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The Emerson Piano
Prices Range From 5425 Upwards
The best guarantee of Emerson Excellence is its continued popularity, due
to two essentials: lasting tonal quality and reasonableness in price. An actual
95,000 satisfied parcbasgs will testify to this.
The best advertisement for the Emerson Piano is the piano itself—it car
ries its own conviction of merit, not alone its beauty of tone commends it; nor
the lasting quality of that tone; nor its beauty of case—all these play their
part, but better than these is the fact of the Emerson Individuality—it seems
to be different from any other piano. The Emerson Pianos are now sold for
and from
Upwards $425 Upwards
A beautiful stock of these instruments now on hand. We invite your
critical inspection. Our liberal credit system, which permits the buying of an
instrument on easy monthly terms always in vogue at our store.
Established 1866.
Both Phones Houston and Navarro Streets.
Natural Advantages of Soil In
sures Development.
After traveling over other sections
of Texas and other states as well, it
is nothing short of a real treat to the
investors and homeseekers to view
the country around Floresville.
From San Antonio, on the Sap rail
road, Floresville is the first good
town, 30 miles southeast of San An
tonio on the San Antonio river. It is
the county seat of Wilson county and
has a population of about 2000 people.
It has good schools and churches and
Is surrounded by first-class farm
lands, fruit, truck and orange lands.
A variety of soils, from the light,
sandy loams and black mesquite, to
the fertile river valleys. These soils
without irrigation are capable of pro
ducing most anything that can be
grown in Texas. The climate is de
lightful; just close enough to the
coast to get the benefit of the purest
and best of air, and free from the ex
treme winds and gales which fre
quently make it unpleasant on the
gulf. The lands ae high, with ample
drainage. For healthfulness it is not
surpassed by other parts of Texas.
One of the strong features that
recommends the ORRINE treatment is
Its low cost. It is the most economi
cal treatment—no sanitarium expense
or any other fees. Just the cost of
medicine, which is placed at a very
low price and brings it within the
reach of all who need a reliable and
efficient remedy for the cure of the
“Drink Habit.”
A. M Fischer, one of the leading
druggists of this city, has been sell
ing ORRINE over 6 years, and he
"I have been selling ORRINE
for 6 years and have sold in that
time over 3000 packages. I have
never handled a preparatoin that
gave me more satisfaction In
selling. It produces results. My
cutomers tell me never to hesi
tate about recommending It. This
Is their universal verdict. Conse
quently, I am always glad to rec
ommend It and tell the people all
I know about I*.’’
ORRINE is prepared in two forma.
No. 1. a powder, tasteless and color
less, can be given secretly in food or
drink. ORRINE No. 2, in pill form,
is for those who wish to cure them
The Guarantee Is In Each Box.
< f ° r . ORRINE Booklet
(mailed in plain sealed envelope) to
C & 936 ORRINE Building
Washington, D. C. ORRINE is sold
by leading druggists everywhere.
Special Agents: — —
A. M. Fisher and Bexar Drug Co.
112 West Commerce Street
Philadelphia Fight Fans Refuse
to Listen to His Speech.
By United Press.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 15.—Jack
Johnson, the heavyweight champion,
who will meet Jack O’Brien here next
Wednesday, is not popular in this city
despite the fact that the sale for next
week's fight is the biggest ever held
in this city with prices at $3, $5 and
$lO a head. The giant negro went to
the National club tonight, where he
was Introduced and he tried to make
a speech.
“Cut it out” and other cries filled
the air. After trying to be heard for
more than five minutes, he took a
seat, much chagrined. Johnson told all
his friends here that he will do his
best to knock O’Brien out next Wed
nesday night and he declared he will
carry the fight to the local man. As
this is just what O’Brien wants there
is likely to be a good deal doing be
fore they get through, even though the
bout is for six rounds only.
The wind is dry and pure and as you
breathe its pure ozone it gives you
new life and energy.
The Griffith-McDaniel Realty Co. lo
cated there is one of the best known
firms in the town. Bach of its three
members are natives of the county
and are well acquainted with the sur
rounding country. They deal out prop- ■
ositions and bargains in lands to buy- j
I ers and interested parties in all parts
of the United States.
Floresville is called an old town,
and has many businesses. A. W. Mur
| ray & Co. are undertakers and turn!-I
ture dealers, having a large stock
which they can sell out to the coun
try trade cheaper than some larger
S. E. Johnson & Co. are dealers in
general merchandise. The senior part-,
ner has been in the county for 25
Franklin O. Lux handles hardware,
farmers’ implements, etc. Rhode &
Franklin run a cash merchandise
' store. The Acme bakery supplies the
। town with bread.
The Norrell House, run by Mrs. J.
W. Timberlake, is one of the finest
hotels in this section of the country.
The Palace drug store, like the Nor-
1 rell House, has recently opened under !
new management. Hughes & Wilder
I own the Palace. Jos. M. Herro is pro-I
। prietor of his store, selling phono-1
I graphs, novelties, etc.
I Floresville supports two banks, the
| First National and the City National
! Cashier Brown of the First National
is very optimistic about his town.
President Wiseman of the First Na-1
tional is an attorney.
The San Antonio Light and Gazette
goes to Floresville on the 2 o'clock
'train, getting there dally at 3:27 p. m.
Teacher—Give me an .example of
what is meant by “masterly inactiv
Bov With the Prognathous Face
P itcher delayin’ a game so
lit JI have to be called on account of
| darkness.-—Chicago Tribune-
Would Give C. & 0. Lakes to
Atlantic Connection.
By United Preet.
Cincinnati, 0., May 15.—As the re
sult of a visit here of a party of east
ern financiers who came on a tour of
inspection of the C. & O. system, it is
reported tonight that, the C. & O. may
within a short time get possession of
the Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville
system, thus giving them direct con
nection between the great lakes and
the Atlantic seaboard. Those in the
party were Edwin Hawley, Frank A.
Vanderlip, president of the National
City bank of New York, Theodore P.
Shonts, Clarence H. Mackay, George
W. Stevens, president of the C. & 0.,
James Dooley and W. W. Scott.
Wealth’s Aftermath.
“After a man has made millions
you’d think bis wife and daughters
would let him rest.’’
“And don’t they!”
“Naw. Then he usually has to
buckle down to correct his grammar
and table manners.” — Washington
“There Are None Better Than The Best”
Babcock Buggies are best—That’s what we claim for'Babcock Vehicles. They combine everything that
and none
Depositions of Mrs. Tucker
Mention Name of Mrs.
Myrth Platt.
United Press.
Chicago, 111., May 15.—Depositions
filed by Mrs. Mary Tucker, daughter
of General John A. Logan, in her suit
for divorce from William Tucker, re
tired quartermaster general of the U.
S. army, today, accuse the defendant
of habitual drunkenness and question
able conduct with Mrs. Myrtle Platt.
The name of Mrs. Piatt was asso
ciated with Colonel Tucker’s at the
beginning of the marital troubles of
the soldier. Attorney Gately, Mrs.
Tucker's counsel, in an affidavit,
avers he had private detectives fol
low the defendant and Mrs. Platt in
Portland, Ore. Later, he says, he had
a conference with Tucker in which he
told the latter his conduct was known
and for the sake of avoiding publicity
advised him to let his wife file a bill
alleging desertion.
Gately deposes he told Colonef Tucker
he had a letter from the war depart
ment stating that while the soldier
was on his way home from the Philip
pines he was confined ten days in the
hospital of the transport by an attack
of delirium tremens. A trained nurse
testified Colonel Tueker was almost
continually intoxicated during his last
stay in Washington.
Pretty Tough for the General.
A French general’s wife, whose
tongue-lashing ability was far-famed,
demanded that an old servant, who had
served with her husband in the wars,
be dismissed.
“Jacques,” said the general, “go to
your room and pack your trunk and
leave—depart. ”
The old Frenchman clasped his
'hands to his heart with dramatic joy.
“Me—l can go!” he exclaimed in
a very ecstacy of gratitude. Then
suddenly his manner changed, as with
utmost compassion he added:
“But you—my poor general, you
must stay!”—Success.
Mollie—But why can’t he call on
Mamma—My dear child you are too
young to have a gentleman call on
I you.
Mollie—But, mamma, you said that
I Fred was no gentleman.—Cleveland
“I’ll be kind o’ glad when Josh
gits home from school,” said Farmer
I Corntossel. “I have an idea he can be
right useful.”
“Are you going to put him to
“Maybe. I've exhausted all the
language I know on that team of mules.
But I haven’t given up hope. I want
to see whether Josh can’t startle ’em
some with his college yell.”—Wash
ington Star.
Lucy—How it it that you are going
to marry Mr. Oldtime?' Why, he is
three times your own age!
Ellen—Yes; that makes him a per
fect match for my antique furniture.—
Chicago News.
goes to make a fine, easy riding and good wearing vehicle. We carry a
full line of this celebrated make in Buggies, Surreys, Stanhopes and Carriages.
No matter how particular you are, we can suit you in both style and price.
We carry other lines, but no line of vehicles made will give you oreater
value or satisfaction than the Babcock.
In wagons, both Farm and Delivery, we sell the Celebrated Mitchell
. “*• I
(By Mrs. John A. Logan.)
Within the past, half century native
genius has apparently been more
I abundant in the American race than
: in any other on the globe, especially
। genius of an inventive a.nd practical
character. The probabilities are that
| this comes from the mingling or
strains of blood from all nations with
that of our own, the environment
which encompasses the people in our
favored land and the encouragement
given to every aspirant for recognl
lion along all lines by our government
and philanthropic Individuals.
We have sometimes thought that
mistakes have been made by doing too
much for supposed geniuses. They
have not always been allowed to en
dure ‘‘the whips and scorns of out
rageous fortune” or been spurred to
their utmost endeavor to develop the
latent talent that was within them,
but have been permitted to slacken
their energies by supplying them witn
too many luxuries.
There is no denying the old adage
that "necessity is the mother of
vention.” The greatest achievements
the world has ever witnessed have
been the result of dire necssity and
dauntlss courage in a conflict with
poverty and adverse conditions.
Genius is inborn, but its develop
ment must come from human endea
vor and the environment of its pos
sessor will doubtless contribute to its
final triumph.
I am much inclined to believe that
this is not an ago of greatness be
cause we have few greet soldiers,
statesmen, authors, artists, theolog
ians, orators or dramatists in com
parison with the past and considering
our present population. On the other
hand we certainly have far superior
geniuses in the line of inventions and
practical matters.
There never was an age when there
was so much genius displayed in dis
coveries in electricity and the marvel
ous impetus which its discovery has
given to civilization. The investtga
tons which have discovered remedies
for diseases in man and beast have
been incalculable in their benefits.
The vast mineral and agricultural
resources of America have created a
demand for the products of inventive
genius that would enable men to reap
the richest harvest through their de
velopment. Anticipating abundant re
ward has inspired prodigious effort
on the part of possessors of talent
along practical lines and has wrought
marvelous achievements that have
added many millions to the wealth of
the nation. ,
Obsolete and tardy methods have
been abandoned to adopt new inven
tions which have advanced civilization
with incredible speed. The rapid multi
plying of the population in this new
country of ours has driven the great
est minds of our time into utilitarian
channels, leaving little time and offer
ing small encouragement to the artist
and literary geniuses who have doubt
less been present in every generation.
The past few years have demon
strated that it is only a question of
• time when master minds will appear
in the fields of art, literature, science,
oratory, the drama, the church and tho
Education, the legitimate forerunner
of genius in the fields enumerated,
has been spread broadcast throughout
the boundaries of our fair land, creat
ing hlgliei ambitions, giving encour
agement for the cultivation of every
talent and making it possible for every
mind to come within its helpful
If the self-made men of whom the
nation is so proud had been helped a
little in the struggle they made to
cultivate the talents with which they
were endowed .what might they not
have achieved? No amqunt of appli
cation and earnest endeavor can sup
ply the place of God-given gifts, but
with the energy and aspirations which
force men to employ every means at
their command for the development of
their heaven-born endowments they
are lost to the world.
Sometimes mon are said to have
been raised up for special emergencies
which for over half a century has been the best, and they’re
better now than ever; at the same time the prices are right.
Our line of harness is in keeping with our vehicles, it is
of the high-grade, good wearing kind.
in the affairs of men, who have won
this distinction through their indom
itable will and Indefatigable industry,
which, as a matter of fact, their tal
ents are in no sense phenomenal.
The pathway of genius should be
crowded during the twentieth century
in this country of opportunity that is
but just coming to an appreciation of
genius In art, science, literature and
the highest products of mentality.
Mr 3. George Cornwallis West, whose
published “reminiscences” were so
successful, >s writing a novel, it is
said, which will embody her views of
and experiences in European society,
and will contain several characters
and many incidents taken from life
This report is sending cold shivers
down many spines.
Mrs. West, who was Miss Jennie
Jerome, of New York, andiwho is bet
ter known in America as Lady Ran
dolph Churchill, has lented from Sir
William InAram a beautiful chalet on
the Riviera at Roqueburne, between
Monte Carlo and Cap Martin. Her
sister. Mrs. Leslie, probably will visit
her at the chalet while on her way to
become the guest of the Duke and
Duchess of Connaught at Malta.
When Miss Beatrice Mills, of New
York, becomes the Countess of Gra
nard she will have precedence at all
social entertainments over her first
cousin and dear friend, Mrs. John
Ward (formerly Miss jean Reid), be
cause, as master of the horse, Lord
Granard takes precedence over the
Hon. John Ward, equerry in ordinary
to the king. ,
The Earl of Granard sailed for New
York on Wednesday, bearing many
fine Christmas gifts. Before leaving
London he received innumerable con
gratulations on winning the charming
and wealthy American girl, including
the felicitations of the king and queen,
who really were informed of the en
gagement before it was announced to
the public.
Mies Beatrice Mills is to be congrat
ulated. too. The Earl of Granard is
extremely popular. He is a manly,
kindly fellow, who puts on no airs ana
is interested in public work. He has
tour brothers, neither of whom is mar
ried. The youngest two are twins.
He has two sisters, one of whom is
the survivor of twins.
The earl’s mother, the dowager
countess, lives at the family seat, Cas
tle Forbes, County Longford. She
was the Hon. Frances Petre, and so
belongs to one of the oldest titled Ro
man Catholic families in England. '
The earl wears several foreign deco
rations bestowed upon him for mis
sinns to foreign courts in behalf of
the king. These decorations include
that of the Spanish Military Order of
Merit, the grand cross of the Spanish
Order of Gabella and of Charles Ilf.,
and the decoration of the first class
of the Russian Order of the Red
Eagle. The earl also has decorations
for his service in the Boer war.
A cousin of Lord Granard, Miss Au
gusta May Monica Bellingham, is the
wife of the Marquise of Bute, whose
title and family are Scottish and who
probably is the wealthiest aristocrat
in Great Britain. His income Is
greater than that of the Duke of West
minster. tho richest English peer;
greater than that of Lord Howard de
Walden, and greater than will be that
of the Duke of Roxburghe, even when
his wife inherits her share of the
Goelet millions.
The marquis has just sold his huge
interest in the Cardiff Railway com
pany for a sum the interest on which
will add $570,000 a year to his income.
His net annual Income Is now more
than $2,500,000, yet he never enter
tains in London, lives a quiet family
life, takes no part in public affairs,
and is devoted to sports.
The Dowager Countess of Dudley,
a noted beauty and leader of English
society, mother of the Earl of Dudley,
viceroy of Australia, and of John
Ward, who married Miss Jean Reid,
will publish a truly remarkable book
in the spring. This valuable volume
MAY i 6, 1909.
will contain recipes for all manner of
things, from making an omelette that
will please a gourmet’s palate to pre*
serving a fair one’s complexioa
against the common enemy, Time.
And even more important, it is whis
pered that Queen Alexandra has col
laborated with the dowager countesi
in writing the precious book, which,
it is said, contains the secret of her
majesty’s perpetual youth and good
looks. ,
Never were such authoritative au
thors. Queen Alexandra seems scarce
ly older than her youngest daughter;
the Dowager Countess of Dudley Is a
grandma, too, but she has the figure
and complexion of a woman of 30, and
up to this hour no woman in any so
ciety attracts more admiration in a
ball room.
The frontispiece of the book will
oe Minnot’s recent miniature of Lady
Dudley. It will contain recipes for
favorite dishes which the dowager
countess has received from the crown
ed heads and most famous personages
of all countries. Unluckily, she has
never had the happiness to meet Pres
ident Roosevelt; so the book will not
boast recipes for some purely Ameri
can dishes which are missed here only
because they are not known.
But it will tell how to prepare de
lectable morsels and beverages walch
have pleased Queen Victoria, King
Edward. Queen Alexandra, the Em
peror and Empress of Germany, Dowa
ger Queen Margharita of Italy, the
Queen of Spain, Cecil Rhodes, Glad
stone and Henry Irving, Lord Salis
bury, Lord Tennyson, Sir Arthur Bal
four. Dr. Jameson and many others.
The most treasured recipe of every
roval household will be found in the
book, such as the secret of Windsor’s
famous “hock cup,” the marvelous
brew of sloe gin and elderberry wine.
The curious fact that since Mlle.
Fallieres’ marriage there has been no
piano at the president’s palace, the
Elysee, Paris, caused an embarrassing
scene one evening during the King of
Sweden’s visit.
A well known operatic star had
been engaged to sing, and M. Masse
net. the eminent composer, had con
sented. in honor of the presence of
the king and queen, to accompany
her. Suddenly it was remembered
that there was no piano in the
and in a great hurry an instrument
was borrowed during dinner.
It proved to be a cheap instrument,
and M. Massenet disgustedly refused
to play on it. On this Mme. Fallieres
requested M. Isidore de Lara to ac
company the singer, and this he did,
as the theatrical advertisements say,
"at a moment’s notice.”
J • 4
An Uncivil Answer.
It is probably that so many real
gems of humor —generally unconscious
it must be admitted—are lost in the sad
proceedings of the police courts. Oc
casionally, however, one escapes
through the grimly windows, as did
this one.
O’Toole, a little, red-haired Irishman,
just after Christmas was called upon
to answer a charge of assault upon one
O’Maliy. The police judge was “cub
ting it short,” and asked simply:
“O’Toole, why did you strike this
he gave an uncivil answer
to a civil question, Yer Honor.’*’
O’Toole replied.
“What was the civil question!” the
judge demanded.
“I asked him,” O'Toole explained,
. “an’ as polite as a Kerry county par
i son, ‘O’Maliy, ain’t it true, as ivery
; one says, that your brother is the
worst thief an’ blackguard in th’ state,
i exceptin’ only your father, who’s in
। for three years, an’ your uncle Mike,
an’ yourself?'
“An’ he says, ‘Oi accept th’ compli
ment, O’Toole, makin’ my bow to pri
sint company,’ an’ of course no wan
could take an uncivil answer like that
so I said, 'Ye are another, O’Malley,
an—an’ thin they turned in th’ call
for th’ ambulance, Yer Honor.” — Bo
hemian Magazine. j
♦»* -- .
Sure of That.
Officer (to recruit who has missed
every shot) —Good heavens, man, where
1 are your shots going'?
Recruit (tearfully)—l don’t know,
sir, they left home all right!—Punch.

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