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SAN ANTONIO LIGHT AND GAZETTE
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money to regular authortoed eolleetore only. Do not pay car
riers, as error" nre sure to result
~The IJght and Gasette la on sale at hotels and news-stand"
throughout the United Platea
UKBI citcounoi OF MT Pira II $M mo
The Good Gothes
Core
evidence pro and con has accumulated to sueh an extent
that a righteous and accurate adjudication has not been
much more than approximately possible heretofore. That
“rags are royal raiment when worn for virtue's sake” is
admitted; per contra, it is agreed that “success in broad
doth travels far.” As in many another question of parallel
import, tastes more than anything else will prompt con
elusions —the trend of argument is too vague and uncertain,
no matter which way one essays to view the matter, to war
rant dogmatic assertion with respect to humanity of the
male persuasion and its sartorial attributes.
An English physician, if he is right in his contentions,
has promulgated a theory in the Outfitter ol London that
•would seem to throw considerable light on this subject. He
Bays that shabby pr ill-fitting clothes are invariably and in
disputably irritating to the nervous system and tend unmis
takably to lower the wearer's physical and mental vitality.
On the contrary, says this pleasing, plausible authority,
amart, snappy, tasty attire acts as a decided stimulus to
the intellectual and physiological make-up of the party in
dulging in the same, and operates to the general toning up
of even his entire moral self.
The administration of this particular treatment for the
rejuvenation of run-down masculine humanity must neces
sarily be undertaken with great care and circumspection, we
suspect. The pauaeea should be applied along neither honteo
pathic nor allopathic lines. A severely conservative middle
course would appear to be imperative. As some merry wit
puts it: “Alan's clothes are of man's life a thing apart;
they’re woman’s whole existence.” The former is as unfor
tunate as the latter is deplorable; neither the one nor the
other squares with the eternal fitness of things. Therefore, a
most excellent status betwixt and between is what we are
after; If reason Is to guide ns. " ~-
We incline to accept this London doctor’s newly advanced
suggestion as eminently sound fundamentally, even though
we are impelled simultaneously to admit our inability to
elaborate extensively with respect to that process of reason
ing whereby we are led so to incline. We may say, general
ly speaking, that we think man would be happier, healthier,
wealthier, and wiser if he would revise his average dress up
ward somewhat extensively; whereas woman, probably, would
reach a corresponding state of being by no less conscientious
revision downward.
Having thus totiehed the subject as lightly and as unpre
tentiously as possible, keeping in mind our solemn and not-to
be-shirked duty to our fellowman. we leave it temporarily
to the gentle reader's attention and discriminating analysis.
It is pregnant with food for serious reflection, and it is en
tirely probable that it pioneers a new school of thought
alongcertain lines not at all unworthy of investigation and
consideration.
AS ith the efforts of 60,000 soldiers Spain has succeeded
in whipping 15,000 Moors. Oh, Spain is a military nation
all right!
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A man may lead a double life, but that doesn't count in
the census.
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This is a late day to inquire, but what business did a float
representing Cinderella have in the Hudson-Fulton parade.
Ts it tflo late for Dr. Cook to take a lesson from Hob
Son’s book, or is he going to let the women hug the heroism
out of hi tn 1
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Too much fuss over General Grant riding in that Chicago
temperance parade. Objectors would have applauded if it had
been a brewery procession.
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Another good thing about the north pole as a summer re
sort is that the body of the fool who rocks the boat will not
have to be embalmed.
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Mother's'apology for the poor record the boy made at
school the first month is that he doesn’t exactly understand
his teacher, yet.
Police Made
Martyr
night. They did not even
permit her to enter the building, this course having been de
cided upon at a conference attended by the district attorney,
the director of public safety and the chief of police. The
constitution of Pennsylvania contains this provision: “Everv
citizen may freely speak, write or print on any subject, be
ing responsible for the abuse of that liberty.” The “Phila
delphia Ledger” reads the authorities a sharp lecture sav
ing that the director will find it hard to defend his action
and that his position is not strengthened by his proposition
that the woman’s speech be submitted to him in advance.
“The idea that the right of speaking in public should be sub
ject to the censorship of the police is one that no American
community can accept,” it says. It is possible, of course,
that the “Ledger” has misunderstood the motives of the
Philadelphia police officials. If they believed it to be their
duty to do their share toward maintaining popular interest
in Miss Goldman, no one can say that they have not per
formed that duty. If they had any other purpose, their
stupidity is noteworthy.
WEDNESDAY,
Whether the clothes really
make the man has long been
a mooted point. Psy'cholo
gists have wrestled with tbc
problem exhaustively, and
The police of Philadelphia
prevented Emma Goldman
from speaking in a public
hall in that city the other
Pot, Byron and
Balloons
the Atlantic from Europe in throe days, landed on the roast
of Mouth Carolins This story was patched in IM* preee4
ing the flight ot Bleriot from Calais tds<h>ver, more than aev
enty years. And no* it i* remarked that aa early a* IK2,
six Iron years before I’oe, Byron foretold the motor.
It was in IM* th*' Byrwa lived at Pisa, Italy, where he
had rented for a year the Imafrnarhi palaee and it was there
that be entertained a Captain Medwin, who on hie return,
to London, published his “Conversaliotui with Lord Byron."'
One of these conxcrssimns it to this effect: .
“Who ean but regret.” said Byron, “that he hae been
born two or three hundred yeata too soon. Here is a letter 1
from a savant of Bologne who claims to have discovered the
secret of guiding balloons by means of a rudder and who
assures me that be is ready to disclose this aeeret to the gov
ernment. I imagine that we are soon to make journeys
through the air instead of sea voyages at last to And a way
to go to the moon despite the lack of atmosphere that Fon
tanelle has discovered there. tyere is not as much madness
in this idea as one may suppose. The sciences are now in
their infancy.” ** - i
Medwiu left Pisa in March, 1822. It was near the close
of that year that Byron published the latter parts of h
“Don Juan” in which the poet shows that he had been in
spired by the discovery of the Bologne savant; sec the sec
ond stanza of the tenth canto:
Man fell with apples, and with apples rose,
If thia be true; for we must deem the mode
In which Sir Isaac Newton could disclose
Through the then unpaved stars the turnpike road,
A thing to counterbalance human woes;
For ever since immortal man hath glow'd
With all kind* of mechanics and full noon
Steam engines will conduct him to the moon.
Byron's “Don Juan” was translated into French by Ante
dee Pichot in 1825, but daring as was that translator he did
not venture to put “Don Juan” into rhyme and today the
foregoing stanza, done in French prose, is supposed to be a
prediction of aviation by motor, though Byron's suggestion
goes no further than steam.
As Others View If
CARING FOR THE INSANE.
The well posted and ever vigilant Galveston News makes
this comment iqiou the negligence of the state in allowing
those unfortunate members of the human family, who from
• ome cause became demented, to remain locked up in the
unsuitable county jails with criminals.
"As the News was foremost in criticism of Governor
Campbell's MMusal to take full advantage of the oppor
tunity made by the collection of the Water-Pieree fine to
nrovide adequate accommodations for the Insane, so it will
be just as er.rnest in commending his promise that when
he leaves office there will not be a single insane person in
a Texas jail. He equid have but one ambition, more laud
able. and that would be to make sure before the end of his
term, that not during the next five years will there be a
repetition of the disgraceful condition that exists now.
When the News discussed this subject Vast spring it ex
pressed the opinion that there were 200 insane in the jails
of this state; and now it seems, the governor has learned
from the reports of 220 sheriffs that there are 211 of thes A
victims of our neglect. We mention the matter, not in
vindication of our estimate, but to suggest that the enlarge
ment of the Austin institution, so as to accommodate 400
m >re patients, will not anticipate future needs mneh. if nt
all. Already, according to the News’ information, all of our
asylums are crowded to a degree that impairs their effi
iency as curative institutions, if not, in fact, to a de
gree thet precludes that care needed to maintain the bodily
health of the patients. If that is true, zthe increase of ac
■ommodation« already provided for will not adequately servo
our needs much beyond the time when it will become avail
able. Governor Campbel), we imagine, will want to leave at
least a small surplus in the treasury for his successor, and
•ertainly his ambition in respect of the state’s duty to
the insane ought not to be more easily satisfied.—Laredo
News.
“BEEF AND” FOB THE PRESIDENT.
Those citizens of San Antonio who have charge of the en
tertainment there of Mr. Taft have made a noteworthy con
tribution toward the physical welfare of presidents who
travel. They have also exhibited a high degree of moral
•■outage. The accomplished military aid of the commander
in-chief had wired in advance of his journey a request that
local committees make their banquet hospitalities brief and
simple. In response the San Antonio hosts telegraphed the
query whether the president preferred “beef and cabbage
to delicate tidbits.” The reply, briefly eloquent, was “Beef
and.”
This :s good work. Mav the amiable aid steel himself to
keep it up against the enticements o f local and rival luxury.
His courageous stand may not please the chefs, but it will
delight the doctors, and it will support his chief in the strug
gle against too, too solid flesh. The action is in the direc
tion of plain living and high thinking. It will have the ap
proval of every housewife who views with alarm the soaring
•ost of market supplies. It may even have an effect of ro
dueing to rational programs of wholesome eating those as
tonishing menus that make perilous the recurrent seasons ol
public dinners in the big caravansaries of our metropolitan
cities. Certainly, the present result should be to save the
president when on tour from various culinary atrocities. Thus
good digestion may be made the handmaiden of the philos ►
phy which is expected to mark the trail of his postprandial
oratory. “Beef and,” with similarly simple variations, is
infinitely better during the strain of travel than ’possum or
alligator steak. —Washington Herald.
Pointed Paragraphs
Laziness travels slowly and poverty soon overtakes it.
If a man’s credit is good it is because he seldom uses it.
One way to help people is to refrain from giving them ad
vice.
He who fights and runs away may draw a peniion some
fine day.
.Change your opinions once in a while if you would im
prove then,.
You can always count upon your friends—as long as you
have the price.
It’s some satisfaction to the widow to realize that she
looks well in black.
\o, Alonzo, the date of a woman’s birth has nothing to do
with her age.
The bass drum covers a multitude of mistakes made by the
rest of the band.
It is one of the easiest things in fbe world to convince a
coward that discretion is the better part of valor.
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REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
The exact truth is always cither boresome or brutal.
The more conceit a man has the more a clever girl can
make him think she doesn’t see it.
When a girl will let you tie her shoe string she knew it
was going to happen and dressed for it.
A woman can keep on believing iu her husband just to be
able to hope some day it will come true.
There’s mighty little use in being so good that everybody
will wish you were a horse thief so you could be tolerated. —
New York Press.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT AND UAZkI IB
Those who read the Actios
of Edgar Allan Poe will ro
rail bls wonderful story of
the Iwllooa with a profil
ing rudder, which, crossing
"joiim mi mt spot"
Car, *m«,
Til M your percept ice faculties to
l„ " Johnnyoathe spot, ” young
uiiin, and vott wi|| »o.iu catch up
to the tricks ot trade of tbq pariU
mciitarian*- the politician* nod proM"
ten.
A little more of a mental “Johnnv
on the spot and you will not bo »>
far behind your fellom .u you n"S • t
promt. Indeed, if you wero but t*
। nimble <n your preemption* an you at<
• ith your hands and log*, you might
। stand n first rats ebanco of making
a reputation for superior Intelligence
। and alert noon; just aa many a “Johnny
| .m the apot” by hi* mere physical agil
itv iii times of emergency, come* neei
dentally into the poasesaioit of a hcr»
I mednl nnd substantial reimbursement,
t rain yonr pereantive f urn I tie* to quick
.nnd relinldc working, then jump right
in the minute the tA-k is played.
This thing of being no mentallv slow
or unobservant aa to be compelled to
• ait ii couple of weeks until the Van
kin dodge or sharp triek has filtered
through from the faint impression and
has jogged the “quick” of your per
ception, is not efficacious in combat
ing underhand business or stopping U
legal proceedings, Train your js-rcep
tive faculties t® see through the sleight
of hand performance before the
“sleight” begins, and be on your feet
in nn instant calling attention to the
pro|iosed deception.
Thia discussion does not refer to the
membership which must be told every
thing after meeting, and to which must
be pointed out, and illustrated nnd
dingramed section, page and line, the
। ctors in ruling, in order to start the
tongues to a disgruntled wagging in the
interim of proceedings, but it refers
to you, the individual who is alert in
a sense, but who never has percep
tions prompt enough to be of the
“ Johnny-on-thc spot ” persuasion. You
see the weak place just the minute the
unanimous vote is taken; you under
stand the “tactics” just the minute
that you are too late to prevent; the
trick is played. Hie dodge worked while
you are taking your time to ponder
whether your perception has played
you true or false. You should edu
cate your perceptive faculties better
than that and teach them to know
black from white without everlasting's
telling or arguing.
Now. to jump irp every minute cry
ing “ Halt! ” or “ I object! ” simply be
cause you arc naturally suspicious of
schemes or ruling, is not the right
way to educate your perceptive facul
ties. You are likely to blunt the edges
worp thau they are. for. like con
science. each time you stifle it the
more deadened it becomes; you will be
silenced as quickly when you make a
mistake, that your perceptions will
grow more blinded than ever and the
“quick” give way to chilled ardor and
numbness.
A good plan in the training of the
perceptive faculties is to be intelli
gently informed on the subjects or
methods or business of the institution
or organization and to keep up with
the procession as long as you are en
rolled under the banners, and io give
close attention after the gavel comes
down. There are “minutes” to be read
to give an introduction to what has
alreadv been done, or there are ex
planatory addresses establishing plat
forms, and there are rules defined, or
contracts or pledges. You ought to
grasp right from wrong in a second
,and still not be a disturber. Be agile
in mind.
THOUGHTS OF LOVE AND WOMEN
(By Maurice Maeterlinck.)
Were 1 Plato, Pascal or Michael An
gelo nnd the woman I loved merely
telling me of her earrings, the words
she would say and the words I would
say would appear on the waves of the
they floated on the waves of the
fathomless tnnej sea that each of us
w-ould be contemplating in the other.
Let but my loftiest thought be
weighed in the scale of life or love, it
will not turn the balance against the
three little words that the maid who
loves hue shall have whispered of her
silver bungles, her pearl •'necklace or
her trinkets of glass.
I would that all those who have suf
fered nt women’s hands and found
them evil, would loudly proclaim it and
give us their reasons, arid if those rea
sons be well founded, we shall indeed
bo surprised and shall have advanced
far forward in the mystery. For wom
en are indeed the veiled sisters of all
the great things we do not see.
Those who complain of women know
not the heights whereon true kisses are
found, and verily do I pity them.
Some of Nature’s strongest secrets
are often revealed at sacred moments
to maidens who love and ingeniously
and unconsciously will they declare
them. The sage follows in their foot
steps to gather up the jewels that in
their innocence and joy they scatter
along their nath.
When Fate sends forth the woman it
has chosen for us—sends her forth
from the fastness of the great spir
itual cities in which we all uncon
sciously dwell and she awaits us nt
the dossing of the road, we have come
to traverse when the hour is come —
we aro warned at the first glance.
Woman nevir forgets the path that
leads to the center of her being, and, no
matter whether I find her in opulence
or in poverty, in ignorance of in full
ness of knowledge, in shame or in
glory, do I but whisper one word that
has truly come forth from the virgin
depths of my soul, she will retrace
her footsteps along the mysterious
paths that she has never forgotten, and
without a moment’s hesitation will sho
bring back to me from out of her in
exhaustible stores of love a word, a
look or a gesture that shall be no less
pure than my own. It is as if her soul
were over within call, for by day or
night is she prepared to give answer
to the loftiest appeals from another
sou' and the ransom of the poorest is
'indistinguishable from the ransom of
a queen.
Never Again! ±L:
Observant Citizen
Josh Wise Says:
“A stunnin’ gown can floor th’ ordi
nary pocketbook.”
“The San Fernando street car line
has opened up a wonderful country anil
one that promises to form an important
section of the city,” said a San Anto
nian to the Observant Citizen, “but
that development will be greatly re
tarded unless the Traction company
gives the line a better service, especial
ly on Sundays.
“Last Sunday thousands of people
from al) parts crowded the cars to en
joy a ride over the new line, but be
cause of the limited number of ears
the ride was anything but pleasant.
People were packed like sardines on
the inside and men and women crowded
every inch of space on the running
boards. There was little opportunity
to see or enjoy any portion of the sur
rounding country and naturally this
caused no little unfavorable comment.
“If the people of that section want
to derive the best results at the earli
est practicable moment, it behooves
them to see to it that the Traction com
pany gives them a better service. More
ears is what the>- need.”
A man entered an elevator in an of
fice building yesterday. He was so close
ly shaven that it seemed almost to hurt,
'and his black mustache —raven he
would doubtless have termed it—was
waxed and curled until there was no
possible room for cavil. A large dia
mond his red cravat. He
was, nnd looked, pleased with himself.
There was a small mirror at each side
of the elevator, and as the car rose
the passenger looked into one of them
and adjusted his tie, pulled out the pin
and inserting it again. Then he gazed
into the other one, took in his whole
appearairce with a critical eye, and
twirled his mustache with his fingers.
After removing his hat and patting a
few vagrant hairs back into place, he
reached his floor and stepped out.
And that really happened.
SAN ANTONIO 21 YEARS AGO
(From. The Light October 6, 1888.)
E. H. Terrell leaves today for Indian
apolis to aid General Harrison in his
presidential canvass.
D. J. Price, assistant general agent
of the International & Great Northern
railroad, and .1. E. Galbraith, general
passenger agent of the road, are in the
city.
At the meeting of the Bexar County
Democratic chib last night the sum of
$B5 was raised of the $lOO campaign
fund to be sent to the national commit
tee.
A race will take place at the old
fair grounds this afternoon.
The firemen of Company No. 2 were
reprimanded for getting to the fire too
early yesterday afternoon.
The Little Jokers and the Browns
will cross bate at Muth’a garden this
afternoon.
Texas Talk
JILTED OPPORTUNITY.
Upon investigation Governor
Campbell finds 211 insane persons
confined in the county jails of Tex
as because there is not room for
them in the state asylums. And
yet his excellency vetoed the ap
propriation increasing the facili
ties of these institutions in order
that it might be said during his
administration the tax rate w-as the
lowest in the history of the state.
“There are some things more com
mendable than a low tax rate. —
Lockhart Post.
The governor says he will clear the
jails of insane persons before his term
expired. He missed his best opportu
nity when he vetoed that bill.
CELEBRATE IN DUPLICATE.
Do not think for a moment that
El Paso is going to be overwhelmed
by having a president's day and a
big international fair within two
weeks of each other. This city is
fully able to take care of them
both, and it. would be hard to tell
which will receive the most en
thusiastic recognition among the
people of the southwest. —El Paso
Herald.
A kind of continuous performance,
as it were. What a morning after
El Paso will have.
WE ADMIT IT.
The San Antonio International
exposition, the gates of which will
swing open November 6, will be a
magnificent affair in all respects.
San Antonians are proud of their
exposition and the people of the
entire state have long since learn
ed that it can be depended upon to
do credit to Texas. —Corsicana Sun.
“Tank you for dem kind woids.”
BUSTING BY PROXY.
News reports have it that Gov
ernor Campbell has conferred, with
Coppini, the sculptor, with refer
ence to having a “bust” made.
According to some of the anti-ad
ministration papers, the executive
has already made several “busts”
himself during the past three
years.—Nacogdoches Sentinel.
Perhrfps the governor is so weary of
making busts himself that he hired some
one to make a bust for him in order
that he may enjoy a vacation.
$1 PER CHEER.
•Cheer up. That $1 a word spe
cial African service has begun.— .
Fort Worth Record.
Send us one word, please, and let it
be at least as long as congregationalist.
UCiUDEK C, IWV.
Little Stories
NOT FIREPROOF.
To the editor of Vie little Maine
newspaper there came the other day
an indignant elderly woman, who
waved a slip of paper in the editorial
face.
“Lookee here!” said she. “Wliat,
does this mean —a bill for The Citizen
to my husband that’s 'Jeen dead two
years? Ye don’t expect his willow to
pay debts o’ his contracted long after
he's dead?”
“You say he has not been getting
.the paper?” said the editor, after long
thought.
“No, ye donderhead!” screamed the
voman. “I tell ye he’s been dead two
years!”
••Strange," mused the editor. “Th?
postoffiec department has not notified
me of his failure to receive them. Quite
sure you yourself haven’t been enjoy
ing the estimable educational values of
a perusal of my sheet?”
“That ain’t the point,” argued th*
widow. “You’ve been sending a noon
paper and a bill to a man that’s dead.
“It's your affair, not mine.”
“Well,” said the editor finally, per
ceiving that he must be a loser, “In
future, madam, I will cause an extra
copy to be printed on asbestos to in
sure that your husband receives his
Citizen regularly. ” —Philadelphia Led
ger. _
ONE ON THE AMERICAN.
A native born American member of W
party of four business men who often
lunched together took great delight in
joking the others on their foreign birth.
“It’s all very well for you fellows to
talk about what we' need in this coun
try,” he said, “but when you come to
think of it, you’re really only intrud
ers. Not one of you was born here.
You're welcome to this country, of
course, bpt you really oughtn’t to for
get what you owe us natives who open
our doors'to you.”
“Maybe.” said an Irishman in the
party thoughtfully. “Maybe. But
there’s one thing you seem to forget:
I came into this country wid me fare
paid an’ me clothes on me back. Can
you say the same!”—Tit-Bite.
SCIENTIFIC.
A well known scientist was lecturing
on the Sun’s heat, and in the course of
his remarks said: “It is an established
fact that the snn is gradually losing its
heat, and in the course of some 70,000,-
000 of years it will be exhausted; con
sequently this world of ours will be
dead, and, like the moon, unable to
support any form of life.”
At this juncture a member of his au
dience rose in an excited manner and
said:
Pardon me, professor, but how many
years did you say it would be before
this calamity overtakes us?”
Ihe Professor — Seventy millions,
sir. ” _•
“Thank God!” was the reply. “I
thought you said 7»poo,ooo!”—Cleve
land Leader.

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