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Almost the start of this conserva
tion business was the withdrawal from
entry by Roosevelt of lands affording
water power.
And Roosevelt was right. Water
power Is far more precious than gold
or diamonds. When we shall have
learned ihat gold is drosg, and dia
monds are as worthless as quartz,,
these water powers that Roosevelt
tried to save from the clutch of the
great electric companies will be furn
ishing power, heat and light to the
rice. Every one of them will, year
after year, century after
aeon after aeon, be doing work, mak
ing earth an easier and better place
in which to live—for someone.
For whom?
Roosevelt wanted them to work
throughout all time far the people as
a whole. —
Will they?
The answer seems to be up to Mr
Taft. If so, he will meet no more mo
mentous problem in his administra
tion. He will dispose of the welfare
of millions of men and women now
unborn, when he decides. In the name
of a better America, may he have
wisdom and patriotism to decide
When Garfield was secretary of the
interior he had lists made by the rs
elamation service engineers of all of
these water power lands, and as fast
as the lists were turner! in, Roose
velt withdrew them from ent. y. Some
of them were homestead lands; vae
mineral lands, ) some desert lands,
some timber and stone lands. All of
them were being eagerly snapped up,
not for homes, but for monopoly —
through all the ages.
Mr. Ballinger has been said to be
opposed to the whole conservation
movement. He is from the part of the
country where the business of land
grabbing is looked upon by many as
the one which will “develop” the
country. He may be blind with the
blindness of that spirit of short-sight
ed greed. He may not.
But, anyhow, he is restoring the
water powers, and coal lands, too, to
the list of lands open to entry—and
open tb Ipot!
Whatever may be Mr. Ballinger’s
mental attitude, he is making possi
ble an atrocious robbery of the peo
ple of this nation; ana not only of the;
people of today, but their children; I
and not only their children, but their
posterity literally as long as the sun
shines and the water runs. It is the i
height, the depth, the acme of
Mr. Taft, stop him! In the name of I
Justice, if he is blind, see for him! It
he is callous, feel for him! If he is
without power to estimate the awful
ness of this crime, think for him!
Save the water powers, and the j
coal, and the phosphates for the peo- j
pie. Remember what you have said
about the Roosevelt policies. Nobody ■
wants to hold you to a literal perform-,
ance of all Roosevelt’s policies. But!
those in the inception of which Roose
velt rose to such high statesmanship I
—carry them out!
Mr. Ballinger says he knows of no
law for holding these precious lands
from entry. Roosevelt’s secretary and
his lawyers were satisfied, and in
the name of justice stop Ballinger un
til the court of last resort says you
must let them be entered. Make an
issue of it! The public opinion of the
nation will be the law back of you,
and will force congress to put a stat
ute back of you. Give the people, not
the monopolists, the benefit of the
doubt. To hesitate is to lose this op
portunity forever.
I Once in a while the legislative
■ muckraker stops and looks up from
the squalid heap which his narrow
vision and sordid craft is gathering
into little piles. Occasionally one of
these memoers of our national legis
lative body raises up his eyes and
looks toward the future, where the
real crown glitters and the sun of a
different day makes the horizon
bright. He looks up and with some,
thing of poetic * prophecy he realtor
sees. In such a moment John W. Dan
iel of Virginia, grizzled veteran of
war and statecraft, pausing in his dis
course on tariff schedules, said:
“Wm. Draper, a student, a philoso
pher, and an author, said that, “When
the iron rail was laid, the bones «f the
giant grew. When the steam engine
went forth upon the iron rail, the
greatest materialistic evangel of peace
and plenty and of concord that ever
went forth on this earth, started upon
its journey.
“I may add to this that when the
telegraph cam e along, the nerves of
the giant grew.
“When the telephone came, the
voice of the giant grew vaster in vol
ume and farther In range.
“When Marconi invented his wire
less signal system, behold, a miracle
like that of the whispering wind,
which carries the thought, the voice
and the heart of man as it listeth •
a • •
“The pioneers and skirmishers of
science are exploring and conquering
the air. Ere long the heavens will be
filled with commerce, and both peace
and war will look -from an aerie in
the skies. Guns to shoot upward at
the flying fleets are already invented
and lying in waiting. But tariffs will
have a new question to deal with, as
well as war.
“I love to look forward, as in our
dreams, we may fancy better things
than have happened, and I believe
that in time unshackled trade will
come to all the children of man.”
Yes, Tennyson dreamed of the aerial
navies raining blood ahd commerce,
and there is more occasion for that
dream today than when the bard
wrote his Locksley Hall. Why not?
How about tariff barriers? What will
happen when the aeroplane, made
safe, whirls through the air at a speed
of one hundred miles an hour, and
at a height which makes it look the
dimensions of a hawk? Who will chase
the disfgiond smuggler, dropping a
thousand miles to the leeward and
landing possibly at night in the cen
ter of the continent?
What will the senate do to the
amendment to the Aldrich bill offered
by the Wright brothers?
An Illinois farmer saved the ex
pense of a funeral when he commit
ted suicide bp blowing himself up
with a bomb There wasn’t even a
grease spot left. The method is rJ
commended as better than antiseptic
Chester Terrell brought forcibly to
mind that old saw “people who
live in glass houses." Representative
Smith has something to think about.
What’s the use of patching up our
navy? The peace congress has it all
fixed so that war is unnecessary.
Shades of Theodore Roosevelt!
A good chance is open to some en
terprising vaudeville manager to get
a couple of the ex-sultan’s ex-wives as
attractions. He only took 11 with him
and that leaves 389 or more out of
A minister has found that New
York is in need of missionary work.
Next thing we know they will be
conducting Moslem riots on the
streets of Gotham.
Didn’t you win that house given
away by the merchants? Well, never
mind. Just keep adding to that nest
egg and then drop in on one of the
real estate men and plank down the
money for one. You will appreciate it
more and can have it fixed to suit
yourself and in the locality you want.
What the Sandwich Was For.
(The Circle.)
A stately old professor was approach,
cd by a young student one day in one
of the western coliegee. Trying hard
to keep back a smile, the young man
''Professor, you say you are an ex
pert at solving riddles didn’t you ”
“I claim that 1 am, nfy boy.”
“Well, then, can you tell me why a
man who has seen London on a foggy
day and a man who. has not seen Lon
don on a foggy day are like a ham
The professor studied for a long
time, venturing several answers, which
proved to be wrong. Finally, at his
wit’s end, he said:
“I give it up."
“It’s easy,” said the other.
“Give it up,” repeated the profes
“Why,” was the reply, "one has seen
। the mist and the other has missed the
scene. Ha, ha! Catch, on?”
“Of course I do, you lunptic! But
I what has the sandwich to do with
! It?”
After the youngster had recovered
from a spell of laughter, he chuckled:
“Oh, that's what you bite on.”
The sugar trust has paid over $2,000,000 to the government for custom duties unpaid, as a result of false weight
manipulations by Its employes at its warehouse docks in Jersey City and B rooklyn.—News Item.
“I will never be satisfied with a flat
and am on the trail of a sure-enough
house,” remarked the young benedict
as he prepared himself for a dash
through the suburbs: "I want a house
with a yard and some flowers and a
red lamp glowing through the cur
tains of the front room at night.”
“Three to one that picture was
suggested to you by another you’ve
seen somewhere,” remarked his con
fidential adviser.
"You’ve hit it,” he admitted. “If
you won’t tell my wife. I’ll explain.
It was just that kind of house that an
old sweetheart of mine out in Kansas
City lived in. It hit me right between
the eyes, and rihee I’vp been spliced
I've been trying to frame it up to be
the proprietor of just such a layout.
No more flats for me.”
"Blank’s grocery, please."
"Blank’s grocery, please.”
"Number? Haven’t you a directory?"
"I suppose so, but I don’t know where
it is. Blank's grocery, please.”
"3ay, central, are you a lady or a gen
"A lady," central trilled.
"Go to heaven, please,” and the re
ceiver went up with a thud.
Did you ever meet a fellow who was
so dogmatic on every subject that he i
couldn’t have convinced anyone else
that two plus two equals four? Have j
you never experienced a conversation
with a man who was so eager to Im
press vou with the truth of a perfectly :
obvious fact that he irritated you in- j
to denying it?
The dogmatic man has an opinion
on every subject, no matter how triv
ial. His opinions may coincide with
those of everybody else, but he al
ways announces them as though truth
had been revealed for his particular
benefit, and he was in duty bound to
let you have the answer. The an
nouncerncnt is therefore made with
becoming solemnity and awe, and not
even a cold, “Yes, I’ve heard that be
fore” will suffice to make him let
go of his dogmatism.
As a matter of fact the apostle of
sweetness and light cannot make con-
Yes, Old Man, it Comes in Bunches
San Antonio
21 Years Ago
. (From The Light May 4, 1888.)
• The April report of the letter car
riers shows that 63,680 letters were
delivered in this city during the
Anastacion Rodriguez sustained a
broken leg yesterday afternoon while
assisting in unloading a wagon of
The San Antonio Mannerchor will
give a dance Sunday night at Arbelter i
Verein hall.
The Aransas Pass Improvement
company, for securing deep water and
maintaining a harbor at Aransag
Pass, filed its charter with the secre
tary cf state at Austin yesterday. The
capital is declared at $2,000,000. The
incorporators are John R. Hoxie. E. B.
Harold, R. H. Zellers of Fort Worth,
W. H. Gaston and James B. Simpson
of Dallas, Travis Anderson of Lamar,
U. Lott, George Brackenridge and Wil
। liam Heuermann of San Antonio, W.
Cameron of Waco, A. P. Woolridge of
Mr. Hertzberg goes east on busi
ness. *
Troop H Third cavalry, arrived In
the city this morning.
I verfs by being dogmatic nor by an
nouncing his truths as from a house
i top. He who would convince others
must, like politicians and press agents
! use tact and many soft words.
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Copyright, 1908, by American-Journal-Examlner.
Use all your hidden forces. Do not miss
The purpose of this life, and do not wait
For circumstances to mold or change your fate.
In your own self lies destiny. Let this
Vast truth cast out all fear, all prejudice,
All hesitation. Know that you are great—
Great with divinity. So dominate •. ill
Environment, and enter in to blfsa
Love largely and hate nothing. Hold no aim
That does not chord with universal good. [Ji
Hear what the voices of the Silence say—
All joys are yours if you put forth your claim.
Once let the spiritual laws be understood —
Material things must answer and obey
A Smile and a Laugh
Just Between Ourselves
A Word from Josh Wise.
“Pity, ef ys
will, the cliff
dwellers, but they
escaped th’ priva
tion* o’ house
cleanin’.' 1
Uncle Sam’s irrigation ditch diggers
have spent close to $50,000,000 in sev
en years. It won't cost the taxpayers
a cent in the long run. though, as the '
land sales will cover everything.
■ So eating meat makes you quarrel
some? The steady advance in pack
ing house products forecasts an ear’y
universal peace.
* Whether you praise autos or cuss
them usually depends on whether yon
drive them or dodge them.
Head waiter (to new assistant).
Look here, young man, look alive and
do a-little something. Don't stand
there a-gaping and a-staring if you
wuz a guest of the evening—Tit-Blta.
Mayor of Chicago gets a letter from
the southwest asking for the names
of the principal wheat growers in his
town. Buse will probably send list of
Chicago Stock Exchange members.
The Dailjr Short Story I
By John A. Jayne.
ONE bleak and dreary night
last March there came to
the railing in station
house No. — — ■ a little fellow
about 16 years of age. He told a piti
ful story of want and destitution, and
asked the privilege of remaining in the
station house all night. Permission be
ing given, the little fellow was assign
ed a cell, given food and left to him
eelt During the night a big, rough
but great hearted officers went the
rounds of the station and found the
little fellow bending low over a New
Testament that he said his mother bad
given him.
Something In the attitude of the boy
attracted the better nature of the offi
cer, the thought that the little fellow
was friendless and alone, and he be
gan questioning him. He discovered
that the boy’s father and mother were
dead; that he was a wanderer on the
face of the earth. The next morning
with his heart full of sympathy, the
officer took the little fellow to a num
ber of places and tried to find work
for him. At last, in a big factory,
where a number of men were employ
ed, though there was really no need
of him, he was given work. The men
in the factory gathered together
clothes and shoes to make him com
fortable, while the employer took him
to a boarding house and guaranteed
bls board. Three days after the lit
tle fellow had been given the situa
tion be was taken ill. Think of it!
A stranger, unknown and unknowing,
in a big city. The attention of the
employer was attracted to the boy, and
calling him to his side he asked what
war the matter. Upon Being told, Mr.
Employer ordered out a carriage and
sent the boy to the emergency hospital
where he engaged a bed for him and
paid for it in advance out of his own
pockot Mr. Employer did more; he
ordered the services of a physician,
guaranteeing the bill. The boy grew
worse, and one evening, just as the
shadows were softly falling over the
earth, the greater shadow came into
the ward and the spirit of the boy
passed from the shadow out into the
light of let us hope, a newer, brighter
and oetter morning. When Mr. Em
ployer heard that the boy was dead
he called on a certain undertaker In
the city, ordered a casket and had the
same charged to his account. Then
he went to the office of a cemetery
and purchased a quiet little grave,
' paying for it himself, and when the sad
I services were all ended, in the grave
the unknown and friendless boy was
Sayings of a Cynic.
HiON-T be ■ dead ane until you get ready
to give th* Badertaker a job.
We ar* all for reform—lf it doesn't
starter* with our flnaaclal intareata
Wister la nrrar so sattrtyln* aa when
re look forward to It ia Bommer.
The astronomer may bo down on kt* lock
waa when kt* business I* locking Op.
Don't h* aahamod to confess your faults.
All Run Down? Pale? Nervous?
All run down, easily tired, thin, pale, nervous? And do not know
what to take? Then go direct to your doctor. Ask his opinion
of Ayer’s non-alcoholic Sarsaparilla. No alcohol, no stimula
tion. A blood purifier, a nerve tonic, a strong alterative, an
aid to digestion. Let your doctor decide.
JAMES BURCH, President. IRA C. RINEHART, Cashier.
109 East Houston St. San Antonio, Texas
Transacts a General Banking and Truat Bualnesa along th* most
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W. T. McCampbdl, Pres. J. H. Haile, Cashiq
MAY 4, 1909.
(Copyright IMS. by American
The months passed by. The other
, day Mr. Employer said to Mr. Under
-1 taker: “Why don't you send your bill
I for the funeral of the boy?” Then Mr.
Undertaker made reply: “You did your
share for the boy when you gave him
work, the place in the hospital, paid
the doctor's bill and bought the grave;
my share was the funeral expense*,
and I have ordered my bookkeeper
to cross the account from the books.”
Sometimes we talk relative to the
coldness, the harshness and the hard,
ness of city life. We epeak of the in
difference with which the poor and un
fortunate are treated. Our own hearts
get calloused and cold. But stories
like these, facte like these, revive our
faith in human nature. We know that
in the midst of the strenuous city life
there are many warm hearts beating
responsive to the need of humanity
and the cry of destitution and want
Mr. Employer Is unknown to the
preacher.. So also is the undertaker.
He has met neither one of them. He
does not know whether they are of tho
church, churchy or not. But this he
does know that the little act. of disin
terested sympathy and love is of the
spirit of Him whose ever act wa* kind,
nggs. Their acts were the acts of a
In a great city, in the midst of a
crowd, men are apt to lose sight of
the finer instincts and feelings. Wo
are apt to become brutal, thinking we
aro surrounded by brutee. Acts like
those, unheralded, unnoticed and un
rung, show that some men, at least,
are not brutes; that even in the hard
est hearted and roughest there are
springs of humanity flowing, bringing
a blessing and a benediction wherever
they go.
Mr. Officer, Mr. Employer, Mr. Un
dertaker may not find their names em
blazoned on great scrolls that shall
perpetuate their deeds through many
generations, but in the Book of Life
their names ar© doubtless recorded
along with Abou Ben Adhem's as
among “those that love their fellow
Hl* Schedule.
(London Punch.)
“James, as I pasesd the servants'
hall today I saw you kiss one of the
“Yess, mv lady—-when would that
have been, my lady?”
“About 4 o’clock."
“Oh. yes, my lady—that would hav*
been Jane, my lady.”
ta—. I
Completed Sentence.
(Cleveland Leader.)
“Ye —es.” hesitated Mr. Justwed.
"these biscuits are pretty good, but
don't you think there ought to be just
a little more —”
“Your mother made them,” inter
rupted Mrs. J., quickly.
“ of {hem?” ended Mr. J., with
a flash of inspiration.
f a Cynic.
Only tool, and liar* a*r*r make mistakes.
The good die youna, but a bald man lent
necessarily bad because ba bus no occasion
to dye.
After a man makes up Ms mind not to
criticise bls netabbota he bas to kaap ■
pretty strong eun an himself.
A rleh bachelor prefer, to spend bis cwa
money, but a poor one la usually wtlllnc
to share bls poverty with some woman.

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