The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 295, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 4, 1906 Page: 5 of 12
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THE SINGLE TAX
Mr, John Z. White (\ oses His
Series of Lectures.
HEARD BY LARGE CROWD
Closing his campaign in Houston for
the single tax system, Mr. John z. White
of Chicago last night delivered a note-
worthy address expository of the single
tax doctrine. The lecture was delivered
in Assembly hall to a fair-sized audience
of people, many of whom were ladles,
and as it was the concluding address of
Mr. White's series in Houston it was
heard with peculiar interest.
The speaker was in excellent form and
tho speech last night was perhaps the
best of his week's series. Having as his
subject the economic doctrine . for which
he so enthusiastically and emphatically
stands, ho spoke with earnestness and|
peculiar force, and his every word was
accorded closest attention. He sketched
in brief outline the rise of tho feudal
system and the false doctrines of eco-
nomics upon which that elaborate struc-
ture of aristocracy was founded. He
traced the downfall of these false doc-
trines until now, as he claims, only one
remains, the system of land ownership
and taxation. Jt is with the single tax
that this is to be overcome, and how it
is to be accomplished he explained lu his
In part the address was as follows:
In teaching a child the multiplication
table wo do not ask for belief. We know
that understanding will be followed by
belief. So, In setting forth the views of
Henry George, we ask no one to believe,
but we do ask for a definite understand-
ing of just what he proposed and why.
in mechanics the intricate movement*-of
all the wonderful devices in use through-
out the world reveal but two modes of
power—the lever and the inclined plane.
All the beauties of color show hut red,
yellow and blue, with their modifications.
Mathematics, the exact science, is based
on a few axioms, as "the whole is the
equal to the sum of all the parts." etc.
Political economy (or the ar «f making
a living) is, or may be. equally simple.
Tins supposition may not be well found-
eu. but it will do no harm to examine it.
\\ e call attention, then, to a few obvious
fatc3: First, we are living on tho earth;
the earth is a sphere, afloat in space; it
swings around the sun in it period of tune
that we call a year. During this circle
the temperature is sometimes very cold
and sometimes very hot. This variation
causes uncomfortable bodily sensations.
This period of a year is divided into 365
periods, called days, during each of which
fie become hungry, which is also an uu-
land and labor.
To relieve these seusations we find It Is
necessary to make articles—material
things. That is, to produce food, clothing
and shelter. These can be made by labor
and by labor alone. If there is any other
way of making any one of the millions of
material things afloat In the murkets of
the world 1 have something to learn. But
if the assertion is true, we coine to tne
test question—namely, who in justice
ought to be the beneficiary or owner of
these things when produced? 1 believe
that those who do the necessary work
ought to own the product.
i am of the opinion that no other
ground for privato property can be of-
fered. But while it is trug uiai each man
must have food, clothing and snelter in
oro^r that his life may continue, and while
It is true that these can be brougnt into
existence only by labor, it is ajso true
that labor can produce nothing without
those natural materials of whlcn all arti-
cles of wealth are coinpos'-d.
All the cabinet makers 01 the world cpn
not make a wooden c|»air without the
ground from which th'? trees grow. All
the iron workers of tho world can not
make so .vhnple a thing as a wire nail
without the natural d-posit of iron. xu
short, no wealth can be produced with-
out using tho natural earth. The earth
and man, or. as economists say, land and
labor, are the two prime factors In all
wealth production. Of all the millions of
articles of commerce not one can be
named which is not tho result of labor
applied to land.
the tax on wages.
Eut land is owned by a few, with the
result that the product af toil Is divided
between those who produce and those
who own the earth. The two funds may
be called wages and rent. Upon this con-
dition another fact obtrudes—namely, we
must have government—to keep the peace
among other functions. This necessitates
taxes, and taxes must bo laid either upon
wages or upon rent for the simple reason
that there is nothing else to tax.
Tho art of modern government is to so
adjust taxation that the burden will fall
upon wages, and in the ITnlted States this
art is so far perfected that nearly all
taxes are collected from this source—by
the Federal government, we may almost
George proposed to abolish—not owner-
ship of land—but taxation of products. He
would abolish taxes on all things made
by labor and tax rent, or the value of
land alone. If now we apply tho test
question above—namely, they should own
who produce—we perceive tTIht the owner-
ship of land gives no product; only labor
can produce. Therefore, rent is part of
the product of labor, and justice, on
which private property is based, requires
that rent be recovered from the lands of
mere land owners. So George proposed
that the rent fund, being turned iuto the
public treasury, and being used for main-
taining roads, schools and other public
works in which all participate, would give
back to those who toll the part of their
product now taken by earth owners.
Turning to the actual situation we find
the reason for Andrew Carnegie's declara-
tion that the most surprised he ever was
In his life was when he learned that the
man who did the work was not the man
who got rich—so much is taken in rent
that wages must be low. Carnegie is
worth millions, so are thousands of
others; and every millionaire is the ex-
planation of many "who do not get rich."
a millionaire—do you know how much a
million is? If a man work for $5 a day,
seven days in the week, he will be ob-
liged to work nearly 600 years to earn
tl.oou.gou, and if Adam had begun when
a boy, nt the same rate, he would now
be worth $10,000,000, provided some one
had fed. clothed and housed him tho
The land of Baltimore was worth more
the day following the fire than the day
before. That great catastrophe brought
financial lienefit to one class.
NOT TOO MAN* PEOPLE.
Finally, an idea that seems to confuse
many otherwise clear-headed men. Is the
notion that we have too many people; but
the fact Is that the earth is very sparse-
ly populated. To illustrate—Cook coun-
ty, Illinois, in which Chicago is located,
contains 1020 square miles, and the whole
population of the earth, giving to each
man, woman and child 2xfl feet of sur-
face, can be buried in that space and
have one-third of it left vacant.
Land is necessary to each human life,
and there is plenty of it and to spare if
TO AND FROM THE CITY
An Exhaustive Review of the
Henry George Theory—Tax
Is on Wages.
Steve Smith of Angleton spent yesterday t
in Houston on a short business trip.
Dr. Emory T. Phillips has returned *3
the city after a visit in Kentucky.
S. G. Epstein of Luling is stopping in
Houston on a few days' business trip.
B. F. Wolfe. Jr., of Norwich, Conn., is
in Houston attending to matters of busi-
T. H. Christian of Conroe spent yester-
day In Houston and registered at the
H. F- Meldon of Beaumont spent yes-
terday in Houston and registered at the
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Settle have re-
turned from Temple, where they spent
J. H. Stewart of Navasota is In Hous-
ton today in the interest of certain mat-
ters of business.
J. A. Morris of San Antonio Is in Hous-
ton today in the Interest of certain mat-
ters of business.
J. D. Korpensky, a commercial man of j
Chicago, came in last night and is stop-
ping at the Bristol. ,
Sidney W. Miller and wife of Chicago
arrived in Houston yetserday and are
stopping at the Rice.
Rov Phillips of Sandy Point spent yes-
terday in Houston attending to various
matters of business.
E. S. Sondmeyer, a prominent citizen of
Columbus, is in Houston today ana may
bo found at the Bristol.
C. Chaddlck, a business man of Piano,
arrived in Houston yesterday and is stop-
ping at the Boyle hotel.-
F. G. Brown of Waverly, Texas, is
spending today in Houston looking after
various business interests.
William Baker of Navasota was in
Houston yesterday looking after business
affairs of a personal nature.
Lip Norvell, the well known oil man of
Beaumont, passed through Houston, yes-
terday on his way to Humble.
M. L^man and wife of Fort Scott, Kan.,
are ir Houston on a few days' trip and
will spend the time with friends.
Mrs. Alice Freeman of New Orleans
came in last night and will spend several
days here as the guest of friends.
Miss Josserand of Josserand passed
through Houston yesterday on her way
to Dallas, wiiere she will re-enter school.
C. W. Andrews of Dallas is autographed
at the Brazos and will spend a day or so
here In the interest of business affairs.
Charles A. Hart, a prominent business
man ot' Urbana, 111., arrived in Houston
last night and is stopping at the Tremont.
Dr. H. L. Grant of El Campo arrived in
Houston yesterday, and will be here a day
or so In the Interest of professional mat-
Ben F. Cox, a business man of Lufkln,
c«re in yesterday and will be here a day
or so seeing about certain business at-
E. T. Scale, a business man of Waco,
is in Houston today looking after certain
busine&s aftairs of more or less impor-
Mrs. Jennie L. Young of Indianapolis,
Ind., arrived in Houston yesterday and
will spend some time here, the guest of
J. B. Blomberg of Dallas was in Hous-
ton yesterday and was busy all day see-
ing about business matters of more or
A. Thomson and John Thomson of Day-
ton are spending a day or so in Houston
looking after matters of more or less .busi-
Fred Robinson, a well known citizen of
San Antonio, came in yesterday and will
spend some time here attending to vari-
ous matters of business.
R. L. Allen of Port Lavaca arrived in
Houston last night and will be here sev-
eral days in the interest of business mat-
ters of more or less interest. •
W. F. Blair of Dayton arrived in Hous-
ton yesterday and is busy today seeing
tho sights of the town as well as attend-
ing to matters of business.
T. J. Bennett, a prominent business,
man of Angleton, came in last night, and!
will be here today looking after business
affairs of more or less importance.
T. J. Daniels of Centralia, Mo., arrived
In Houston yesterday and Is stopping at
the Capitol. He Is here on a prospecting
tour and will probably remain several
R. E. Cloud of Austin was a Houston
visitor yesterday, and to a representative
of Tho Post stated that business In his
part of tho country was Very good at
J. B. Wadsworth, a prominent business
man of Jasper, Is in Houston today and
reports his section of country as being in
very good condition from a financial
Lloyd W. Baugli of Lafayette, Ind., ar-
rived In Houston yesterday and will spend
some time in this section In tho way of
prospecting and getting acquainted with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Williams left
last night for San Antonio, being called
there on account of the serious illness of
Mr. Williams' mother, Mrs. Margaret
J. H. Staniets and wife of Goshen, Ind.,
arrived in Houston last night and will
spend some time here in the way of pros-
pecting and getting acquainted with the
ptcple. They are stopping at the Brazos.
John Hill and wife of Waxahachie. the
capital city of Ellis county, the county
that produced more cotton than any other
county in the United States, are spending
a few days in Houston as the guests of
P. J. Jordan of Jewett, the lively little
town up in Leon county, is in Houston
today, and to a representative of The
Post stated that people as a rule in his
section of country were In very good con-
dition this year.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Frahklin Sittlg, at
Westmoreland, are delighted to have with
them again for a visit their daughter,
Mrs. Sadie Brooks, after an absence of
over four years from Houston. Mrs.
Brooks was raised in this city, but fin-
ished her education at Salem Femalo
academy, North Carolina, and after mar-
riage has made her home at Winston-
t. a. McVicar, a commercial man of
New York, is registered at the Rice.
Charles Polk of Rusk is in Houston to-
day attending to matters of business.
e. b. Baldwin of Beaumont is in Hous-
ton today attending to matters of busi-
g. n. Wilson of Dallas arrived in Hous-
ton last night and is stopping at the
9- Brown of Austin was In Houston
yesterday seeing about certain business
w". t. Young of Hockley came In last
night and may be found today at the
f. j. Stingala of Beaumont Is spending
t'way in Houston attending to matters of
Will C. Hogg and Henry g. King of
Austin are in Houston and are stopping
at the Rice hotel.
k- Andrews, Jr., and wife of New York
arrived in Houston yesterday and are
guests at the Rice. /
h. l. Miller and wife of St. Louis ar-
rived in Houston yesterday and are stop-
ping at the Tremont.
r. d. Morrison of Beaumont came in
yesterday and spent the day seeing about
matters of business.
j. Frank Zeigler and wife of Peoria, 111.,
arrived in Houston yesterday and are
stopping at the Rice.
William Baird, a prominent citizen and
business man of Burton, Texas, is auto-
graphed at the Tremont.
Judge d. a. Nunn of Crockett was in
Houston yesterday in the interest of cer-
tain professional matters.
C. g. Wiggins and wife of Wawassee,
Ind., arrived in Houston yesterday anu
are stopping at the Bristol.
l. l. Ennis of Elmira, n. y., is In
Houston today looking after various mat-
ters of business importance.
m. c. Cornell, a commercial man of
Baltimore, was in Houston yesterday in-
terviewing the business people.
George l. Curry, a business man of St.
Louis, is in Houston on a few days' busi-
ness aud is stopping at the Rice.
j. b. Gordon returned to college at
Georgetown yesterday after spending the
holidays with relatives in Houston.
Dr. c. h. Robinson, a prominent citizen
of Liberty county, spent yesterday in
Houston looking after business affairs.
Mrs. r. m. White and Cade White of
Stowell are spending a few days in Hous-
ton attending to various business affairs.
m. b. Minton of Llndale Is spending a
few clays in Houston relative to various
business affairs that demand his atten-
e. c. Parker, a business man of Vic-
toria, came in yesterday and will be here
a day or so looking after matters of busi-
w. a. Field of Timpson is spending a
few days in Houston looking after cer-
tain business matters of more or less In-
Robert Treuckman of Belleville is reg-
istered at the Bristol, and will be here
several days in the interest of business
s. c. Carlton and wife of Beaumont
came in yesterday and will spend several
days here in the interest of certain busi-
r. Spencer of Angleton arrived in Hous-
ton early yesterday morning and reports
everything as being very quiet in his sec-
tion of country.
r. b. Ehman and wife of el Catnpo ar-
rived in Houston yesterday and will be
here a day or so in the interest of certain
"s. d. Felt and w. m. Donald of Dayton
are in Houston today looking after cer-
tain matters of a personal nature, and
will be here a day or so.
h. w. Browder of Lake Charles spent
yesterday In Houston looking after vari-
ous business affairs, and returned home
on one of the evening trains.
Louis m. Fisher, a commercial man of
New York, is spending a few days in
Houston in the interest of the business
he represents in this section.
p. l. Howard, a commercial man of
Chicago, sp^nt yesterday in Houston in-
terviewing the busines people with refer-
ence tp the line of business he represents.
p. j. McMahon, a commercial man of
New Orleans, came in yesterday and wi.
be hero several days attending to busi-
ness matters that demand his attention.
Mr. Frank Williford, Jr.. and his friend,
Mr. j. a. Pruitt, of Shreveport, La., who
have been spending the holidays at
Frank's home, have returned to school
j. b. McCann, field manager for the
Guffey company of Beaumont, came in
yesterday and spent the day here looking
after business affairs of more or less Im-
w. h. Carson, a well known business
man of Pittsburg, the capital of Camp
county, was in Houston yesterday looking
after certain business affairs of more or
e. p. Dillman of Indianapolis arrived In
Houston yesterday and will spend some
time in this section in the way of pros-
pecting as well as getting acquainted
with the people and country.
w. f. n. Davis, general manager of
the big mill of the Trinity County Lumber
company at Groveton, is iu, Houston in
the interest of certain matters connected
with the company whose interest he rep-
Byron Willis of Cleveland Is spending a
day or so in Houston attending to busi-
ness affairs and to a representative of
The Post states that In his section of
country business of every kind Is very
good at present.
p. a. Baxter, a commercial man of San
Antonio, was among the number of out-
of-town people who spent yesterday in
Houston, and wondering at the rapi*
strides now being made by the city In
every direction of material progress.
j. a. Rosado of Mobile came In last
night and will spend several days here
looking after matters of business. To a
representative of The Post he stated that
in his section of country business was
very good, and things were livening up
our unjust and absurd laws of taxation
diu not make it profitable to hold It out
of use. Vacant land—one-half, one-quar-
ter, one-tenth used lanu—Ls the curse of
modern industry. And this condition
brings into activity every mean and evil
passion urid power of which the human
mind and heart are capable.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. White ad-
dressed an audience of students of the
Magnolia City Business college. The
young people accorded the lecturer their
full attention as he spoke to them of
Henry George doctrines of economics,
and sought to inform them on current
Mr. White leaves today to continue his
tour under the auspices of the Henry
George Lecture bureau. He will spend
some months throughout the South on
this educational campaign in behalf of
the single tax doctrine, and will speak
from place to place throughout the coun-
try in the same way as he has spoken In
Houston during the past week. His work
here has been much appreciated by the
Houston Single Tax league, and he will
leave Houston with many pleasant re-
membrances of his visit here.
TENNYSON SMITH'S TALK
Was a Scathing Arraignmnt of
Those in the Liquor
Tennyson Smith's lecture at the First
Baptist church last night was a scathing
denunciation of the liquor traffic and
of everybody connected with the busi-
ness. Not only the brewers and saloon-
keepers, but also the druggists who sell
liquor, the grocerymen who retail whis-
kies and wines and everybody engaged
In selling intoxicants In any form he de-
nounced as unworthy to be recognized
as citizens of any community.
The speaker's subject was "The Search-
light Flashed on the Saloons and Saloon-
keepers." He pictured the work of va-
rious professions and trades. The min-
ister, the schoolmaster, the tailor, the
milliner, all as worthy of their hire.
"They earn their salaries," he said, "for
we see the results of their work and can
thus judge of Its merits. But the saloon-
keeper does not exnibit a specimen of the
work done Inside. The milliners and
tailors display the results of their la-
bors, but you never see the saloon man
placing in his show wiridow any speci-
mens of his handiwork. If i had my
way i would deal fairly with them. i
would compel them to exhibit in the win-
dow of every saloon a drunkard, the re-
sult hf their business" (and with this
the speaker turned up his coat collar,
ruffled his hair over his forehead and
Immediately transformed himself into
one of the most unkempt and dissipated
looking Individuals imaginable.) "That
Is how i would deal fair with the sa-
Continuing In his discourse, the lec-
turer stated later; "Tho saloonkeeper,
the druggist who sells liquor, the grocer
who sells liquor and anybody who is
willingly pursuing this damnable busi-
ness is worse than a highwayman. For
while the highwayman demands your
money or your life, the liquor dealer
demands your money and your life."
And later he said: "If there !s a hand
dirtier and more filthy than tne stained
right hand of tho liquor traffic, it is
the left hand; it is the vile and filthy
left hand stained with the blood of the
souls It has murdered, unclean from the
work of corrupting law and bribing of-
The mepting last night was attended
ty a fair-sized audience, though it was
not so large a meeting as was held dur-
ing the earlier part of the crusade. Rev
j. l. Gross, pastor of the First Baptist
church, acted as chairman, introducing
the speaker and presiding over the meet-
The subject of tonight's lecture is an-
nounced as "Up With the Drunkard and
Down Wlta the Saloon." It will be held
in the First Baptist church and will be-
gin at 7:45 o'clock. There is excellent
music at all the meetings.
Lavaca County Poll Taxes.
(Houston Post Special.)
HALLETSVILLE. Texas. January 3.—
Up1 to January 1 Tax Collector Bennett
had, issued. 2700 poll tax receipts. He ex-
pects to issue 4000 by February 1.
Announce that on Friday, January 5,
they will inaugurate their annual
January %Dhite Sale
On this occasion they will present to the
people of this vicinity an array of excep-
tional values in Muslin Underwear, Linen,
Laces and Embroideries and other white
kindred fabrics that will mark an epoch
in value giving .' .* .* .* .* .* .* .*
See this afternoon and tomorrow
mornings' papers for particulars
A NEW COMPANY
Takes Charge of the J. J» Pastoriza
-RESULT OF A RESOLUTION
Early in Life Mr. Pastoriza Made
Resolve to Retire With a
The j. j. Pastorlea printing plant
changed hands yesterday, Mr. j. j. Pas-
toriza, the founder of the business, step-
ping out and the property passing Into
the hands of a newly organized com-
pany, one of the strongest in the coun-
try, with Mr. w. b. Chew of tho Com-
mercial National bank as president. Mr.
Pastoriza will retain the typewriting
business, which is quito an important
one, while the stationery, printing and
lithographing departments become the
property of the new concern.
For the past few weeks Messrs. f. a.
Adoy, the manager for Pastoriza; a. y.
Austin, the bookkeeper and cashier, and
e. j. Hussion, who has been taking care
of the outside business of tho concern,
have been organizing a company to take
over the property, acting upon the con-
sent of Mr. Pastoriza. Matters were
brought to a head last week, and when
it was apparent that the organization of
the company was going to be a success
Mr. Pastoriza resigned as president and
Mr. Chew was elected in his place.
a strong company.
Yesterday tho papers were all signed
up and tho complete transfer made. As-
sociated with Messrs. Adey, Hussion and
Austin are the following well known
capitalists of Houston and vicinity:
c. g. Pillot, James a. Baker, Jr.,
j. b. Neuhaus, f. a. Root, m. e. An-
drews, Johu m. Dorr^jice, Levy Bros.,
h. Hamilton, Charles Dillingham, Tor-
rey & Co., o. l. Cochran, Jesse it.
Jones, Thomas h. Ball, James Cravens,
r. s. Yocum & Co., Jonathan Lane, ii.
h. Franks and j. m. Rockwell of Hous-
ton, and c. h. Markliain of behuuicttt
and e. bi Cushing of nev^ Orleans.
Mr. Adey has been manager for the
concern for the past eight years, having
been vice president. He is one of the
best known stationery men In the State.
He first entered the stationery business
In 1!>70 in Houston, working with e. h.
Cushing, at that time a large establlsa-
ment. He has been in the business con-
tinuously since that time, and spent
spent some time In New Orleans and
in Dallas He has been connected with
the Pastorizu company for the past eight
Sir. Hussion has had ample experience
in the business. He is a practical man,
being familiar with every department,
from the press room up. He has been
with the company for the past four years
in the capacity of hystler, and has made
a good one. iie is counted as one of the
bright young business men of the city. He
was a director of the old company.
Mr. Austin, too, has been with the old
company for tour years In the capacity
of cashier and bookkeeper. He is conver-
sant with every detail of tho business,
and has many friends among the business
people. He also was a director of the old
No definite announcement of tho inten-
tions of the new concern has been made,
though it is stated that it is the purpose
to place this company in u position where
It will have tho capacity of any printing,
lithographing and stationery plant in the
South. At present, however, there will be
left an orphan at two years.
Mr. Pastoriza was receiving the con-
gratulations of his many friends yester-
day upon his retirement from active life.
His hobby is well known to the people of
Houston. His friends were aware that all
he desired was to settle himself comfort-
ably for life, and spend the remainder of
his days in aiding in the uplifting of his
fellow man. Mr. Pastoriza has had an in-
teresting career, and one which will serve
as an example worthy the emulation of
young men. He was born In New Or-
leans. His mother died when he was only
is months of age, srtie falling a victim to
yellow fever. His father removed to
Houston immediately, and died within a
few weeks after arriving here, he, too,
being a victim of yellow fever.
Thus he was left on the world without
kin at the tender age of less than two
years. At that time there was a family
of Dalvs who had just arrived here from
New York. They had means, and a son
of the family, Edward Daly, hearing ot
the case of the little orphan, adopted
him. Edward-Daly and his father both
went away to the war, one as a general,
the son as a captain. Both were killed.
Edward during the battle of Shiloh. He
left means, to provide for young Pastor-
iza, but. with the wear of time the young
man Was soon left out in the cold wprld
At ahe age of 17 he started out for
himself and went to work in a foundry.
He hafl previously worked in the printing
establishment of a. c. Gray, Mr. w. h.
Coyle being the foreman of tho office at
the time. He served his time as a molder
and became a Journeyman. During his
odd hours he took up shorthand and book-
keeping. and saved up $350 while working
as a bookkeeper. He was manager of the
Houston Age, the only daily paper in
Houston at that time. With this sMali
sum of money ho purchased a small plant
and began in the job printing business.
mr. PASTOpJlZA's success.
During a conversation with a Post rep-
resentative yesterday ho had the follow-
ing to say concerning his past life, aspira-
tions and hopes for tho future:
i have been in business since 1*79. i
determined when i first started in busi-
ness to make a success. The idea of
failure never entered my head. In fact,
when only 17 years of age. 1 formed the
following resolutions: Learn a trade,
get into business for myself—secure a
home—get a wife, and before 60 years of
age retire from business with a compe-
tency and devote the remainder of my
life to following any hobby which i may
have, feeling that i would find so m-'i
way to spend the remainder of my life
in improving the condition of mankind.
It is not often that a man early in life
outlines a plan of action and carries it
out to the letter. i am proud to say that
i have accomplished this. i have accom-
plished every one of my resolutions ex-
cept the latter—that is, to devoto the re-
mainder of my life to the cause of hu-
manity. with the hope of leaving the
world bettor off than i found it. The
future will determine whether or not this
last article in my resolution will be ful-
filled. If i live, i have no doubt but
what 1 will accomplish It. In fact, i
iiave never in my life had the slightest
doubt but what i could do anything t
resolved to do. i believe that the doing
of a thing depends upon the nature of
the resolution to do It. All men are the
sons of God: they have the power of God
within thtfm. i think there is no limit to
the development of mankind. \
Several years ago i conceived the idea
of gradually retiring from business, and
permit my employes who wero younger
than myself and viho had more life and
ambition than myself to succeed me. i
have practically accomplished this in dis-
posing of my business at this time. Tho
thr.-e head men in my establishment,
who have been with me. for years, have,
i believe, a controlling interest in the
it is very gratifying to me to know that
the men who have be eh associated with
me so long are the men who are to con-
tinue the business whielj i started in 1s79
with a cash capital of only $350.
Incidentally, i will state that during
my business career there was never a
time when i did not so shape my affairs
that i could pay all obligations duo upon
demand. For this reason i perhaps have
not. developed as large a business as i
might have done, but i have developed a
good business, a paying business and a
business which my successors will find
profitable. If they devote anything like
the thought to it that i have dovoted.
(KNOWS D«. LARSON
They Were Fellow Townsmen at
Northern Capitalist Tells of Won-
derful Cures Effected by Man
NowOperating in Houston
THE LIGHT GUARD
ANNUAL MEETING HELD
AND OFFICERS ELECTED.
The Old Officers Were All Re-
turned and the Meeting
Enthusiasm and unswerving devotion to
the old company were much in evidenco
at tho annual meeting of the Houston
Light Guard held last night in the
armory. Officers for 1906 were elected,
various reports were passed on, discus-
sions of the work for the coming year
wero freely made and heard, and a.very
prosperous condition of affairs was indi-
The old officers were re-elected, as fol-
lows: Captain, d. j. Matthews; first
lieutenant, h. w. Stude; second lieuten-
ant, j. w. Edmundson; secretary, f. l.
Williams: assistant treasurer, f. a.
i Reichardt; business manager, i. s. Rob-
erts; chaplain. Rev. George s. Sextou.
The board of directors for 1906 is as?
follows: Colonel w. a. Childress, Cap-
tain f. a. Reichardt, Captain George l.
Price, Captain George McCormick, Cap-
tain h. b. Rice, h. w. Stude and j. w.
After tho election the meeting was taken
up with routine business, of Interest only
to the members of the compauy. Tho ses-
sion was attended l>y a representative
number of the members, and enthusiasm
prevailed throughout. The Light Guard,
for years with scarcely a rival in the
field for first honors among military
companies of the State, still maintains Its
old supremacy among tho companies of
tho Texas National Guard, and is recog-
nized as such throughout the State.
Though it did not attend the last State
encampment, being prevented for reasons
which were accepted by the adjutant
general as a proper excuse, the inter-
est of the members in the organization is
still alive and enthusiastic.
During the now year the Light Guardi
will make an effort to even excell its old
record in military circles, and a vigor-
ous campaign will be prosecuted to make
It bigger and more efficient. The offi-
cers who were re-elected last night have
proved their ability ahd loyalty in the
past, and under the inspiration Of a New
Year's start it is planned to do even
greater things in the future.
"I have known Dr. Larson and havo
known of his work for more than ten
years past. Some five years ago he con-
ducted a sanitarium at Galcsburg. 111., mv
home town. I knew him then and s2^/
some of his wonderful cures and, from a
personal acquaintance with some of thoso
whom he cured, know that tho cure waa
The above statement was made to a
representative of The Post at tho Rico
hotel last night by N. II. Ervin, a North-
ern capitalist, owner of a large tract of
land between Houston and Galveston ami
extensively interested in Texas rice lands.
Mr. Ervin, \yith his wife, is spending this,
as he has several winters, in South
Texas, where he has become quito well
known to Houston and other business
men in this section of tho State.
"You can't quote me strongly enough iu
commending Dr. Larson." continued Mr.
Ervin. "I know what he has done and
personally know the people who havo
written letters of commendation for him.
"Among Ills woudorful euros Is the ou*i
which first made him famous in Gales-
burg. It was that of little Anna Seig-
land. who had been given up as a hone-
less case by her attending physicians, and
who, within a few days after Dr. Larson
began treating her, was out romping
about on the streets. T did not know tho
little girl personally, but I know of hrr
and her family and know tho facts in tho
"That is but one case. I could namo
over a number of personal acquaintances
and friends of mine whom I can truth-
fully say were permanently curud by his
"Among the men who have given him
credentials and who have written strong
letters of recommendation for hint are Mr.
P. F. Brown and Mr. W. H. Hamilton, t
know both of these men personally and
can attest their high business and moral
standing in the State of Illinois. Mr.
Brown is, as he signs himself in tho let-
ter he has given Dr. Larson, the presi-
dent of tho Galesburg National bank, and
Mr. Hamilton is tho cashier of the First
National bank at Normal, 111. Neither of
these gentlemen would for a. moment
think of writing anything in a letter of
this kind that he did not know to be a
church, arrived in the city with his fam-
ily yesterday. He will at once take up
hif? duties as pastor, and Will preach his
l'irst sermon as pastor next Sunday, Jan-
uary 1. Ho finds the church in good con-
dition in every way. Although without
a pastor for tho last six weeks, the
church has made some substantial im-
provements on its meeting house during
that time. While not yet finished, tho
building has been mado comfortable,
electric lights put lu, necessary heat pro-
vided. and 150 chairs acquired, making
the seating capacity now about 300 or
Will Be Organized Among the
Wives of Printers.
There was a meeting last night at the
Labor Temple, composed of printers,
their wives and daughters, the purpose
being to organize a ladies' auxiliary to
the Houston Typographical union. It waa
a large and representative meeting and
the discussions were Interesting, and after
adjournment refreshments were served in
the shape of coffee and cake.
Organization was not effected, but it is
expected that one will be next week. A
charter has been applied for, and it is
expected that this will arrive next week
and permanent organization will' be ef-
fected under It and officers elected.
Houston People Are Doing All They
Can for Fellow Sufferers.
Houston testimony has beeu published
tu prove the merit of Doan's Kidney
Pills to others in Houston who suffer
from bad backs and kidney ills. Lest any
sufferer doubt that the cures made by
Dokii's Kidney Piils are thorough and.
lasting, we produce confirmed proof-
statements from Houston people saying
tne cures they told of years ago
were permanent. Here's a Houston case:
F M. Poland, lawyer, of S17V4 Main
street, living at S17 Crawford street.
Houston, Texas, says: "1 give you au-
thority to state for me, under this date,
September 13, 1905, that the cure for ma
by Doan's Kidney Pills lu 1902 has been
1 permanent. There has been no return
of the irregularity of the kidney secre-
New Heights Pastor.
Rev. H. C. Smith of Navasota, tho new
pastor of the Houston Heights Baptist
previous testimony In many Interviews
and I have sent a good many of my
friends to A. E. Kiesling'a drug store to
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 centa.
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sola
agents for the United 8tates.
Remember tho name—Doan's—and taka
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