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Founded January 20, 1881.
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When a Man Tries to
Be a Corporation
distinguishes us from all other animals the mental man.
Thore is no need of discussing here the question as to wheth
er the mental self is again divisible into a thinking self and
a spiritual self (soul).
The animal man or physical self is merely the human
body with all its marvelous machinery for renewing itself
and keeping alive. The physical body also prepares the food
for our brains and keeps alive our nerves and thinking ap
Our mental self is a sort o* an aristocrat, and it often
treats our physical self most shamefully. It regards the
body much as kings and princes and Aldriches and Morgans
regard common workaday people. That is, it compels the
body to work and pay taxes (in nourishment) to brain and
serves, and in return it pays the least possible wages and
demands the longest possible hours.
For the wages of the physical body are food, ail, relaxa
tion. rest, sleep.
And as land thieves and trust builders take more than
their share of the fruits of nature's bounty, so the mental
man, with restless brain, robs the blood or life-current of
more than its share of nourishment.
The result? The body, overworked and underfed, can no
longer pay its taxes of nourishment to the brain, it loses
courage (tone) and its activities close down.
Harriman tho-miud is being punished by Harriman-the
Harriman the-bod ’ needs only a few ounces of nitrogen
and fat and water each day to be a hale and healthy animal.
A haqdful of wheat and a glass of water would do in a
t " But he has neglected the ounce of food that he might seize
a railway or a county.
He has chosen a million rather than a meal, and now
H.'irriman-the body has fallen 111. It is discouraged. It has
a thousand times toiled patiently to digest and prepare the
food that Harriman the mind has hastily hurled into the
stomach. It has been ready to pour the nourishing products
of its marvelous chemistry into the blood stream only to
have the autocrat. Harriman the mind, summon the blood
to heat that restless brain in order that some new project
may be thought out.
So the greedy mind rollbed the patient body until the
chain of wonderful factories in the body are shut down or
running only half time, and- the blood corpuscles are eitHer
on strike or locked out.
And so Harriman-the-man is starved, though he can have
anything on earth he wants to eat.
And the doctors say to Harrinian-the-mind:
“You -must rest; sleep; lie in the sun, breathe lots of pure
So Harriman-the-mind—the king and autocrat—must bow
to Harnman-the-body, must repay the slights and insults
of years, must squat® the debts of sleepless, scheming nights
and bolted meals; must make concessions to the striking
corpuscles and sign an eight hour day agreement with the
heart and liver aud kidneys.
The trouble was that Harriman-the-mind fell into the
hnbit of the corporations he runs. A corporation has no
body and no soul. It just has a mind. It takes al) and
gives nothing. ,
And when a man starts nut to run himself on that basis,
his mother, Nature, will stand it about so long and then
she calls a halt. And when she calls a halt something stops.

That French scheme of calming a nervous wife by paper
ing her room in blue is likely to bring a new clash if she
wears a green kimono.
Secretary Wilson says farm products are keeping pace
with the population. So is the price. Sec.; so is the price.

Because Mitteawin is overcrowded, Thaw gets a room
all to himself. Figure it out.
They are going to have a Bryan day at the Seattle fair.
Yes, you guessed it—there will be oratory.
——— —■
Another bunch of Japanese tourists is going to travel
over this country as guests of the business concerns. Every
time a Jap comes over here it is on a mission of better un
tierstanding between the two nations and increased good
will and closer bitsine-s relations, it always gets him the
time of his life.

The folks who accuse Novelist Chambers of taking inci
dents out of real life, want him to put them right back. So
there! ,
Let's see, isn’t Bheims the place the flighty stuff comes
The Italian town where lo’were killed by grabbing live
wires was Lecco. It should have been “Leggo' ”
' " ♦ — —
If that Dera Ghazi Khan city does finish its slide into the
Indus river, it will get the first real bath it had in several
hundred years.

We’re spending three million dollars a month on the Pan
ama canal, which indicates the money flics every bit as
fast as the dirt.
“ * ■ ' —
An officer was really hurt in the mimic war at Boston He
is constructively entitled to a pensioe
Each of us has within him
two identities.
First, there is the physical
self—the animal.
Second, there is that self that
England Shows the Ef
fects of Land Hogs
ernment financial department is a man named Lloyd-George,
i He has prepared a budget that has raised much of a rumpus
' in England as the Payne-Aldrich bill did here.
Only it works the other way.
। The working people are given a fair chance, and the rich
[ are taxed each according to his wealth.
England has a few hundred great land owners—mostly
lords and dukes and things like that—and the rest of the
people pay rent. And all the taxes are shifted by the land
owners to the tenants.
Lloyd-George wants to cure that by a heavier tax on in
Acres and acres of land which should furnish homes, shel
ter and food for human beings, are fenced off by the nobil
ity and held as parks and hunting grounds.
Lloyd George would stop this by taxing the “unearned
increment.’’ That is, he would tax idle land on a basis o.
what it MIGHT produce if it were not held in idleness by
idle owners.
The result has been a dreadful row among the rich and
“noble’’ classes.
They say Lloyd-George is a socialist or perhaps an an
archist. They say that his scheme of taxation could only
be proper in case of war and if the nation’s life were in
But he replies that it IS a war budget, and that the na
tion's life is in peril when its people are kept out of work
and its lands lie idle.
He said in one speech:
“This is a war budget! It is a budget for waging im
placab’c warfare against poverty, and I cannot help hoping
that before this generation has passed away we shall have
made a great advance towards the good time when poverty,
with the wretchedness and squalor and human degradation
which always follow in its camp, will be as remote from
the people of this country as the wolves which once infest
ed its forests.’’
That sounds like patriotism and sense.
And the way the land-hogs are squealing is marvelous.
We, in America, may well look ahead a century or so and
consider if our national life is to be threatened by land
The operations of the land grabbers —railroads and other
corporations—indicate that such a condition will come unless
we wake up—and stay awake.
— + —
Harriman hopes his test cure will work.
Half dozen bankers tried to escape from the Pittsburg
penitentiary via a tunnel, hut were foiled. “The Bankers’
Row,” is after ail, a hard row to hoe.
As Others View If
Bronze statues of George Washington and Robert E. Lee-
Virginia’s contribution to the nation’s “Hall of Fame ■—
were on Tuesday last placed in statuary hall in the capitol
at Washington. The Washington statue is a duplicate of
Houdon's famous masterpiece, now in the capitol at Rich
mond. Va. This statue was completed during the life-time of
Washington, and its execution by request of the common
wealth of Virginia was a mark of honor for which Presi
dent Washington was deeply grateful.
The statue of Robert E. Lee, designed by Edward V. Val
entine, an artist of Richmond, Va., will fnr a time attract
much attention. We hope that it will, like that of Washing
ton, prove a masterpiece.
General Lee's memory deserves high honor from the state
of Virginia, and this is the greatest tribute which that great
commonwealth can pay to this man who sacrificed so much
for her.
The war of the rebellion, ended more than 44 years ago at
Appomattox, looms up before the student of American his
tory in greater proportions as the passing years give a truer
perspective of the contentions and aims of those by whom
this reluctant nation was finally compelled to wage war in
its own territory for its very existence. Many of the conten
tions which resulted in culmination and recrimination were
in regard to subjects which a wise statemanship, with mutual
forbearance and patience, could have settled with honor to
all parties. The institution of slavery was one of these sub
jects. Had the wisdom of Lincoln been listened to this
“sacred institution’’ could have been confined to the area
of the so-called slavery states, where, under gentle laws,
wisely administered, all children born in slavery after a
certain date would have become free.
But slavery was not the great and underlying cause of the
war of the rebellion. This is now found to have been the
threatened loss of power to the so-called oligarchy of the
Robert E. Lee stands acquitted before the bar of history
of any share in this great conspiracy. That this was “ah in
destructible union of indestructible states” he had been
taught in the schools of the nation at the nation's expense.
But he had never learned the lesson. Lincoln well knew his
high standing before the south; how he was being sought
for as the one soldier, long in the service and skilled in
arms, who would be to the great conspiracy as great and re
sourceful a leader in the coming war as Washington had
been in the struggle for independence.—Concord Monitor.
The men who handle money on a small scale—the petty
dealers, for instance— would be glad to see the $2 bill dis
appear. They consider it somewhat of a nuisance. The twos
certainly ought to be called in and converted into ones.
There ought to Re in circulation more bills of that useful
denomination. There is never a surplus of them, so great
and so constant is the demand.—Chicago Tribune.
Pointed Paragraphs
If a man gets awful fat he’ll think it’s because he’s too
smart to be as thin as most people.
No matter what color a girl’s hair is you can get her mad
by admitting you don’t think it is some other.
It takes a woman’s breath away to think how much more
beauty she would have if she had money enough to-dress it.
After a rran explains in an argument why you ought to be
lieve his way it’s perfectly plain to the blindest why you
A girl is so naturally deceptive with a man she is trying
to get engaged to that she can yawn in his face when it is
time for aim to go borne and make him think she is begging
him to stay longer.—New York Press.
Even a single man may have his double.
The tuition fee is generally pretty high in the school of
It's when it is first budding that a young man’s mustache
is down and out.
It's when a man is under a cloud that we are apt to see
him in a bad light.
The fact that one-half the world is short is what enables
the other half to get along.
The man who ventures on thin iee doesn’t want to take for
Ua umMM “Slow but aura.”
Over in England they
call a tariff bill or a tax
law a budget. England is
now struggling with her
budget. The head of the gov-
10 BE WH
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
(Copyright, 1909. by American-Journal )
A1OLNG woman who is remark i
ble for her intellect, her good
heart and her spiritual qualities
called upon me recently, and, although
these, admirable traits were all photo
graphed in her sweet and interesting
face and expressed in her well modulat
ed voice, she affected me like a discord
in music.
This was the cause:
She sat with sunken ehest, elevated
shoulders and projecting chin, one leg
crossed ungracefully over the other, and
her whole attitude devbid of ease and
elegance. Added to this, she was care
lessly dressed. Her attire was clean
and fresh, to be sure, but the blouse
waist fitted badly about the shoulders,
there was no thought given to tbe choice
of becoming colors, and her hat was
unsuited to her style of face.
No Excuse for Carelessness.
There is no genius, no goodness, no
usefulness that can excuse a woman for
being careless in dress or ungraceful in
Everything about a woman should ex
press harmony and charm. It is ut
terly useless for the woman who is not
beautiful within to attempt to seem
beautiful by mere outward show. She
may deceive a few superficial observers
for a time, but a selfish or cruel habit
of thought or a vain mind soon hardens
the eyes and the face and destroys tbe
effect of the most tasteful attire and
the most cultured manner.
But the good heart and the bright
mind should not disguise itself under
tasteless garments or express itself with
awkward gestures. Besides being
agreeable to the eye, the proper deport
ment of attitude is an aid to the de
velopment of character.
Gracefulness Helps the Mind.
To sit, walk and stand with dignity
and grace are accomplishments which
help the mind and the spirit as well as
the body.
Since the memory of man, the trian
gle has been a symbol of human char
acter. The physical, the mental, the
spiritual nature are expressed by the
three sides of the triangle.
So soon as either line is imperfect or
diseased, man is abnormal in his nature.
And whatever is abnormal is deformed
or diseased.
The gifted young woman, whose beau
tiful spirit and wonderful mind charm
ed all who met her was on the road to
physical degeneracy, through ungrace
ful and unhealthful attitudes and utter
neglect of one line of the triangle. She
had temporarily forgotten her fair
young body, and was adding the insnlt
of careless attire to the injury of wrong
Composure Saves Vitality.
A woman’s face aqd body should ex
press dignity, repose, animation, hope,
ambition, energy and grace.
Order and cleanliness should be her
handmaidens, and serenity should ban
ish nervousness from her presence.
The woman who cannot sit still with
out a foot or a hand in motion is wast
ing her own vitality and annoying
others who are compelled to be in her
Learn composure! Learn grace!
Learn deportment!
Learn how to sit down, how to rise,*
to stand, to walk.
These are important factors in a
woman’s education.
For a woman should be a thing of
beauty—to mind, heart, soul, ear and
(From The Light, August 28, 1888.)
Eugene Nordhaus leaves for his new
home in St. Louis.
John Heitgen celebrates his thirty
fifth birthday anniversary.
The improvements at the Sunset
roundhouse are nearly completed.
Seven bents of the railway bridge
across the Medio on the Aransas Pass
are washed away by the flood.
A new wooden floor is being put in
the San Fernando Cathedral.
A white burglar enters the home of
Scott Robinson, a negro grave digger
at No. 2 Starr street, but is frightened
away before he can secure any booty.
Madame Virginia Donaldson expects
to return to San Antonio from Corpus
Christi about October 1 and to reopen
iter dancing academy here.
C. Runge has contributed some Texas
cactus to the Kansas City fair.
There's n touring car on four small
It is going to Dreamland Town;
The chauffeur mild is your mother,
By her side vou must cuddle down.
You must close your eyes; there s gold
en dust
On the road to Dreamland Town.
The sandmen ride and glide aside
Policemen thev in brown.
We are going fast in our touring car,
We are nearing Dreamland Town,
And the hand you feel will turn the
And run the bogies down.
A speed law. dear, for our big, big
car —
We are entering Dreamland Town,
And the tiny wheels ’neath your little
Are slowly running down.
New York Times.
“Do angels have wings?
“Yes. Johnny.”
“Wish I could have ’em now. Gee.
how I could go after them high liners.’’
—Kansas City Journal-
Observant Citizen
Josh Wise Says:
“Some men who want ter make a
noise in th’ world think they kin do it
only with the mouth.”
THE telephone is undoubtedly a
great institution. Most people
will admit that. One man in this
town who has doubts on the subject,
however, is a young lawyer whose of
fices-are not more than 60 kilometers
from Houston street and Avenue C. A
little experience of his a few evenings
ago convinced him that the instrument
has very obvious weaknesses.
He had made an engagement with a
friend to go calling and agreed to meet
him at a corner occupied by a drug
store out in the residence section.
While he was waiting he stepped inside
the store and stood near the phone. As
it happened, it rang as he stood there,
and in order to relieve the druggist,
who was busy at the prescription coun
ter, he volunteered to answer it.
“Would you mind stepping across
the street to Mr. Jones’ residence,” in
quired a sweet feminine voice, “and
ask Mr. David Brown to eome to the
“I am not connected with the drug
store,” replied the lawyer, upon whom
that voice had made an impression al
ready. “but I shall be delighted to
take the message myself.”
He asked her to hold the wire, and
dashed across the street and rang the
bell. It was Mr. Jones’ residence, it
appeared, 'and he delivered the mes
sage. He was informed that Mr.
Brown would come immediately. An
ticipating the latter, the attorney re
turned to the phone and said, “I de
livered your message and, Mr. Brown
will be here at once.”
“Thank you so much.V returned the
sweet voiced charmer in dulcet tones.
The man with whom the lawyer had
an engagement arrived then, but when
the situation was explained he agreed
to wait until Mr. Brown arrived, in
order to see if some inkling of the
identity of the converger at the other
end couldn't be secured. They waited
Just then a big burly negro man
came into the drugstore. Without hesi
tation he stepped to the phone, raised
the receiver and inquired: “Helio. Miss
Minervy, how is you-all dis ebeping?”
That was all the eavesdroppers over
King Alfonso steadily belies the ill
1’ kof his XIII. A good fairy watched
over him even before his birth, which
followed the death of his father. As a
babe he recovered from an illness that
seemed desperate, and his good luck in
bomb outrages has been equaled only by
th® courage that took him recently into'
the heart of disaffected Barcelona. But
Alli has not been an unlucky number
f r sovereigns, as shown in the persons
of ' harlea XIII of Sweden and Louis
Alli of France.—London Observer.
Texas Talk
Hats off to Fort Worth: A
$650,000 bond issue for public im
provements carried with a whoop.
Colonel Frank Putnam has been
poking fun at “The North Texas
Twins. ’ ’ Well, the twins are 300
or 400 miles from tide water, but
in combined assessed values tlley
exceed Harris and Bexar $8,000,000
and are going some. The bonds will
be sold immediately and public im
provements pushed. The Tintes-
Herald congratulates the live men
of Fort Worth.—Dallas Times-Her
And hear the groans from coming
generations who have to pay off these
$650,000 bond Issues.
Corpus Christi ’a claims as a summer
resort are not all hot air. The
government bulletins show uniform
ly a lower range of temperature
here than in the interior by nearly
ten degrees. The records of yester
day are a sample of the comparison.
While it was 112 at Fort Worth
(geeminy blazes). 108 at Palestine
and Taylor and 106 at San Antonio,
it reached only 93 in Corpus Christi,
and that ia the hottest weather
we’ve had. —Corpus Caller.
In other-words, Corpus Christi is al
most a frost as a summer resort.
Better wait for official confirms
tio of the story that the governor of
3 Mexican state had refused to com
ply with the request of Diax for
his resignation. Mighty few Mex
icans are alive who have defied
Diaz. —Beaumont Journal.
Reyes may yet turn the triek and win
a statue from a later generation. Most
dead statesmen are patriots.
The signs have been removed
from Alamo plaza in San Antonio
and now the chile stands must go.
When is the city going to begin to
clean up its politics?—Lockhart
Wearying of waiting for Lockhart to
awake from its lethargy and point the
way, we cleaned 'em up some few years
ago'. _
Wake up, good people. The times
are propitious for golden apples to
drop in the lap of Mies San Angelo.
This is a straight tip. In less than
six months work will be under way
for a railroad south from this eity
to Menardville. Put this in your
memory box and dream about it. It
comes straight. —San Angelo Press-
It would seem that San Antonio is
not alone in its dreams of railoads and
bonuses. But when the sleeper wakee—! i
AUGUST 28, 1909.
Little Stories
THAT Mrs. Annie Yeamans of “The
Candy Shop ’ ’ receives more
money now than she did when she
was in what most people would call her
prime shows the drift of theatrical sal
aries upward.
“When all theatergoing New York
of the period was my friend,” she said
the other day, “I was receiving a sal
ary of twenty-five dollars a week. This
was just after the war, when I was ap
pearing with Harrigan and Hart at 514
“When we moved farther uptown my
salary was increased to forty dollars,
and a season later, when in the height
of my glory, I was dismissed when I
asked that my salary 1>e made sixty dol
lars per week, a sum then being paid to
a less popular actress in the same com
“And it is to be remembered that out
of my salary of twenty-five dollars
weekly in those days, I had to provide
all the necessary costumes of tbe parts
assigned to me.”
The Japanese have an interesting
method of growing a kind of mush
room known as the wood mushroom, Ag
aricus shitake. This species, which is
much prized m food in Japan, is relat
ed to the so-called honey fungus, a
species»very destructive to the roots of
trees and woody plants. This latter spe-.
cies, it may be noted, is one of the
causes of phosphorescence in decaying
wood. The Japanese method of growing
their mushroom seems to consist in pre
paring the ground for it. A coppice of
red oak. beech, or chestnut, of some
twenty years' growth, is cut down just
after the fall of the leaf. The wood is
then left lying for 100 days. It is then
eut into lengths of 3 or 4 feet, and the
logs are lacerated with large pruning
knives. Spores settle on the wounded
parts, and the mycelium of the fungus
spreads through the tissues of the wood.
Next year a crop of mushrooms springs
up. The production of mushroo.ms may
go on for six years, but the main crop
is gathered the second vear. The at
tempt is now being made to cultivate
the wood mushroom in German in the
Japanese manner.—London Globe.
A woman came into the general store
with a jnr of butter. She desired to ex
change it for another jar of butter. In
churning her butter she had discovered
a mouse in the churn.
“It didn’t injure the butter,” she
said to the storekeeper, “and to any
one who did not know the circumstances
it would taste all right.”
Taking the woman at her word, the
merchant earied her jar into the back
room, transferred her butter to another
jar, and the gratified customer took
back her mouse bntter with a thousand
thinks for the accommodation.
There is a great deal of needless trou
ble in the world on account of squeam
ish sentiment.—Milwaukee Journal.

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