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SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
MO 6KEHE
Founded January JO, I**l.
Member! Associated Press.
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G D. BOBBINS Publisher
A. G. MUNRO Business Manager
K. S. O'REILLY Managing Editor
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PUBLISHER'S NOTICE.
Bub»erltßrs to the Light and Gazette
are requested to pay money to regular 1
authorise* collectors on’y. Do not pay
carriers, as errors are sure to result.
Today the cowboys of the Publicity League ar* again riding line through
th* streets of aSn Antonio. They are armed with the traditional rifle and six
shooter, and they carry fountain peas and subscription blanks and the lariats
they swing awe verbal arguments.
No emsader of old every rode forth with a more worthy cause and it is to
be hoped that the herd will not stampede, but will walk up and be brand
•d with true publie spirit.
These is a great story to be told about San Antonio and San Antonio’s
country. The booster* of the Publicity League propose to carry the tale to
th* north and east and west, wherever there is a fanner seeking good land
er * capitalist looking for investment.
“Let's talk about San Antonie.” Lot us sing the saga of our city wher
ever a listening ear mab be found. In time the cities and the villages of the
less favored lands wil) ring with the fame of this land of promise and an
other great exodus will fill this great Southwest Texas.
A hundred big cities, a thousand villages will become our neighbors and
millions of wealth producing worker* will throng San Antonio's country.
San Antonio will be the commercial capital of this land, the parent city.
Th|a is not a dream, it is a near accomplished fact, that needs only a
little intelligent patriotism and hard work to accomplish, and the cowboy rid
er* of the Publicity League are on the right trail.
So, “hands up.” good citizens, when you see the day-riders on your
trail. Drop your dollars iato the big hat* and buy a dear title to that proud
feeling that never wears t>S.
THE EIGHT-HOUR SHIFT.
Mayor Callaghan ha* premised that
the police and fire departments will he
enlarged and reorganized. It is a fact
that both of these departments are
models of their size, but they should ,
be enlarged to cope with the growing
needs of San Antonio.
One feature of this reorganization
should not be overlooked, and that is
the eight-hour shift for the police de
partmeot. At present the men are on
duty continuously for twelve hours.
Persons who have not had occasion
to igake a teat cannot realize bow very
exhausting is the task of, patroling a
beat for twelve hours. It means that
the officer is on his feet, walking or
standing, eontinuoualy for half of the
day.
If the officer has made an arrest dur-1
ing the day or night he must report at ■
the corporation court in the morning
aad frequently his case is not disposed
of until eleven o’clock. He then has’
little time to go home and rest before'
reporting for duty in the evening
Practically all of the larger cities ’
have adopted the eight hour shift and
it is time tkat San Autonio should swing
in line. Aside from the justice of the
system it means better service and bet j
ter protection for the tax payer.
From all sections of the southwest the
tiding* qf heavy raips have come over ,
the wire. From the reports it seems ।
that not a section of the country has j
been neglected and good crops are as
sured. Thal foundation stoae of sue-1
cess, a bumper crop, being assured, it
is time to unite and work for that rec-;
ord breaking year of development which
is now attainable.
King Edward recently took in the'
tenderloin district in Paris incognito. 1
But a* he wore his trousers ereased on
the aides he was easily recognized by 1
the Parisians, who are always well post
ed o* fashions.
Ever since the Florida legislature
passed that bill putting it up to the
people to vote the state dry the Jack-
SouvVle baseball team has been going
down in the standing of the clubs col
umn.
Geoige Washington and Aunt Carry
Nation both became famous on account
of their exploits with a hatchet. But
Aunt Carry made money enough by her
THURSDAY,
Get branded.
Have you been roped?
Don’t be an outlaw and take to the
brush.
Now the giraffe also is getting it in
the neck. Mr. Roosevelt is reported to
have killed his first one.
Capital is a good thing to have. Still
it must be remembered that not all po
litical capital pays good dividends.
Tn Los Angeles the reformers demand
the passage of an ordinance to prohibit
women from lifting thei* skirt* at street
crossings. Why not an ordinance to
command men to close their eyes!
Baseball is a clean sport —that's
what makes it the great American
game. Ones in a while a scandal will
break out and much ado will be made
over it. But the grand old pastime rises
above it like a loosed balloon, and each
year it soars higher and higher; each
year new leagues are formed; mcL year
th* receipt* at the turnstiles grow
larger. Public sentiment is what keeps
it clean. Public sentiment will run bad
umpires out without any effort on the
part of the players. Public sentiment
would be quick to detect a jockeying
of percentages to draw attendance;
public sentiment is adverse to disputes
between players and officials and won’t
stand for them long.
THE GREAT ROUND UP.
hatehet exploits to buy a farm, while
George had to marry a rich widow to
get his farm. So to Carry belongs the
belt.
The Hains trial also has been ended.
Let’s see, what i* the next sensational
trial on the docket? The Pat Calhoun
trial of course doesn’t count, for that
we have with us always.
“Bwana Tumbo,” the name given
Mr. Roosevelt by th* natives of Africa,
means “fat boss.” If President Taft
should follow Teddy's example and go
lion hunting in Africa after th* expi
ration of his term, wonder what name
those natives would give him I
Sanctum Siftings
Pull, Brother, Pull.
Wireless telegraph, wireless telephone
and now they are talking about wireless
electric lights. There seems to be a de
gree of wirelessness about everything
save politics.—Houston Post.
Better as High Flyer*.
Orville Wright say* “women who
made flights displayed more nerve than
the men.” Sure. They're more flighty.
Austin Tribune.
Field for Investment.
If the red color of Mars indicates
that the planet is going dry, w* don’t
1 see why anyone wants to communicate
i with it.—Monterey News.

Don't Get Impatient.
Killing a pachyderm is wholly con
' ventional. Why not kill a pterodactyl
1 or an ichthyosauri—Nashville Tennes
' seean.
Yes. But Will They?
While a few sheets of fly paper does
not cost much, they add a world of
comfort to your dwelling by ridding it
of the pestiferous fly.—Laredo Times.
San Antonio police are worried over
boy burglars and say they ar* almost
giving the whole force nervous pros
tration by their exploits. Boys have
a habit of following the examples set
by their elders and San Antonio is not
exactly a place where a boy would bo
likely to learn to respect the law.
Cuoro Record.
Preparation.
“Your wife appears to be very busy
these days. ’ ’
“Yes, she is having things set in
order, so that she can go to the hospital
for the purpose of submitting to her
annual operation.”
An Unkind Cut.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT AND UAZEIIE
THE KIND OF LIDS THEY WILL SOON SPRING
Probably.
Teacher —And what did Adam do'
after the fall?
Jimmie—l'll b*t be aware like a pi
rate.
Imperfect Philanthropy.
Kaicker—Did your father give void
au auto?
Bocker—Yes. but he didn't endow it. !
The Easiest Way.
“Do you intend to have your son
follow you in the railroad business!”
“Yes,” replied the great magnate.
“I want him to be able when I lay .
down the burden to step into my shoes." j
“I suppose you will put him to work
at the bottom so that he will be able to
learn the business all the way through.”
“No. What's the use doing that I
1
WHERE THERE'S A MIXED BROOD.
The Duckling —Yes, I've been trying to tech him to swim, ma'am, but
he'll do better as a diver —he stayed under au awful long time.
j I’ll have him study law and get admit- tod to the bar.”
cJUR. JACK „ ....
<C««yricht. I*o*. ng AM*r!can-Joi'.rnal -Examiner.)
SHOWING OFF TO EMPTY BENCHES— By T. S. Allen.
"It's fine, James, but yer ipight as well quit—she's done gone eround
der corner."
LITTLE WILLIE’S IDBA OF A TOTEM POLE.
OBSERVANT
CITIZEN . . ..
Th* holdup of the Great Northern a
few days ago. when the train robber*
got away with $20,000 and the subse
quent reward of $lO,OOO offered by the
road for th* apprehension of the rob
bers recalls the killing of Camillo
Hauks, a noted train rebber in this
city in 1902. „
The robbery of the Montana express
resulted in the robber* getting between
$50,000 and $OO,OOO. The company of
fered rewards of $lO,OOO for the capture
of the robbers, dead or alive. Camillo
Hanks was known to have participated
in the h*ldup *f the Montana express.
He wan killed in this city by Pink Tay
lor, at that time a city policeman, dur
ing a fight with Walter Harvey and
Dave Hughes, also policemen. When
the officers put in their claim, they
were finally each given $lOO, the paper*
showing this now being held by City
Clerk Fred Fries.
The heavy fines imposed upon viola
tor* of the law by Judge Buckley re
cently in the police court have had a
tendency to materially reduce the num
ber of cases tried every morning in this
court. The *ev*re penalties have un
doubtedly put a orimp in the chronics
who appeared almost every week before
th* court on some charge.
“ ’Taint no use to start anything
nowadays, ’cause if youse ia guilty
Judge Buckley will shore plaster a good,
stiff fine agin you,” remarked a negro
the other day, who has be*n haled be
fore the court scores of times.
“I use to get drunk, beat up a cou
ple of those I had it in for and then
get off with a $5 fine. I didn’t mind
that so much, for even if I couldn’t
pay it. I did not have to be locked up
long. But mercy me, when it comes to
$l5 or $25 or maybe $5O, I gwine to cut
it out. Dis nigger know* when the times
comes to halt.”
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San Antonio
21 Years Ago
(From The Light May 20. 1388.)
Coaetd*rable business was disposed of
at a meeting of the city council yester
day afternoon.
TUe Mechanics’ and Workingmen’»
union meet today.
There will be a garden party at Mr*.
Tunstall’s on Friday evening.
United States infantry has returned
from the Austin drill.
A through sleeper is now running
from San Antonio to the City of Meat
ioo, via the Southern Pacific at Eagle
Pass.
Th* Lone Star Gun club and the Pow
der House Hill slub have arranged fo*
a shoqt the first Sunday in June.
Emil Opperman. F. F. Garza. John
Krempkau and Bob Marx shaved off
their moustaches this morning on a
wager.
Miss Agnes Catton has been appointed
primary expounder at the summer nor
mal institute, held at. Sae Marco*, i*
connection with the Texas Uhautauqun
from June ST to Aug. 1.
The explosion of a lamp threatened
the home of City Weigher Sanches las*
night. The Are was extinguished by Of«
fiver Rips without an alarm being turn
ed in.
People are urging the eity council M
construct a bridge over th* river on
Crockett street.
The Wells Fargo Express company
has some new wagons in operation in
this eity.
Peter Nelson ba* seeured the contract
for the construction of the Rockport ex
tension of th* Arantas Pass.
Postal Inspector John E. Hollinsvorth
is in the eity.
Cal. W. J. McNamara has returned
from Austin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Levi and A. Levi
of Victoria, Tex., who have been visit
ing Mr. »nd Mr*. Sol Halff, returned
h*m« yesterday.

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