The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 285, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1906 Page: 4 of 12
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THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
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POPULATION OF TEXAS CITIES:
The population of the seven larcjest
eltleu of Texas on June 1, 1904, as esti-
mated by the United States Census liu-
reau, Is as follows:
6AN ANTONIO 59,3M
Fort Worth 26,360
Here Is aa Interesting Case.
The District Court at Mason, Judge
Clarence Martin presiding, made an
important ruling in the caso of a
prisoner charged with theft, the rul-
ing being directly contrary to the de-
cision of the Court of Criminal Ap-
The prisoner was tried and con-
victed of murder at the last preced-
ing term of the court and was sen-
tenced to the penitentiary for life.
The murder is alleged to have been
committed to suppress the testimony
of the witness as to the alleged theft.
The deposition of the murdered
witness was taken before an exam-
ining court just prior to the time
he was killed and objection was
made by the defense to the admis-
sion of this evidence on the ground
that it was violative of the law which
provides that a person on trial charged
with a crime must be confronted
by the witnesses against him. Judge
Martin ruled that the evidence must
be admitted inasmuch as the other
evidence In the case conclusively
showed that the defendant killed the
only witness to suppress his testi-
mony in the case on trial and that
to exclude a witnesses' deposition un-
der such circumstances would be to
effer an inducement to criminals to
commit murder when only one wit-
ness could testify to criminating facts
Upon this ruling the prisoner was
convicted and given three years in
the penitentiary in addition to the
life sentence for murder. Of course;
if the first sentence is carried out
the second is of no effect and the
indictment for theft might as well
have been quashed so far as any
practical results were to be obtained
fiom the conviction except as to
bringing again to the attention of
the Court of Appeals a question upon
which it was divided at the time of
the former decision, and some change
having been made in the personnel
of the court meanwhile.
It Is, apparently, the desire of Judge
Martin to have the question of ad-
mitting testimony on which this case
bung, again reviewed by the Appellate
Court In the hope that the former
decision may be reversed. The case
presents unique grounds for a review
and contains a point not heretofore
presented in similar cases as a
ground for admitting the evidence o*
deceased witnesses. The legal fra-
ternity will no doubt follow this case,
if it shall be appealed, with deep in-
The Negro's Fool Friends.
Bishop Walters, presiding at a ses-
sion of the Afro-American Council in
New York, delivered himself of a
speech in which he said:
"If the Ignoble work of disfran-
chisement in the South Is persisted
in, u conflict is sure to come in which
the negro will not be the only suf-
ferer. Business will be paralyzed,
credit destroyed and desolation and
ruin will surely follow. The quick-
est and best way to peace is for
those who are' in authority to pro-
claim to the Nation that every negro
able to meet the qualification of the
Revised Constitution shall be allowed
to register and vote without moles-
In this utterance there is an im-
plied threat that If the suffrage laws
Jr. the South are not amended to suit
the Afro-American bishop and those
who, at a great distance, like him-
self, would like to dictate and regulate
through Federal legislation, affairs in
rhich the State Is sovereign, there
will be a physical conflict in which
the negro will not be the only suf-
ferer. There have been some such
conflicts already In widely separated
localities In which the negro was not
the only, but by long odds the great-
est sufferer and in many, if not most
ifstances, the innocent and unoffend-
ing have been made to suffer for the
sins of the guilty, though the far dis-
tant mischiel'-niakers and stirrers up
of race hatreds and strife always
manage to keep out of the reach of
The following day, another speaker
at the same conference, declared that
"the time is ripe for serving notic-3
to the country that, further efforts in
any section in the land to degrade
the negro to a servile position, to
create that impossible thing—a Re-
public with millions of persons taxed,
but not represented—shall be fought
fiom now on."
In what manenr the fighting is to
be done is not divulged, but there is
no mistaking the appeal to passions
vhich onco sufficiently aroused might
lead to serious consequences. Such
inflammatory speeches are not calcu-
lated to improve the status of the ne-
gro or to promote his material or po-
With respect to his disfranchise-
ment, where there is just cause of
complaint the negro has the right of
appeal to the courts, which there is
nowhere any disposition to deny him.
So long as the laws remain on the
statute books they must be observed
and obeyed. If such laws are in
conflict with the Constitution the
courts will so declare when a test is
made. If it can be shown that they
are unjust and oppressive and con-
trary to good public policy they ought
to be repealed in justice and fair-
ness, but if they are necessary to
peace and good order—as assumed
v/hen they were enacted—they will
stand, however offensive they may be
to those negroes who scent the battie
from afar which they appear so eager
The negro in the South is steadilv
advancing in education and industry
and men of his race like Booker T.
Washington, as well as the whites
who are freely taxing themselves for
thie support of negro schools, are
ttying to elevate him to a higher
p!ane of citizenship. The negro has
no reason to complain of the prog-
ress he is making, but he has good
reason to complain of the meddle-
some fool friends who are trying to
make him a martyr and who are do-
ing far more to retard than to ad-
vance his progress.
portunity which will be the regret cf
his future years.
A 600-acre rice farm in Victoria
County yielded 4700 bags of ric?
valued at $15,000. The crop has just
been harvested and the net profit is
estimated at something over $8000.
It is not to be wondered that home-
seekers are coming to Texas where
there is plenty of vacr.nt land that
Will produce like that and that can
be bought for considerably less money
than is asked for farming lands in
the older States.
Large flocks of geese and ducks
are reported as flying high over thi1
vicinity on their journey south.
When the geese fly high it is a sign
of good weather; however, the
weather here is so uniformly good
that we pay little attention to signs.
Still, it's nice to have the old prov-
erb come true, "Everything is lovely,
and the goose honks high."
Land and the Future.
ho far the great problem in this
country has been to find people to
consume our products. There havs
been times when the Southern plant-
ers could hardly give their cotton
away, and in sheer desperation
burned some of the crop in the hope
of giving value to the remainder. Not
so long ago the farmers of the West,
unable to dispose of their enormous
corn crop, burned it as fuel.
Hence has grown the stern neces-
sity of foreign markets, which has
led American merchants and manufac-
turers to engage in a commercial in-
vasion of the markets of the world.
In view of these facts the warning
given by James J. Hill of the Great
Northern and by other shrewd stu-
dents of economic conditions, that
better husbandry of the soil and less
wasteful methods will be necessary
if this country is to support the popu-
lation of two hundred millions that
will probably inhabit it in another
fifty yean, seems a bit far fetched.
Yet more careful investigation of
facts will show the sound basis of
their position in the main. Statistics
demonstrate clearly that the availa-
ble arable land in this country Is
being rapidly taken possession of;
indeed, of the National public lands,
it is said, only about sixty millions
of acres are left, and these will not
be available until irrigation makes
them so. Tillable land held in private
ownership, but not cultivated, is in
all States, except Texas, relatively
small in a?reage.
From these facts it is not hard to
deduce the inevitable conclusion that
the hordes of the land-hungry in these
United States will in the near future
look more and more to Texas for their
homes. As a corollary lands in Texas
must advance in value as the demand
Here we have, in Southern and
Southwestern Texas, an area larger
than the State of Kentucky, and capa-
ble—so experts say—of supporting a
population of twenty millions. De-
spite the rapid development of the
last five years, only a tithe of this
great territory has been touched.
Ninety per cent of it, lands ten feet
thick and of incredible fertility, is
as yet virgin soil, untouched by the
hand of man.
Although these lands have in the
last five years advanced from one or
two dollars to ten or fifteen dollars
an acre, they must inevitably advance
three or fourfold yet. Obviously the
Texan with capital who sits idly by
and does not acquire some of this
valuable commodity for himself and
his children, while the price is yet
in reach, is overlooking a golden op-
John Ij. Sullivan, who is to be an
ettraction at the approaching San
Antonio International Fair, is reputed
to be on his farewell tour and those
who fail to see him now may not have
another opportunity. Therefore, every
body should come to the Fair and
"shake the hand that Sullivan has
If there is a city ordinance against
the reckless speeding of automobiles
on the streets or limiting the speed
within the city limits, that ordinance
ought to be enforced. If there is not
such an ordinance the City Council
should lose no time in providing one
and in compelling its observance.
WHAT STATE IMPHRS SAY
Despite all his denials of combina-
tions and "dickers," Hearst is unab:e
to separate his candidacy for the
Governorship oi New York from the
sinister influences represented by
Charles F. Murphy, the same Murphy
whom he covered with caricature and
abuse a few years ago.
The Y. M. C. A. people certainly
succeeded in waking the people up
to the fact that the first $1000 of
the neded $10,000 to complete their
building was raised. It is to be hoped
that the public will sit up and take
rotice to the extent, of providing the
Now the friends of Senator Dryden
of New Jersey are saying that Senator
La Follette of Wisconsin is entitled
to much of the credit of Dryden's vic-
tory, in spite of the fact that the Wis-
consin Senator thought he was help-
ing to put a crimp in Mr. Dryden.
The wireless wedding between De
Forest, the inventor of that, wonderful
system, and his wife is about to have
its connections severed by divorce.
Wireless connection depends on vibra-
tions in harmony, so perhaps after all
a break is not impossible.
Mr. Hearst says he believes the
distribution of wealth is as important
as the creation of wealth and the
patriots who are straining their lungs
in advocacy of his election as Gov-
ernor feel the same way about it.
Certain Wail Street millionaires
are now accused of lending the'r
names as a bait to catch the public.
Considering the widespread suspicion
of Wall Street this charge seems to
A double daily train service be-
tween San Antonio and Laredo would
be of great benefit to both cities, and
it is to be hoped that the traffic will
warrant the outlay.
As To Irrigated Land.
The inan who holds land suhjeet to
Irrigation and refuses to sell it for twice
us much us he renders it for taxation is
an enemy to progress.—Rio Grande News.
Not only that but he is stupid besides,
for the land once irrigated will at once
enhance in value to ten times what he
lias rendered it for taxation, and will
yield fifty times is much as it does in an
♦ ^ ♦
Over in Mexico the. Government itself
is buying and storing corn in order to
prevent extortion by dealers in selling it
to the very poor people. The corn crop
iu portions of Mexico is verv short this
year, and hence the Government is buy-
ing corn on the outside at reasonable
prices: and will sell it to the poor people
along as they need it, at reasonable
prices. This act of the authorities in
Mexico looks very much like that Gov-
ernment is run in the interest and for
the benefit of the. people. No such step
would be permitted by the corporations
in this country. Our Government permits
the corporations and trusts to oppress
the people both in selling and buying.
Here the poor people are fleeced going
and coming.—The Tyler Courier.
The Government of Mexico is much
more paternalistic than that of the
United States. Such an act as that de-
scribed above would hardly be possible
in America, not on account of the cor-
porations, but of the Constitution.
♦ ♦ ♦
A High Calling.
The Register predicts that Joseph W.
Bailey will come out of the present at-
tack a stronger and better man than ever,
and will represent the Lone Star State
for years to come—until he is called up
higher, to represent the Nation.—Sher-
It Is quite possible that Senator Bailey
is as good a man as his friends believe,
but if being called up higher means
heaven, why most people will prefer to
do their own representing there.
♦ ♦ 4
Speaking Well of Neighbors.
Uvalde is rapidly increasing her popu-
lation with a healthy influx of desirable
immigration. The county is fast develop-
ing in agriculture.—Val Verde News.
This generous compliment from a com-
peting neighbor shows a broad and lib-
eral spirit, free from the petty knocking
that has sometimes jarred the harmon-
ious relations of some Southern Texas
towns. Away with "shrivelled localism,"
there is prosperity enough for us all to
♦ ♦ ♦
A Season of Cheerfulness.
TOPICS OF THK TIMES.
There was never a time when Corpus
Christi was more prosperous than now.
Every legitimate line of business is in
sound, healthy condition, and every in-
dication is for a continuation of this , —.... -
happy state of affairs for years. The | could com^ within the scope of his consid
inarch of improvement and consequent.
prosperity, has hardly commenced as yet.
— Corpus Christ! Caller.
Plain Duty in Cuba.
Quite a number of newspapers have
sent special correspondents to Cuba with-
in the past few weeks, of course, for the
purpose of inquiring into the Cuban sit-
uation. Life is too short to admit of a
careful examination of all these ,reports,
even if experience did not enable us to
assume beforehand the nature and pur-
port ol a certain class of them. Consulting
the more responsible and conservative of
our esteemed contemporaries, however—
newspapers which have earned the repu-
tation of dealing In facts conscientiously
and intelligently accumulated we find a
very significant consensus as regards the
problem and its component parts.
It seems perfectly evident that the Es-
trada I 'alma Government has collapsed
through causes which would have pro-
duced like result in the case of any oth-
er Cuban Government, to wit: The inher-
ent Inability of the Cuban people to gov-
ern themselves, or even to comprehend
the simplest principles of self-government.
The case is plain as day. Nine-tenths
of the property in the island is held by
loivigners, chiefly Spaniards and Ameri-
cans. Ninety-nine hundreths of the in-
dustrial enterprises—commercial, manu-
facturing or agricultural—are actuated by
foreigners. The taxpayers are, with rare
exceptions, foreigners. The native popu-
lation furnishes the politicians and the
office-seekers. The captains of capital
and industry are not citizens of the Cu-
ban Republic, and they do not intend to
be. in surrendering the protection of this
or any other outside government, thay
would virtually surrender to the Cubans
their last claim to life and property. The
question, then, is between the classes who
maintain all legitimate enterprises, inci-
dentally furnishing almost the entire pub-
lic treasury, and the classes which pro-
pose to hold the offices, absorb the emol-
uments, and administer the finances con-
tributed wholly by aliens and strangers.
We venture to say that not three ner
cent of the property-holding and ta?;-
p.iying elements of the Cuban population
desire anything so much as the annexa-
tion of the island by the United States.
As things stand now—indeed, as they
have stood ever since the deposition of
the Spanish regime—they see no security
for themselves or for their substantial in-
terests through any other expedient.
It is a twice-told tale. Everybody has
known it for the past ten years. Why
not ring down the curtain on a comedy
long since grown tiresome, and antici-
pate the inevitable by an honest and cour-
ageous act?—Washington post.
Not That Kind of Man.
When during the rate bill rumpus the
President expressed an opinion regarding
the veracity of ex-Senator Chandler and
the fiery New Hampshire man came back
with as good as he received there was
speculation in certain quarters whether
the President would show resentment by
failing to reappoint the former Senator
as head of the Spanish Treaty Claims
Commission when his term expired in
RECALLING A HAWAIIAN INCIDENT.
CAUGHT ON THE CURB
Of course, all those who have at all
followed the President's career knew him
to be above such pettiness. He is not
that kind of man. The only question that
The Standard Oil has been tried
many times, and will doubtless be
tried many more time, but the prob-
ability is that it will never be found
The Make-Believe Boy.
He used to come when I was alone.
And we'd play games; but the most
I'd tell him stories—pirate, ghost,
And what I'll do when I am grown.
A girl moved in the house next door—
I didn't care; 1 don't like girls.
But this one's hair hung in shaving
And I liked her a little—then more and
One day I gave her my best Swiss toy
And she was pleased; I made her a kite:
She said she liked me; it wasn't right-
But next, 1 told her about the Boy.
Sho laughed and made such fun and then
She pointed with her finger "Shame."
1 said it was a silly game,
And the Boy—ho never came again.
—Mary Normile in Everybody's Magazine.
A doctor's patients are an ill-assorted
Charity and piety are rot always on
Laziness is one of the most unsatisfac-
tory things or. earth.
It's better tc have money to burn than
to have time to Vvoste.
Lucky in love and unlucky at cards
means that ycu lose by winning
Nothing but six feet of earth will keep
a good man down—or a bad man either.
Most men know a good deal less than
they thlrk other men ihink they know.
You will never discover a man's true
nature until you permit him to owe you
When the size of a baseball diamond is
figured up it will be found to be nine by
nine.---Chicago Laily News.
The sunny optimism of the above para-
graph runs through the whole press of
Texas, and there was never a time when
conditions were more promising or the
future brighter in this goodly State.
New England mills are closed on ac-
count of lack of labor. So are the cotton
patches closed—for the same reason.—
Cotton is king in tho South but a king
shorn of part of his revenues by reason
of a lack of servants. Laborers for
cotton must be secured or Texas will suf-
fer financial loss increasingly each year.
♦ ♦ ♦
Inter urban railroads are now running
all over Ohio and Indiana and the people
take to them like a goose to a mill-pond.
They are giving better local service than
the steam railroads, making quick time
and close connections. The people are
glad to get these lines and towns pros-
per wherever they go.-Sherman Demo-
Interurban roads are being built in
various parts of Texas, andMt is only a
question of time when San Antonio has
Too Busy for Trouble.
Hidalgo County hasn't had a term of
District Court since October, 190."), and
will probably not hold n term this month.
The world may not be growing better,
but Hidalgo is demonstrating that Texas
is.—Fort Worth Star.
The variety of cane that Hidalgo is
profitable not expensive to its citizens.
In fact the people of that prosperous
community are too busy to get into
To Attain Perfection.
It is given out by some who are in a
position to know that Tom Campbell will
appoint no man to office who is addicted
to drink. "Booze fighters need not ap-
ply" is the slogan in every line of busi-
It is said that there are 3000 applicants
for office under Colonel Campbell. The
announcement made above was made
seme time ago; in fact, before Colonel
Campbell fieri. We can therefore assume
that the 3000 stand ready to prove that
neither of them is a drinker of intoxi-
cants. And this being true, we have the
right to congratulate ourselves on the
extent of our sobriety, as shown by the
fact that we have 3000 tee-totalers who
want office.—Dallas News.
Now if the 3000 will swear off from the
office-hunting habit, all will bo forgiven.
Strange Case of Joe Bailey.
If it be a sandhill Crane which is be-
ginning the race with Senator Bailey in
Texas, the length of his legs for such a
long and hard run as is before him is
not disclosed in his first appearance.
They may, as such legs often do in the
open, unwrap themselves as the race
lengthens out toward the goal. In the
debate between Bailey and Crane which
has just taken place at Houston the for-
mer Attorney General began with the
broad statement that he was not there
for the purpose of questioning the mo-
tives of Bailey in any of the connections
he has admittedly made in a professional
way while serving as a Senator of his
None but a sandhill Crane of most
elongated legs could afford to make such
an admission in a Texas race against
an opponent of such long wind as Bailey
and one who is capable of covering so
much ground. If Bailey's motives are
not open to suspicion and attack, then
toe entire movement against him has no
logical significance, and po meaning be-
yond the ambitions of^ether and less
capable men to succeed mm. A merit of
Bailey is his straightforwardness in con-
It is a merit Texans admire, and it can
go without the saying in Texas that if
Bailey had Crane where Crane has Bailey
he would grasp the logic of the position
and either assail his motives or keep
his peace, i he entire question is one of
motive. Bailey is too able and brilliant
a man to be condemned for the making
of a mistake. If his motives are conceded
to have been not wrong, Texas will not
abandon him,—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
eration in tilli ng Mr. Chandler's place was
whether he had shown good service.
There has been no criticism of his per-
formance of duty. The commission has
passed upon claims involving millions,
and has kent them down to a fractional
margin, if the work has not progressed
as rapidly as may have been expected
the routine is tedious. In continuing the
present commission in office the President
has disappointed his little-souled critics,
who hoped that he would come down 1o
their level by displaying a smallness tow-
ard Chandler which would have furnished
a text for just criticism.—Pittsburg Dis-
Various Thunder. ,
Mr. Sinclair of Princeton, in writing
to the Socialist leaders of Mercer, Hun-
terdon and Somerset Counties, accept-
ing the nomination for Congress in the
Fourth District of New Jersey on the
Socialist ticket, complained in this wise:
"Let us not be discouraged that the pol-
iticians steal our thunder, that Mr. Bryan
has boldly walked off with one-third of
our program and labelled it individualism;
while Mr. Hearst claims two-thirds of it
under the title 'Americanism.' The time
is coming when the people will no longer
be deceived by names, but will content
themselves only with realism."
The remarks are interesting. They re-
flect a real condition of the public mind,
a mind that has been much befogged
by the ill-considered use of a term which
is susceptible of a degree of precision in
"Socialism" has been tacked as a tail
to half a hundred kites, sometimes by
enemies and sometimes by friends. So-
cialism, as scientifically defined stands
for "the assumption by organized society
of all the means of production." It is
"willing to admit private property In con-
sumption. but demands a community of
production." The many other doctrines
which today are called socialistic are
merely doctrines of quais-socialism or
pseudo-socialism, or, in fact, are doctrin s
of anti-socialism. We have used the word
so indiscriminately that it has almost lost
all meaning, and to most minds stands
simply for something indefinitely oppro-
Mr. Sinclair does not contribute to the
common understanding in these accusa-
tions of political theft. Rather he jus-
tifies the confusion. It would be interest-
ing if he would specifically indicate just
what bolts have ben stolen from his Jo-
vian arsenal, describing them with ore-
cision. As it is we are left wondering
whether a merged Hearst and Bryan
would not produce a perfect Sinclair. He
leads us to infer quite reasonably that he
is two-thirds Hearst, one-third Bryan
and that the sum total equals Zeus.—New
With the retraction that has been
gracefully made by Harper's Weekly we
may dare hope that the time of "paper"
revolutions in Mexico is ever. It is time
the border correspondent put away his
lyre, that the redoubtable and peregrinat-
ing "junta" of malcontents stopped feed-
ing falsehoods to a gobemouche public up
With customs collections passing all
previous records, and the internal reve-
nues of the Government amply demon-
strating the general activity of transac-
tions, it is absurd to talk of "uprisings"
and "revolutions." Mexico resolutely
refuses to live up to the romantic ideals
of Northern newspapers which have no
eyes for the manifold activities of mod-
ern Mexico all alive with enterprises and
guided in its onward march by calm t^nd
The country's critics never take the
pains to send here careful observers to
note the new factories, great mining
plants, port works and growing agricul-
tural activity. These are prosaic details
and hardly can interest a reading public
fed daily with tall headlines, red ink and
yellow news. But, all the same, this
twentieth century Mexico is "all here,"
doing business daily, not alarmed at evil
reports, and sturdily refusing to magnify
a petty raid by discontented Indian
rancheros and peons into a formidable
Harper's Weekly has made the amende
honorable, but it must bring forth works
meet for repentance by telling its great
body of readers what Mexico really is.
We don't pretend that investigators will
find all perfect here. All Is not as it
should be, but the Administration Is do-
ing as much as any government on earth
to promote the public welfare. It is mul-
tiplying avenues of employment, encour-
aging the growth of a middle class, striv-
ing to diminish intemperance, promoting
popular education, and, in short, fulfilling
the duties of a civilized government.
This is the real Mexico open to inspec-
tion and comment.—Mexican Herald.
Since the cotton picking season has
caused a rush to the fields th.it has left
vacant the old haunts of the idle and in-
digent on what has long been known in
this city as the West Side, trade in that
district has received an impetus never
before known. Instead of working one
day in two weeks and living off the earn-
ings for the remainder of the time, the
laborers are spending their time in places
where they cannot spend a great deal of
. their money and returning to San Anto-
nio for a few days with full pocketbooks
and no idea of providing for the morrow.
The little second-hand stores are pros-
pering. One could not count the little
gilt and cheap paint pictures that have
been sold at 500 per cent profit; the red
bandana handkerchiefs that have been
Among some of that society 5 cents is
enough to pay for a bed, and the man
who would dare to appear in more than
thirty-five cents worth of clothes would
be ostracised. Sunrise signifies that it is
time to go to bed. No one spends more
than 15 cents for a meal.
Now, though, things are different. Tho
men only come in once in a while to
revive the happy old times. Then they
must buy. The money troubles them.
They want everything in sight while it
lasts. The vendor of glass beads ani
copper'wire jewelry is making a fortune.
The barber shops never did so much busi-
ness before. Mexicans like to have their
hair dressed. All of them have plenty of
it. The Chinese chop suey houses have
relegated chill and stew to the back-
ground and are selling chicken and oys-
j ters. In the saloons the old crowds meet
round the screeching phonograph and
: drink good liquor.
The Mexican who has come across the
river attracted by the high wages paid
cotton pickers looks into the shoe store
at the Americano zapatos. He views
their blunt toes with suspicion.
"Can they really be meant for a man's
foot?" he says.
Then he goes to the Mexican second-
hand store and buys a pair of pointed
shoes such as they make across the Rio
The only great evil that has resulted
from the prosperity among the happy and
improvident laborers is the purchase of
pistols and cutlery. The negroes and
Mexicans particularly are attracted by
the sight of a fancy dagger or a shiny
pistol. There are few firearms or knives
left in the second-hand stores of the West
♦ ♦ ♦
The happiness and peace of Bexar
County was in danger yesterday. Very
few persons were aware of the fact and
by the able use of a telephone and com-
mendable promptness on the part of all
parties who were aware of the danger,
it was averted. Today the business of
the citizens is transacted in peace. But
to tel! the story of the danger:
Yesterday morning a Deputy County
Clerk looked into a drawer in his office
which contains the marriage licenses.
Then his eyes opened wide and his hair
began to rise. He reached in nervously
and grasped the papers. He counted
"Not enough to last until tomorrow,"
he gasped, tragically. A moment he
stood still and thought of the hearts
that would be broken when the announce-
ment would be made that marriage li-
cense blanks had been exhausted.
Then he rushed up the stairway to the
office of the County Auditor. The clerk
in the office understood the dire calamity
that might be precipitated and acted
promptly to avert it.
A telephone message to the printing
house which has the county contract for
such work was effective and Hymen was
saved without learning of his danger.
♦ ♦ ♦
It is not often that a funeral is post-
poned by the grave not having a suffi-
cient depth, but this is what happened in
San Antonio several days ago.
It seems that a quartet of men un-
skilled in grave digging had been sent
out to excavate a grave, and they faith-
fully carried out their orders as they
understood them. It developed, however,
that they were lacking about two feet in
the depth of the grave. This circum-
stance was not discovered until the fu-
neral was within a block of the cem-
There was no alternative for the fu-
neral party but tc turn back, which they
did. Tt would have been a violation of
the city ordinances to inter a body at
less than the depth prescribed in the laws
of the City Council. Therefore, after a
hasty consultation, it was decided to hold
the funeral the next morning.
It was one of those rare Instances
where two funerals fall tt the lot of the
♦ ♦ ♦
One unfortunate enlisted man of the
First Cavalry will likely have to face the
summary court officer at the Post and
explain why he dismounted at the review
in honor of General Garlington Wednes-
Poor Rookie, if Rookie he was, lost one
of his stirrups when the cavalry was
marching in a walk past the reviewing
stand. The accident did not unnerve him.
however, for he got off his mount and
looked for the trouble in his accountre-
ments. If he didn't find it, he will prob-
ably find trouble at the summary court.
The cavalry and artillery still had two
rounds to make before the review was
ended. The lonesome trooper stood in
the middle of the parade ground calmly
investigating h\s circumstances and
"cussing" his luck.
Seemingly he was not aware that the
artillery was charging across the field
for he moved not an inch. One of the
officers of Colonel Brown's staff rode to
the distressed trooper and suggested that
he move to one side. The trooper moved
slightly, but not a great deal. He suc-
ceeded in breaking the artillery line.
When the charging columns had passed
by he was still tinkering with the leath-
er goods and the flying column was ad-
vancing in a gallop. Again an officer
rode out to the trooper with the usual
police instructions to "move on." He
moved again just enough to get out of
When ho wanted to Join his troop aft-
erward he was ruled out of order.
Some of the new drill and single man
evolutions he invented must be satisfac-
torily explained to the "jedge" of the
summary court, and if he fails therein it
is certain one trooper will not draw the
"$U per" when the next pay day rolls
Style in every Garment by LENTZ.
OHIO TURNS OUT NEW PRODIGY.
Farmer Says He Grows Pumpkin
That Tastes Like Tomato.
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio, Oct. 11.-The
Pumpkatoor, or the Tomakin, whichever
it may be called, is the latest addition
to the flora of Ohio.
It is the invention of Edward Womel-
dorff, a young farmer. Late in the sea-
son he set out some climbing tomato
plants close to a telephone pole. Near
by were pumkin vines. One of the tomato
plants and one of the. pumpkin vines
amalgamated and the product of the
confluence climbed the telegraph pole.
The joint vine prolonged itself over tho
wires and the current of electricity per-
Vegetables developed in the course of
time, but while each retained its out-
ward form, each borrowed the charac-
teristics of the other. The tomato tasted
exactly like pumpkin and the pumpkin
had the tomato flavor.
The introduction of the electric current
from the telephone wires produced a
curious result. At night the pumkins
glow with a yellow incandescence, while
the tomatoes are of a passionate red
shade. The illumination is soft, but
penetrating. Wotneldorff says this is a
good feature, because the vine has
plenty of light to work all night, and
so grows twice as fast.
Good value in diamonds.
CABALLEROS DE HONOR.
Meeting of Grand Lodge of Local
Special Telegram to The Express.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Oct. 11. — A
meeting of the Grand I^odge Caballeros
De Honor, an organizations founded at
this place in 1803 and now consisting of
fourteen lodges scattered over Southern
and Southwest Texas, was held here yes-
terday attended by delegates from the
After the business of the lodge was
cc.ncluded a banquet was spread at the
expense of Brownsville Iyodge No. 1, to
the delegates and invited guests, num-
bering about 300.
The local lodge here is the mother
ledge of the order, the founder having
lived here at the time of its organization.
Pecrce-Robinson Undertaking Co.
L. T. Waters, Director. 320 W. Com-
merce Street. Phones 2323.
LLANO REAL ESTATE DEALS.
Houston Man Buys Hotel—Sand-
stone Mountain Changes Hands.
Special Telegram to The Express.
LLANO, Tex., Oct. 11.—Two of the larg-
est deals ever made in Llano have just
been consummated by Prof. N. J. Badu,
A. Franklin Sit tig. a capitalist of Hous-
ton, buys the Algona. Hotel from E. Mar-
seliall for $12,.">00 cash and Mr. Marschali
buys the Golson Ranch, two miles from
town, for $16,500. The ranch embraces
1650 acres, on which is located the famous
mountain of finest red granite called
Mr. Sittig, who buys the Algona Hotel,
is already largely interested in Llano real
Dr. F. E. Young.
Diseases of Women. Moore Building.
Full Dress Suits made right. LENTZ.
EL PASO TRADE EXCURSION.
Business Men of Border City Cement-
ing Friendly Relations.
Special Telegram to The Express.
ML PASO, Tex., Oct. U.-El Paso busi-
ness men have arrangements completed
to leave here Sunday at noon in a, special
train on a trade excursion through Ari-
zona and New Mexico, including a por-
tion of the State of Sonora, Mexico. They
will be absent about ten days cementing
the relationship of the Arizona and New
Mexico tributary cities with El Paso.
Banquets have been arranged by the
towns to be visited.
A chill cure in every bottle.
Full Dress Suits made right. LENTZ.
MAKES OWN COFFIN; KILLS SELF
Illinois Pioneer Ends Life After Giv-
ing Odd Funeral Orders.
LITCHFIELD, 111., Oct. ll.-After
working diligently four weeks in mak-
ing his own coffin. Charles Stout, aged
85 years, pioneer of this city, commit-
ted suicide today by shooting himself.
He left two notes directing that he be
buried in a striped shirt and overalls,
and that the funeral expenses be not
over $5. He left $300 in a closet to his
Full Dress Suits made right. LENTZ.
SHOOTS SELF AS BRIDE WAITS.
Mystery in the Suicide of an Ohioan
About to Be Married.
LOVELAND, Ohio, Oct. ll.-John Keli,
a widower, 58 years old, shot and killed
himself today two hours before he was
to have been married to Miss Delva
Malloy, 18 years old. There is much mys-
tery about the suicide. Kell left a note
to the girl, saying "Everything is going
against us, and always has. Good-by."
His body was found dressed in his wed-
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