phia. Boston and Baltimore formed only
2.4 per cent of the total, but in 1900
i they included within their confine* 7.6
per cent of the population of the coun
An infallible salve to heal a broken
heart is a big check, A Chicago worn
an who was awarded $25,000 for a lac
erated heart immediately recovered suf
ficiently to go shopping.
It may become necesary to make
a naval demonstration in front of Sen
ator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon.
■ i »*» —
“Concealing the $25,000 in gold about
her person she tripped lightly to the
elevator and made her escape,” read,
the detective story. Considering t)^ v
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CITIZEN .. . .
"Too bad, Sistah Sagg—suttingly
’twuz!—dat yo* couldn't be at de wed
dln'," sympathetically said an East Com
merce street black belle who had been '
present. “Ah-Lawd!—'twuz one o' de
fo«t sonorous events of de present social ;
season, yass'ml De bride, wid her hair,
all fussed up like it had been done wid ■
an egg-beater, came uh-gltdln' up de
aisle, exceeded by de rushers and six lit
tle girls disarrayed a* angels uh-strooln' ।
flowers In de way, uh-whn*t de awgin ;
pealed fo’th de Weddin' March fum Med-I
dlesome. follered by a whole puhsesslon I
o’ swell-elegant kin folk* uh-smellln' o’ i
puftoom»ry like an observatory, and two,
little boys, dressed like charrybinis, uh- !
boldin' up her* trail. Pahson Bagqter
met 'em at the cancellation rail, and
'twuz alt gwine fine tw»ll he done axed.
'Who-all gfvetp dis yuh woman away?'
and dat low-down, triflin' gamblin’ man. |
Snoot Pudaon, settin' back yander by de
doo',' spoke up. and says. 'Ah-Lawd! 11
could, but I isn't dat mean!' De rushers i
put him out, razzah and all, an' dat was
de end o’ him. And den de pahson spoke
de solemn words o' de sarrymony, an
'most everybody cried, 'twuz so disin
■'H’m yass'm!” returned the lady ad- ;
dressed. "But what about de groom" |
Yo Isn’t mentioned him a'tall.”
“Oh, he was de conventional black.”
A well known legal Arm which has Its I
ofrtces In a building not a stone’s throw
from the feourt house recently received |
a new member In the person of a very j
brilliant but inexperienced student of I
legal lore. Tt was soon discovered that !
in addition to being brilliant he was I
bashful, and bashful to even a greater
degree than brilliant.
It was th* pretty stenographer who
discovered it first. She found that he I
was not Inclined to dictate his briefs to'
her, but preferred to write them out.
When time pressed, end he found It nec-;
essary to secure her assistance, however. 1
he did so with hl* back turned to her
and In a voice which he could hardly
At first the pretty typist was almost
miffed to think that she should cause I
anybody to turn his back upon her. but
when she noted that the young barrister
blushed when spoken to by those of the
other sex. and had a hard time convers
ing with strangers at all. she decided)
that perhaps his diffidence with her'
was not due to anything In her own ap-'
Inasmuch as the youth has hankerings
In the direction of the law, however, his
friends are confident that It will not be J
long before he forget* how to blush and I
develop* th* traditional cheeZ of bras*
During the spring every on* would'
be benefited by taking Foley’s Kid
ney Remedy. It furnishes a needed 1
tonic to the kidneys after the extra
strain of winter, and It purifies ths
blood by stimulating the kidneys, and
causing them to eliminate the fmpurl-I
tie* from It. Foley’s Kidney Remedy *
imparts new life and vigor. Pleasant
to take. Bexar Drug Co.
What is known as the “Blues
a seldom occasioned by actual exists
ng external conditions, but In th<
great majority of case* by a dis
ordered LIVER.
which may be demonstra
ted by trying a course of
They control.?nd regulate the LIVER
They bring hope and bou-y ancy to the
mind. They bring health and elastic
ty to the body.
"-nnßiH- »• *- — ’
Special Dlipstch to The Oaxetta.
Washington, April 29.—They’re nam
ing one of America’s new bulldogs of
the sea after a humble navy ensign who
died feu years ago. *
Trailing alongside the stately and
powerful Idaho and Connecticut and
North Dakota in the navy of tomor
row will be a plucky little torpedoboat
destroyer carrying the simple Celtic
name of Monaghan.
But the crew and commanders of the
Monaghan will be proud of th* name.
And the navy will be proud of it.
Around that name hangs the luster of
a heroic deed which is a cherished tra
dition through Atlantic and Pacific
The story goes back to 1899, when
the United States, Germany and Great
Britain were trying to straighten out
the affairs of the island and kingdom
of Samoa.
A landing part** from the United
States cruiser Philadelphia, under com
mand of Lieut Philip Lansdale, stirred
up a hornet’s nest of armed natives.
Bullets flew, and Lansdale was one of i
the first to fall. The landing party I
was greatly inferior to th* natives who j
had the additional advantage of being
strongly entrenched.
There was a young ensign in the par
tv named John Robert Monaghan, from '
the state of Washington. He was great '
Jy attached to Lieutenant Lansdale,
who had been kind to him and helped :
him with his studies. He ran to his
superior’s side as Lansdale dropped.
Already the Americans were dropping
back. “Come on, you fool,” they
shouted at Mouaghau.
But the ensign’s fighting Irish was
up. He picked up the lieutenant and
tried to carry him. Th* natives
charged. Laying down his burden.
Monaghan kneeled in front of it and
poured bullet after bullet into the blaek
daucing foes.
It was a hopeless stand—one man
against an army. But It never occurred
Patten raises cost of wheat,
The people, cries of "Stapl”:
The yeast, as usual, raises dough,
But fanners .alee th* crop.
Soon the giggly Basket Picnic Girl
thp vfifWHfYfr tn muic i<
A Word from Josh Wi*a.
"A wheat
t h r ow a his
waters with a
bread upon th'
rock tied ter it.’’
I to Jack Monaghan that he could re-
I treat. __
There could be but one ending to a
fight like that. Dead Jack Monaghan
was a hero and martyr from that night
; on in the mess room of the Philadelphia,
llis’death stirred his mates to despera
tion, and their attack the next day
: not only drove the natives to the hills,
| but brought the recovery of the two
1 bodies.
This was on April 1, 1899. Just ten
years later to a day Secretary Von
Meyer of the navy issued an official
order conferring the name Monaghan
on the new destroyer nearing comple
American sailors are proud of thslr
ships which carry the name of great
commonwealths and proud cities. But
there was an universal “Bravo” went
up when they learned that the new boat
is to bear the name of a man —of an
humble ensign, who was all man.
I women to act on the stage for the first
I time

The new senate office building ts
foil of rats. If there are any rodents f
i In the white bouse they are probably
wjiite mice.
Ice In New York costs retail con
sumers 40 cents per hundred; In jlew
Orleans 20 cent*. Guess the answer. .
With wheat away up. the man in
the bread Une will become quite an
envied individual.
Kentucky’a governor, refusing a par
' don. holds that being cross-eyed is no
; oxcuse for shooting a bystander. Ken
(tuckv's reputation for superb marks
। qiaflshlp must be upheld.
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“ a^mo,t ever y American household* H
its sales all over the world* attest its M
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Just once in a while —of course, under our breath-
Now, Isn’t It really so?—
There comes a dull day when we’re tired to death
Of all the nice people we know.
And. Indeed —it must be —as such thing* always go*
, That, without the least malice or fuea,
Now and then all the clever, nice people we know
Get awfully tired of u*.
Find one at bi* friend*.
tinner xjnht corner, downs forehead and no*a asalnat draaa*
Chicago, 111., April 29. —The voice of
science issuing from the grave comes
to Dr G. A. Dorsey of the Field Co
lumbian museum in a letter from Dr.
William Jones, written a few days be
fore his death at the hands of the head
hunters in Luzon. The letter* is full of
interesting comment on the language,
traits and discredited gods of the na
tives, which calls their deities “a bad
lot,” and contains a vivid description
of a terrific typhoon, during which “all
nature was awake and in anger.” The
culture of the Ilongot is pretty much
the same wherever I went,” said Dr.
Jones in the course of his communica
tion. “The only differences were due
to location near or away from the river.
Near the river the people use rafts and
fish nets; away from the river they
have no nets or rafts. Language every
where was pretty much the same, but
there was a slight difference of inton
ation. s
“Well, at last I have come upon the
tales. They are cuHous creations, and
some will at once remind you of North
American variants, as to the cosmic
ideas they display. Still, I am unable
to discern if th* Ilongot has the Mau
Itou in the Algonquin, Sioux or Paw
nee sense. His Manitou a real tangi
ble thing, which he names bv th* mean
est words he can think of. In fact, the
Ilongot ia uncomplimentary toward his
gods. He will go through the list with
you, telling what good point* and what
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APRIL 29, 1909.
bad points this and that god has, and
at the end he will curse the whole lot
and say they are no good. A rather in
teresting thing thia, psychologically.
“The Negroto* I met iteemed practi
cally no smaller or larger than the Ilon
gots. They are not the “almon pure”
creature* that Worcester said they
were. So far I have discovered noth
ing in their speech which can be said
; to be peculiarly Negritis. ”
Of th* Negritos, Dr. Jones says fur
ther: “They bury in trees. They wag*
war like the Ilongot and have the same
head song. They move in small parties
of three up to a dozen or so. When
compelled by necessity they make a
small grass shelter, which they l«avo
without a thought when they get up
and walk off. They use the kind of
bows and arrow* used bv Ilongots, but
have no spears or shields. Bom* have
dogs and a stiall iron pot or two. They
ar* great travelers. They eat bugs,
worm*, snakes, rats, nuts, the game
they kill and the rice, carrots, cane
and fruit* which they trade for. The
men go in a bark cloth clout and the
women in a short bark cloth skirt. They
scar the body with a keife. They carry
long tubes in their ears in a hole
through the helix. They wear armlets
and wristlet* of cords. Their hair i*
wooly and kinky and of a russet brown.
They are shy and timid, given to gig
gling and nonseuse and have as little
| regard for the truth a* the Ilongot or
Filipino. ”

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