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Founded January 20, 1881.
Evening Dally. Members Associated Press. Sunday Morning.
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riers, as errors are sure to result.
The Light and Gazette is on sale at hotels and news-stands
throughout the United States.
Monterey’s Need
Our Opportunity
coming in generous quantities. The firsf to respond were the
bakers, who have offered not less than 75 barrels of bread,
tome of wich is now at the International A Great Northern
depot and some at the relief headquarters on Losoya street.
As an indication of the spontaniety of the giving, a Ger
man expressman came into the office this morning and laid
down five silver dollars laconically remarking: “For the
poor people of Monterey.’’ The elerk asked the name of the
donor and the kindly German replied, “Names don’t count;
it’s food and money; never mind te name.’’ That was the of
fering of a poor man with a heart bigger than his purse.
Possibly he actually KNOWS what suffering is and he cer
tainly knows what is charity.
It will be interesting to note to what extent the well-to-do
and even rich, do for the hungry and homeless and despair
ing hordes of the stricken city.
How would you like to live from Saturday to Monday on a
bowl of soup and a few grains of rice! If the planked steak
isn’t done to a turn you are apt to grumble and if the cook
fails to do her best at eaeh meal you feel in a week that you
are a martyr. Next Saturday at noon eat a bowl of soup ’
Sunday noon take four or five spoonsful of boiled rice and
nothing more until Monday. In the meantime burn your home |
and throw all that won’t burn in the river. By Wednesday |
you may be in a frame of mind that will allow you to appre-1
ciate in a slight degree the misery of the sufferers of Mon-1
terey. *
Fill the train that is going to carry gladness to hundreds
and bring relief to a people bowed down with woe. Open
your purse, epen your hearts and give. The joy of helping
will sweep a hundred petty troubles away.
Hslp youiself by helping others.
f’ — +-
, When Taft and Diaz of Mexico meet at El Paso, will the
town be decorated with banners bearing that classic greeting,
“Salve,” or won’t it!
Suffrage’s held a meeting in Mrs. Belmont’s “marble I
house.” ’Twas at least a change from the marble heart. ;
+ _
Proabsblv the new battleship Arkansas will have a maga- ;
zine stored with Jeff Davis expletives.
Menelik 11. of Abyssinia had in his possession more than I
a thousand locks of hair, of every shade of color and-,
texture; each of these is labeled with the date and other ;
particulars of its acquisition. Er —can it be possible Mene '
was the original Jaek-the-Clipper J
A Kansas man left a will written on the back of his Yale ,'
diploma. This, at length, suggests a use for diplomas.
‘ *
The next time Maude Adams asks us if we believe ia
fairies we shall answer: “We did, but we don’t gnome ’ore.”
Some men find it so difficult to advise a woman how to
make investments that they adopt the safer course of un
loading their own upon her.
Ten suffragettes have been trying to starve themselves in
Holloway prison, which is indeed a hollow way of enjoying
4 — .
There’s a millionaire eop in Philadelphia, which suggests
that joining the force was the only way to find any excite
ment in that town.
San Francisco
Is On Trial
man who ruled both the big political parties and held every
man’s business and home interests at his mercy. A whole
board of supervisors confessed to being bribe-takers and
blackmailers. Many of the most prominent lawyers were in
dicted, and the courts arc even now trying, for bribery, the
head of all the street railway lines.
In connection with this great municipal scandal almost
every crime known to criminology has been perpetrated
dynamiting, assassination, kidnaping, perjury, subornation,
murderous assault, bribery—until millions of people through
out the land have acquired the idea that the big, beautiful
city of the Pacific coast is without law, justice or public con
And now a greater trial than all others is on. The people of
San Francisco are on trial. Are they honest? Do they fas or
impartial justice? Have they a conscience!
The man who hunted down the grafters, who has dared to
nrraign under indictment the wealthiest, most powerful
scoundrels of the city, who has for three years been trying
to show that money, political pul), financial standing and so
cial influence cannot save a scoundrel from American jus
tice, and who was shot through the head in the court room
for his efforts, is Assistant District Attorney Francis J
A campaign is on. The republicans have nommated for,
district attorney a young lawyer who dares not state where
he stands. The democrats have nominated Francis J. Heney
Either the grafters will escape or a republican city will elect
a democratic district attorney.
Before the nation the people of San Francisco are on trial
Are they guilty or not guilty of Ruef. Schmitz, Calhoun and
all ila; miseiable scandal?
Monterey’s cry has been
heard in San Antonio and
with characteristic energy
San Antonio is responding.
Food and clothing are forth-
You may have read about
tho graft trials in San Fran
cisco. The mayor was con
victed of extortion. So was
• the big boss of the city, a
Greedy Spooks
and Specters
cnucs to ghosts and specters.
Therefore the United States is the most intelligent na
tion ont e face of the globe.
* * »
• Two-thirds of all the money handled by *the United States
is for the ghost of wars past, the specter of future wars.
•According to the report for the year ended June 30, 1909.
the chief expenditures were as follows:
Civil and miscellaneous $164,000,000
War 164,000.000
Navy 115,000.000
Pensions 161.000,000 A
Indians 15,000,000
Postal deficit 19,000,000
Interest on public debt 21,000,000
Pensions and the interest on the public debt are legacies of
i past wars. There is no disposition to reduce either item. That
the charge is willingly borne does not, however, diminish the
fact that it is a heavy annual bill for a war nearly half a
century ago.
The other two big items are what we pay for the upkeep
, of the specter.
All that this great government spends for administration,
I for justice, tor education, for agriculture, for pure food, for
| the preservation of its forests, for the struggle against dis
-1 vase, lor maintaining its commercial relations, for pleasing
its neighbors, for collecting its dues, for searching its re
sources. for stocking its streams, for lighting its coasts and
ports —all that is almost exactly equal to the amount spent
for the specter of war.
And the expenditure for the navy is like unto it.
A reasonable amount for laying a specter is all very well,
but two-thirds of the national revenues—that seems just the ,
least bit out of proportion.
If Mr. Harriman isn’t allowed to do anything but take
champagne baths maybe it would have paid him to remain
over there where they make the champagne.
Xis Others View It
While the district militia is storming the flame-belching
I walls of Boston, a step is being taken by the war department
that is intended to do much toward bringing together the
government s tyro branches of men-at-arms, the regulars and
the militiamen. There have been assembled at Fort Leaven
worth 71 veteran sergeants of the army who arc being in
i strutted as the first class of such men to be assigned to serv-
I ice with state militia. The purpose is to carry to that mili-
I tia the practical lore of the regular service. They are in
| tended further as an olive branch of friendliness between
I the two services that may lead so far as an interchange of
: officers and men in time of war.
i In all the wars of the past, notably the civil war, the
forces of the nation have been weak because the trained and 1
untrained men did not mix. A volunteer regiment naturally i
refuses a proffer of officers from the regular army because
its own civilian leaders want the posts. The trained force re
mains separate aud distinct, and the untrained are pra<- ।
tically without an officer of experience. Such was the army !
of the north in the civil war. The army of the south was, I
however, different. Southern men who had been trained in |
the regular army resigned their posts, went home and en
listed in the army of the Confederacy. With the same mate- I
rial the south did vastly more effectual fighting, and for i
this very reason.
I This nation has but 100,000 trained soldiers. Should a war |
| break out that required 500.000 men, there would be two'
; groups, the smaller with thoroughly trained men and offi-1
i cere, and the larger with practically no men or, officers who :
had ever seen service. These groups would no more mix than '
oil and water. The fate of the nation and the lives of all
the participants might rest in a crisis upon these undrilled i
W ere the spirit of interchange between the two branches I
developed, however, there would be a body of 50,000 men
with the steadying influence of veterans in every corporal's
guard, and trained officers in every company. ’ fhe whole
would be a little less efficient than a trained armv of its'
numbers, but of probably double the efficiency of the armies
ot the civil and Spanish-American wars.—Washington Pos’ I.
how t Sham batt,e at New Orleans, showing
mnZe (h 1 ' S tOr 7* ? ,e, " y t 0 ca P turc stronghold. Then
warfare to New York and
h ° U t W .' tted b F O” invader. After that let
B Pacific coast be shelled and carried bv a fleet of the
imaginary Japanese and cause the “brown horde” to over
khitwv ®* at,l '‘ and San and, to make
“’’la-'’ P™'" l6 at thp sam '' timp f °r a rising of
susnec'tinu° w''’" T servi "8 83 cool <s and valets in un
suspecting American homes.
The manifestations will drive pictures home to the nonular
appeah°of the's r ‘ han f° mt be done by a)1 the orations and
appeals of the strategists. The wav to get eoast defense an-
,he . ima B ination of the unthinking
the sybaritic Inv P? tnot * c citizens who volunteer to desert
kugust order the heat Or rain of
August, in order to taste the rigors of march and canin are
defense m wrung a from Ork i" 010 C * UBe ° f ade< l uato national
e ense wrung from a reluctant congress.—New York Press
— ♦ — —,
c proposes a uniform design and color
getting ot '’“■"“i™- If thia will keep us from
wH he ° n ,he two d oHar brand every oue
will be for it.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
Pointed Paragraphs
Some men can’t make good even with free raw mate
Never judge a man’s kicking ability by the size of his
A bad imitation of wickedness is better than the real
After a promoter gets his hand in he becomes a finan
The things you are going to do add nothing to your bank
Give a woman plenty of rope and she will hang—her wash
ing on it.
Go ahead and do the best you can and don’t worry about
the consequences.—Chicago News.
Hoax—“Doas Wigwag stand well -with the girls?'' Joax
“Sure. He always gives up his seat in a crowded car.'
Blobbs—“ln France I understand they eat horse meat ”
Slobbs—“Yes. but they generally begin the ni*al with >
pony.” ' “ a
“I confess I don’t like children,” remarked the old bache
lor “But my children, are as good as pie,” reassured the
doting mother. “But I don’t Eke pie. either.” said the old
bachelor.—Philadelohia RcorX' hp M,d
Ghosts and specters re
ceive small heed from intelli
gent people.
But the United States de
votes two-thirds of its rev-
(( opyright, 1909, by American-Journal.)
(By Mrs. John A. Logan.)
Il MOULD be difficult to define the ,
common expressions, club men and
club women. A club man is gen
erally sup|>osed to be a man who is de
, voted to his club who takes very little
interest in anything outside of a club, I
and with no other claim to recognition,
is not entitled to very much attention. I
Much has been sayl in favor of clubs. I
that they furnish a place for the cn .
tertainment of men and women in these j
latter days whom one does not desire to
introduce into their homes.
The object of men's clubs is not sup
posed to be literary, benevolent or for
the purpose of advancing the morality,
religion or the best interests of the re
public, but solely for the purpose of al
lowing meu absolute freedom and re
creation. J hey are generally furnished
elaborately with all that one could pos
sibly find in the most luxurious homo.
I he cuisine of the clubs is supposed to
he the best that can be found in any
city or large town.
IVe may be mistaken, but we are un
der the impression, if one desired, he
could protract his stay in his club inde
iinitely while engaged in debauches,
gaining and other diversions in which
he would not engage in him homo. It
cannot be denied that most dues are
onerous and we have known instances
where members of aristocratic clubs
have neglected their homes and their!
families to meet the expenses of the I
extravagant clubs.
Neither can it be denied that a largo
majority of men spend altogether too
much time at their clubs and to the
neglect of their homes and families.
I’here was a time when men after busi
ness hours sought their homes and ex
pected to dine with their families, af
ter which they donned their dressing
gowns and slippers and s|*ent comfort
able evenings in libraries surrounded by
members ot their family and frequently
friends who were invited to share in
the pleasure of the home. This custom
has to a great extent gone out of date.
Business men telephone to their wives
or the heads of their households that
they will not be home to dinner, that
they are dining at the club with Jones
or Smith or Brown and many times
with more than one of their associates,
sometimes paying the bills and some
times at the expense of a friend who
could ill afford to be spending the
money necessary for entertaining out
side of thoir homes.
When members of clubs give too much
time to club life it means sooner or
later the end of domestic happiness. A
1 chib man is usually understood to be a
person who is given over to selfish en
i joyment and to have very little interest
in the preservation of old time socia
bility. In some instances men become
so exclusive that they do not care for
। the society of anyone outside of a club
; because of the restraints they feel when
participating in social affairs inside of
home circles. Club life develops the
selfishness that is stid to be man's be-
I setting sin.
Women have recently become as de
voted to their clubs as the most reck
less man of the times, to the non-ob
servance of their duties in the home.
And I think the majority of people
would insist that club life is fateful to
the love of home and does doubtless
militate against the advancement of a
higher standard of society in the home,
notwithstanding the fact that the ma
jority of women's dubs are organized
for some specific purpose, for charity,
for culture and improvement of their
There are many literary dubs that
have accomplished very much in the
matter of elevating the literary taste in
communities. Others have assumed all
the drudgery and labor necessary for
the maintenance of charitable institu
tions and for the distribution of charity
and relief among the poor and the af
flicted. Such organizations are most
commendable. But those which are in
tended exclusively for the gratification
of vanity, bridge and many other equal
ly deleterious dissipations are to be
strongly condemned.
- Waste of tirrte seems to be the most
serious result from the dub lives of
men and women because time misspent,
can never be recalled and we do not
stand still in this world, but must go
forward or backward as time rolls on.
Chibs which have for their object out
door exercise, are far more fruitful of
good results. No serious objection can
be filed against them unless forsooth
people carry the exercise in which they
engage to extremes, as has been the
ease frequently and thereby have de
feated the ostensible object of the club.
The trouble with Americans is that
they can do nothing in moderation,
whatever they do it must be character
ized by strenuosity.
That the telegraph companies should
have been willing all these years to lose
so much time in the transmission and
delivery of messages has long puzzled
the average person who deals with them
i only casually. It might have been un
' derstood if t|ie delay were necessary.
Perhaps it was tolerated because both
of the main companies were equally
negligent and backward-
Thc announcement that there is to
be change for the better will be gen
erally welcomed. It should result in an
increased use of the telegraph as an
everyday convenience by many persons
who have found it practically useless
for ordinary needs.
In London, where the telegraph is
part of the postal system, for years it
has been possible for one person to
telegraph to another across the city
and receive an answer after an inter
val of time inconceivable to the aver
age New Yorker. The fee is trivial,
the deliverv prompt. The telephone,
with all its"faults, epcourages business
at public stations by receiving and de
livering dictated messages.
These are lessons worth learning from
a people habitually described as slow.
If the local telegraph companies profit
by example in f h e single matter of
prompt delivery they will be entitled
to the very sincere thanks of their
humbler patrons. —New York World.
Observant Citizen
Josh Wise Says:
“Ef they could take it with them
when they die, meu of wealth would
soon dispose of this talk o’ inheritance
THEY are telling a story of a local
attorney pf some prominence who
narrowly escaped having to make
a loan to an impecunious friend, who
claimed acquaintance in former days,
and who, therefore, was pretty hard to
The lawyer had heard that his old
time acquaintance was in town, and had
also heard that be was “hitting” all
of his friends of other days for small
loans, varying in amount with the size
of the'victim’s bankroll. The attorney
had a premonition that be was on the
other's list, and he was right.
One day the lucrelcss one rushed into
the barrister’s office, seized him by
both hands and exclaimed, “Why, Bill,
don’t you remember me!”
“Bill,” who in these days is never
addressed by a less dignified title than I
than “Judge,” winced, but admitted
recalling the identity o/ the new ar
“Don’t you remember, Bill, what
great times we used to have!” rattled |
on the boon companion of thirty years
ago, as he began to talk of incidents
in which they had both had a hand, j
Finally he led up to the real object of '
his visit, and did it so artfully that for |
a moment the lawyer forgot that he was
in process of being touched. Then he I
recovered himself.
“Say,” he said sternly, “don’t you
remember the day when you wouldn’t
give me the core of that big red apple
you had! I told you I’d get even some
day. And now you have the nerve to
come and ask me for a loan. How dare
you, sir!”
And the importuning visitor, realiz
ing that his caae was hopeless, with
( From The Light, Aug. 31, 188 S).
Bide for the building of the approach
es to the federal building here have
been opened in Washington and are
as follows: J. H. Coster, Baltimore,
$17,161; John M. Mvers, Palestine,
The highest temperature since Aug.
16 is 95 rjegrees.
Arthur Lock wood is In the city from
El Paso.
S M. Gaines of the postal railway
service, has been appointed elerk of
the chief of the postal service in Dal
1 he city school teachers meet tomor
row st the high school to arrange- for
the first month's work in the coming
school term.
News from the Helotes says that the
stream in the valley near Boegcl’s has
Nato Villareal has returned from Gal
Texas Talk
If you want to know anything
about the political conditions in
Mexico, you will not find it in the
newspapers published in that coun
try. And the newspapers of this
country get their news from men-*
tai misfits and wild-eyed corre
spondents who consider nothing
worth printing unless iV be of a
sensational nature.—Eagle Pass
And, as a rule, the less news, the
wilder the yarns.
Mr. Taft will visit five Texas
towns, one Texas ranch and one
Texas city. The ranch is in south
Texas and the city in north Tex
as.—Dallas News.
Well, well. This is news. So Mr.
Taft will visit Fort Worth after all.
Col. I. T. Pryor has been elected
president of the Trans-Mississippi
congress. This honor could not have
been given to one who wil) wear it
more worthily, nor could a higher
appreciation of the splendid talents
of Colonel Pryor have been more
fittingly recognized, for the Trans-
Mississippi congress is one of the
most potent forces in the advance
ment of material things in this na
tion. —San Angelo Press-Newa.
San Antonio has the sort of men in
its citizenship that makes for big
When the temperature was up to
120 in east Texas Monday, the peo
ple of Johannesburg, South Africa,
were playing snowball.—El Paso
We’d rather be in Texas, just the
Y’ou ean't down a newspaper
man. That brother up at Clovis who
got burned out, saved enough type
cases to set up a page or two and
he issued an extra in the streets,
giving all the details of the confla
gration. That’s the spirit.—El
Paso Herald.
And if he’d lost all his type he frould
have used a rubber stamp and printed
The rein is said to tall upon the
just and the unjust, but rain in
north Texas would hare a hard job
falling on a fellow who didn't want
it these times.—Fort Worth Kec "
Why evade the issue! Could it fall
on the just in north Texas!
AUGUST 31, 1909.
/ Little Stories
THE idea of flow is generally asso
ciated with the movements of li
quids and gases, and, indeed, tho
term fluid is usually restricted to these
two states of matter.
Nevertheless it is beginning to be
understood that nearly every substance
is capable of a movement correspond
ing to the idea of flow, and that such
a thing as absolute rigidity does hot ex
The flow of solids occurs in such me
chanical operations as the drawing ofi
wire, the manufacture of drawn tub
ing. the production of various shapes
in the forming press and in the spin
ning lathe, and all these are well
known to the engineer. To the general
observer it is apparent that we have in
tho mountain glacier an example of
continuous flow of an apparently solid
mass, and that, too. without rupture on
disintegration.—Cassier's Magazine.
Although I have never seen St.
Louis I know Chicago and other places
very well, and it seems very strange
that people should be kicking about the
different cities so-mueli. It is very sel
dom you will find a town with all its
features good or else with all bad. They
all have their good boulevards and their
filthy slums. If one does excel in city
government the other has the best cli
mate. If one has better transportation
facilities, others have better schools or
beautiful suburbs or cleaner streets or
larger parks, and so on. There are al
ways good things to balance the bad.
Though Chicago is not an ideal city,
various influential bodies are working
hard to raise it to that ideal. Every
year one sees much improvement and
every year I live within its bounds I
learn to love it more and more and can
see a more beautiful and magnificent
city steadily growing and developing
out of what only a few score years
ago was a hamlet in the woods.—Chi
cago News.
Only a fourth of the members of the
Connecticut troops who went to the war
games before Boston were on the trans
port Meade when it returned Sundar.
Of the 900 who started a week ago
nearly 700 are on the hospital list,
cither here or in Massachusetts.
Many men were exhausted by the
lack of food the impure ' drinking
water and the inadequate protection
from the khree days’ rain which accom
pained the invasion, and were sent home
during the week, while the others were
left in the hospital camps.
General failure of the commissary de.
pertinent is regarded a» the cause for
the large hospital list. No serious cases
have developed, and the members of the
companies arc expected to recover soon.
—New Haven Dispatch to the New
Y ork Tribune

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