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WOLFSON’S MAIN PLAZA WOLFSON’S MAIN PLAZA WOLFSON’S MAIN PLAZA
Wear a Blue Serge Suit and a Wolfson Sergej
IF YOU'D JOIN THE UTMOST STYLE
WITH THE.MOST ECONOMY
The style of these new serge suits is evident the moment you put one on. Only
-good designing and good tailor-work could develop such effects—the sort of good tailor
work you have perhaps been paying $40.00 or s>o.oo to get.
The economy of these suits will become more and more evident as you continue to
wear them. It will be evident in the fast color of the fine serges; in the fact that the suits
do not wrinkle or pull out of shape if you go where it is damp in the fact that they stand
up under the severest tests. ,
The good things true of these suits are also true of the great stocks of other summer
clothes. A great many men have learned that it is satisfaction in their minds and money
in their pockets to depend on Wolfson's for their clothes. This is your special invitation i
to come and discover the same things. ''
Blue Serge Suits Are Priced from $lO.OO Up to $25.00 \
Prices on Other Summer Suits Are from $lO.OO Up to $55.00
Special Smartness in Boys’ Clothes
$3.00 Blucher Oxfords $2.38 $3.50 Eagle Oxfords at $2.69
Only a few pairs at this price and thev will go out t- . . . . . „
in double quick time tomorrow. They are made of pat- „ E^,e Bluc i her Oxfords * ’«* than factory prices,
ent colt skin with Goodyear welt soles and military heels. an an > ncws he more timely than this? They re made
Broken sizes of our fastest selling $3.00 liners to be closed °f tan Russia calf with Goodyear welt soles and military
out at $2.38 a pair. heels. Every pair is one of the season’s best styles.
Wew Neckwear XT TT T AT RR TRR Our s h' rt stoc k is repletf with the very choicest I
New Belts XI */ f IXIX aff f’ 11 I l\J f V/r ■ 111 JI 111 aI 11 from the best makers. Negligee Shirts in the newest I
Cool Underwear XX effects—coat style or regular—from $l.OO up to $2.50 I
each. s
SAVED FROM DEATH
I HAVE the pleasure of inviting
you to spend the evening with
me and a few other friends to
By Karl Paule.
celebrate my escape from a terrible
death. Signed, Fritz Semmelbrodt.”
I held the white fine caTd in my hand
for quite a few minutes. Fritz Sem
melbrodt and a terrible death? It
didn’t seem to go tigether. Of course
he also must die sometime, but the
man was so comical, so amusing in
every way that I feie» sure that he
would make even death laugh when
he came to fetch him.
But why bother your head about
this when all that is necessary to find
out is to accept the invitation and go
there. The next Monday I therefore
found myself in the house of my friend
Fritz Semmelbrodt in Uhlana street.
It goes without saying that I was
given a splendid reception as was al
ways the case when visiting that
house, but my reception that night sur
passed all my expectations.
“An event like this must be cele
brated in a befitting manner,” Fritz
cried when I protested that he had
gone too far in his preparations.
It was decided that we 12 friends
who had been invited should only be
told what had really happened when
chatting over our coffee and cigars
after the dinner.
When the table had been cleared
and we lit our cigars, there was a
solemn pause in the conversation and
Fritz arose from his chair and be
gan his speech:
Prof. Edwards
Famous Oriental Clairvoyant
If I Could Only Know
Parlors, Vance Apartments, 318 1-2
Bast Houston street, opposite Kress’
10c store. Hours, 9to 8. Open Sunday,
10 to 4. Readings 50c to $l.OO.
SUNDAY.
Mothers who have hunted through one boys’ clothing store after another, know
that it is not easy always to find a correct fit —to say nothing of special smartness.
Other mothers —and we can count them by thousands —have dropped all worry
over their boys’ clothes, because they know that fit and smartness and durability and
fair pricing can always be depended on in this boys’ store.
Boys' Wash Suits $1.25 Up Boys’ Wool Suits $2.00 Up
Straw Hats for Men and Boys [mH
Father and the boys can find exactly the straw hat they want here—-in ||
other words, the variety of styles in this great summer stock is wide enough '■ J| | |
to suit and satisfy everybody. And each hat will give permanent satisfaction, 'l pl I
too—for the hats are all unusually well made and well finished. I l'
Men’s and Boys’ Straw Hats 50c Up. Panama Hats $4.00 Up
“I thank you all. my dear friends, ;
that you have come here today, and
I cannot say how glad I am that I am
in a position to receive you here to- j
night, and that this is so I really owe '
to the kind respect of a nihilist, for ,
without that we should only have met
in the hereafter.”
He stopped a while and looked at 1
our faces, but as nobody said anything
or asked any questions he continued: I
"It. was in St. Petersburg where my 1
father had sent me to collect a large I
amount from a customer. Of course I
did not get it all but I got 1000 roubles !
of about 12 or 15, so I felt quite satis- j
Ged with myself. I did not like St.
Petersburg and resolved to stay there
only a few days.
“I must admit that I had felt noth
ing of the revolution going on there,
but the bare fact that there is a revo
lution somewhere makes me feel un
comfortable. I am a good citizen and
1 hate revolutions of all kinds.
“I was therefore very .happy when
I sat in my first-class compartment
waiting for the signal that would set
mv train moving out of the czar's cap
ital. I was alone In the compartment
and was very glad at the prospect of
remaining alone during the journey.
Then suddenly when the train had al
ready started a new passenger jumped
into the compartment.
“You can Imagine how uncomforta
ble this made me feel. I had made
myself as comfortable as one can in
a stuffy compartment, knowing that
one has a long journey ahead, and it
was therefore not very pleasant to
give up part of the compartment to
an unknown person who might turn
out to be a very disagreeable com
panion. It goes without saying that
I could not sleep, for I did not know
the man and he had, besides, a very
.suspicions face. I must admit that
(from the very moment I laid eyes up
| on him I put him down as a nihilist.
It was my unusual knowledge of hu
man knowledge which saved me, for
1 treated immediately the man as I
would have treated him had I been
' sure that he was a criminal.
“You all know that I am rather a
"ood-natured fellow, but never in my
life have I been as pleasant to any
body as to this man and to this cir
cumstance alone I owe my life, though
to tell the truth I thought very little
of my life at that time, and much
more of the 15.000 roubles which were
In the inside pocket of my coat hang
inr next to my seat.
The man really looked somewhat
like a man of science, rather like a
German professor who cares nothing
about his appearance. He was un
'shaven, his trousers were frayed a’
This is
the eve r
living hope
in the hu
man heart.
And this
ever present
longing is
daily grati
fied by the
w o n d erful
powers of
Prof. Ed
wards.
I the bottom, his shoes half worn out.
and his hands anything but clean. We
got along quite well together, for he
was not ignorant, knew st. Petersburg
| very well, was even acquainted with
I the firm with whom I had done busi
ness. and expressed a surprise that
they were able to pay such a large
amount in cash. In tact, he absolutely
refused to believe it We quarreled
। for quite some time, and only when
I showed him the money he believed
! me Then we spoke of Germany,
। America. Australia; he knew every
j thing and had been all over the world.
I He was a very interesting companion
! and the hours passed very quickly, but
mv uneasiness did not diminish. I
thought that in case the authorities
should arrest him, suspicion might fall
on me. too, and then it really rested
with him wethere he would acknowl
edge that we were strangers or refuse
to iterfere. One thing made me feel
very uneasy— would he remain silent
■bout what I had told him during our
conversation? To please him I had
strongly condemned the Russian gov
crnnient that he might feel that I sym
pathized with him. if he should be ar
rested and tell what I had said it was
Siberia for me as surely as I'm sitting
here.
I thanked God as we approached the
German frontier. It was now only a
few hours ride away and we must pas i
It before evening. I only rejoiced tha'
the worst was over when it was Just
about to begin.
My companion was all the time very
excited and nervous—a fact which 1
noticed, but kept to myself. What
ride to the frontier? The train sped
might happen during the six hours'
along and I thought all danger was
over, and did not realize that it was
close to ma all the time. It was near
a small station. Cecrtcycizyzp, when
mv companion stood up, took a small
grip from a shelf above the seat and
Jit a vellow fuse hanging out of it.
Then he said: "My dear, sir, allow
me to inform you that thin grip con
tains dynamite, and that in a very
short time, when the train is passing
the next bridge, it will blow it to
Pieces. Of course, I am going to Jump
from the train before that time, and
t cap advise you no better than to do
the same thing. But. before you do so
vou must leave all the money and val
uables that you carry on this seat. I
want to nave the noble man only, but
care nothing for the- miserable gold.
Now you jump out, jump immediately
and vou have a chance of escaping
alive, while it is certain death to re
main here. Only the fact that I have
found out that you sympathize with
the causa at siiftarin* numanftv la-
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT AND GAZETTE
I duces me to show you the way to sal
vation. It had been very easy for me
to light the fuse without you noticing
I it. Besdos. it is possible for me to
blow up the train immediately, and if
vou will look here you will notice a
j small button near the corner of the
! grip, and if I press that button the
j dynamite will explode immediately. 1
j did not do so because I wanted to save
j vou. You may think that I also want
, ed to gain time to save myself, but I
] care nothing for my life. I am al
ready doomed and might as well die
here as to be hung or shot in a Rus
sian prison. I thought only of you be
cause you have proved to me that you
are in sympathy wth the poor and
downtrodden, because you condemn
| the tyrant czar, and now you must
save yourself.”
He opened the door and looked at
me.
“Now you jump out right here, the
train is not running very fast and the
ground close to the track is quite soft.
There Is really not much danger. If
vou don't do It this minute it will be
too late. If you should prevent me
from carrying out my intentions by
stopping the train you know that all I
have to do is to press the button and
both of us will be on our way to an
other world.”
He did not speak quite as fast as
do and I didn't listen to him quite as
composedly as you do, but the thing
happened very quickly. I had imme
diately understood that if i did not
jump I was lost. The fuse was burn
ing quite quickly, and I couldn’t bear
the sight of the button, which wa<
verv close to the fingers of the nihilist
The country outside was really flat
and the meadows seemed quite soft
and, besides, the Russian pushed me
toward the door, so that I really had
to jump. Quickly I threw everything
of value that I had in my pockets on
the seat, prayed a silent prayer and
jumped.
I fell and rolled over a few times,
but did not break any bones, and on
. mv knees thanked God for my sal
vation.
We 12 friends seated around the
table looked at one another for a mo
ment and then all burst out laughing
"Yes, you may laugh now, Fritz Sem
melbrodt cried, “but i can tell you
that I didn’t feel like laughing then.
Of course I had expected certain
death, but It was no joke to be left
miles from any . town without any
money, for I do not count a eouple of
roubles that I had forgotten In my
trousers pocket, and without being
able to make myself understood in
Russian. I did not think very long
about this difficulty, which after all
i didn't matter very much. My life had
been saved through the generosity of
; that brave nihilist, therefore, my
। friends I will ask you to empty your
. las ■—xrsirxry of tho/ bra.VO T)jhl
•orrmoNT rr k •. kimcmmum a co.. i»m
Shirt Excellence !
list who so courageously went into the
jaws of death, but who in the most
j unselfish manner forced me to save
. myself. Friends, in memory of him,
1 let us drink a silent toast.”
"Why a silent toast?” I asked.
"Oh. I remember now he went up
with the train, but by the way, did
j vou see the explosion or hear the de
! tonation?”
“No. I didn’t,” Fritz Semmelbrodt
said. “On the contrary I found that
nothing happened to the train. Of
course the poor fellow must have
' failed, either the dynamite did not ex
i ulode or he was arrested at the last
! moment, but no matter what hap
pened to him he behaved like a true
jhero and friend to me, and therefore
‘let us honor his memory.”
Fritz was actually crying, while we
couldn't help laughing.
“Well, and as long as the train did
not meet with any accident I suppose
vou received your money and your fur
coat back again. Did you try to get
them back " i asked.
“Of course I did. but what can you
j expect in a country like Russia? Of
' course I telegraphed immediately, only
to be told that nothing had been found.
i The car. the number of which I dis
tinctly remembered, had arrived at
the frontier quite empty. In Russia,
| where they steal everything, thev
have, of course, stolen my money, too.
Everybody steals in that country with
the exception of the nihilist.”
“I am quite certain that your nihilist
was an exception,” I remarked and a
roar of laughter followed.
Fritz Semmelbrodt did not laugh,
and even today tears come into his
eves when he thinks of the unselfish
ness of his unknown traveling com
panion.
But She Took the Money.
“Here, my dear,’’ said the husband,
producing his purse, “here is $5O I
won playing cards over at Brown’s last
i night. You may have it to buy that
i dress you wanted. ,
Reluctantly the conscientious wife
took the money; then said, with an ex
pression of rigid rectitude:
“I simply shudder at the thought of
using money gained in such a way. Hen
ry, promise me that after you have
won enough for me to buy that hat
to go with the dress you will never
j touch those awful cards. I don’t want
my husband to become a gambler.’’
For One Admission.
“Every rainstorm,” complained the
youthful pessimist, “means a postpon
ed game.”
“Akd every postponed game,” point
ed out the juvenile optimist, “means
a double-header.’’—Louisville Courier-
Journal. -
LOCKHART HAS
GREAT REVIVAL
Dozens of Converts Being Made
In Great Meeting,
Evangelist Lockhart, of Des Moines,
la., is conducting a big revival at the
Christian chruches, and the nine sa
loons here are getting some hard raps.
Great throngs are attending the night
ly meetings, and the power of the
meeting is being felt. The speaker is
being assisted by his traveling com
panion, an evangelist singer.
G. W. Hicks has bought the Flach
bottling works and is proving a strong
competitor for the other concern. He
came here from San Angelo in March.
Mrs. M. J. Ray is a milliner of Lock
hart of twenty years’ establishment.
She is the widow of one of the pioneer
men of Lockhart, a leading dry goods
man, whose location today is one of
the highest priced on the square.
Mr. Ray died shortly after he had
completed his brick building. Mrs.
Ray still owns the structure, and al
though she rents the front part to a
racket store, she has apartments in the
rear of the building for her millinery
goods and reserves a front show win
dow for display.
Mrs. Ray has a complete stock of
ladies’ hats. She employs several girls
an expert milliner and draws trade
from all around. A clearance sale will 1
be put on soon.
Despite her long residence here, Mrs. |
Ray still has a fondness for the place
and will probably stay at least until
she has to take her son off to school. ‘
After three more years, he may be
brought to San Antonio, where Lock
hart is well represented in a general
way.
» »»
About the only way for a married
man to keep out of debt is to give his
wife all the money she needs.—Chi- i
cago News.
Investing His Profits.
“What are you going to do with the
money you get for your crops this;
year?”
J‘l guess I’ll git one o’ these herej
centaurs I read about in a book to run 1
the new carriage I bought last year.”
“Why, a centaur is an imaginary!
creature.”
“Well, this is an imaginary car
riage.”—Washington Star.
It Might Have Been.
“AU right behind there?” called the
conductor from the front of the car.
“Hold on,” cried a shrill voice.
“Wait till I get my clothes on!”
The passengers craned their necks ex-'
pectantly. A small boy was struggling!
to get a basket of laundry aboard.— I
Puck.
DID JOB HAVE INFLUENZA?
Bishop Thornton, vicar of Blackburn,
has been suffering from influenza, and I
he writes in his parish magazine.
“One needs to pass into the depths of I
influenza to understand some of the I
verses in Job, Lamentations and the
Psalms!
“I have sometimes been conscious of
an almost comical incongruity in watch-'
ing, say, on a sunny morning in a crowd- i
ed church a healthy, weM-fed, bright-1
faced choir boy warbling from hisj
cushioned stall, ‘I am withered like
grass.’ ‘My days are consumed like
smoke.’ ‘By reason of groaning my
bones cleave to my flesh.’
“But the exhaustion of the sick-bed
can eliminate aU sense of exaggera
tion in such phrases as we have quot
ed.” —London Express.
GLORY.
The paths of glory lead but to the
Chautauqua circuit.
IF YOU WERE b
A GOAT I
Bl
It wouldn’t make much difference what you put m
into your stomach. M
But since you are human, with a delicately con- «
structed stomach, you should think twice be
fore you irritate it unnecessarily. It might go? ||
back on you. ||
It is very essential that you use good groceries g
in your household, cheap inferior groceries are 8
injurious—don’t use them —the best goods are
the cheapest in the end. [
Remember when you need groceries that we • Kg
handle them and the kind we handle are the *
best —the kind that people keep healthy on.
Our prices are reasonable.
HAWAIIAN PINEAPLE RED PITTED ROLY POLY
In Gans, 25c and 15e. Try Them. ■
They Are Fine. CHERRIES
MAPLE SUGAR CREAM WHITE CAT CLAW HONEY ' \
For Ice Cream and Cake Filling. Just In From Uvalde. Strained or
Something New and Splendid. In Comb. O
Welch’s Grape Juice—New Crop *
Yard Eggs, Jersey Butter, Jordan Collins. Home-Made Molasses, Dried I
Almonds. Fruits, Colgate's Toilet Goods.
Fuos=Tay lor Grocery Co. I
Old 533 411-413 AVE. "D” New 417 I
MAY 16, 1909
On and Off Chat
About Fat
The society reporter picked up the fol
lowing gem at Madam Brewster's not
twenty-four hours ago. One of her mil
lionaire customers struggling Into a new
gown asked the famous costumer how
she kept her figure In such superb shape.
“'You habitually eat and drink heartily
and even thoughtlessly, not to say riot
ously at times." she complained, “where
as I live like a hermit. Yet I can’t keep
slim and. apparently, you can’t get fat.”
"Guilty, ’’ replied the fashion czarina. "I
admit I don’t fatten up nor do I thin
down, but It Is because I have the pow
er, my dear Mrs. (the name al-
most slipped out), to say to my fat 'Thus
; far and no farther.’ I don’t exercise nor
diet nor run any danger of wrinkles or
stomach trouble either. Here Is the se
|cret.” She wrote a few words <n a slip
of paper and handed It to her questioner.
"Get that filled at the druggist's," she
I concluded, "take a teaspoonful after
meals and at bedtime and you will never
get any fatter than you want to be. You
can take off a pound a day with this re-
I celpt? If you want to.”
Being fat herself and fully alive to the
, tremendous value of these statements to
fat folks everywhere, the society repor
ter committed an unpardonable sin:
she peeped over the lady's shoulder—and
I this is what she saw: For Excess Fat.
’ simplest, safest, cheapest, most helpful
receipt of any: One-half ounce Marmola,
H ounce Fluid Extract Cascara Aromatic,
3)4 ounces Peppermint Water.
SH DRUGS WON’T
CURE MIUS
Crape seeds and tight lacing as
causes of appendicitis have been
eliminated by Dr. John B. Murphy,
who is considered the very last word
on the subject in Chicago, and per
haj in the United States, says a Chi
cago dispatch.
- "No one has been able to discover
tho cause ot the Inflammation of the
appendix.” he said. "Gome people
charge it up to rheumatism, others to
measles. There are persons who be
lieve that overfed people get it, others
that underfed people are most liable
but no surgeon has ever discovered
the real cause.
“But we do know appendicitis In all
of its nature, and in the destruction
that it produces. It is more common
in summer than in winter; it is more
common among men than among wo
men, in the ratio of about four to one;
it is more common among boys than
among girls, so that the old idea that
tight lacing was a cause seems to be
dissipated. It is something that we
cannot run away from, because it is
found in all quarters of the globe.
There are countries, perhaps, where
they still call it inflammation of the
bowels, but that is because they have
not recognized it as appendicitis.
There is no disease where the
symptoms are more uniform, and it is
one of the easiest, diseases to diag
nose. First, there is the pain, then
the nausea, the soreness due to local
pressure, and lastly, the elevation of
the temperature. The appendix can
float around in a large space, and
while it is generally on the right side,
it has been found on the left side.
There are times when the pain en
tirely disappears and the patient may
still be on the lightning express to
death. The sudden cessations of pain
are due to ruptures which allow a dis
charge into free cavities, temporarily
relieving the pressure. Stirring around
only allows the food particles to fur
ther harass the inflamed tissues.
Rest—absolute rest —is the nearest
cure, aside from the knife.
“The mortality rate with medical
treatment alone is about 20 per cent,
while it is less than one-fifth of one
per cent under surgical treatment, if
operated on in its incipient stages. No
medicine has ever been discovered
that will cause a cure.”
The Cotton States league is no more.
But there remains a bunch of good ball
players who graduated from the little
organization that will not allow the
fans to forget the C. S. L. Among the
old Cotton States boys now with the .
National league are Raymond De Vore
and Schlei, with New York, Camnitz
with Pittsburg, Reilly and Sallee with
St. Louis and Oakes*with Cincinnati.

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