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Neatness and
acquittal may have been in
keeping with the facte In the case. At any rate, it was good
politics and to have been expected.
Upon being upheld. Secretary Ballinger promptly fires
Glavis, chief of the field division of the general land office,
who brought the charges against him. This was the natural
and proper thing to do. There should be harmony in the de
partment, though the entire working force be reduced to
Ballinger, and to retain a man who had the ability to spy
out things and the courage to report them would be bad for
discipline and concerted action, not to say embarrassing to
corporations that want the law so construed that what
they’ve grabbed will stick to their fingers.
Ballinger has surely acted with aplomb in this matter.
He closed the incident at the trifling cost of crucifixion of
a subordinate, and the people will be a long time about
learning anything about Alaska thievery, anyway.
The trouble about a dash to the pole Is that it doesn’t
come to a period.
Talk about your polar discoveries, Taft has
Canadian moralists are shocked. Last year sixteen di-
Torres were granted in the dominion. Lamentation over this
sign of lax morals invites fruitful investigation. Since 1867
there has been a grand total of 136 divorces granted in all
Canada. Row many Americans have negatived “until death
do us part’’ we will not undertake to say. The total would
require six figures. Permanence in marriage, however, is
not necessarily a mark of virtue. Divorces are few in Eng
land, which is no more moral than our own country. But in
Canada infrequency of divorce may fairly be construed as an
evidence of sound morals. In the main, her population is
thin; her life is not luxurious. Canada still feels the influ
ence of a pioneer breed, to which domesticity is more than
a name and by which family life is respected.
A western county fair had a bust of Taft made of butter.
My, it must have looked lifelike!
If Cook was there first, it’s funny Peary didn’t see any
footprints in the snow.
Vesuvius reported rumbling again. Let her rumble. It may
drown the noise of the Abruzzi-Elkins gossip.
Four elephants were found roaming near Phoenix, Ariz.
Be calm. That is the same country where they see camels in
the desert.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota is making a brave fight
for life against terrific odds and when he pulled himself
together and sent that message to President Taft the whole
nation recognized the thoroughbred. Governor Johnson
showed by this act of courtesy as he lay near to death that
he possesses those qualities that make for real greatness.
It is easy to smile and be pleasant and graceful and thought
ful OF OTHERS when bounding health is yours, but how
many among the people you know would brush aside the
shadow of death and from lips drawn with pain send forth
a cheery greeting. That’s nerve, sand, grit—whatever you
like to call it—and it’s the quality in a man that every
mother’s son of us admires. Courtesy demanded that the
governor of Minnesota send a message of welcome to the
president of the United States when the latter entered the
state, but the only news that was expected from Rochester
was sad news. President Taft was deeply touched and the
incident has made a great and lasting impression upon the
nation. Here’s to Governor Johnson, and may he be won
back to perfect health.
Still Haley has not turned up to claim his comet. In the
meantime it is eating its head off, so to speak, and may
have to be sold to pay for its keep.
Peru has sent a hot ultimatum to Bolivia. Bolivia will
probably use it to wrap frijoles in.
After all, how crowded the arctic wastes are!
Another attempt is being made to patent perpetual mo
tion. Perhaps it is a scheme to utilize the activity generated
by the interest upon the national debt.
Remember Henson
that north pole controversy
at the earliest possible mo
ment. It is becoming too complicated for human endurance,
for now comes Henson, the negro who went to the pole, or
thereabouts, with Peary, with claims of his own. He saw
the pole as quick as Peary did, ate just as much dog, going
and coining, has just as many frozen toes as Peary, and with
the help of four Eskimos, did all the cheering when the flag
was raised.
Fact is, that while Peary was the head of the expedition,
if our colored friends don’t get up something warm and
comforting for Henson on bis return, they miss a great
chance to appropriate some glory.
With a black man holding the heavyweight belt in pugu-
Hsm. and another one discovering the north pole, exclusive
white society isn’t so much. Henson bung on longer than
all save four of the Eskimos and thirty-six of the dogs, and
he has a right to participate in the honorable attention be
stowed upon Peary and the dogs. Of course, if the pole
waan't really discovered, we reserve the right to crawfish
on this recommendation.
Taft found Ballinger not
guilty, and gave him almost
as saintly a recommendation
as he gave Aldrich. This
We demand settlement of
Is It Bryan
vs. Baily?
he bought his little farm in
the southwestern portion of the state that he may become
identified with the interests of the state and establish his
residence here! What will his next move be? These are
the questions that are agitating some of tne high-up politi
cians in Texas and accounts for the unusual activity called
forth by the Bryan strictures upon Bailey’s tariff record.
Bryan is credited with considerable political foresight
and that he is seemingly entering his wedge around the
space occupied by Joe Bailey has caused more consternation
than any political event for many years past. The prompt
ness of the Bailey reply and the almost polite language in
which it is couched leads one to believe that the junior sen
ator from Texas realizes that he has a foe of caliber to deal
with and that nothing but high class conversation goes. Not
one threat was uttered in that Dallas auditorium Saturday
speech which is another remarkable feat for the junior
Bryan is a big foe; a mighty antagonist. One who is a
veteran of many’ national campaigns is said to be as wise as
a serpent and as gentle as a dove and it would seem that
Bailey had annexed the gentle as a dove end of the game at
the start. If the big fight comes off, as many believe it will,
Texas w-ilt have another attraction that will hold her in
center stage with all the limelights working.
What a scrap; what a combat; what a struggle; what a
mighty upheaval of public questions and a rending of planks
and platforms; a titanic battle that would cause the nation
io hold its breath.
But wouhln’t politics loving Texas have one long grand
.barbecue while it was long on. Hurry, gents, get busy;
we’re all awaiting.
So far the Eskimo vote is solid for Cook.
Someone somewhere somehow dopes ont that Foraker will
be a factor in the. next senatorial race in Ohio. One has often
wondered what a factor is, but few ever suspected it was
As Others View It
Among the most impressive monuments left to a wonder
ing generation by Edward H. Harriman must be accounted
the fifty odd miles of model road which it was his delight
to construct among the Ramapo hills. Built, primarily, that
he might the better be enabled to gratify that love of a good
i horse which he shared with the elder Vanderbilt, they re
। main an object lesson in a branch of engineering sadly neg
lected in a land which, beyond all others, makes sacrifices
' to speed. Just as the Roman roads remain today the in
' destructible monuments of an era that has left little else, so
will these splendid chaussees of Mr. Harriman’s perpetuate
his name when his network of railroads shall have known an
army of other masters.
We read how, for the year ended June 30. 1909. farming
produce in excess of 200,000,000 tons was handled by the
railroads, practically the whole of which was hauled to the
depots at a cost conservatively estimated at 23 cents a ton
mile. More than one-half of this aggregate charge of $432,-
400,000 could be saved by good roads, say’s the bureau of
statistics, upon which easy hauling can be accomplished at
a cost of 8 cents a ton mile.
The New York Times, commenting upon this tax on stupid
ity, remarks:
“Draw concentric circles on the map about each railroad
station that is surrounded by bad roads. It will be seen that
only’ in the nearest zone is it profitable to haul all kinds of
farm produce; milk and perishable vegetables and fruits
must be omitted from the profitable cartage away from the
second zone; the Cost is too much for hauling many of the
products of the third zone, while in the fourth the land must
remain uncultivated, since no crop can be transported to
It is strange that, in view of such facts as these, which
are not disputed, it should be so difficult to overcome the
apathy and indifference of the farmers.—Louisville Courier-
Everybody is aware of the enormous difficulties which our
y’ellowest press daily surmounts in order to get the news.
Take the Honorable Bill Jones’ elopement with his cook. To
begin with, there was the merest shadow of a clew—that is,
the cook’s husband visited the city editor to say he sus
pected Bill had alienated his wife’s affections because the
lady had told him so and "hit him over the head with a skil
let. Following that tenuous thread with sleepless vigilance it
was necessary to bully distracted Mrs. Jones into giving up
the letter which her recreant sponse had left, and to in
terview the Jones children—all except James, aged four,
who in spite of the reporter’s best efforts could not be
brought to understand the nature of the catastrophe. To
procure the photograph of Jones was a comparatively sim
ple matter of taking it off the mantel when Mrs. Jones had a
handkerchief over her eyes, but to get the snapshot of the
kitehen range required housebreaking.
With such vast effort do the most enterprising papers drag
forth the news. Meanwhile, a few things are happening else
where. In Spain there is an insurrection verging on civil
war; in Sweden a general strike shaking the social frame.
To get information about these things requires no herculean
effort, but only payment of cable tolls. For a couple of
days your enterprising journal may give you half a column,
or even a full column with ancient pictures if the fatalities
run high. But about three times out of four any intelligible
account of an important foreign evefat you have to wait
for a magazine article. In behalf of the most enterprising
press it should be noted, however, that interviewing distract
ed wives is much cheaper than paying cable tolls, and re
quires very little intelligence.—Saturday Evening Post.
Even if you can’t set the world on fire don’t be a wet
Many a man has been undone through an undue influ
The fellow who brags about his virtues doesn’t always
make good.
A man can pledge his word with almost any one but a
No, Maude, dear; all the high flyers are not interested in
aerial navigation.
When poverty comes in at the door love makes a noise
like a flying machine.
There is quite a difference between a many-sided man and
one who is two-faeed.
The man who has more money than he knows what to dn
with ought to get married.
Mr. Newlywed was helping his wife into one of her new
Paris gowns. “Darling, do you think wo shall know each
other in heaven?” asked Mrs. Newlywed. “Not if the an
gels’ dresses button up the back.” replied Mr. Newlywed,
stifling his profanity. —Philadelphia Record.
» ■-
If a man gets awful fat he’ll think it’s because he s too
smart to he as thin as most people.
No matter what color a girl’s hair is you can get her
made by admitting you don’t think it is some other.
It takes a woman’s breath away to think how much more
beauty sho would have if she had money enough to dress it.
After a man explains in an argument why you ought to
believe his way it’s perfectly plain to the blindest why you
| shouldn't.
A girl is so natnrnlly deceptive with a man she is trying
' to get engaged to that she can yawn in his face when it is
I time for him to go homa and make him think she is begging
J him to stay longer.—New York Pre**
Pointed Paragraphs
Does Bryan wish to have
the distinguished honor of
representing Texas in the
United States senate? Has
By Cynthia Grey.
THE sum of happiness is a very sim
ple problem, but one the great
est mathematician cannot solve
unaided. In the book of life it is writ
ten, One plus One equals—Happiness.
Joy partaken of in solitude is not so
sweet as sorrow shared with one we
No human soul can be utterly miser
able while there is another on earth re
sponsive to its appeal for love, and as
there is no life, even the most abject,
entirely, barren of love, existence is not
nearly the grievous affair we make it
out to be.
The measure of human love is Serv
ice. Mere words, though we speak with
the pen of a Shakespeare, mean little.
If we love, we Serve.
Many women have complained of
their dull and unproductive lives. And
it is never the woman at the wash tub
or the busy mother ministering to the
myriad wants of a half dozen children
that voice these complaints, but the
woman of keen intellect with nothing
particular to do, and no very pressing
duties to engross her attention.
It is impossible for a man to under
stand the situation. It is equally im
possible for the average woman cum
bered with a multitude of cares, even
to the edge of nervous prostration, to
realize there is a large and ’rapidly
growing class of women who have,
literally, nothing to do.
Desirable as this may seem to the
tired woman worker, it is really a
tragedy. Can a healthy, energetic per
son, with every faculty at its keenest
and best, be content to stand aside and
see the world go on without longing to
lend a hand? Is it happiness to be rid
of all burdens, even the burden of love
and human service?
There can be nothing but discontent
and unrest when we feel w r e are not
needed. That is the supreme tragedy of
old age—to be no longer necessary to
the happiness of some one —to have no
longer a real place in the world—to be
of no benefit to our fellow creatures.
How much more tragic to see this
condition of senility forced on a per
son in the full vigor of health and
strength! And yet hundreds of women
spend their lives in just such a state of
Often the means for happiness is so
close at hand it is overlooked by those
who declare their effortless lives a bur
There is scarcely a person living
who has not some one within the cir
cle of blood relationship that does not
need assistance of some sort. It may
be a boy or girl straining every nerve
to get an education or to learn a trade
or profession; perhaps a crabbed old
uncle or an ill and peevish aunt who
needs human companionship to sweeten
their natures; often aged and lonely
parents, too unselfish to ask what they
should have by right—a young arm to
lean upon and a fresh young voice to
road the print they can no longer see.
Outside the family circle there are
more than enough unfortunates to fill
the most barren life with fruitful serv
ice. Such effort is not a matter of char
ity, but a co-operative partnership for
obtaining a happiness. As we give we
receive, and addition is a necessary
factor in the sum of happiness. One
plus One—or any number you like—
equals a heart and mind at peace, but
One cannot solve this magic problem
By Maurice Maeterlinck.
AROUND us in her most constant
and most familiar manifestations
nature very rarely acts according
to common-sense. What eould be more
senseless than her waste of existence?
What more unreasonable than those bil
lions of germs blindly squandered to
achieve the chance birth of a single be
ing? What more illogical than the un
told and useless complications of her
means (as, for instance, in the life of
certain parasites and the impregnation
of flowers by insects) to attain the sim
plest ends? What madder than those
thousands of worlds which perish in
space without accomplishing a single
All this goes beyond our common
sense and shows that it is not in agree
ment with general life and that is al
most isolated in the universe. Need
must it argue against itself and recog
nize that we shall not give it in our
life, which is not isolated, the prepon
derant price to which it aspires.
This is not to say that we will aban
don it where it is of use to us, but it is
well to know that common-sense can
not suffice for everything, being itself
almost nothing.
Even as there exists without our
selves a world that goes beyond it, so
there exists within ourselves another
that exceeds it. It is in its place and
performs an humble and blessed work
in its little village, but it must not aim
at becoming master of the great cities
and the sovereign of the mountain and
the seas.
Now the great, cities, the cities and
the mountains occupy infinitely more
space than the little village of our
practical existence, which is the neces
sary agreement upon a smaller number
of inferior, sometimes doubtful, but in
dispen sable truths and nothing more. It
is a bond rather than a support.
We must remember that nearly all of
our progress has been made, in spite of
the sarcasms and curses with which
common-sense has received the unteas
onable, but fertile hypotheses of imag
Amid the moving and eternal waves
of a boundless universe let us not, there
fore, hold fast to our common-sense as
though to the one rock of salvation.
Bound to that rock, immovable through
every age and every civilisation we
should do nothing of that which we may
perhaps become.
“You say your chickens have insom
“Yes. It's on account of f* l * moon
“Does the moonlight conduce to th,
sleeplessness of the chickens.
“Only indirectly by conducing to, the
sleeplessness of the chicken thieves.
Observant Citizen
Josh Wise Says:
“It’s th’ red-headed woman with a
peach basket hat who hides hex light
under a bushel.”
THAT one half of the world does
not know how the other half ex
ists was shown here yesterday by
a former business man of Rockport,
who was here on a short visit. With
local option in force at Rockport as a
result of a recent election he found it
necessary to pull up stakes and look
for another location. So he came on to
San Antonio to look over the field here.
On his way here he stopped at Bee
ville, and it was while there that he
saw a passenger train on the Sap rail
way come thundering along from Cor
pus Christi, which he never knew had
existed, although he had lived in Rock
port for a number of years, and this
train ran within only a few miles of
“You see. there is only a bobtailed
train—an engine and coach—that runs
to Rockport, making connections at
Gregory, and therefore we down in
Rockport never know what is really
happening around us,” he explained.
“I am only sorry that this fast train
for Corpus Christi does not make con
nections with Rockport.”
Why is it that the scene of activity
is a lodestone that draws the idler?
Psychologists might be put at a loss to
explain it, but the rule holds generally
true. Opposite Travis park the eight
story annex to the St. Anthony hotel is
in full swing. The south side of the
park is lined from morning until dark
with a listless gang of men who 101 l on
park benches and watch the busy scene.
“Liking to be where there is an op
portunity to watch the other fellow
work,”'is about the only explanation.
The pleasufe of idlness of complete phy
sical rest, it seems, is made more com
plete when there is flashed constantly
on the retina of the eye and telegraphed
to the brain the living reality of what
is being escaped.
i From The Light Sept. 20, 1888.)
Arthur Storms celebrated his fiftieth
birthday anniversary last Monday.
The handsome residence of 8. Wolf
son on Avenue C is nearing completion.
Sheriff A. Bedemann and wife of
Boerne are in the city and are stopping
at the Mahncke.
O. Reidel and family of Newark, 0.,
are in San Antonio to locate.
r ol. Belknap will have charge of the
racing feature at the fair.
Twelve prizes were competed for at
the shoot yesterday by the Jaegerlnst
Shooting club and Hans Steadmann car
ried off first honors.
The committee of the Schnetzen Ve
| rein will meet Sunday to dispose of
I some important business relating to the
• coming festival.
Texas Talk
San Antonio authorities are look
ing for a great inroad of pick
pockets and crooks to visit that
city during the visit of Taft. It
is said these people follow on
trips of parties who attract large
crowds, and the police of the Ala
mo City will put on extra men to
- prevent as much “winging” as
they possibly can. Those who go
to see the president should be
careful and leave their valuables
at home and take as little cash as
they can get along on. —Westhoff
Don’t leave all the cash at home.
You ’ll need a little when you get hero.
The indications now are that
'Texas will give Dr. Cook’s side of
the controversy 378,000 majority.
—Houston Post.
If we wait a couple of weeks longer
it may be a question of plurality in
stead of majority. There are others.
Joe Bailey has taken issue with
5V J. Bryan npon the tariff issue.
A senator who has trained with
H. Clay Pierce, Sehator Aldrich
and others of their ilk may be ex
pected to take issue with every
one who does not believe in laws
for the favored few.—Texas Demo
What’s the matter with the country
press? They all seem to be peevish
when Bailey ’s name is mentioned.
Juarez has a long start on El
Paso in the matter of preparations
for the presidents’ visit. We have
a way of starting late, but we gen
erally wind things up about right.
Individuals will save themselves a
good deal of expense and trouble,
however, if they will set to work
without delay to prepare for the
great event. —El Paso Herald.
So do we, but some day we’ll wait
a little too long.
Let the political pot in Texas
boil if it wants to. There, are
thousands of happy citizens who
are looking on and biding their
time.—Galveston Tribune.
And making money, too, while
Governor Campbell did not come
to Dallas to introduce Mr. Bryan.
Governor Campbell is a busy man.
—Dallas Times-Herald.
A burned child dreads the fire and
perhaps Bryan is stepping on Guv'-
nor Tom’s aspirations.
SEPTEMBER 20. 1909.
Little Stories
lieves that we can bring our dead
waterways to life. He advocates
legislation that will enforce a p,-Icy
of live and let live as between the rail
roads and the waterways. He would
prevent the railroads from hauling
freight at a loss for the suppression of
the water traffic by prohibiting rate
cutting below a reasonable minimum.
He says that Germany has adopted this
policy and has developed the two sys
tems of railroad and water carriage
side by sid£.
It is evident that his idea is better
entitled to be called up to date than
that traditional American idea to which
we have referred, and for proof of this
we may glance at the experience of
several European countries. Prussia is
working out a scheme of waterway im
provements at an expense of more than
$80,000,000. Austria Hungary has well
developed plans that have been partly
carried into effect and that involve an
expenditure of $150,000,000. France -s
spending $50,000,000 on new develop
ment for the .perfection of a system
that has cost hundreds of millions.
These countries all have railroads,
but for canals* and other waterways
their doctrine is one of vigorous life
and growth. They do not intend that a
great promoter of national wealth, a
great agency for the benefit of the
people, shall be destroyed now or ever.
And American should applaud their
policy, especially after their varied ex
periences with the underselling that is
designed to create monopolies.—Chicago
Side by side grow the soap tree and
the tallow tree. The soap tree yields
a product from which is manufactured
the purest article of soap that is pos
sible to be made. Indeed, the pulp ot
the berry is a natural soap and will
make a lather almost like the manu
factured article. The soap berry tree
is now creating widespread interest, and
the berries are being imported from Al
giers and China.
It will pay to plant the trees and
look after their cultivation. The prod
uct of the tallow tree also enters into
the making of soap, and the two to
gether make a nice combination, and
their cultivation should be looked after
by those in new industries. Besides
soap, the soap berries make a very
fine oil, and when the virtues of the
tallow tree are fully known it may also
yield a fine and profitable oil. Ths
young man who now plants out a ten
or twenty-acre orchard of these two
trees may drop into an «asy fortune.
—Ocala Banner.
Mrs. Knicker—How do you make your
books balance?
Mrs. Booker—That’s easy; I always
spend the exact sum I receive right
away.—New York Sun.

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