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•toney to regular authortoed collectors only. Do not pay car
rtere. aa errors are sure to result ,
The Ught and Onsette to on sale at hotels and news-stands
throughout the Vetoed Btatoe.
Eight Hiles
of Sidewalks
begun on more than forty five thousand lineal
feet of eement sidewalk. That means more than eight
miles of good walking and is a truer indication of the eity’s
— growth and advancement than the sky scrapers. Homething
• over two years ago the Light began a crusade for sidewalk
improvements’ and at first the campaign bore little fruit.
Small interest was manifested, but continual harping upon
one topic, while at times tiresome, gradually wins converts,
and today there is promise of sidewalks everywhere. Real
estate men realise the value of the sidewalk as an induce
- meat to prospective purchasers and nearly every new sub
division has its sidewalks down before the lots are offered
for sale. A great change has come over the spirit of-our
dreams on tbs sidewalk question and the cry of Dallas to be
lifted out of the mud does not apply to the biggest eity in
The greatest monument that will stand to memorialize the
present head of the city's government will be the tremendous
advance in,street and sidewalk paving and there will Ite
something more lasting than a memory to be grateful for.
Public improvements are so much more material and sub
stantial than sweet memories, unchaperoned by tangible
’Tis said the silence of the far north is so intense that
you can hear a gumdrop.
“Ice King’’ Morse finds solace in the fact that only ten
i of the indictments against him were sustained, showing him
. to be otherwise a pretty square sort of fellow.
/ When the guards at a convict farm admit the horrors and
* evils of the convict lease system it is time that the system
■ - were abolished. Many states have delved deeply into this
. problem and shown the bebasing, brutal and uncivilized sys
tem in its naked horror. Ho far as we know there has never
• yet been an honest investigation of the convict lease sys
• tern that was not followed by-the abolition and if there is
not too much whitewash in the Texas probe the people will
demand that the state shall not sell its convicts like slaves
»0r reap a reward from man’s inhumanity to man. Texas is
? - • proud state and will leave no-such blot on its fair name.
Mrs. Harriman's reputed fortune makes Mrs. H. Green
•nd Mrs. R. Sage look like pikers—in comparison, of course;
merely in comparison. I
Doesn’t this near Ambassador Crane know that a diplomat
has to take it out in thinking!
Oklahoma and
Her Constitution
■ — constitution.
„ The people of that state seem to like it, however. The peo
pie of New Mexico may well make their constitution as they
■ like it, because they ‘will have to live under it. The men who
dislike the Oklahoma document will not.
Many of the people of the United States would like to
elect the United States senators. The constitution of the
United States will not allow us to do so. We would like to
have an income tax. The constitution of the United States
must be amended first, they tell us. We are running a fine
reclamation service. The constitution of the United States
s’. , may stop it any day—for it is run under a law which is
• probably unconstitutional. There arc many things we should
■ like to do, but cannot, and many more which we do not even
; consider because the constitution of the United States for
bids them.
And for the life of us we ean’t change the constitution
' when we want to. The income tax amendment proposed as
Mr, Taft recommended is almost sure to fail, by the failure
to act or th.e adverse action of the little, pocket-borough,
conservative and corrupt states. Any twelve states can
Ea permanently stand in the way of action by the rest of the
- nation, though they be the smallest, the most unprogressive,
- States of all.
We yield to no one in respect for the constitution, or the
work it has done, or the great men who drew it away back
in 1787. But we are stating hard facts that stare the people
of this nation in the face.
In Oklahoma the people by a majority vote may change
... their constitution at any time. They are never sewed up by
the “fathers” who made their fundamental law. Their laws
are in their own hands.
True, their constitution is long, and will grow longer. But
that doesn’t make so very much difference, when they have
ft-under their thumb at all times. The people are in the sad
dle there, and run their constitution. They feel competent
to run it as well as could the spirits of the fathers of any
past century you can mention. Is there anything terrible
about that 7
None of the good men who have jumped on the constitu
tion of Oklahoma seem to grasp the idea of just what it is.
It is a code of laws, enacted by the people, out of the power
of their representatives to change. It is a body of laws
over which the people of the state have written to legislature
and courts the inhibition to add to or take from it one jot
or title.
It is good enough for Oklahoma. It is the embodiment of
her people. Many states would be better if they had it in
place of the inflexible constitutional straitjackets they have.
In hia report to the city
council at its meeting yes
terday Aiderman Smith an
nounced that during the past
few weeks construction had
President Taft referred to
Oklahoma, in a public speech,
as “the zoological garden of
cranks,” because of her new
Fall Erent
— —.-y - r — —
eta, an ianaa or two, a half dozen field marshals, a regiment
of generals and a few private soldiers, “chosen sides” snd
started the winter seaaon of gayrly moat auapiciously. The fall
season in Nicaragua is like our fall aeaaoa here in some re
1 spects, the only great difference observable bring ia the
1 method of celebrating. For the tourist there is the revolt!
' tion and the gay uniforms and the sound of distant shots. Il
gives just the piquancy and seat to a visit to Nicaragua to
remove the danger of ennni, whieh, of course, ia the only
' danger. It is like our International fair and the revolution
; ia usually held at about the same time of the year. It is an
annua) event that the natives could hardly get along without
' nnd its abolition might lead to war. Like the county fair it
draws many visitors to town and makes trading brink.
One delightful feature of a Nicaragua revolution In that
there are few soreheads when it is ail over. Both sides al
ways win and there are enough blue ribltons to go round.
The present revolution, however, seems to be a little differ
ent from others inasmuch as there is little indignation over
the fact that Nenor Estrada set the date ahead whieh may
affect the prosperity of this year's event ami have a bad in
fluenee on next year's revolution. Ix>t us hope that Estrada
and President Zelaya may pateh up their differences nnd pull
the affair off on a peaceable basis. What they really need Is
a Texas manager.
Letters From the People
Editor Light and Gasette.
Sir: Surely this month of October will well mark an
epoch ip the manifold history of San Antonio. The events
leading up to the visit of President Taft seemed to have
arranged and settled themselves so correctly that all prom
ised/woeks ago, the successful and happy culmination of a
visit so gladly worked for. And to the Light and Gazette
for its masterful insight into the situation, and the prompt
sending of its cavalier-courier ui>vn bis mission of invita
tion, really before the grand idea of the proposed visit had
been grasped by the city at large, much credit is due, and
that paper's broad-gauged business enterprise should never
be overlooked when all the elements are reckoned with in
summing up this pleasant event.
San Antonio is not wholly of this grand new era of the
Iron Ago. Its history reads truly as heroic as that of the
Knights of the Round Table or the Templars in the attempt
to wrest the holy shrine from the Moslem. Itsgpeople in
the more than 200 years of its existence have always imbibed
that history, and proved themselves worthy of being its
adopted sons and daughters, and that, again, is why the
Taft visit was so auspiciously conceived and so happilv car
ried out.
Han Antonians, old and now, belong proverbially to a race
of courtiers. and give themselves over to the entertainment
of their guests. Whoever they are or whatever station
they may occupy, nnd from the rulers over them to the
smallest newsboy on the streets, the pleasure of the visitor
is the first and only consideration. Many great and good
men have come within our portals, and all have departed
knowing that nothing was left undone that could have
added to their pleasure or their entertainment.
While all this may sound egotistical, yet it is well to tell
the people that they have honored themselves in honoring
the president. To the committee in charge, collectively and
individually, and to those who were delegated to voice the
city's welcome, all meed of praise is due. Their great
United States have stepped into that, commanding position
where all the world acknowledges its supremacy, and the
unlimited circle of its influence, and to successfully entertain
the chief magistra'e of that one hundred million of people,
and the dominant spirit of this entire western hemisphere, is
truly, a matter of great credit.
These moving events showed another thing, and that
was that the alcalde of the olden days had been replaced
by a imlished official and a generous host, for it can be said
to his credit Mayor Callaghan was equal to so momentous
an occasion, and can well pride himself upon the part he
took in the stirring events of the week. His address of
welcome was much in little, a poem in prose. There was
nothing to be added to it, and nothing to take away, and
he voiced heartily the wishes of all our people in the wel
come he extended to Mr. Taft.
) The dedication of the chapel, the gift of those liberal
hearted citizens who developed and carried out to its suc
cessful completion that happy idea, makes a new era in onr
intercourse with the government at Washington, and our
intimate relations with the rank and file of the army at
Fort Ham Houston. The past decades, as well as the present
time, have seen all the notable men of that invincible army
pass through our streets, and that fact has given this city
that interest in the coming and going of that grand body
of men, so much so, in fact, as if we were part and parcel
of the same.
But, after all, President Taft found a Texas—more, he
found a San Antonio welcome—not wild and noisy, and
turbulent, but a sincere and admiring one. and when the
shades of future years fall ho will think of us, and of the
great satisfaction he experienced in this, his second visit
in an official capacity to San Antonio, the City of the
Alamo, the Thcrmopolia of the western continent, and will
whisper his benediction, “You did well.” W.
As Others View If
It has been recorded of Chicago that it has no “little
shops,” that all the space in the downtown district is taken
up by the great stores. This observation was taken without
reckoning with the woman shopkeeper and her stronghold,
the skyscraper. The woman shopkeeper flourishes in great
numbers and the floor space that she occupies is so tiny that
she seems to be engaged Jn play shopkeeping. Nevertheless
sho makes a living and pays her rent by the test that she
stays year after year. Every year now specialty shops in
women’s apparel are opened until at the present time it is
possible to buy everything that a woman needs or ever wants
to hope to have in separate “little shops” under the roof
of one skyscraper. Incidentally,.in some of these buildings a
dainty little lunch can be partaken at what arc known as
“woman's prices.”—Chicago Inter Ocean. • /
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Pointed Paragraphs
Every lion hunter exaggerates the danger.
It is said that after every big sensation, the henpecked
husbands buy another lot of revolvers.
A dog never takes any real interest in anything except in
a fight, in a love affair, and in something to eat.
Man is of a forgiving disposition, iq some ways; one goo-1
cantaloupe will Cause him to forget a dozen bad ones.
We don’t know much, but no oarber has yet been able to
make us believe we should have our hair singed instead of
Selfishness is habit: generosity, accident. .
Once in a while a man is good becauserme doesn’t know
any better. (
A woman’s deception is more natural than a man's sin
You can tell when a girl isn’t in earnest with a man by
the way she acts as if she were.
The thing that makes a dose of medicine easy to take is
when it is instead of a moral lecture.—New York Press.
Nicaragua la up and doing
again. Weary from a sum
mer of alienee, our little
neighbor nerooa the border
l baa gathered up a mink
By John Aadmoa Jay**
THERE are three great aanree* »f
worrjr in this world. Kirkins*,
trouble and debt.
The first two no man ran avoid. The
third nearly all men rue into, aad ba«r
the life hounded out of them until
they learn one of the moat important'
lessons man ean learn, that of living
within the inrome. •
Leaving snide the few good and mam
■perioun reason* that a man may give
for living lieyond hia weekly, monthly
or yearly income, the faet remains that
when people are determined to make
both ends meet they can do it.
Take n* the illustration of thia prin
riple the story of Mr. Jimmie Four
Flush, who for quite a long time made
a certain well known hostelry on Fifth
avenne hia lounging place. For a long
time things weat well with Jimmie, hut
on an evil day he wan inveigled into a
M-hcine that ahowed up well on paper,
and promised immense return*. Thru
came the inevitable erasft' Jimmie got
out of town as quickly ai he could, nnd
the haunts that had known him no well
knew him no more. But dear old Pitta
burg had char ma for him that he eould
not rceist, no he came back a few
months ago ami went to work like a
little man he is, when you get below
the surface of his dudeism* and affecta
tiona. He went to work for *l2 a week.
Before, he had been living at the rate
of *.'o or $lOO, whatever lie might pull
in. and was always in debt.
(But he is out of debt now, anil looks
as happy and contented ns n bee in
clover, or any oyster way the
bottom of his oyster batch. It is true
that he isn’t smoking ex|u>nsive cigars.
His clothes are no longer cut by the
I most fashionable tailor in town, his
1 hats are not costing him a tcn ajiot, and
lie isn’t blowing himself on extravagant
J “aftcr-the theater suppers. ’’
He has the nicest little girl for a
friend, and with her is saving money
out of his $l2, and one of these October
nights Jimmie and “dearie” will join
hands for the long pedestrian tramp
of Ui fc.
Happy! kyhy that word doesn't be
gin to express Jimmie's condition of
mind, and if you should have the op
portunity of asking him about it, he
will tell you that his happiness all
comes from “living within his income.”
If you talk with the great financiers
of the country they will tell you, and
tell you truly, that they found their
start, even while working at a small
rate of wage, and “living within their
This is absolutely true; when a man ’s
outgo is more than his income, he is
living a most miserable life. In order
for him to get happiness he must do
j one of two things, increase his income
;or curtail his expenses. The man who
has learned to curtail his expenses has
already increased his income.
You" are thinking about asking the
boss for a raise. You think you need
the money. Possibly, very probably, ।
i you dp. But you look after those pen
nies. dimes, quarters that are slipping
(through your fingers and you'll get an
i increase in income, while bettering your
! health conditions, at once.
Too many young men in America
i have automobile tastes on wheelbarrow
incomes. Learn to. rightly push and
1 load your wheelbarrow before you think j
of taking control of an automobile. In
other words, know how tp manage vour
small income, then, when your larger
j one comes, you will knoW how to han
dle it.
The way you spend your dimes that
I you should save is the prophecy of the
1 way you would waste your dollars if
I you had thousands of them thrust upon J
Live within your income and find, I
through that simple rule, the way of
Here the judge took a hand in ex
amining the venireman.
“You don’t seem to understand the
question addressed to you by the at
torney,” he said. “What they want to
know is whether you have formed or
expressed any opinion in this ease. That
is to say, have you told anybody wheth
er or not you believe the defendant
guilty of the erime charged against
i 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 express no opinion about him. I ve
knowed him fur 30 years, nn’ I know
blame well he stole the cow’ -
“That will do. Mr. Skiles. Aon may
stand aside. ’’—Chicago Tribune.
The class at Heidelberg was studying
English conjugations, and each verb
considered was used in-fl model sen
tence, so that the students would gain
the benefit of pronpuhgjng the con
nected series of words as, well ns learn
ing the varving’forms of the verit. This
morning it was.the verb “to have ’in
the sentence “I have ii gold mine.
Kerr Schmitz was called to his feet j
by Professor Wulff.
“Conjugate ‘do haff’ in der sen
tence, ‘I haff-a golt. mine,’ ” the pro
fessor ordered. -
Jierr Schmitz proceeded:
“I haff a golt tnine, du hast a gbit
dein, he hass a golt hiss. Ve. you or
dey haff a golt our, yours’or deirs. as
the case may be. ’'—Everybody’s Maga
“You simply eannot trust anybody! ”
declared the lady. “My maid, whom I
had the utmost confidence in. left me
suddenly yesterday and took with her
my beautiful pearl brooch,”
“That is too bad,” sympathizes the
friend. “Which one was it?”
“That very pretty one I smuggled
through last spring.”—Life.
• ERA.
Stella—ls site in her declining years?
Bella—No; her accepting ones. —
Why All Men Are Not Married;
Observant Citizen
Joah Wise Bays:
“It’s a poor weather prophet who
goes wrong on ylstlddy's weather.”
How an excited man may cause much
undue worry to himself and not a lit
tle extra work for others was demon
strated at the St. Anthony hotel, just
as President Taft was preparing to en
ter his automobile to leave for the Sap
Standing with the crowd along the
ropes, stretched to hold hack the crowd,
was an aged man, who seemed to be
eagerly perturbed. He was on the verge
of a nervous breakdown and seemed
extraordinarily anxious to get to the
“I must see the president, I must
see him,” he kept muttering half to him
Noting the strange actions of the
man, Chief of Police Van Riper cau
tioned Detective McGarrity and Patrol
man Petty to keep an eye on him.
As the president appeared on the
steps of the hotel, the individual quick
ly crawled under the rope aud started
toward the chief magistrate. He was
quickly grabbed by Patrolmaiy Petty
and pushed back into the crowd. While
this was going on, Detective McGar
rity kept constantly along side of him
and managed to satisfy himself that
the man carried no weapon or bomb.
“Of course, after the president had
gone, I was satisfied there was no harm
in the old man,” said Detective McGar
rity. “but it only goes to show hoW
much trouble a man can create by fool
ish notions. He merely wanted to get
close to the president that he could got
a good look at him, but, you understand,
we could afford to take no chances.”
I (From The Light, Oct. 21, 1888.)
The main exposition building at the
, fair grounds will fly the flags of Amer
| iea, Texas, Mexico, France, England,
[ Germany, Italy and Ireland.
A. I. Lockwood built the first fire of
the season in his heating stove this
morning. Passenger trains on the
j Southern Pacific went out today with
; fire in the stoves in the. coaches.
i N. Underwood has taken out a permit
to erect a lumber dwelling on North
Flores street to cost $2OOO.
Mrs. Fannie Smith, daughter of Cap
tain J. 8. Ramsay, has returned from
। Pleasanton.
Sheriff W. H. Jones and Sheriff C.
> ('. Akers of Zavalla county are in the
I eity and are stopping at the St. Leon
■ ord.
Julius Miller, a San AntobU
mer, has returned from Mexico and re
ports having had a fine time.
One hundred and fifty race horses
। now at the Dallas fair have been se
’ cured by Col. Belknap for the San An
tonio fair.
Overcoats were donned by San An
j'tonians this morning.
Texas Talk
Hon. L. T. Dashiell, ex-speaksr
of the Texas house of representa
tives, states that he will be a can
didate for railroad commissioner.
Colonel Dashiell is the shrewdest
political manipulator in Texas. He
is a pastmaster in political science
and can make white look black and
green look yellow. Shrewd, bril
liant, plausible, cunning he could
give old Mark Anthony two in the
game, ride more political horses
and win more victories than any
other politician in Texas.—
Georgetown Commercial.
Mr. Dashiell has ridden several
political horsesln his lifetime and
has shown himself to be a success
ful mount. Just now the politicians
are trying to, figure out whether
the railroad commission nag be
longs to Governor Campbell.—Aus
tin Tribune.
If Mr. Dashiell wants it he will prob
ably take it from Mr. Campbell and
paint it another color.
Taft and Diaz are to meet quiet
ly, without any grandstand bunch
to root for ’em. It is supposed that
all reserve will be thrown off at
the interview and the president of
Mexico will say to the president of
the United States, “Gimme chaw
terbacker. Bill,” and Bill will
come across with a ten-cent plug
of Battle Axe and say, “All right,
Porfirio, old hass, ent you off a
piece an ’ put it in yer bretches
pocket, if yer out.”—Kerrville
Mountain Sun.
Queer what ideas one will get from
living in Kerrville. But then the
“bracing mountain air” makes the
wheels go round.
When President Diaz and Presi
dent Taft meet on the Rio Grande
they will be able to exchange heart
felt confidences concerning the dis
comforts of too much popularity.—
Mexico Record.
Ahem—but er—we haven’t heard
Mr; Diaz complaining on this score
The race for governor of Texas is
strangely quiet of late, but ere
many moons some new candidate
will have bourgeoned forth and
the contest will be further com
plicated.—Galveston Tribun?.
Impossible. Some others may be im
plicated, but the plot will not be com
Little Stories
Charles R. Crane, whose resignation
as minister to China has just been ac
cepted, is the unnamed hero of an inter
esting novel called “The Golden Peril”
which is about to be published in Eng
lish and German. The author is a well
known German-American war corre
spondent now resident in London, who
made the acquaintance of Mr. Crane
when the Chicago millionaire was prow>-
ing about in the Balkans in seach of
excitement during the Turko-Bulgarian
war scare in the spring of 1904.
Mr. Crane's actions on that occasion
excited such extraordinary comment
among the assembled international jour
nalists that the correspondent above
mentioned conceived the idea of writ
ing the book wherein the central char
acter is an eccentric American pluto
crat obsessed with the idea of freeing
the oppressed peopldk of all lands.
While Mr, Crane was at Sofia he hob
nobbed on terms of th© greatest inti
macy with some of the most famous
Macedonian revolutionary leaders. He
is said to have been lavish in the dis
tribution of money, making no secret of
his fervid Slavophile sympathies and
his desire to further Bulgarian ambi
tions by (every means ip his power.
About this time a story got around
that the Macedonian bands had hatched
a “plot” to kidnap Mr. Crane in order
that America might be compelled to in
terfere diplomatically in the Balkan
turmoil and thus hasten some sort of
favorable to Slav interests. It
was the impression of the men observ
ing developments at Sofia that Mr.
Crane would not be altogether an un
willing party to the scheme.
The hero of “The Golden Peril” is
depicted as employing not only hie
colossal American fortune, but his bril
liant American business ability for or
ganizing a revolution throughout the
world on strictly business principles He
chooses this occupation partly for’ ex
citement and partly because he is dom
inated by the idea that his money has
been Riven to him to play the role of
a world-wide liberator.
There was once a young man who
was paying court to three different
beautiful damsels. Each was fair, each
was sweet, each was charming—so much
similarity did they have
that he did not know how to ehoose be
tween them. So he went to a wise old
man and laid his trpubles before him.
•Is there a clock at each house?”
asked the wise old man.
“There is.”
“And what docs Esmeralda sav when
the clock strikes 11!”
“She says the clock is slow.”
“What does Eulalie sayf”
“She says the clock is just right.”
“And what does Evangeline sayf”
“She always says the clock is fast.”
“My son. there is no need for fur
ther evidence. Evangeline is the one
that really loves yon.”—Judge.

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