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San Antonio light and gazette. [volume] (San Antonio, Tex.) 1909-1911, October 13, 1909, Image 4

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rter*. aa errors are aura to result
The Light and Gazette 1s on sale at hotels and news stands
throughout the I‘nHed Statea
The Future of
the South
be taken next year will show an increase in the |w>pulation
of southern cities that were in the ten'thouaand class, and
below, when the last eensns was taken, of from lOv to 300
per eent. The News and Courier probably refers to south
ern cities in which industrial establishments have been built
vp in that time, and that are being successfully operated.
The Charleston paper also points to the increase in the
price of the south’s staple product, cotton and attributes it ;
to the fact that the southern planters have been saving some
thing and are no longer in the hands of money lenders who
hold a mortgage upon the cotton before it is planted, and
that must be settled as soon as possible after it is picked.
A large proportion of the cotton erop was disposed of in
those days at forced sale, and that had more than anything
else to do with keeping down the price.
It is confidently believed that the census of 1910 will
Show a very gratifying growth of the section, from an in
dustris! point of view as well as in population, over the cen
sus taken in the year 1900. The development of industries in
this section in the ten years closing with next year has been 1
such as to give encouragement and to fill with hope the
minds of the people of the section. Much of the urban real
estates in the south would easily sell now for double what ।
it could have been bought ten years ago.
The News and Courier takes up another feature of ini-1
provement in the south that has not yet come to pass, but!
which it says is needed. It says:
“It now remains for the intelligence of the south to de
mand representation in the federal government. The south
needs the nation and the nation needs the south, the intel
lectual men of the south, those who are laboring now for her I
uplift, but who have been unwilling up to this time to enter
the political field. They have conquered poverty and beaten
disaster. They have made a new commerce and the time is
near when they can turn to the political field and restore to
the south the prestige which she onee held in the council
halls of the nation.”
What is said here of the south applies with equal force to
many other parts of the country. For a number of years'
in the past most men of ability have devoted more time and I
thought to money making than to the business of govern
ment. Riches have had a greater temptation to them than '
the prominence or the notoriety of politics. What the News i
and Courier says about the intelligence of the south will ap- ■
piy to other sections of the country, although the causes I
that have rendered intelligence inactive in public affairs (
may be different in the two sections. Our Charleston con
temporary might not agree with us in this respect; but if ।
parties were more evenly divided in this section than they
are, that would have much to do with placing intelligence
and high character at a premium.
But whatever the causes, it must be conceded that there
are more mere politicians today in public life in proportion
to real statesmen, than there were in some other .periods in
our past history. There are some able men in public life
from the south and from the north, but the country needs
the services of more of them. Until the people, the intelli
gent people of all sections learn to discriminate between
xtatesmanship and petty politicians, the petty politicians
will be found altogether too plentiful in our public life. It
remains with the people of the whole country to decide if
there is to be a change in this respect, and how soon. But
certainly the sooner the better for the whole people.
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New article added to list of arctic delicacies. An Es
kimo became hungry and ate his own child.
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Here’s a hint to Kentucky: Put the lid on the correspond
ent who ends his dispatches with “more bloodshed is ex
pected to follow.”
“Eve probably hypnotized Adam,” says a learned profes-
Bor. And man has remained that wav.
High Cotton and
the Mills
———————l for a time shorter -hours
must rule in the mills throughout New England. They say |
that necessity for curtailment is due to high cotton prices, j
The “Providence Journal” quotes one large manufacturer'
of cotton goods in Rhode Island by saying:
It is true there is an active movement under way toward
curtailment in the mills of this state. This activity is not
confined tp Rhode Island. Massachusetts mill men. are very
active. In fact, manufacturers in Maine, New Hampshire.
Vermont and Connecticut are in the movement as well, and.
too, several southern mills have joined in the curtailment
plan. This high price of cotton makes a continuance of
production a serious problem. The southern mills are hit
harder than we are. In those mills the coarser grades are
produced. In the north the finer fabrics are manufactured.
The price of cotton to both is the same, lienee the manufac
turer of the coarser or cheaper grades of cot
ton is hit hardest. Abroad the conditions are no better
than here in America. An extensive curtailment movement is
under way in Germany and France, and in England at the
present time mills are working but four days a week.
This manufacturer understands that the plan in the United
States “is to have thirty days’ shutdown, to be spread over
a period of five or six months.” Another man prominent in
tho industry is disposed to blame the speculators for condi
tions which he believes to be serious. He does not look
for any favorable change in prices at present
The Chnrlcslon News and
Courier has an editorial on
the growth ot population in
the south, in which it is'
predicted that the census to
Rhode Island cotton man
ufacturers have decided that
production must be curtail
ed, and they believe that
The PercnnUl
baa chuckled ever sine*.
“The re|H>rt of my political death is greatly exaggernt
ed,” William Randolph Hearst could aa logically and as
happily announce at any time within the pant ten years.
Political prophets have prognosticated, even announced as
aecompUnbed, the |mbtical demise of the Californian; on
some occasions have ordered the funeral eortege, set forth
the funeral feast, and sal down ft>r the wake, only to have
I the corpse enter the hall and break up the party.
I To kill jsulitieaH' any man who owns a group of such pow
erful papers as Mr. H carat controls, is almost as hopoleM
aa to attempt to break a rubber ball by hitting it. If
Hearst's papers were not quite so mudh imbued with his own
ideas and infused with his own personality, they might not
weigh no greatly for his political needs. Hut Hearst's papers|
- arc Hearst in print, vigorous, unafraid, not ovcracrupulou»,
. and able. I
Thus when Hearst was defeated for the presidential nom
' ination, his n<ws|>a|M-ni kept him out of the political grave
yard and made him a possible candidate for mayor of New
York, a position of which he claims he was robbed, and for
' which be surely made a wonderful campaign. Following that '
defeat, his papers made him ready for the Amocratie nom
inatinn for governor of New York, and that defeat also j
could not kill his |M>litieal ambition or his political avail
And now the independence league, his own creation, has
made him candidate for mayor of New York, despite his!
own protests, which even seasoned politicians believe were
sincere. Hearst is something more than bis pepirs, the peo
ple have come to know, and while not wholly to trust, to
respect his ability and his power. He is not tho eolorless can
didate that Bannard is, and if any man in New York today
can beat Tammanv, Hearst is that man.
Harry Whitney had neither the pole nor very much in- -
formation about it. He seems quite well qualified to come
back without making enemies.
Lot of disgruntled people in Pittsburg. Fully the larger
part of the population was unable to git seats at the world’s!
series ball games.
After a mishap to his aeroplane Wilbur Wright “throw
his cap to the ground in disgust.” Evidently the famous
derby has been tossed into the discard.
When the president reaches New Orleans this time be will |
cut out the Creole viands. This shoves off a gigantie gas- |
tronomie responsibility upon Captain Butt, who. if we mis
take not. used to eat his rolls and coffee perched on a high
stool at the English kitchen down to Louisville when he used
to be a mere reporter.
Prettv near time for goloshes! |
The number of seeds in a bushel is 556,000 of wheat, 888,-
000 of rye and 16.400,000 of elover.
Dog rescued from the spire of a Cincinnati church must
have been one of those skye terriers.
Strange things happen occasionally. A Pittsburg. Pa.,
woman dreamed that her husband was dead and died from
the shock.
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Another one of “my policies" is to the fore in the Taft
family. Young Charley is to take lessons in boxing from a
professional pugilist.
As Others View It
The Times is glad that Governor Campbell reconsidered
his determination to absent himself from El Paso during the
visits next week of Presidents and Diaz —glad for his
sake, for the good fame of Texas and for the governor’s
। His absence under all the circumstances would have
amounted to nothing less than an affront to both presidents
I and to both countries, and would have subjected him and tho
! people of Texas to much unfavorable and unpleasant com
■ ment.
i And now that he is coming, he will find none more ready
I to do him honor than those who most resented his decision
to absent himself and in honoring the governor of the state
l he will find that the citizens of El Paso will do their duty
well and gracefully, and will not be outdone in the hearti
ness of their welcome and the warmth and courtesy of his
reception and entertainment. And we do not hesitate to say
' the governor will carry away with him pleasant memories of
I the occasion and no regret.—El Paso Times.
Senator Burton of Ohio believes that we can bring our
dead waterways to life. Ho advocates legislation that will
enforce a policy of live and let live as between the railroads
and the waterways. He would prevent the railroads from
hauling freight as a loss for the suppression of the water
traffic by prohibiting rate cutting below a reasonable mini
mum. He says that Germany has adopted this policy and has
developed the two systems of railroad and water carriage
side by side.
It is evident that his idea is better entitled to be called
up to date than that traditional American idea to which we
may glance at the experience of several European countries.
j Prussia, is working out a scheme of waterway improvements
| at an rfipense of more than $80,000,000. Austria-Hungary has
, well developed plans that have been partly carried into of
I feet and that involve an expenditure of $150,000,000. France
i is spending $50,000,000 on new development for the perfee
i tion 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,
i a great agency for the benefit of the people, shall be destroy
। ed now or ever. And Americans should their policy,
i especially after their varied experiences with the undersell-
I ing that is designed to create monopolies.—Chicago Record
! Herald.
Pointed Paragraphs
Even the biggest fish began life on a small scale.
It’s always the last word that brings on the first blow.
All men are brave until they are called upon to make good.
The flower of the family isn’t necessarily a blooming idiot.
Playing the races and playing the fool are usually synony
A man is rich in power if he is able to do without the
things wealth will buy.
The youth who can afford a motor boat doesn’t have to
paddle his own canoe.
Many a summer girl would like to forget how many sum
mers she has been in the game.'
.Sometimes a man is loved fqr the enemies he has made, but
more often for the money he has inherited.
Some would be flatterers, after smearing on a lot of salve,
spoil the effect by rubbing it in with a wire brnsh.
Many a young man in search of a wife has passed right
through a peach orchard and pitched his tent in a lemon
A town man never gets rid of the idea that he will make
a fortune in the poultry business .when he has saved vp
enough to buy a 10-acrc farm. —.Chicago Newf
v .
bAN ANTUN•U Liij n I AN D u I Ifa
“Tho report of my death
greatly exaggerated, “
langhad Mark Twain once
upon a tims, and the world
gave one" huge guffaw, and
By Frank H. WUliami
John McKendry had picked up th
paper calmly enough, hud quiet h
■canned moat of the rending matter,
and then, before eonaigning it to th'
waste basket, had turned to. the ■ocirt)
columns for a curaory glance. The third
it< m in the long column riveted hia al
tention with a concentration he had not
thought |H>«aihle,
“Mrs. J. Van Meter Bourne,” the
I Item read, “of London. England, in ex
ported in the fall to visit Mrn. Honor
.1. t'mlerwood of this city for two
I weeks.”
Twice McKendry read the little item
and then the pa|>er fell from hia nerve
less hands to the floor. “Mrn. J. Van
Meter Bourne”—hia old Bessie, to
whom he had been engaged and who
had thrown him over for a wiultby
Englishman. Sometime, somewhere, he
had expected to meet her, but now that
the meeting was actually in sight, he
dreaded it exceedingly. He had sworn
to make her regret her action, and yet,
what had he done toward attaining that
end? Nothing, absolutely nothing, he
decided. Here he was where she had
left him—a mediocre lawyer.
Huddenly, with more animation than
he hud displayed for years. MeKendry
pulled open n drawer in the desk be
fore him and drew out u thick book. In
to thi- he delved deeply.
“There's time yet,” he told Wmeelf,
“she won't be here for three months
and during that time I can achieve
fume mid fortune. If only needed her
coming to awaken me. I’ve still got
time to make her sorry she didn’t mar
ry me instead of that Englishman.
He b<■gan placing numerous figures
on a pad.
“I know more about the weather
and its effects on crops than any other
man in the country. I can tell, almost
to a dot. what the yield in any erop ।
will be this year and I'in going to use,
my knowledge. It’s lucky these statis
tics I began keeping when I was en
gaged to her. I’ve kept up. nil these
McKendry put his finger on various
portions of a big United States map
spread before him.
years. Now it only needed the imeptus
of her coming to make me put them
to use.' ’
After a little more figuring McKen
dry placed a number of . results neatly
on a fresh sheet of paper, secured his
hat and made his way to the office of
Robt. R. Holmes, the wealthiest man
in the city. At first Holmes scouted the
proposition which McKendry placed
before him. Then he became interested.
“I tell you,” McKendry cried, “one
fourth of the total wheat crop of the
country is going to be put to tho bad
within two months. Look at these condi
tions ami see if you can doubt it. Look
at this, and this, and this.”
McKendry laid his finger on various
portions of a big United States ma(i
•spread out before him and told of con
ditions as he seemed to show must cer
tainly coine. At length Holmes was
convinced and a contract, lengthy in
deed, was signed between the two.
A little over three months later Mc-
Kendry was a millionaire. His rise had
been rapid, but his weather prognostica
tions had been infallible. As a result
he and Holmes had cleared up a huge
amount of money on the rise in price
of wheat. McKendry, his air of prosper
ity well becoming him, suddenly gasped
as his eyes fell on an item in the so
ciety column of the paper.
“Mrs. J. Vftn Meter-Bourne of Lou
don. England,” it read, “who has been
I he guest of Mrs. Homer J. Underwood,
has returned to her home.”
“Well,” muttered McKendry, in ex
treme surprise, “I clean forgot that I
was merely working to make an impres
sion on her, and now that I’ve found
mp-self and have something else to
occupy my mind beside that old boyish
•love affair, I find . that I don’t care
whether or not she was duly im
And with an air of extreme content
McKendry threw the paper in the
waste basket and lighted another cigar.
She—She told me you told her that
secret I told you nut to tell her.
He—The mean thing! I told her not
to tell you I told her.
She—f promised her I wouldn ’Well
you sho told me, so don’t tell her I
told you.—Boston Herald.
Some cities had a sane Fourth of July this year. The Light and Gazette cartoonist suggests the above for a sane
Hallowe’en in Sen Antonio.
(From The Light. Oct. 13, 1888.)
Col. C. C. Gibbs is in the city.
Fire broke out at the home of Mrs.
Thiele, Avenue D and Sixth street, this
afternoon. The fire was extinguished
with lint slight loss.
Col. J. E. McMullen of Wilson county
is stopping nt the St. Leonard.
A meeting was held yesterday after
noon by the managers and performers
to arrange for the benefit for Frank
Sparrow. Charles G. Knight was elect
ed chairman.
The Non-Partisans held a meeting
last night at Krisch’s hall. The meet
ing consisted mainly of “roasting” the
J. J. H. Patterson of Uvalde has re
turned from Galveston and is stopping
at the Southern.
Girl’s Peach Basket Creation Entirely
Gutted; No Insurance.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 27. —Attracted by
the smell of smoke at the union station
a Watchman made an investigation and
saw flames issuing from the third story
of a stylish hat worn by a pretty girl
who was eating depot sandwiches in
the lunch room. An alarm was prompt
ly turned in. The No. 3 hose reel was
first to arrive, by which time the fire
had gained great headway and was
spreading toward some glass grapes on
the" second floor and enveloping the
wings. Before water was thrown by the
gallant fire laddies, however, an un
known hero had used a seltzer bottle
with telling effect. The young lady,
roused by the elang of the apparatus,
succeeded in making her way to safety,
clad only in her clothes. The hat was
reduced to a smoldering mass of debris.
The salvage corps searched the ruins,
owing to a report that a rat wak burned
in them, but its body was not found.
The origin of the fire was traced to
the fact that the girl in her haste to
eateh h train bobbed her head against
a cigar lighter. The train was delayed
five minutes by the accident.
Special Dispatch.
Chicago, HI., Aug. 27.—Pie, the Cin
derella of foods, wiU at last come into
its own. .if DE Charles McCormick can
Ixo ♦ lin f’uirv itrinno r rnn Imitf. hfl SHVB.
have oatmeal and other cereals found
favor at breakfast. He heralds pie as
the specific against dyspepsia.
“Eat Pie” was his text before the
Association of Independent Doctors.
“Eat all you want of it, and eat it for
breakfast if you would have a good
stomach. Let the gastric glands begin
their day's work with a good, big job
and you will feel the better for it.”
Hence, if you suffer from indigestion
take Dr. Richardson's prescription and
have it carefully compounded, uot at a
drug store, but at a bakery
A careful canvass of the five
greatest cities of Texas —Houston,
Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth
and El Paso—shows that 7869 peo
ple are ready to buy tickets to a
Cook lecture and 87 to a Peary
lecture, not counting those who
will |4nronize the hitter if permit
ted to carry eggs into the hall.—
Houston Post.
Cook made a hit by giving the public
a rest.
President Taft will spenZSunday
week in San Antonio, and take
part in the formal opening of the
post chapel. The president has
been practically preaching every
Sunday since he started on his great
trip, and from the standpoint of the
Enterprise his addresses on the re
ligious and moral subjects have
been better than those on political
questions. —Bandera Enterprise.
On religious questions he has a better
The presidential banquet at Dal
las is to cost $25 a plate, which in
cludes finger bowls.—Galveston
And still he pines for corned beef
A call has been sent out for the
“Texas congress of mothers” to be
held at Dallas this month. Nearly
JOO women's clubs from this state
have already promised to send dele
gates, and the mayors of many
Texas towns where there are no reg
ularly organized mothers' clubs
have offered to appoint delegates.
The sessions will be devoted to
practical topics, and it is expect
ed that inspiration will be derived
that will tend to elevate the stand
ards of home living, and especially
make for a happier and healthier \
childhood.-r-El Paso Herald.
Could the mothers devise some meth
od of keeping the kids at home Hallow
Stretch and Yawn—That's
Nature's Own Gymnastic
By W. R. C. Latson, R. 8., Ph. D., M. 8. •
Of all gymnastic exercises the most
natural, the most effortless and the
most beneficial is a simple stretch ac
companied by a yawn, it is a favorite
Texas Talk
<H iUttAbK IU, iViM.
Little Stories
The following are some gems culled
from the examination papers of one of
our public schools:
“Sodom and Gomorrah are the two
largest volcanoes.”
“The office of the gastric juiec Is
situated in the stomach.”
“Queen Elizabeth was one of the
queens of England. She was famous
for her fondness for chivalry ami cav
alry and other wild game.”
“Isthmus is a place across which to
build a canal.”
“A mountain range is a very largo
cook stove.”
“Drink is the curse of mankind an!
has a marked influence on the doctors’
conclusions in cases of sickness.”
“The chief export of Russia are Rus
sian sables and immigrants.”—Harp
er’s Weekly.
Here the judge took a hand in exam
ining the veniremen.
“You don’t seem to understand the
questions addressed to you by the at
torneys” he said “What they to
know is whether you have formed or ex
p:essed any opinion in this ease. That
is to soy, have you told anybody whclh
er or uot you believe the defendant
guilty of the crime charged against him,
or have you said to anybody that you
believe him to be innocent?”
“Course not, judge,” answered the
venireman. “It ain't necessary fur me
to 'xpress no opinion about him. I ’vo
knowed him for thirty years, an’ 1
know blame well he stole the cow —”
“That will do, Mr. Skiles. You may
st an! aside.”—Chicago Tribune.
The Rev. Perry Stickney Grant, rec
tor of the Church of the Ascension in
Now York, has been crusading against
ti e head decorations of the fashionable
women who attend his ministrations.
He started with his choir, whieh con
tains twenty-three women and girls,
and expostulated with them about their
habit of wearing mqunds and waves an I
I clouds of other people’s hair in tho
chancel, and finally got them to cut
down tho supply, and now tho reform is
said to have spread to the pews, until
the appearance of things has been very
much changed. If Manager Charles Mat
thews would fetch Dr. Grant to Charles
ton and get him to deliver a lecture to
the- sweet things that go to the acad
emy with what the sun calls “Oodles of
hair,” ho would receive the thanks of
the people who can’t see over it.—
Charleston Nows and Courier.
and habitual action among - animals,
among natural, unrestrained human be
ings and among young children. Adults
ot the so called “civilized.” world
have come somehow to consider the
yawn, like all other natural acts, im
polite; and so it is rarely practiced by
well bred people even in private.
As a special exercise tho stretch has
main- and peculiar advanfagrs. It up
lifts and expands the body, thus giv
ing the heart, Inngs, stomach and intes
tines more space in whieh to do their
all-important work, and generally
stimulating their activity. It increases
the size and power of the muscles, de
vclopes the volume and compass of the
voice, inculcates a habit of erect, elas
tic, graceful carriage; and lastly makes
practically no tax upon either the phy
sical or the mental powers. In fact,
stretching instead of producing fati
gue. actually rests ami refreshes us
when fatigued; it is instinctively prac
ticed by animals and natural humans
for the relief of fatigue and blood
throw away tho dumb-bells,
neglect tho gymnasium, and stretch
your wny to a physical well, being
which such artificial methods cau never
igive you.

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