The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, February 19, 1909 Page: 6 of 14
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'. Houston. Texas. Friday February 19. 1909.
" : THE RIVERS AJTD HARBORS BILL.
V Taking in'o consideration the aggregate
amount of the bill just completed by the
fivers and harbors committee. Texas fares
. pretty well but congress is not meeting the
demands of public seutitnent m 'he Uuited
States with respect to these improvements.
The meager provision carried by the bill
means serious delayAin the construction o(
great projects which are needed 'o facili-
tate the country's commerce.
" Nothing is being permitted to halt the
r; 'work at Panama. The money is provided
through the sale of bonds and it would) be
Just as good policy to obtain money in that
way for otir rivets and ha-bors. The bene-
fits anticipated as a result of the isthmian
canal will be greatiy curtailed unless the
tjorernnieni proceeds expeditiously with the
Improvement of our harbors and interior
waterways. We might get along pretty well
Without a canal for many years to come just
fcs we have done without It in the past but
our industrial and commercial interests are
bound to suffer unless our rivers and har-
. bors are improved.
' Congress must sooner or later decide just
what it is going to do about our waterways.
There is no immediate prospect for a sur-
plus of revenue. It will require years in all
probability to adjust the revenues to the de-
mands of the government without imposing
taxes that the party in power is afraid to
Impose. The same conditions that caused
"the meager rivers and harbors bill just com-
pleted by the committee are likely to exist
for a long time. The revenues derived from
the manufacture and sale of liquors is titead-
tly decreasing the customs revenues are not
pt to revive soon and the expenses of the
government are expanding rapidly.
If Insufficient revenues are to affect riv-
trs and harbors this year there is no telling
when the treasury wiil be full enough to ad-
mit of ample provision for the work needed.
"Under the circumstances it would result in
' saving of money. erhaps. to provide for
.the sale of bonds in a sum sufficient to com-
plete as rapidly a- possible the works al-
ready in process of construction and the
large projects the necessity of which are
Members wouid make uu mistake if they
Would look closely into the situation and
scertain bow far 'he influence of the rail-
roads is being exerted against river improve-
ment. Tne railroads fought the canal for
' tnany years and there is uo doubt that they
intend to obstruct if possible some of the
Interior waterway piutews which the peo-
ple are demanding
The producing aud business inteiqBts of
he count rv are not a;n to be satisfied with
he bill j :i t completed by tile committee
and if the Six'.y-first congress fails to adopt
ft more satiunal poii' y 'hf' people are going
0 be heard from
THE CASE OF K50X.
The Nr- V'ir :rr.al of Commerce in
twe of the bf-st editorials we have seen on
the subjec;. take- very strong ground against
4Wmgressioiia! action tetnoving the constitu-
tional bar to sjecator Knox's eligibility to
cabinet iosHou The bar it says is
there and can not be glossed over by call-
ing it a technicality aud giving a strained
construction to me purjiose of the prohibi-
tion. ' Is this ('-inn . ' :on attention is called to
the circumstances 01 General Grant de-
termining to appoint Alexander T. Stewart
cretary of treasury but a bar in the
way of such appointment was discovered in
An act of congress. As great as was the
disappointment of the new president in hav-
ing to give up the appointment he made no
mpt to have the law repealed.
I jf this appointment of Mr. Knox is in-
5d upon by Mr. Taft. prepared for by con-
b accepted by the senator and condoned
jlhe public." says the Journal of Com-
V be "it will stand as a blot upon the
t rd of the recipient of 'he favor and upon
1 fery opening of the new administration
W will mark a vulnerable spot for the
Is of hostile attack whenever any ques-
may come up of evading straining or
y breaking through the constitution to
vSnpllsh some purpose considered desir-
A or to escape some misfortune no more
'Jus than the failure to have a particular
Jia a particular office. The country can
tor do without Senator Knox at the bead
of the state department for two yearn than
to have a bole kicked through the conatltu-
l Ion lu let him la."
SUPPOBT THE BIOS TICKET.
The municipal ticket upon which appaar
the names of Baldwin Rice. J. Z. Gaston
James A. Thompson. Jack Kenuedy and W. J.
Kohlhauff represents a definite policy upon
which deitends the progress and welfare of
the city and for that reason the voters who
favor the commission form of government
w ill not be slow to roach the conclusion that
It is a duty they owe to the city to support It.
The Post ban nothing to say against the
gentleman who opposes Mr. Rice or against
the two gentlemen who are candidates for
commissioner. They are good citizens and
would no doubt strive for the public welfare.
if thev were elected but neither of them
would be part of harmonious organization
working together as a unit for the good of
l lie city
Mr. Rice's consent to become a candidate
for another term was not easily 6btalned.
He preferred to retire and devote his time
to his own business. But he sacrificed his
own desires upon the implied condition that
those who petitioned him would also support
u board of commissioners with whom he
ould work in harmony. A mass meeting
called for the purpose selected such men and
they represent the policy which It Is the de-
sire of the people to perpetuate in the mu-
The fact that Slayor Rice and Messrs.
Gaston. Thompson. Kennedy and Kohlhauff
represent the idea of a complete and com-
pact administrative force whereas the other
gentlemen are but individual seekers of of-
fice and unable to promise the harmony
and singleness of purpose which are essen-
tial to the public good. leaves the friends of
the commission no choice but to support the
Rice ticket from top to bottom.
It is not necessary to recount here what
has been achieved by Mayor Rice and his
associates since the new form of govern-
ment went Into operation. Every intelligent
citizen knows that I? Is a record without
parallel in the annals of municipal adminis-
tration. Every taxpayer knows that his
money has been economically and Judicious-
ly expended. And every man woman and
child knows that Houston has a moral tone
to which before it was a stranger
It is not claimed that the administration
has been free from error but errors have
been infrequent and when discovered prompt-
ly corrected. The strong purpose of the ad-
ministration to accomplish good and do right
has not been open to challenge and with still
greater achievements in prospect and larger
problems to solve it is but good judgmeut
for the democratic voters of Houston to
give Mr. Rice and his associates on the ticket
the honor of a practically unanimous nomi-
nation. THE TORTURE OF SUSPECTS.
The Norfolk Virginian Pilot calls attention
to the practice that has become quite com-
mon with the police authorities of many
American cities of seeking to extort confes-
sions from accused persons by applying te
them tortures that are alike violative of
every principle of law and shocking to the
dullest sense of humanity. In showing to
what extremes the practice is carried it cites
the instance of a woman to whom slight cir-
cumstances pointed as an accomplice in the
murder of her husband. The woman was
taken from Jail in the dead of night hurried
to the local morgue and there confronted
with the nude and bleeding corpse of the
man to whom she had plighted her faith.
Her collapse gave even- sign of horror and
grief but none of guilt.
"But suppose it had been otherwise" says
the journal referred to. "Suppose she had
been shocked into damaging admissions. No
respectable court would have tolerated the
ljroduction of evidence so obtained."
For the detection of crime the law gives
officials ample latitude without a resort to
the cruel methods that find euphonious
definition In the term "third degree." Every
person is entitled to the presumption of In-
nocence until duly convicted of crime and
no person can lawfully be compelled 'o bear
testimony against himself. Yet the fact is
notorious that both of these fundamental
safeguards of the rights of individuals are
ruthlessly torn away from the suspect who
falls into the bands of the sleuths of many
of our American cities.
it is high time the courts were intervening
to put a stop to the practice otherwise the
time will come when all the cruelties of the
Spanish inquisition will be practiced in our
own midst. It is the proud boast of this
country that all are equal before the law
but if such practices as described above are
allowed to continue the claim will be noth-
ing less than mockery.
The Waco Times-Herald reproduces au article
anent brewers and Rev. Arthur W. Jones from
this paper says. "That's the right talk. If there
be one daily newspaper in Texas under the con-
trol of the brewers it should be exposed. If di-
rect proof be lacking then the chain of. circum-
stances. Brother lone?. Senator Thomas in-
dulged in wholesale charges ; Senator Thomas
wound up without so much as a flop corn stand.
Those who indict should have a few facts for
the court and jury." Yes it is best to state a
few facts in order to make good and give one's
fellows a square deal even in politics. Dallas
Tii'tt Herald. f
That's right. Turn on the light and let no
guilty newspaper or accuser escape.
Anyway i' will be about a year before the Lone
Star standard will be furled and the black flag
A former member of the Georgia legislature is
held in the Milledgeville lunatic asylum despite
his claim ot sanity because the doctors say he
has "delusions." In the name of heaven are the
people's lawmakers to be thus confined because
of mere "delusions"?
Mr. Bonner the Jacksonville boomer calls that
town "tka New York f the Seutk.'S We with-
10 record the fact that while wc dessiie Jackson
ville for lu innate meanness and wlckadwoaa w
have acvvr administered a knock approximating
Even a lock and dam canal can he built on
the level but it will require an investigation to
While Mr. Harriman didn't express himself o
the subject one of Houston's great mindreadera
gives the information that the magnate fervestly
wished his affairs were in such shape as to per-
mit him to moe to Houston and hve happily ever
A horse named Bright Skies is winning races
in Oakland. It is a ten-to-one shut that the ani-
mal was born in Texas.
We suppose t olonel John Temple Graves at-
tended the joint session which canvassed the elec-
toral vote tor the purioe of verifying the re-
port that the Texas electoral ote did not go to
llisgcn and tiraxes.
So far Aunt Hetty Green has not signified her
willingness to mothcr-in law the young man who
wants to marry her daughter.
We desire -to inform the esteemed Charlotte
Observer thit fame is a most uncertain and un-
dcpendable jade. One of our subscribers is in-
qturing if Major Hemphill was born in North or
Supervisor l otTee of San Krancisco has been
convicted of accepting a $4000 bribe. In other
words. Coffee took a little sugar in his 11.
From the statement issued by Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel I'rohman we infer that their separation is
due to the fact that they esteem each other en-
tirely too much to justify their living together
Wc take it for granted that the young ladies
who are delegates to the Louisiana mothers' con-
gress feel that their calling and election are sure.
On this sunkissed Friday morning only thir-
teen das remain of the T. R. administration.
The conjunction of Friday with 1.1 may well make
the deniiens of the jungle tremble today.
Making Taft a Mason at sight is not so im-
portant to the country as the function of March
4 that will make Teddy afn ex-president out of
Again the throngs of honieseekers from the
North are thronging into Houston and South
Texas but we are unable at present to state what
proportion of them are from Toledo.
The Senator Thomas episode is dragging to
such lengths as to remind us that roan that is
born of a woman is of few days and full of
The Allentown Call says Adam was a demo-
crat. Sure. He was the founder of the Texas
democracy being the party leader when the Gar-
den of Eden was located in Texas.
Of course Mr. Harriman came to Texas for his
health. Where else in all the world can one get
such a fine quality of health and so much of it
as in Grand Old Texas ?
The motive of the legislature in producing so
many reform measures is to see if it can make
all the people of the State as good as the inhabi-
tants of Houston.
Mr. Taft thinks that the extraordinary session
for revising the tariff should last only three
months. He apparently doesn't know to what
extent the tariff question is loaded.
It is said San Antonio is to have a set of taxi-
cabs. We are enabled from experience to inform
that town that one taxicab will be sufficient to
absorb all the money there.
"President Roosevelt has done more for the
army than any president." writes a Washington
correspondent. And he has created the greatest
knavy the world has ever seen.
The Texas Bottlers' association recentl in
session in Fort Worth found it difficult no d iubt.
to send a message of greeting to every membf- of
the unbottlers' association.
Chiua uses a great deal of lead principally for
lining lea chests.
American rubber boots ami shoes are finding
a good market in Southern China.
Nearly one-third of all the children born in
New York citv die before they become 3 years
Maurice Materlinck. who it is announced is 1
to receive the Nobel prize for literature this yrar
has been called "the Belgian Shakespeare."
Heretofore Belgium has neglected to provide
anything like adequate scientific training for dtn-
tal practitioners any one that chooses being al-
lowed to practice dentistry.
Higher speed on the main lines has been or-
dered by the management of the German rail
roads so that instead of 90 kilometers or 5 5. : J
miles an hour it will be 100 kilometers or 62 1.)
miles an hour.
After thirty-three years' service the Rev.
Charles Haddon. who is 80 years of age lias le-
signed the pastorate of Barden Park Congrega-
tional chapel near Coalville which has only hid
four ministers during 152 years.
"Clarent" is a word unknown to the Frenji
cultivator Vinura claretum i. e. clarified wine
came into early use in English as "claret" or
"clarry." to distinguish the beautifully pellucid
wines of Bordeaux from those of Burgundy and
TEXAS AND TEXANS.
If there is to be a Billy Alligator. George
Baiiey will be his prophet. Knojcville Sent in 1 1.
Perhaps those Texans don't realize that no goat
would stand for initiation of Judge Taft in the
usual manner. You ngstown Telegram.
A Texas enngrersman would have the pieit-d-nt
cail an " international temperance congres "
in Washington but is the congress of the United
Statea a temperate body? Charleston Xeus and
Senator Bailey made a fervid plea for the
horse as a beast of burden as compared with au-
tomobiles. This noble effort it is to be hoped
included the virtuous and long-suffering Texas
mule. Milwaukee Journal.
Texas has a statesman named Bailey not the
senator who is about to achieve a National repu-
tation on account of the variegated beauty of his
waistcoats. So it seems that Hon. Timothy Wood-
ruff of New York is not clothed with voted righis.
Knoxville Journal and Tribune.
A Texan has ordered Joo humming birds for a
banquet. This exploitation of extravagance in
repulsive shapes has gone far enough it logical-
ly will end in the offer of a stew of mocking
bird' tongues and the brains of thrushes but wc
would register our protest in advance. Jackson-
White we have sever doubted President Roose-
velt's pluck we must confesi that we never
guessed he would dare one day to tell Americans
that ae Britisher it not yet played out.
Dome Small Talk at Austin
1 Houston Post Special Carresfoitdence.)
tii Texas February 18. A young ton of
Senator Sturgeon of Lamar county who by the
way is made up of splendid statesmanlike1 tim-
ber had Governor Campbell pointed out to hint
the other day. The jinie this took place the
governor was just leaving the capitol building
headed down the long walk. The lad was taxing
intently at the man who was governor of the
great State and as he gaied Governor Campbell
idiot forth a well collected bunch of ambia that
hit the mark.
The lad looked asounded. Turning to his fathet
he aid: "Daddy do the people of Texas know
that Governor Campbell chews tobacco?"
In this manner one of the great lessons that
the senator from Lamar has so long sought to
imprc-s upon his offspring received a well regu-
erily I say unto you that the good men do
often live lives after them. Now there was dear
old Hill McConnell of Palo Pinto county one of
the most lovable of men kindliest of friends and
a peer in any realm. McConnell was a member
of the Thirtieth legislature aud those who were
a--ociated with him were bound to him by hoops
of steel and locks oj love.
His pet measure that fuiled to become a law
houier through no fault of his was an amend-
ment to the mining inspection law that would
give that enactment force and effect. This same
amendment came up Wednesday and the word
v ms sent along that it was "Bill McConnell's bill."
That was all that was needed. Had it been a
inea-surc to regulate the tides many of the old-
timers would have voted for it.
Hill McConnell is now sleeping his last sleep.
S:ncr his voice was heard in the legislative halls
the sharp report of a death-dealing revolver
floated upon the air and the soul of bi'g honest
bbri and lovable Bill McCopnell rode on' the
echoes of that report to the great beyond. But
his friends revere his memory with the same de-
gree of devotion that they loved him. No more
tender no more sweet a tribute could have been
paid to his memory than was paid by the house
"It mas Bill McConnell's bill." That's one of
the reasons it passed. Many a tear of regret was
shed by those ho reflected on Bill McConnell
just before the time came to take a vote on that
Tlic man of misery is F. F. Hill of Henlon
Hill ordinarily revels in trouble with a delight
that passeth all understanding but he has up to
thi5 good honr been careful to pick the kind of
trouble he wanted to revel in.
r some hocus pocus maybe because lie is
known to be a fearless man or just maybe some-
thing else. Hill was appointed to be chairman of
the committee on arrangements for the Galveston
junket on Washington's birthday. The very mo-
ment that he was appointed his troubles started
and his misery began to tike on tangible form.x
It has fallen to his lot to appease the member
wh has nine children and wants nine lower
bert'is for the fTrp; when there are but three
possible to give him unless the train is made
bi-er. and as an appeaser or a pacifier Hill has
tie- er been a shining success. He is doing his
be however. If there is any member of the
hou-e who can get a No. 9 boot into a No. 3
shoe Hill is that man. He admits without a
blii-h or a moment'9 hesitation however that
sho-.dl he succeed in accomplishing the impossi-
ble as it were the result will be a tolerably
tight fit. Every member of the legislature ap-
parently . ants to ma'ke the Galveston trip.
!ats off to Senator F. Charles Hume Jr. of
II .iston. for he is the only member of the sen-
a e who is patriotic enough to wear a Texas
The dicer that Senator Hume is wearing is a
r.ifty article and it is a great deal more calcu
lated to intensify the pulchritude of the gentle-
man from ' Harris than the tortoise shell affair
he has been sporting since he first blew into town
and got on the mileage and per diem bill.
This Mt was made at the Prairie View school
for negToes. It is not only a good hat. but it is
also a splendid tribute to the progress that is
being made at that institution in industrial ad-
vancement. That hat is not a cheap shoddy af-
fair by any manner of means. In shape it is
modish in texture it is admirable and the style
is only forty-five minutes from Broadway or
about thirty minutes ahead of Austin striking an
average. Senator Paulus says the people of
Texas do not know of the excellent work that is
being done at Prairie View and that if the peo-
ple could learn more about that school that the
institutions for white pupils would have to get a
big hustle on themselves to keep from being out-
distanced entirelv. .
The most brilliantly bald-headed man in Texas
was here Wednesday. He is Colonel James Haw-
thorne Maddox. new chief of police and prospec-
tive commissioner of the city of Fort Worth.
He boasts of having a pate more shiny than
that claimed by the senator from Navarro and in
the absence of a survey of the two pates it is
impossible for any one desiring to be fair to pass
judgment 011 this Viast. The pate of Senator
Holsey is a peaked affair while that of Chief
Maddox is nice and round like if however a
reward of $50000 a hair for each found on the
pates of either of these gentlemen not even a
William Pinkerton or a Sherlock Holmes could
make two bits a year. Chief Maddox brought
with him a nice collection of smiles and some
good Fort Worth cigars. Commissioner Mulkey
of Fort Worth accompanied Chief Maddox here
.-ind maintained a loving influence over the wearer
of brass buttons during the entire day.
Albert J. Baskin who is half a hero of the
Baskin-McGregor liquor law is here milling ap-
pealing to thy reason or whatever one may want
to call asking legislation.
Mr. Baskin does not resemble the statesman he
was during the Thirtieth legislature. He no
longer wears a coat with a sweeping tail but in-
stead he sports a dinky green hat and is as
modish as a fashion plate. He is interested in
some kind of fraternal insurance legislation. He.
now favors making the closing hour under his
law to o'clock instead of midnight.
Common Sense and the Sabbath.
(From the Boston T rareller.)
House bill 272 pending before the present legis-
lature authorizing the license board to grant per-
mission to any person to sell ice cream confec-
tions tobacco newspapers soda and fruit on
Sunday said license to be revoked at pleasure
simply legalizes under proper limitations and the
restrictions and scrutiny of the license board the
sale of commodities which no mistaken Sabbath-
ian strictness should prevent the public from
buying on Sunday and in a manner Ihot to vio-
late the dignity or the sacredness of the Sabbath.
The Sunday laws of Massachusetts have been
liberalized slowly but progressively frehn Puritan
tiroes when no person was allowed to keep open
shop warehouse or workhouse or do any busi-
ness on Sunday. Since 1881 railroad trains have
been run ; .since '86 bakers have been allowed to
bake and 'sell bread ; since '87 work connected
with gas. electricity water telegraph ferry boats
street railway cars milk etc. has been allowed
on Sunday; m 1000 the retail sale of tobacco by
dealers whose stores are open every day In the
w eek was allowed : in 1901 bootblacking was legal-
ized and in 1902 the sale of ice cream soda con-
fections was allowed by those dealers who were
not licensed to sell intoxicating liquors and who
were authorized to keep their places open on the
House bill 27a is only a logical continuation of
the progressive policy of the Stste and should be
Points About People and Tilings
"T am well pleased with what my ton Is doing
aa s fanner in the Brownsville country pleased
with the selection he made of hit life work and
would much rather have him there than in airy
of the professional or commercial lines in St.
Louis or anywhere else" said Roberf H. Kern
of St LouMC a. prominent lawyer . who was a
guest yesterday at the Rice hotel. Mr. Kern
was on his way hone after a visit to his son
"Robert H. Kern Jr. a college graduate who has
165 seres at Santa Maria.
"I thihk that the opportunities in that section
of the Stste are greater for s young man than
in apy other spot in the world.' If he wiU work
the opportunities for making his fortune are
great. I have siade several trips down there and
every time I go I get more and more enthusiastic
. "I know something about farming because I
have a aooo-acre farm in Macon county Missouri
from which I receive $15 an acre which i con-
sidered a good revenue.' In the Brownsville
country $7$ an acre can easily be made with any
staple crop. And some crops yield considerably
more. Cabbages have produced from $300 to
$400 worth per acre while the ' cost of raising
them was small.
"It is a land in which the soil can be culti-
vated twelve months in the year. If the frost
should kill s crop you can get up the next morn-
ing and plant a new one; you don't have to wait
a year as you must do in the North."
Mr. Kern who has been a lawyer since 1874
is a democrat and while never holding any of-
fice he has taken a leading part in politics in
St. I.oule snd Missouri. He was a member of the
special committee appointed by the Louisiana
Purchase exposition to arrange for the Universal
Congress of Lawyers and Jurists and was a dele-
gate to that congress which met at the fair of
Mrs. Ralph Hamilton of Enid Okla. who
with her husband had apartments yesterday at
the Rice hotel although a young woman is one
of the pioneers of Oklahoma and has seen the
growth of Oklahoma' City the first city in the
new State from a town of tents to a modern city
of 50.000 population.
"I was a very little girl when I wet to Okla-
homa" said Mrs. Hamilton. "My father was a
farmer in Kansas when the strip was opened" in
1889. He sold his farm purchased J team of
mules and a wagon and started for tile promised
land. It was a long long ride I remember and
I remember too riding many miles perched on
the back of a mule. My father reached Okla-
homa too late to file a claim getting there late
in the afternoon of the day of the opening. I
have seen every stage of its growth and so love
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton stopped here yesterday
en route to Palacios where his father T. M.
Hamilton resides. Mr. Hamilton is a plumber
and he is leaving Oklahoma to go into business
in some town in Texas. Discussing Governor
Haskell he said that he was not a supporter of
the governor and had voted against him but he
believed that he had made an excellent governor
and there was no fault to find with any of his
"I-ake Charles is one of the best busiest and
fastest growing towns in Louisiana" said L. S.
Pearson of Lake Charles proprietor of the Ma-
jestic hotel o that city who was a. guest yester-
day at the Rice hotel stopping on his way home
after a visit to Oklahoma.
"Our greatest industry is lumber. Twelve large
lumber manufacturing plants are located in Lake
Charles. All are running at full blast now. and
their pay roll of $60000 a week is an important
factor in the town. Six wholesale grocery firms
supply a large territory rich in many products.
We have five railroads. Or people are pros-
perous as is evidenced by the fact that in three
banks the deposits are more than $5000000.
"I would certainly like to have a hotel in Hous-
ton. The hotels that Houston now has are all
first-class but I believe that the field is good for
another big first-class hotel. Houston is grow-
ing rapidly and needs greater hotel accommoda-
tions than it now has."
Mr. Pearson has been at Lake Charles for the
last two years. "I came from St. Paul." said he
"and I never want to go back to the North."
"The Post is the best paper in the South and
even in far away Kansas I read it carefully and
with a great deal of pleasure" said H. L. Gil-
bert of Ottawa Kan. head of the H. L. Gilbert
Land company who was a guest yesterday at the
Hotel Brazos. "I have been operating in the fer-
tile Brazos river valley country of Texas for
some time and the development in this section
has been kept to the fore by The Post. The in-
formation it contains on this development is bet-
ter than could be told in letters."
Mr. Gilbert is a great believer in the future of
the gulf coast country and has been instrumental
in bringing a larger number of settlers from Kan-
sas and other States to locate thereon. "The im-
migration business is heavier now than it was at
this time last year" sajd he "and every indica-
tion is that this will be by far the biggest year
in the history of immigration to the Southwest."
After the strenuous work incident to the re-
cent automobile show ip Chicago H. J. Ebbert
a dealer in automobile tires in that city has
come South for -rest and recreation and is a
guest at the Hotel Brazos.
"The automobile show was the most successful
in the history of the auto" said Mr. Ebbert.
"Within the last year the greatest advance in the
automobile trade has been in the matter of com-
mercial trucks. The display at Chicago was won-
derful. Of especial interest was the number of
heavy trucks displayed. The automobile is fast
takinir the nlaces of the draught horses especial
ly in the large cities where automobiles are able
to do much more woric tnan me animais.
- ODD THINGS IN A DAY'S NEWS.
A man at West Berwick Pa. who deserted hi
wife and eloped with another woman was fined
by a court J cents.
Cutting her third set of teeth at the age of 78
years and complications produced by it are as-
signed as the cause of the death of Mrs. Therese
Suckfield at McKeesport Pa. recently.
Miss Sallie Hoot of Trumbauersville Pa. was
sentenced by Judge Stout to pay a fine of
for eloping with Harvey Ott husband of another
woman. Ott isj;erviiig a two-year sentence.
John Monohan aged 16 years employed by the
Postal Telegraph company at Chester Pa. is be-
lieved to be the tallest messenger boy in the coun-
try. He measures 6 feet a inches in height and
weighs 170 pounds.
John Liptzh tried in New York for assaulting
his wife was fined when the woman told the
court that being religious she stepped occasion-
ally in the field while at work to read her Bible
to which the husband objected and the assault
Benjamin L. Jones a wealthy and' eccentric
man of Macon Gs. who killed himself in Ma-
con once visited a circus there and admired a
mule. "I'll bet you a dinner you csnt ride him"
said the clown and Jones took him up. It wss a
trick mule and Jones wss thrown. Then he not
only bought the mule but the circus as well snd
afterward sold it at a good profit.
Ha Know 'Em.
(From the Net York HtroU.)
Congress it: angry st Colonel Roosevelt for
terming its members "professional politicians."
Hunt Compliment What finer judge of pro-
fessional politicians than ' Colonel Roosevelt could
they want - :.- -V
By JyDP Mostimis Lswis. '
' " - SAVED. ' ' ;.. V
August was a little bit of pugnosed happy freckled
Somehow be had crept from under some sweet
angel's guarding wing .
And the sun of heaven struck him fair Upon hit
pudgy face '
And Where each sunbeam had landed there re-
mained a lasting trace 1
Everywhere a sunbeam landed there was a small
golden speck : " f
He wat splashed and tpattered with them from
his crown clear to his neck I
But you tske a bunch of freckles with a broad
grin show'ing through
And the baby wtth'we freckles is well worth the
And wee August needed friendship father mother
he had none
And he tat alone of daytimes and played happy
in the sun-
Till at last his baby spirits and his all pervad-
Opened up the little portal of a heart and he
And he filled that heart exactly till it nearly
And the fostermother giggled every time wet
And she held him closer to her every time he
kicked his heels
And she woke up nights to feed him and to listen
to his squeals I
And she woke at night to love him to play snuggle-up
Kissed him for each little freckle and watched
him the long night through
And she took him away with her to her home far
In the country where he's happy where his life
is filled with play :
Now he helps to gather hen's eggs helps his
daddy do the chores
Helps his mother with the housework makes her
glad as all outdoors I
And their hearts are filled to bursting filled with
sweet content and joy :
And the whole world is the better by one freckled
For the third time in twenty-five years Nan-
tucket has voted for no license and her one au-
thorized saloon will have to close. Boston Globe.
Alas for the man
There's not a drink left
In his bucket.
The guillotine the French
t'se when they drop
A fellow's head
Into a basket flop!
Just the other day
While making a man
A head shorter. Say !
That's great! That's fine! That
Will be something like!
When that picture is shown
How we will hike
To see it work I To see
The man thrown flat
And the knife drop !
We'll take the kids to that!
George Washington's father was
Washington. Louisville Herald.
Oh my lieber Augustine !
"So you're a friend of Nat Goodwin eh? Did
you go to his wedding?"
"Not his last one but I hope to go to his
" It was the strangest sewing party I ever at-
tended." "How was that?
"We really sewed."
"I see some people are advocating vaccination
as a preventative of colds; what nonsense! I'd
rather have a cold than be vaccinnated."
"Why not?" .
- "I've got a cold."
"Are you going to spend the summer at the
same resort where you spent last summer?"
"No. Indeed I"
"Why not? You told me it was like heaven."
"That was true but this year I am going to
go where there will be some men."
What has become of the old-fashioned boy
who tised to run away from home to fight In-
dians? Tphtio Blade.
Why are you looking for me?
NOT SO RECKLESS.
"They tell me you bet ten dollars' worth of
chips on a pair of sevens last night?"
"Yes ten or twelve."
"Isn't that reckless playing?"
"I did not consider it so under the circum-
stances." "What circumstances could justify such bet-
ting?" "Well you see -I was playing Titewad't hand
and chips while he got up for a drink of water."
While1 the groundhog story may be all right
there are people incjined to doubt that the ground-
hog knows any more than the weather bureau.' .
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
ft strikes us that that is a mighty mean way to .
talk about so . harmless a little animal as the
. WHEN HE GETS HIS. -V
"Old1 Rounder married a young wife didn't
"Yes another case of May and December." .
"Don't she scold him "when he stays out to late
at nights ?"
' "Xobut the tcoldt him when he don'tl" V
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