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San Antonio light and gazette. [volume] (San Antonio, Tex.) 1909-1911, October 21, 1909, Image 7

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I We Are Prepared to Fill Your Wants and at Lower Prices Than You'll Find Elsewhere
I — ~ —— ~ Call and inspect our stock and you will be convinced that we are offering ex- Dre rared to do all kinds I
We havs a large warehouse to ceptionally good values. The store is well lighted, making selection easy. o f p urn jf ure Repairing
I sore able rates! on short no *"'
I New Phon* 2706 L. H. BRADFORD, Mgr. 117 Main Ave. 116 N. Flores St. Old Phon* 1010-3 ring*
He Claims That the Texas Anti-
Saloon Fight Is That of
an Ohio Corporation.
•Houston Man Contends That
Saloon Fight Is Making Sev
eral Millionaires In Ohio.
Quotes From Book Issued By
League to Prove His Claims.
f Fight for Power and Wealth.
Houston, Tex., Oct. 21.—Colonel Ike
M. Standifer today gave out the fol
lowing statement in reply to a letter
published by Dr. George C. Bankin,
making answer to a previous statement
made by Colonel Standifer in answer to
Mr. Paige.
The statement iq part follows:
Mr. Paige, secretary of the prohibi
tion party of Texas, recently gave out
an interview in Dallas. I answered
that interview, principally, by reproduc
ing it nn calling attention to the aims
of said party in Texas.
In that interview Mr. Paige, among
other expressions, said that he did not
want candidates “ who still hold their
Aemoeracy a'.tove their prohibition. Re
also said: “The weakness of the demo
cratic party lies in the fact that, as a
national organization, it is tied hand
and foot to the.gin mill.’’ He fix-
The recent appearance of the new Lincoln Dennies with the three
initials of the designer on the liottom caused so much criticism that
the government stopped coining them until a new die was made elim
inating the initials. This caused a big demand for the first lot and
as a result thev are now being held at premium prices. Mistakes are
verv easily made, but sometimes not so easily corrected. Therefore
be verv careful in the selection of a medicine for such ills as Poor
Appetite. Flatulency. Heartburn, Sour Stomach, Indigestion, Dys-
Depsia. Costiveness.’Biliousness, Cold% Grippe and Malaria. Fever
ana Ague. Choose’Hostetter's Stomach Bitters first of all and be on
the safe side. It has stood the test for over 56 years and is in every
wav worthy of a fair trial. Try a bottle today and see for yourself,
but insist on getting Hostetter's Bitters.
ther stated that “it is an axiomatic
fact that no political party that is di-,
vided on a vital principle of govern
ment can be depended on to enact or
enforce any radical legislation touching
the subject-”
I called attention to these expres
sions and reproduced Mr. Paige’s ar
ticle as interesting reading for the peo
ple of Texas.
Dr G. C. Rankin, the ablest political
prohibitionist ! n Texas, answered me
and repudiated Mr. Paige. He says:
“And Col. Standifer appears very in
nocent and assumes to make the whole
prohibition movement in Texas respon
sible for the statements of Mr. Paige.
Rut Col. Standifer surely knows bet
ter; he merely took advantage of Mr.
Paige’s statement in order to hit prohi
bition in general.
“As a matter of fact, the multiplied
prohibitionists in Texas who are behind
the submission movement are not party
prohibitionists like Mr. Paige, but they
are bona fide democrats.’’
Whatever may be the position of the
rank and file of many Texas submis
sionists, the leaders of the move are
operating under the directions of the
“Anti-Saloon League of America.’’
The Anti-Saloon League of America
has issued a booklet called “The
Church in Action Against the Saloon.’’
On page nine it says:
Political Bclations.
“The league is not a party. Neither
is it an assault ’upon a party, nor an
attempt to protect a party. It is broad
er than a party without a party's draw
It is not a party, but a holding com
pany of a party or parties and give,
its directions to parties from its home
office in Ohio.
Page 13: 1
“It will support an accepted candi
date with a chance to win in prefer
ence to an ideal candidate for whoso
success there is no hope. ■ Not being a
party it never nominates independent
candidates, but where no party candi
date is satisfactory, or has any reason
able hope of election, it may encour
age the nomination of an independent
and after he is in the field support
Page 15:
“But the league, as such, refuses to
be distracted from its main object. It.
is not an anti-vice association, a pur
ity crusade, nor a mere law enforce-
ment. bureau. It casts no reflection
upon these, but it is something great
There is much more of this kind of
matter in the iwoklet. It boasts of its
election and defeat of governors an I
others, and on page 18. claims to have
originated a total abstinence society in
New York called the “Lincoln Le
gion,” as a department of its work,
“and gave to the world new informa
tion concerning the great emancipator
as a temperance advocate.”
On page 34, the booklet tells of what
its organization consists. The chief ex
ecutive is called “General Superinten
dent,” who gives his entire time to
strengthening the work and organizing
it in new fields, counseling with su
perintendents and addressing meetings
of ministers in important centers.
Page 35:
“The work in each state is in charge
of a superintendent, who is' executive
officer and responsible for results.”
The'state superintendent appoints dis
trict superintendents, who are respon
sible to his, etc., “and an assistant, an
attorney, an editor, etc.”
These, al) of whom speak every Sun
day under the field day play, together
with elerks. stenographers, etc., consti
tute the salaried force or visible ma
chinery of the league. •
Page 43: ,
The league states that where it is
most prominent and raises the most
money, it avails itself of the services of
a “business expert ” and it allows no
per cent for collections made “in or
der to avoid the savor of graft.”
Page 44:
“A million dollars a year must, with
in a few years, be contributed in the
aggregate to the league throughout the
country if it is to do and be what the
people expect.”
The booklet speeks along treating of
the field day when the churches are
to be used by it and its orators and on
page 49 uses this language:
“A few churches still offer to al
low a presentation of the work with
out. a subscription. Such offers are un
iformly respectfully declined.”
This sordid money getting foreign
corporation or association will not even
use a church unless the church will let
it collect.
I want it distinctly understood that
I am not criticising the church nor any
minister or member thereof. I am only
speaking of the league, a foreign busi
ness association or corporation, the
headquarters of which I think are in
Columbus, Ohio, where several million
aires are being added to the list
though its operations.
A remarkable suspension bridge
spans the River Apurimac in central
Peru. The ropes fit this bridge are com
posed of pliable roots and vines, while
the planks are made, of branches. Ju
the humid climate of Peru it would be
by no means extraordinary if this veg
etable bridge were one day to start
Into .the trade school at Liege, Bel
gium, there has been introduced a
course in cigar making, fostered by
government subsidy.
20,000 RUSH TO
whose old hunting grounds are to be
ripped open soon by the settlers plow,
show it as they imunch themselves
along the streets, drawing their blank
ets close about them as protection from
the ehilly winds.
They furnish the most pathetic part
of the big land show which Unele Sam
is staging here and at Mobridge, Pier
re, Leßcau, Lemmon and Bismarck.
For, with the passing of the Stand
ing Rock and Cheyenne river lands
goes the last stand of the Indian in
the great northwest.
Whore once the rifles of Rain-in Abe
Face "nd Sitting Bull cracked, fields
of waving grain soon will grow on 20,-
000 farms.
These red men show their native
shrewdness in the selection of the bind
the government gives them .
The Indian girl who weds a whits
man gets a full section, while the
squaw bride of a redskin gets only half
a sec/ion. Result: White men of mar
riageable ag£ arc in great demand. It
is the chance of a life time for the
Young men, sona of eastern and mid
die west farmers, are soeu everywhere.
Other youths, too. arc in the crowds
which tramp up and down Main street
and crowd around the registry office
at the Dakota National bank. They
come from the cities and are going to
trade their salaried jobs for a big piece
of free land—if they are lucky.
The clatter of horses’ hoofs over
brick streets is as likely to be made
by women riders as cowboys. The wo
men here are great riders, and a P™ 11 ?
Aberdeen belle mounted astride at full
tilt is as common a sight on the street
as. a rubber tired buggy in the crtics
farther east.
first lodgers in the Masonic tem
ple’s temporary hotel were three young
girls: Esther Babcock, Maude Boelter
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This offer is especially made to con
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| With more than double the stock we have I
I heretofore carried, and if you will give us I
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and Bess Richmond, all of Cedar Bap
ids, la.
“My! Isn’t it lonely herd” said
Miss Babcock, as she found the three
the only guests at the place. “But I
, suppose' we will have to get used 'O
I being lonely, if we’re going to make
' good farmers.”
I She was right. For the women will
j bump into new experiences as land col
onizers from the start. They must live
in sod shanties through storms, live on
I a pancake diet and coax crops out of
the soil for at least 14 months before
i Uncle Sam will give them a title to
[ their farms.
I One of the pluckiest young women
' is Miss Eleanor Brown, a Texas school
| ma ’am. When she registered here and
wan aske<l her name, ahe told the clerk:
!“Put it down just plain Nora. The
I folks named me Eleanor, but if I'm go
| ing to be a farmer I might as well
I start farming now.”
She bought a fine saddle horse and
'built a shark at the border of the
| Cheyenne reservation.
“I just know I can’t lose, said she,
“and I’ m R oin K to be rc . ar, y to ri ' |p
into the reservation and pick out my
farm as soon as my name is called.”
These land prizes are worth all the
trouble they cause. First choice in the
big drawing will be worth at least $30,-
000. No farm of 160 acres in the res
ervationa but what will be worth at
least $l5 an acre.
So it means something to be a win
ner in the land lottery.
Friends long apart have been reunit
ed through the registration here. Geo.
B. Graham of Cleveland met Miss Eliz
abeth Wilson of Detroit at a booth, af
ter a five-year separation dne to a
sweethearts’ quarrel. They will be
married next week. _
W. P. Axter of Cedar Baquis, U>-.
and Henry Axter of Lincoln, Neb., bro
thers, who had not met for 25 years,
found each other the same way.
The oldest woman to apply fo’ a
home was 78 years old. There have
been mans - aged only 21 to register.
Despite'the frost that fell on the ice
house man and the swimming tank pro
prietor, is one man who is hap
py That is Sol Braun, who sells sou
venir postcards. As a result of Sol s
prosperity the postoffice has had o
nut on two extra clerks.
Whan, on October 23. the registry
I tion closes, one of the biggest distri
' hutions Uncle Sam ever undertook will
have been started. It will mean suc
cess in life for some, utter failure for
others, for many a man has snent Ins ■
last cent to come up here and “take
a chance.”
Miss Helen Gould has given $150,000
I to the American college for girls at
I Constantinople. The college is about to
■ move from Scutari to the European
' side of the Bosporus Dr. Mary MJIs
I Patrick, s of Canterbury. N. H..
I is the president.
* » »
Besearehes in Germany show that a
। given quantity of red hot coke will
j absorb four times the amount ol wa
ter that will be absorbed by the same
| coke if cold.
placed in front of the jury as the one
he knd recovered.
John D. Womnek, former chief of
city detectives, was the second witness.
He' testified to having arrested Harvey
Williams and securing a confession
from him.
Gus Norath testified that in Novem
ber, 1907, he controlled the pasture in
whieh was located the “Blue Hole” of
the Salado. He testified to seeing Ju
lius Sehwartz and Harvey Williams
drive down there in a wagon on that
Sam Cook, city policeman, was the
next witness. His testimony was in
, relation to the recovery. of the safe
.and was identical with that of Capt.
McCabe. «
Accomplice Testifies.
Bert Seibert next took the stand. He
said that, in November, 1907, he was
stay : ng at the house of Julius Schwartz
and that he helped load a safe on a
wagon, after whichsoulius Sehwartz
and Harvey Williams threw it in the
On cross-examination, witness admit
ted he hadi been in the penitentiary in
Texas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oregon,
and that ho had recently been on the
city’s rock pile.
W. D. Druse testified as to the loca
tion of the Alamo bar.
J. Ed Wilkens former deputy con
stable, was the next witness. He told
of visiting the premises of Julius
Schwartz with Constable Chas. Stevens.
T. L. Bertram, a locksmith, answered
some technical questions regarding tho
Constable John E. Trainer was called
to the stand and testified to Maibaum
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This disturbance can be stopped in
being absent when his case was called
about a year ago and of much diffb
cnlty being had in locating him.
Deputy Constable F. N. Flores test!*
fied to the same statement of facts.
At this point the state closed, at
11:50 o'clock a. m. ,
A large number of state's witnesses
were heard yesterday. Testimony was
begun at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon
and Richard Bluemel, proprietor of the
Alamo bar at the time of the alleged
burglary, was the first witness called.
He testified to his safe, containing
$42.50, having been stolen from the rear
.of the place on the night of November
5, 1907. He said Maibaum often came
to the saloon at night to drink beer.
Robert Santana, the bartender, said
the porter discovered that the safe waa
missing about midnight and told him.
He fired a gun out the rear window to
attract attention, as he did not believe
the rubbers had gone far.
Williams Star Witness.
Harvey L. Williams, who turned
state’s evidence following the robbery,
was the star witness. He said Maibaum
broached to him the matter of robbing
the Alamo bar. He said he then spoke
to Julius Schwartz and Schwartz said
he would not go into it unless Maibaum
took a hand.
“Maibaum consented,” said the wit
ness, “and he and I saloon
at night through a side window and
carried the safe out into the yard. It
was put into Julius Schwartz's buggy
and he drove away with it. I went out
to Schwartz’s house and helpdß him
open the safe with a pick. Schwartz
got $20.50 and Maibaum and I $10.25
“Fifteen days afterwards I was ar
rested and made a statement to the po
lice. I then went with them and point->
ed out the spot where the safe wa»
thrown into the Salado.” 1
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