The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 186, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 4, 1908 Page: 4 of 12
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THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1908.
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The Day We Celebrate.
Again tho glorious anniversary of
the Nation's natal day has rolled
around unci again tho cannon will boom
and the Stars and Stripes will be flung
to the breeze while thousands of
throats will give utterance to patriotic
eoilgs and thousands of voices will
ring in rehearsal of the Declaration of
One hundred and thirty-two years
ago today the fathers of the Republic
proclaimed, through the instrument
prepared by Thomas Jefferson, the in-
dependence of the colonies and pre-
pared the way for a popular form of
government which lias since been a
model for all liberty-loving peoples.
Elach recurring anniversary of inde-
pendence day is celebrated throughout,
the United States and in every foreign
country in which there are enough peo-
ple of American birth to form a patri-
otic group. The methods differ in dif-
ferent places, but noise is nearly
everywhere a feature of the celebra-
tion and nothing ever so delights the
nverage young American as noise. This
; ear there has been a general demand
for a sane and safe Fourth of July
and in most of the cities the dangerous
cannon cracker and other noise maker
has been tabooed. Fireworks will be
permitted under certain restrictions,
but precautions will be taken to at
least minimise the accidents and
casualties which have usually made so
long a list of Fourth of July happen-
Still, we ought to be patriotic. We
ought to hear again from the lips of a
c;;i "ble reader the ringing declaration
which christened a new Republic and
to catch anew the spirit of it and to
rejoice in the proud boon of citizen-
ship which is the heritage of every one
born under the Stars and Stripes, a
heritage which none of us should light-
'Rah for the Fourth of July! It is
the grandest anniversary of which any
nation can boast because it is the
birthday anniversary of the greatest
of all Nations. Again, hurrah, throe
cheers and a tiger!
'are subdivisions of the State clothed
with local governmental powers ac-
cording to the laws and the ordinances
respecting local affairs.
Not to put too fine a point on it the
police of tho towns and cities, equally
with the Sheriff's officers of the couu-
ty, the Statu Hangers or the United
States Marshals may arrest offenders
against the peace and dignity of the
State or against the neutrality laws
and the courts will try them and pun-
ish them for offenses committed with-
in their jurisdiction or turn thom over
to the authorities to which they are
amenable. That is what has been done
and is being done in Texas. If some
of the officers have been derelict and
it is made to so appear, there will be
a reckoning. Minister Mariscal 'may
be assured of that if lie can make a
your money and you takes your
Some Differing Views.
Tbe Law and tbe Critic.
Minister Mariscal of the Foreign Re-
lations Department of the Republic of
Mexico will hardly lind any grounds
upon which to question the sincerity
o£ Texas in relation to the troubles
along the Rio Grande border.
It Is possible that local sentiment in
tome ot the border towns on this aide
of the river haa been rather iavorabia,
ihau otherwise to the raiders in so far
as the Mexican population is con-
cerned. Many o£ the inhabitants oi
these border towns on the Texas side
are Mexicans and it is highly probable
that amyng them are refugees frofn
Mexico who left i'or their country's
The "State" cannot be held respon-
sible for the misdeeds of the raiders
and their sympathizers or for failure
to enforce the criminal laws unless it
can bo shown that it condoned the lo-
cal delinquency, tinder our system of
government the police powers of the
local community are not interfered
with by the State until an emergency
arises i^iicli calls lor the Stale's as-
sistance or intervention. The guar-
dianship of tho neutrality laws rest
mainly with the Federal Government
and the violators fall into the clutches
of United States Marshals or their
deputies to he punished in the Federal
Courts or to bo held for extradition
when they have been guilty of extradit-
able offenses on tho other side of the
It is not easy for foreigners to fully
understand the genius of our govern-
ment and the intricate principle upon
which it works, the e pluribus unum
idea of ono and many and each with
independent and concurrent jurisdic-
ti«p. In some cases ,it is tho State
and In some others it is the Unitod
States that acts, but in no case is
there any conflict of authority, for
e*ch has its limitations as well as its
unchallenged supremacy. Aud there
Chairman Richter of the Gillespie
County Republican Executive Commit-
tee thinks i' inconceivable that any
conscientious Republican could bo per-
suaded to participate in the Demo-
cratic primaries under false pretenses,
even to prevent the scourge of Stale
Although no oral pledge may bo ex-
acted of the voter to loyally abide by
the decision of the primaries in every
particular the printed pledge is on the
Lallot and Mr. Richter thinks tho con-
scientious Republican will, above
every consideration, preserve invio-
late his honor and integrity which are
more sacred to him than anything
else. Mr. Richter says:
I know the question of personal lib-
erty is Involved in this prohibition ques-
tion, und if a Democratic Legislature sub-
mits an amendment to ttie people of
Texas on State prohibition we will stand
shoulder to shoulder with the liberty-lov-
ing and liberal Democrat 10 preserve our
rights and liberties, but always with
Apparently there is aMifference in
the point of view which had never
arisen before the State had under-
taken through its legal machinery to
supervise and control party primaries
and before the referendum had be-
come a feature of the State primary I
election. Mr. Richter takes high moral
ground which accords with the best
political sentiment and uniform party
discipline. As an abstract proposition
the party caucus is exclusively for
party men—that is to say, for men be-
longing to that party and pledged to
uphold its principles and policies and
to support its nominees. Unfortunate-
ly for the political machinery of Tex-
as there is but one political machine
in tho State that is in working order
and that promises plenty of employ-
ment for its attaches.
In some sections of the State men
who are not Democrats according to
the full significance of the term seek
a nomination in the Democratic pri-
maries, because that is the only road
to the office to which they aspire, and
others who are not Democrats or can-
didates for office participate in tho
Democratic primaries and accept the
implied or expressed obligation im-
posed by such participation and pre-
serve inviolate their honor and integ-
rity according to the standard which
Mr. Richter upholds. But tho present
situation is somewhat anomalous
Some of the Democratic candidates for
the Degisiature have announced that
they will not be governed by tho re-
sult of the State primaries if tlie ver-
dict be out of harmony with the preva-
lent sentiment in their district, aud
some of the party organs have advised
that the State primary is not binding
on the local community.
Acting upon this hint some Repub-
licans, Populists and Independents
have assumed that the bars are down
and that non-Democrats have the same
right to participate and to seek prefer-
ment in the Democratic primaries as
any others, and one Republican office-
seeker has even gone so far as to
threaten an appeal to the courts to
hav<$ his name placed on the official
ballot if party managers persist in
denying him his assumed right.
The law has provided for party pri-
maries in a State in which there is
practically but one political party and
the result is practically to totre Into
the Democratic party, or at least into
its primaries, every aspirant for a po-
litical office within the gift of the
electorate. That is one view that has
to do with the morale of the conten-
Mr. Richter. however, is a strict par-
ty man of the stalwart Republican
type. He desires that the Republican
organization shall be strengthened
and made a bulwark ind a refuge, and
ho therefore advises his party asso-
ciates to stand by their colors instead
of going Into the party primaries of
the opposition and helping to swell the
"brutal Democratic majority/'
If a majority of the Democrats
should declare for submission ot a
prohibition amendment then the min-
ority could stand shoulder to shoul-
der with the Republicans and all other
friends of liberty and personal rights
in doing righteous battle. That is an-
other view and, in the language of the-
man at the ticket window, "You pays
The soldiers are now gathered to-
gether at tbe Leon Springs encamp'
ment and the maneuvers are in prog
ress. If the Mexican revolutionists on
this side of the Rio Grande could get
a glimpse of the military force there
that is available, it need be, for sus-
taining the neutrality laws they would
probably conclude that it would be
advisable for them to do there revolu-
tionary on their own side of the border,
WHAT STATE PAPERS SAY
The people of San Antonio will very
generally approve the Mayor's order
abolishing tin barkers in front of the
nickelodeons, especially those of them
who are much in the neighborhood oi
these institutions. The barker is all
right foii-the fair grounds and amuse-
ment parks, where such things are to
be expected, but in the business dis-
tricts of the city he is apt to be re-
garded as a nuisance.
The fact that the Milwaukee Sen-
tinel puts in an "order for the tipless
canoe" leads the Indianapolis News to
remark upon the futility of putting
one in with the tipless waiter.
"A new trunk lino has entered At-
lanta," announces the Louisville
Courier-Journal. By this time it is
doubtless making frantic efforts to
If Mr. Bryan makes the Denver plat-
form cover any less than four columns
his action may be regarded in the
light of a gage of battle to Roosevelt.
To the man out making a night of it,
undoubtedly the taxi-cab is a blessing.
Seeing double, he, of course, stops be-
fore his money runs out.
At the same time, under the Texas
anti-pass law probably Mr. Taft would
not have been able to have "passed a
quiet Sunday" in Texas.
A Wisconsin man has been arrested
for carrying a satchel full of Bibles.
Doubtless heVis charged with conceal-
ing his good works.
The Persian Constitution ovldentlv
is unable to successfully withstand
the effects of blowing up of the House
When a man declares his intention
of putting his best foot forward he is
not intimating that his feet are not
Apparently everyone knows that
young Roosevelt is to work for the
steel trust save tho steel trust itself.
It is fortunate that Uncle Joe Can-
non is not near-sighted, else he might
smoke his glasses on eclipse days.
The Kaiser steered his own yacht to
defeat in the Kiel regatta. Case of
Wilhelm at the helm, as it were.
One view of it is that Thomas W.
Lawson is trying to imitate "Bet o
The Vanquished Days.
Lay the jest about the julep in the cam-
phor balls at last,
For the miracle hns happened and the
olden days are pust;
That which makes Milwaukee thirsty
does not foam in Tennessee,
And the lid in old Missouri is as tight-
locked as can be—
Oh, the comic paper Colonel and his
cronies well may sigh,
For the mint is waving gayly, but tho
South is going dry.
By the stiilslde on the hillside in Ken-
tucky all is still,
For the only damp refreshment must be
dipped up from the rill;
No'th Carolina's stately ruler gives his
soda glass a shove, .
And discusses local option with the SouHi
It is useless at the fountain to be wtnkful
of the eye,
For the cocktuil glass is dusty and the
South is going dry.
It Is water, water everywhere, and not a
drop to drink;
We no longer hear the music of the mel-
low crystal clink.
When the Colonel and the Major and the
Gen'l and the Jedge
Meet to hive a little nip to give their
appetites an edge,
For the eggnog now is nogless and the
rye lias gone awry,
And the punch bowl holds carnations,
and the South is going dry.
All • tbe nightcaps now have tassels and
are worn upon the head-
Not the nightcaps that were taken when
nobody went to bed;
And the breeze above the bluegrass is as
solemn as is death,
For iy bears no pungent clove-tung on its
And each man can walk a chalk line
when the stars are in the sky.
For i he fizz glass now is fizzlcss, and
the South is going dry.
I.ay the jest about the julep 'neath tho
chestnut tree at last.
For there's but one kind of moonshine
and tnc olden days are past;
For the water wagon rumbles through
the Southland oil its trip,
And it helps no one to drop off to pick
l up tbe driver's whip,
For the mint beds nnike a pasture and
' tbe corkscrew hangeth high,
All is still along the stillside, and the
South Is going dry.
• One way to buy experience Is to spec-
ulate tn futures.
Invisible patches are not used in patch-
ing up quarrels.
Wise Is the man who knows when to
treat and when to re-treut.
It's easy for u deaf-mute to love a girl
more than tongue can tell.
Many a spinster who could have mar-
ried in haste repents at leisure.
No man can sneak into heaven on tbe
strength of his tombstone epitaph.
A roan must have an awful lot of
mom y to enable him to dress as well
as h.s wife does.—Chicago News.
An exchange says that "the stage is
no place for children."—El Paso Times.
For that matter, it Is getting so that
the front low is no place for bald-headed
millionaires without guardians.
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J. Plerpont Morgan Is an optimistic
financier. He never falls to say a good
word for the business outlook —Austin
Usually, fmm J, Pierp'9 standpoint, the
business outlook is deserving of a few
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Still in the Game.
Maud Dear is taking a much needed
rest. She expects to be recuperated In
time to see the judge off on that salt
water trip.—McCullocli County Star.
"Gentle Annie," however, is still ad->
miring the spring flowers.
All hands and the cook should go to
preaching today.—Austin Statesman.
Evidently Editor lmboden has still to
learn that a suggestion to the effect
that "the cook must go" must never bo
mentioned under any circumstances.
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Not Expected To.
By reducing the salary of its Mayor to
SI a year, Allentown might yet succeed
In breaking Into Tlmpsqn's class.—Hous-
Of course the Mayor of Allentown will
not display any undue enthusiastic inter-
est In a proposition of this kind.
♦ ♦ ♦
A young lady in Midland has donned
her Merry Widow and gone out to can-
vass her county for the office of County
ind District Clerk.—Haskell Herald.
One can not exactly understand just
how a woman wearing a Merry Widow
hat expects to get into any office.
If you have a guest at your home, let
us have t he name, please.—I zander Rec-
What if there is a dispute in the family
as to whether the new arrival shall be
named after his maternal or paternal
A Chicago woman is now demanding
her seventh divorce. Evidently she thinks
she can't have too much of a good thing.
- Austin Tribune.
A'little earlier and perhaps she might
have been in time to become a Juno
bride—the May divorcee is quite the rage.
That eirl who can't cook ought to look
well before jumping into the matrimonial
frying pan.—Austin Statesman.
Really, however, there is little danger
of a girl who can neither cook nor "look
well" being called upon to weigh the
pros and cons of a matrimonial offer.
Smacks of the World.
At a medical convention at Kansas City
John D. Rockefeller's physician offered
to sell kisses at $100 each. Isn't it strange
what an effect Mr. Rockefeller has upon
the heads and pockets of his associates?
—Galveston News. ,
One would be hardly likely to cont'us®
one of that brand with the soul kiss.
More to the Point.
The Shah of Persia, after giving his
people a Parliament, has decided that it
is of no use and has had it shot to
pieces with artillery. The Shah is an In-
jun giver; that's what the Shah is.—Dal-
Doubtless the Shah does not approve of
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To Be Candid.
Tho weather man informs us that we
would have had warm weather anyhow,
primaries or no primaries.—Corpus Chris-
ft must be acknowledged, however, that
some of those interested became a bit
warmer under the collar than they would
otherwise have done.
Not Always. |
When a man dies these days other men
ask: "What was he worth?"—MeKinney
But when the Mayor of Timpson, Tex-,
dies everyone will Immediately jump to
the conclusion that he could not have
been worth much—not at $1 per annum in
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Matter of English.
As a rule the saloon men of this State
obey the law regulating the sale of whis-
key in its full meaning.—Fort Worth
"Full meaning" may he good, but in
this day of almost total relapse into tho
vernacular of the streets, it might bo
well to state that they arc "getting an
edge on" the law.
TOPICS OF THE TIMES.
When Roosevelt Goes Abroad.
Now that Theodore Roosevelt is po-
litically out of it, definitely and unal-
terably, for the next four years, at least,
intrest in his suggested trip abroad
In our opinion the President has never
had anything in the way of an outing
quite so "bully" as that trip will be! He
has had excitement und a good time at
various times, in divers manners and of
varied pictui esqueness, but never in all
his wtrenuous philosophy lias he imag-
ined such a time,- we think, as he will
have when theose foreign nabobs and
potentates get hold of him for tho pur-
pose of showing him a thing or two.
Wo truly believe Europe. Asia, /Aus-
tralia, Borneo and every other nation on
the map is simply itching to get their
enthusiastic hands on Mr. Roosevelt!
When they do sight him on tlie horizon,
there will bo something doing—something
worth going thousands of miles to see!
No man in modern history has made 'em
all sit up and take notice like he hasJ
At times he has had them all guessing:
at times he lias had them all gasping,
but nearly all the time he has had them
yelling and throwing up their hats!
Under the sun he has been something
new—refreshingly and invariably new!
No yesterday has ever indicated with
certainty any Roosevelt tomorrow! To
the effete monarchs of the old world,
of all others, he must have been an un-
And then when Theodore comes march-
ing home! Whoopee, and gee whiz.—
The Flurry in Mexico.
There is nothing to sustain the rumors
that the seizure of a town In Northern
Mexico by fifty bandits means a revolu-
tion in the neighboring Republic. Undue
credence might readily be given to such
a rumor because of a common theory
that Mexico has only been awaiting the
death or incapacity of President Diaz to
kick under tho table. Not that the dis-
tinguished and all together remarkable
head of the Mexican Government is either
dead or inactive at this time. On the
contrary, he is very much alive, and will
probably accept King Edward's invitation
to visit. England. But he has reached an
advanced age. In the nature of tilings
he will not rule much longer; and the
term "rule" is used advisedly in his case,
although he is the elective head of a
Republic. But lie has so advanced his
country, so cemented the controlling
classes in national spirit, so exalted
patriotism, that he will leave a secure
government when he retires.
As for the raid in question, while it is
the first of its kind in many years, it is.
after ;tH. only an exaggeration "f the
kind of raids that have been made in our
own country—in Oklahoma, for example.
Mexico, of course, offords better security
for bandits than does tho United States,
for it has its vast mountainous regions,
but thinly populated, and deep jungles
affording sequestered retreats. It is.
indeed, a tribute to the stability of the
government that there has been so little
organized lawlessness in that country.—
Kansas City Star.
Disbarment in Cook County.
Without discussing any feature of the
Hooper case, since some of its phases
are in need of additional light, it seems
entirely, if not superabundantly, proper
to say that the judges of Cook County
might easily Vind better business than
that of signing any sort of petitions,
"noncommittal" ones included, for the
restoration of the privilege of practicing
law to unworthy and unprofessional ex-
The code of ethics for the bench might
well include a "don't" covering this mat-
Theoretically, we all know, a lawyer is
an officer of the court. Practically, we
hear, there is; a movement on foot for
the elevation of the standards of the pro-
fession. The ambulance chasers, the
shvsters. the lower pettifoggers, are to
he pursued with a bigger stick than here-
This Is all very gratifying as far as it
goes, though, as we have said, the reform
is not sufficiently directed at. the higher
pettifoggers, the "respectable" sophists
who defeat law and justice by making
the worse appear the better reason, in
Cook County the question of legal ethics
is intenselv practical. There are lawyers
"in our midst" whose very connection
with a case suggests subornation of per-
jury, jury-fixing, all .manner of immoral
and criminal trickery. The local bar as-
sociation should be aided and encouraged
in far more vigorous efforts than have
yet been attempted to weed out these
strange "officers of the court."
The danger of our becoming too fastidi-
ous and exclusive is rather remote, and
for some years to come it will be well
for Judges to give the benefit of the
doubt to the suffering community and
the threatened foundations of simple jus-
tice rather than to disbar lawyers com-
plaining of alleged harshness at the
hands of the Supreme Court.—Chicago
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER MAKES GOOD.
on the rio grande.
WHETHER preserving the neutrality laws on the dreary frontier by the Rio
Grande or in maneuver camp at beautiful Leon Springs, the enlisten man
of the army is making good in a manner peculiarly American and particularly to
Mrs. Nick Long worth's verdict, "It was
a bully fine convention." Mrs. Nick
Longworth has a most remarkable vocab-
This leads one to greatly fear that
Lady Alice is one of those women who
will persist in saying "not" for "muh"
when she and father have decided that
Nick must not go ahead on a deal.
Nn Anti-Booze Advice.
The regeneration of" Georgia is about
complete. The delegation 10 Danver goes
unlnstructed.—Fort Worth Star.
The people of Georgia, whose secret
Borrow is readily recognized as a secret
thirst, doubtless realized that, in a wide-
open town like Denver, the delegates
would be sure to violate their instruc-
♦ ♦ ♦
"Stop thai light now," called a Weath-
erford banker to a young man who was
lambasting a horse on tho streets of
\\ eatherford a few days ago, and the
young man stooped right then und there.
It was a triyiaf incident, but it served to
show there is one man in Weatherford
who wears his heart in the right place.—-
And also that money still talks in that
interesting little city.
In Search of Glory.
the postoffice building at Dallas is to
be decorated during the meeting of the
grand lodge of Klks in that city. Won-
der if an attempt will be made to get
Postmaster Simpson to ornament htfr-of-
fiee during the convention?—Fort Worth
The Record is advised that at present
the last Rough Rider to succumb to the
allurements of a Federal office has
buckled on his saber and is ornamenting
headquarters of the Fourth Texas In-
fantry at Leon Springs: It is mainly a
question of his surviving the horrors of
a mimic war.
Railway Rates and Wages.
It is evident that the readjustment, as
between the rates charged and the wages
paid by the railways, cannot be much
longer put off. The earnings of the prin-
cipal lines are, as a rule, extremely poor
und the high cost of operation makes
the net returns even poorer than the gross.
In many cases the margin over fixed
payments tor interest and sinking fund:;
has vanished altogether and receiverships
have been averted onlv by the resolute
effort of tiie great financiers, it was
thought that, with the passage of the
crisis trade would revive so sharply as to
bring tlie traffic back to the normal; hut
this expectation has so far failed for ful-
fillment. During the boom some of th •
chief system:' increased the stipends of
their employees and paid higher dividends
as well: hiit so rich a road as Pennsyl-
vania has had to reduce the dividend to
the old figure, though the higher rate of
wages still stands. Many thousands of
names have been stricken from the roll
altogether, but those fortunate enough to
kf"p their places have not been called
upon to face a cut. It is manifest tout
this process cannot be continued indefi-
nitely. In railway business,, as tn all
otlvr business, $2 of Income cannot be
made to liquidate 13 of debt, and the total
wage fund is the ultimate test.
There is, of course, an alternative
which will not be pleasant to the mass of
producers and consumers, however simph
it may seem to employes. By r moderate
increase of rates, the railways can re-
coup themselves for the high cost o»*
operation; but this method necessarily in-
volves a corresponding increase in the
general cost of living. The average man
will ask why a particular class of labor-
ers shftuld be exempt from the sacrifice
which all other classes have to bear.
Nevertheless, much may he said for the
more conservative program There is
first the argument which appeals to poli-
ticians of the dominant parts with pecu-
liar force. An attempt to establish lower
wage scales would be almost sure to
precipitate a strike. A strike would im-
pede the Nation's convalescence from the
panic, and would almost certainly change
the verdict at the polls in November.
Leaving politics aside, it may be doubted
whether a further postponement of the
cut would be unwise. It may also be
doubted whether a further postponement
of the advance in rates would entail a
fatal loss of income. The public mind is
Just now in a sensitise state, so that
changes of any sort exert an effect out
of all proportion to the cause. With a
continuance of cheap money, enterprises
will revive und the thousands of idle
cars will be in use, as they were a ye.ir
ago. A widespread strike would at once
send the country back into the Slough of
D'spond— the market for securities would
collapse and merchants would again buy
from band to mouth. Within the next
five months this vast problem may he
resolved in the light of experience, it
will bo better to mark timo meanwhile.—
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
QUOTES SAN ANTONIO MAN.
General Agent of Conference for Edu-
cation Approves Plans of Mr. Harris.
In the published report of the first
year's work of the Conference for Edu-
cation in Texas, as made by F. M.
Bralley, general agent, particular em-
phasis is laid upon the remarks of Theo-
dore Harris of San Antonio and Presi-
dent Houston of the State University.
Mr. Bralley's report says;
Senator Harris briefly and with fervid
eloquence portrayed the educational con-
ditions and needs of Texas and the
value of an educated citizenship. After
showing that Texas spends about one-
half as much per capita for education
as the average State of the Union and
that our educational facilities are wholly
inadequate, he said;
"Texas stands first in many things
that conduce to material prosperity. She
is rapidly surpassing her sister States
and each census adds a new leaf to
In r ehaplet of never fading laurels.
Once a sovereign republic in her own
right, she is fast approaching a second
period in her history when alone she
may challenge comparison with the
proudest empires of the Old \YoHd. Her
destiny Is inon than imperial, Beyond
the feeble power of man were it today
to predict her ultimate stature, her
final power, her stupendous force and
influence among future States and na-
Affirming that "an educated citizen-
ship means a productive people, a moral
people, an intelligent people, a people
that are makers and molders of civili-
zation," he said:
"It seems to be, Mr. Chairman, that
this conference of friends of the cause
of education in Texas is timely. There
should be a unity of action among the
educators of the State; a harmony of
ideals; a common sympathy as to meth-
ods; and a frequent consultation and
comparison, so that we may best the
accomplishments of the past, the urg-
ency of the present and the needs of
tho future. Conferences are valuable
only as they produce results. I believe
that before this conference dissolves
there shruld be some definite and tangi-
ble action taken ns to^ the formation of
a permanent State body."
GATES THROWS MONEY AWAY.
On Eve of Trip to Europe He Scatters
Coins Right and Left.
Kissing Ids old mother good-by on tlie
eve of an auto trip to Europe and his
heart melted by memories of boyhood
days in St. Charles, John W. Gates elec-
trified the old Fox River town yesterday
by unbelt ng. and doing things with the
filthy medium of exchange which ap-
peared eccentric- even for Gates. Here
are :t few of the things he did:
Bought a farm for $25,000 and gave it
to a friend.
Veiled to the son of a friend to come
and go to Europe with him, and took
Threw quarters and half dollars into
the streets for boys to scramble for.
Got Shaved by the town barber and
gave him a gold piece.
Bought a box of 5-cent cigars, best in
the town, took one and told the dealer
to "hand them around to the old boys."
Gates' purchasing a farm for
and then giving it to a friend was per-
haps th most interesting stunt he did.
He drove into the country with 12. J.
Baker and David Wilson, two old friend**.
"You've got a nice farm here, Wilson,"
said Mr. Gates, looking critically over
Mr. Wi'sonV stock farm, considered one
of the finest in the Fox River Valley.
"I have that." said Wilson.
"How much will you take for it?' de-
manded Mr. Gates.
Twentv-five thousand dollars, said
WHson. ' _ ,
•Jt s mine," said Gates. "Make me a
Raker had coveted that identical farm
for years. He grew gloomier and gloom-
ier * They were almost back to St.
Charhs before Mr. Gates played his
gS'Kd," he said to Baker, you re de-
jH-vlng, ho you just take this deed to
that chunk of land I've bought."
Baker fell back in the car speechless.
It was some moments before he could
find words to express his gratitude, and
then Gates waved him back.
"Here." he said. "Gimme one of those
dear eld 5-cent smokes." and he thrust
it between his teeth.—Chicago Dispatch
to the Philadelphia Press.
Prosperity Follows the Motto.
Now that the Government mint has be-
gun coining gold pieces Vice nior< with
the old-time motto, "In G%d we trust." it
is of interest to recall the significant co-
incidence that the panic of last year
began just about the time the new coins
without the motto made their appear-
ance. We may Indulge the hope, there-
fore. that coincident with the appearance
of the coins now being minted we may
note a marked boom in our reviving
national prosperity.—St. Louis Republic.
MIND TEST A BENEFIT,
Hospital for These Fearing Insanity
Likely to Prove Good.
Dr. W. Mabon, superintendent of the
Manhattan State Hospital, who is in
London, thinks inestimable good will re-
sult from the decision of the New York
State Lunacy Commission to erect a re-
ception hospital near New York, where
those who it ar they are becoming insane
may go without legal commitment for
^observation and treatment.
In an interview at the Hotel Cecil Dr.
Mabon said: "Insanity Is relatively on '
the increase in New York State, and
particularly in and around New York
City There are i.%000 lunatics in the
State. The reason is partly due to the
stress of life many immigrants are com-
pelled to undergo soon after their arrival
in the country. Unaccustomed to the
ways of the country and without a
knowledge of the language, it is no won-
der many of them become mental wrecks
aftei* a few years' fight for existence
amicfonly too often unhealthy surround-
• There lias got to he a campaign of
education in the country Knowledge of
lunacy cases must be got hold of early.
Insanity is curable and people must bo
taught that, although heredity has much
to do with lunacy, environment, either in
school or home, has also a great deal to
do with mental breakdowns.
"People must be taught to give up
drink and dissipation, and, in other
words, lead the simple life. A sharp eye
must be kept on school children and
especially on so-called prodigies.
There ^re two amendments to the
insanity T!nv passed last jrear that are
of great importance. One extends the
parole system—the length of time pa-
tients can be paroled has been extended
from one month to six months. The other
measure provides facilities for volun-
tary admissions to hospitals for the in-
sane for people who think their minds
are giving way, to be examined free of
< Large."—London Cable to the New York
HINTS FOR DENVER VISITORS.
Any Form of Excess at High Altitude
Likely to Result Seriously.
A Times reporter asked Dr. Henry &.
Pascal of this city, who has made a
study of climatology, what the thousands
of delegates to Denver must avoid and
also keep in mind to maintain their nor-
mal physical conditions.
"There are certain classes of men,"
said Dr. Paschal, "who are affected seri-
ously by the change from the sea level
to an altitude of ;AH)0 feet. Denver is ex-
actly one mile above the sea level, 52S0
feet, persons with hardened arteries or
any tendency to heart trouble or Bright's
disease are apt to have acute attacks
upon suddenly moving to high altitudes.
Men of these types should avoid worry
and excitement and should get plenty of
sleep, or it might go hard with them.
They must avoid heavy eating and drink-
' The gastrointestinal disturbances that
come on without apparent cause among
those who visit the mountains must be
attributed to the altitude.
"Flderly or old persons with hardened
arteries, or those who have at some pe-
riod suffered slight attacks of paralysis,
actually run risks when they visit a place
high as Denver. Such persons espe-
cially must I fatigue for the first, few
days, and excessive eating and drinking
are the very worst things for them.
"Acute Bright's disease is not common
in Denver, but it is particularly severe
there when it does occur. Stimulants are
more likely to produce such physical dis-
turbances than at the sea level.
"Another ihlnp that those who propose
to attend the Denver convention would
do well to bear In mind that sleep is
disturbed more easily at a high altitudo
by trivial causes and in those who are
"Aeain. nervous persons arfe more apt
• o be'disturbed in their sleep in Denver
than at the s» a level, if they are physi-
cs 11 v overworked.
"Mountain sickness is undoubtedly at-
tributable to less oxygen, and the result-
ing vascular changes are responsible for
the acute attacks in those suffering
from heart and kidney disease."
The physician nointe<l out that tho
gradual ascent of a mountain, on foot or
horseback, instead of a rapid journey by
train, allowed the lungs to pet used to
the decrease in oxygen, and thus lessen-
ing the period of acclimatization. This,
of course, modifies the severity or does
away entirely with mountain fever.—New
First Railway Ticket Agent.
The man who sold the first railway
ticket in this country died the other day
in Rochester. N. H. This forcibly recalla
the fact that a scanty seventy year"
covers the whole history of railroading lis
the United States. Presumably the Tate
ticket seller was also the first railway
official t" be asked what time th** next
train leaves.*—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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