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San Antonio light and gazette. [volume] (San Antonio, Tex.) 1909-1911, July 11, 1909, Image 3

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Executive Will Be Royally En
tertained When He Comes to
Accept the Gift Chapel,

Elaborate plans for the reception and
entertainment of President Taft when
he visits San Antonio in October will
be made at a meeting that will prob
ably be held shortly by the various pub
lic organizations of the city.
A prominent part in arrangements
will be taken by the Business Men’s
club, International club and the gift
chapel committee. They will probably
be joined by representatives of a num
ber of other organizations.
As yet no date has been set for a
meeting to plan for the entertainment
of the citv's honored guest, but this
will probably be taken up within a few
days in order to leave ample time for
the working out of whatever details
are settled upon.
As stated in connection with the an
nouncement yesterday of Mr. Taft’s
itinerary, he will be met at El Paso
by President Diaz. It has been sug
fested that an invitation be sent to
’resident Diaz to accompany Mr. Taft
to this city. This will, in all likeli
hood, be done.
The most important event in con
nection with the president’s visit to
Ban Antonio, so far as present plans
extent, wall be his acceptance as com
mander-in-chief of the United States
*rmy, on behalf of the officers and
enlisted men at Fort Sam Houston of
the gift chapel and library building
riven by the citizens of San Antonio
to the army post.
This splendid structure, located in a
park of three acres, is now reaching
completion and will be ready before
the date of the president’s visit, which
is expected to be October 15 or 16.
Elaborate plans will be made for this
function. A complete formal program
will be prepared. The acceptance of
'.he chapel will be one of the crowning
(vents of the entire tour of the presi
jent and much attention will be at
;racted to it.
A full review of the troops at Fort
Sara Houston will be had in Mr. Taft’s
honor. It is possible that a banquet
will be arranged in his honor.
Special Dispatch.
El Paso, Tex., July 10.—Daniel J.
Keefe, commissioner general of immi
gration, after several days’ investiga
tion of the smuggling of Chinese here,
left last night for Eagle Pass, where
he will continue the probe. He will
visit Laredo, Brownsville and San An
tonio. He declares he is satisfied offi
cers are not implicated.
Special Dispatch.
Fort Worth, Tex., July 10. —District
Judge Toe Simmons announced himself
today as a candidate on the democratic
ticket to succeed Oscar Gillespie as
member of congress from this district.
Bimmons says he is confident of being
elected. He is a Bailey adherent. Gil
lespie is anti-Bailey.
Of a Famous Human Food.
The story of great discoveries or in
ventions is always of interest.
An active brain worker who found
himself hampered by lack of bodily
strength and vigor and could not carry
out the plans and enterprises he knew
how to conduct, was led to study va
rious foods and their effects upon the
human system. In other words before
he conld carry out his plans he had to
find a food that would carry him along
end renew his physical and mental
He knew that a food which was a
brain and nerve builder (rather than a
mere fat maker) was universally need
ed. He knew that meat with the aver
age man does not accomplish the de
sired results. He knew that the soft,
gray substance in brain and nerve cen
tres is made from Albumen and Phos
phafe of Potash obtained from food.
Then he started to solve the problem.
Careful and extensive experiments
evolved Grape-Nuts, the now famous
food. It contains the brain and nerve
building food elements in condition for
easy digestion.
The result of eating Grape-Nuts
iaily is easily seen in a marked sturdi
sess and activity of the brain and ner
vous system, making it’ a pleasure for
Mie to carry on the daily duties with
lut fatigue or exhaustion.
Grape-Nuts food is in no sense a
stimulant but is simply food which re
news and replaces the daily waste of
brain and nerves.
Its flavor is charming and being ful
ly and thoroughly cooked at the fac
tory it is served instantly with cream.
The signature of the brain worker
spoken of, C. W. Post, is to be seen on
sach genuine package of Grape-Nuts.
Look in pkgs, for the famous little
book, “The Road to Wellville.”
“There’s a Reason. - ’ i
Members of International Club
Plan Extensive Trip Though
the Neighboring Republic,
Plans for the big trade and social
excursion into Mexico to be conducted
by the International club will be made
at a meeting Monday evening at the
club rooms of the special committee
appointed to take in charge arrange
ments of W. E. Milligan, T. E. George,
F. A. Chapa, J. E. Elgin and Max B.
It is probable that, at this meet
ing the date for the excursion will be
set and details mapped out. August
10 has been informally set as the date
the party will leave here. From one to
three special cars, depending on the
number of acceptances, will be char
The party will go from here to Eagle
Pass, thence into the republic of Mex
ico to Monterey, Saltillo, Torreon and
Durango, thence back to Torreon and
to the City of Mexico via Aguascalien
tes, thence to San Luis Potosi and prob
ably Tampico, thence back to Mon
terey and home to San Antonio via
Fourteen to fifteen days is the time
estimated that it will take to make the
entire tour. The purpose of the ex
cursion is to stimulate trade and ce
ment friendship between San Antonio
and the republic of Mexico.
The party will “talk centennial’’ in
cessantly and it is probable much im
petus will be secured for the wide
sweeping movement now in the process
of formation for a grand celebration
in San Antonio next year in honor of
the centennial of Mexican independ
Interviews will be had with the gov
ernors of five or six states and the
advantages of the idea will be ex
plained to each. Each member will
pay a pro rata share of the expense.
Including meals and railroad fare the
cost of the trip will be about $125 for
each person.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed H. Everett are
spending several weeks in the City of
A very enjoyable party was given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George But
ler, 619 Crockett street Tuesday night
in honor of Albert T. Cooper, who will
return to San Francisco shortly. Re
freshments were served.
A party from the Prospect Hill Bap
tist church will leave Monday morning
' I for Palacios to attend the state en
campment of the Baptist Young Peo
ples’ Union, which will be held there
from July 13 to July 22. In the party
will be Rev. and Mrs. T. V. Neal. Mr.
and Mrs. G. B. Mitchell, Mrs. A. G.
Seamands, Miss Aileen Green of Geor
gia. Miss Margaret Sumpf, Miss Ethel
Haile, Roy Taylor, James Willingham,
Clovis Willingham. Tucker Wells, John
Schuehard and J. F. Knight of Birming
ham, Ala.
Tonight’s bill consists of six acts
booked direct from the St. Jo circuit.
The bill will not only give quality, but
i also quantity.
Arrangement has been made for a
■ seating capacity of fourteen hundred
। and by giving two shows there will be
4 accommodations for alt
Annual Sale
Note the reductions and then call to
morrow; see for yourself what strong
values we are offering. The original
price tickets left on every garment.
All $lO.OO Suits. Either Store 6.90
All $12.50 Suits. Either Store 8.90
All $15.00 Suits. Either Store J J 9Q
All $18.50 Suits. Either Store 13.90
All $20.00 Suits. Either Store 15.90
All $22.50 Suits. Either Store 17.90
All $25.00 Suits, Either Store 18.90
All $30.00 Suits. Either Store 22.90
All $35.00 Suits. Either Store 27-90
All $40.00 Suits. Either Store 3 1.90
Fifteen Liquor Dealers Go Out
of Business Last Night,
Midnight last night witnessed the
closing for good and all of fully fif
teen saloons in Bexar county and prob
ably several hundred throughout the
state as the result of the going into
force of the Robertson Fitzhugh liquor
law, passed by the last legislature.
The saloons legislated out of busi
ness were only those that had taken out
liquor licenses after February 20, 1909,
all others being allow’ed to remain.
Local saloon men who were operating
under licenses taken out later than
February 20 and who wished to con
tinue in business prepared several weeks
or months ago for the situation by buy
ing out the license of some dealer who
has secured his right to sell liquor prior
to the date mentioned.
This resulted in the lessening of the
number of saloons in the county by
about twenty-five, there having been
that many licenses issued after Febm
ary 20, though not all of these eeased
business last night.
Ed S. Newton, city editor of the
Light and Gazette, wearing his famous
“No. 9” smile, arrived today from the
sun-kissed sands of giddy Galveston,
where he has been spending a short va
cation. After spending so much time
on the oeen waves he talks in the jar
gon of a jolly old tar, and walks with
a nautical roll, hailing all friends with
a cheery “Ship ahoy! ’’
Reduce Fat
a Pound a Day
Rengo Has Solved the Problem of Safe
Fat Reduction Without Starvation
Diet or Tiresome Exercises.
A quick, harmless reducer of fat, called
Rengo. has come into popular use which
far eclipses any method of treatment
heretofore used.
This Illustration Plainly Shows What
Rengo Has Done.
Rengo is perfectly harmless, pleasant to
take, and it is chewed like fruit or candy.
l lt causes a gradual, harmless but effec-
I tive reduction in weight, and without
leaving wrinkles which are nearly always
' present after taking drugs and other
I dangerous materials commonly called
! “anti-fats.”
I There is nothing "just as good” as
I Rengo.
For sale by al! druggists at $l.OO per
full sized box. or by mall prepaid, bv The
I Rengo Co.. 3358 Rengo Bldg., Detroit.
Mica. The Company will gladlv send vou
I a trial package free by mall, if you will
| write them direct to Detroit; no free
I packages at drug stores.
Rengo is for sale and recommended in
I San Antonio by A. M. Fischer. 510
I East Houston street. W. C. Kal
। teyer. 40S East Houston street. A. Dreiss,
119 North Alamo street, j. w Taliaferro,
4 IZu East Houston street.
Report Shows That Many Chil
dren and Girls Are Saved.
Members of the Humane Society of
this city are elated over the report of
work accomplished during the past
month and made public at the regular
meeting held Friday night. Of the for
ty-six calls investigated, the cases
ranged from relieving animals to the
rescue of several girls, two of them
only fifteen years old, from immoral
lives. In all five girls were placed in
the Good Shepherd’s Horfte. One of
them was found in a house of ill fame,
another had been enticed from her
home by a local married man, against
whom a complaint is now pending, and
' still another was found at West End,
I under the influence of drugs, adminis
tered by an unknown party.
Work done by the society in the re
lief of animals was large. It was found
necessary to kill four of these, to re-
I lieve them of their pain, while six ani
mals were ordered out of harness. Twen
ty brutal or indifferent drivers heeded
the warnings of agents of the society
and have accorded better treatment to
their beasts of burden. One driver was
prosecuted and convicted of inhuman
: treatment of his horse.
While the society has done much in
the way of relieving dumb animals,
members consider the work done in
rescuing children among the most im
portant in that line, in the history of
the organization. Six parents were re-
I ported as abusing their offspring and
as a result, these children have been
treated better. Two children were re
stored to their homes and three little
ones were placed in an orphanage.
An insight into the rapid growth of
San Antonio is given by the report,
which declares that the work of the
Humane Society has increased enor
mously in the past few months, through
increasing population. The hope was
expressed that those interested in the
humanitarian efforts of the organiza
i tion would make it possible for the em
ployment of another agent.
The report of the treasurer showed a
deficit of $135, making it necessary to
issue an appeal for funds to carry on |
the work with the greatest efficiency.!
The society will receive donations and i
monthly subscriptions, at their offices I
in the Hicks building.
It was said that as the summer ad-1
vances cases of ill treatment of ani- 1
mals is certain to increase. The re
markable effect of the weather on bn- I
man beings was shown by the statement
that brutality to children increases!
greatly during the hot weather months.]
As the society is even now almost |
swamped with calls, its members are
expecting one of the most strenuous (
periods in its existence.
News has reached the city of the re
turn to his former home in St. Charles,
Mo., of Shirley W. Johns, former man-1
aging editor of the Daily Light.
Mr. Johns left San Antonio early m |
April, sailing from Galveston for Ltv-1
erpool. Twd months were spent in tour-1
ing England. Mr. Jolins reached St.
Charles a week ago. mncl improved in
health. He was joined there by his
wife and family and after -pending the,
summer in his native state expects to.
return to San Antonio.
The beggar and the rich man die
hear this at the Graud luesday nuht. j
Sale of Summer Footwear
■—nOEM—liW hUiQfdU, I—BBT—
It j
Will /
Pay 1
Prof. Thorndike, Famous Psychologist
of Columbia University Analyses
Strange Workings of Mind of Man
Who Murdered Beautiful San Fran
cisco Girl for 65 Cents.
4444444444444 4 4 4 4
4 . 4
❖ Berkeley, Cal., July 10. —How 4
4 a man could deliberately and 4
4 pitilessly murder a beautiful, 4
❖ innocent girl, flee from the 4
4 scene of his awful crime and 4
I 4 then, only a few hours after, 4
❖ give himself up to save an inno- 4
❖ cent man, a total stranger to 4
❖ him, from the gallows—this is 4
4 the most puzzling phase of one 4
❖ of the most brutal and pitiful 4
4 crimes in the history of Califor- 4
i 4 nia. *
4 At the request of the Daily 4
❖ Light and Gazette, Prof. E. L. 4
❖ Thorndike of Columbia uni ver 4
4 sity, the noted psychologist who 4
❖ is now lecturing at the summer 4
4 session of the university of Cali- 4
4 fornia here, has given the soln- 4
❖ tion in a psycho-logical analysis 4
4 of the act of the murderer. 4
A few days ago James Cunningham,
a stone quarry laborer, after a dispute
with Miss Caroline Grasch, a clerk in
the office of San Francisco contractors,
over what lie claimed to be an over
charge for board, of 35 cents in his pay
check, shot and instantly killed the
beautiful girl.
J. Novak, another laborer, was ar
rested for the crime. When Cunning
ham learned that Novak was suspect
ed ho gave himself up and made a full
confession. He has never expressed any
sorrow for his awful deed, maintaining
that he was fully justified. His griev-
IDb. This week to every purchaser of 50c
worth of Tea or Coffee, Spices, Extracts or Baking
Powder. Everyone uses Tea and Coffee, why not
buy the good kind and get your sugar less than cost
In our line, that’s why we ean give yon better goods and lower prices than other dealers: what is more, we buy
in large quantities for our numerous stores in the United States, thus enabling us to buy at bottom prices, our
customers getting the benefit.
We Have Every Kind of Tea Tjiat Remember, the Alamo Blend can be
Grows. had only at Our Store
Java and Rio Coffee, three pounds for 50c Best Pearl Tapioca, per pound 6c
Mexican Blend Coffee, per pound 20c Pure Cider Vinegar, per bottle
Alamo Blend Coffee, per pound .. 25c Grandmother Fruit Jams, jar
El Ryad, M. and J. Blend, 35c; three pounds for.sl.oo Fresh Fig Newtons, per pound
A. & P. Creamerv A. & P. Elgin
Butter Per lb. 30c Butter Per lb. 30c
a= 5flJI I IjJ u 11 ==
403 E. Houston Street New Phone 219; Cid Phone 63
Men’s Oxfords at a Big Saving
Clapp Stetson Walk-Over
Every pair in the two stores included in this
great sale. That the values are great is evi
deuced by the extremely low prices we quote
IL on high-grade footwear.
$6 and sb.sO Edwin Clapp J Off
Oxfords 4.73
$5 Stetson Oxfords, Priced O *7ff
at U./3
$4-00 Walk - Over O 1 g
Oxfords at X 0
$3.50 Walk - Over Off
Oxfords at
$2.50 White Canvas i Off
Oxfords at X • X 3
Two Stores
ance was that he had waited two
months for his money and that he was
overcharged for board.
The following is Prof. Thorndike’s ex
planation of the murder:
Psychologist’s Explanation.
“Cunningham is instilled with the
idea of abstract justice, and he was
only carrying out his idea of a ‘square
deal' when he killed the girl and when
he gave himself up to pay the penalty
for his crime to save the life of a fel
low laborer against whom circumstan
tial evidence was strong.
“1 know nothing of the past life of
Cunningham other than the fact that
he has been a common laborer aud a
•floater' all his life. Nevertheless, I am
sure that a close examination into his
history would show that he has always
followed out the idea of justice in
JULY 11, 1009.
“There are only these points that
need be considered in his remarkable
confbssion: First, that Miss Brasck
stood to him only as a representative
of the firm that, had refused to pay him
all the money due him and had cut
down the amount of hi, rightful earn
“Second, true to his instinct of jus
tice he gave himself up to the police
as soon as he discovered that another
man was accused of the crime.
“These are the salient points of the
whole sordid story and plainly tell a
tale of a weak man's idea of ‘sqnar
ing’ accounts.
“And now we find that the prisoner
declines the aid of counsel, preferring
to go to his death on the scaffold. This
peculiar mental attitude of the man
simply bears out the first hypothesis
that justice has been his guide through
out. To settle an account aggregating
less than 40 cents he killed Mise Brasch,
who to him stood for the firm that had
treated him unjustly. He knew the pen
alty was death, but hoped to escape.
The apprehension of Novak, however,
spoiled this plan and so, impelled by
his nature, Cunningham deliberately
put his own neck in the noose to save
another from an injustice.
“Every act before and after the con
summation of the crime was premedi
tated and carefully thought over. This
explains why Cunningham has no re
grets over the death of his victim, ami
in all probability he never will suffer
remorse for the murder unless outside
influences are brought to bear upon ths
emotional side of his nature. Should
he be sentenced to death, Cunningham
will go to the scaffold with the firm
idea that his death will balance all ac
counts, not excepting the paltry sum
that was cut from his earnings, and
which caused the death of Miss Brasch
and exposed one mode of injustice
practiced on tho ‘ man at the bottom
of the pile.’ ”

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