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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - October 25, 1926, San Antonio, Texas News From Robert Burns. Why Threft Were Killed. Election %ig, People Cold. Red Mars Comes Near. By Arthur Brisbane ------Copyright. 1926 by Star Co- SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, who plays with Spiritualism, as do other men, getting old, has news from Robert Burns. That poet heaven, or wher- ever spirits he docs not like the pictures himself usual- ly shown, and tells which piotures he does like. As Jong1 he was talking, what ja pity Burns did not dictate another poem or two. His'description of the place where spirits live, would be worth while, especially news of that -cuttysark dancing on the Scotch tombstone, as the clock struck mid- night. Why do spirits always send silly messages, such as "Mamma is Very 'Happy." I IAMBS STODDARD, laboring man, killed three of his four lit- tle girls with an axe and told the police "I just killed my three kids, and I want to get the other one." The fourth had run away. The ex- planation of the tragedy, as you can guess, is "bootleg whiskey." AH such whiskey is poisoning, the sort sold to laborers is murderously pois- onous. What the law will do to that father is uncertain. What it will do te those that sold him the bootleg poison is quite certain. It will do nothing. FOR CLASSIFIED CALL CROCKETT election is important to poli- ticians and especially to corpora- tions. The people also are interested, although apparently, many of them do not know it. Whun there is a queen here, or a big prize fight ap- proaching, the people wake up, but not at elections. In sixteen states about to elect senators results are in doubt. These doubtful states run East and West from Massachusetts to Oregon, South to Arizona, North to Idaho. What interests corporations and politicians is this: No Democratic seat in the Senate IB in danger. All the danger is on Republican side. THERE Las been no definite Re- publican..., leadership, the. .biggest rnen fearing to'; mix too much in the Tatious complications. Ku Klux, prohibition, world eourtv v j If the country wakes up after election to find, a Republican presi- dent lacking support in the Senate it meet a "complicated situa- tion. BIGNESS has advantages and dis- advantages. This country is so big that outside of presidential elec- tions, there is little united action in politics. One section does not know what the other one wants. Textile workers in New England share the troubles of wheat farmws in North Dakota. There is not much pulling together. ___ The Friendly Newspaper Member of The Associated Press. A Constructive Force in the Community. HOME EDITION Published by The Light Publishing Company, San Antonio, Texas. MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1926. EIGHTEEN PAGES per in ctty and vicinity, pfve cents on trains and elsewhere. C. Forbes Tells World About San An I Woman Abducts Autoist Forty Leathernecks Ready to Protect Valuables For Uncle Sam. Carried away on tlie running board of a speeding automobile, a man who early Monday at- tempted to capture a woman who had struck his machine was sought by police. The man was having breakfast in a restaurant in Jefferson street when the woman crashed I OUR smaller neighbor Mars, older, probably wiser, then we, swings close to our earth. Between Octo- ber 27 and November 4 the red planet will be only forty-three mil- lion miles away, half the distance to our own sun. Of nil planets traveling with us, as the sun rushes on, Mars alone is near enough for study, the only one that our telescopes can reach, for surface study. ASTRONOMERS eagerly await dose approach, to study once more the canals, so much discussed, and possibilities of intelligent life on the planet. Tens of millions of years hence our rarfh may need such artificial canals to hold the waters of our oceans. The globe's whirling motion, mountain tops worn by frost, washed down by rain and melting snow, rivers washing soil into the oceans, constantly make the earth more and more nearly round. When earth "becomes quite round, with no deep valleys to hold flic oceans' water, men will hr.ve to dig artificial oceans or canals here, as some think they Lave already done on Mars. Fail- ing that, the round earth would be completely covered with water four miles deep, and there would be no life but, fish life. United States Marines have gone into-action in A detach- ment of forty leathernecks under com- Sergeant arrived just before 10 o'clock Monday morn- ing and by noon they were guarding all mail trucks carrying valuable mail 'to and from stations .and were going ont as guards on Brail trains. The marines came on orders from Washington. The detachment was sent from Paris Island. They are one unit of the guard which goes into ac- tion all over the United States this week to protect the mails from rob- bers.. GUARD ALL MAIL. The detachment arriving here re- ported to Harry W. McCool, superin- tendent of the San Antonio division, United States Railway Mall service. They will man all mail trains in this division and will meet other marine guards at division ends, so that no mail trains will be without Marine guards. Lieutenant D. W. Davis, inspector of Marines, came down with the de- achment and established headquarters or the command. Sergeant Mann will maintain an office in the postof- :ice from which the move- nents of his men will be directed in conjunction with the mail service. ORGANIZE OWN GUARD. These marines were put on duty by request of the Postmaster General and will remain on only until the railway nail service can organize its system .of guards. Steps towards this organiza- ion are now being taken. Mail robberies in the East and an- icipation that this winter will bring HI a series of mail robberies such as occurred a few years ago, unless the mails arc well guarded, caused the Marines to be put on mail guard duty. The government is said to have in- formation that lead the authorities to believe that ninny robberies were planned for this winter. No big mail robberies have occurred in this section in many years, bnt. the postal authorities arc putting on the to prevent any chance of such robberies. into the side of his parked an- i tomobile. He gave chase, jump- ing on the running board of her car. The woman started out Jef- ferson street toward the audi- torium. The man was seen to draw a pistol ami point it at the woman, ordering her to stop. Instead of obeying, the woman took the gun away from him. When last seen, the automobile was speeding out Romans street. The man has not been seen nor heard from since. Favorable Facts of TINY PUPS TEST LOVE Forsaking her past and its associates to follow her J Husband, who must return to Holland' under immigra- j J tion laws, Mrs. Carlos de Blinde, below, hates worst to part with her Chihuahua puppies. Loew Manager Tells Burke in Chicago. need not discourage your buying real estate, for it. is a long way off. But it makes the doings of the Martians theoretically interesting: Barring a cataclysm in space this earth will last hundreds of millions of years longer, and men will perform wonderful engineering feats in time. I N THE earth's life, a million years for this globe is already thousands of millions of years old. and man's rule of it lias just started. When science tells you that dinosaurs ruled the earth for about nine million years, and then mysteriously died out, you can easily believe that men will rule for it. least 100 million yenrs. What will they ncco ..plish in that time? We are only twelve thousand years (Continued On Page 2.) President's Right to Oust Federal Appointees Upheld WASHINGTON, Oct. The right of the President of the United States to remove postmasters and other executive appointees from office without the consent of the Sen- ate was upheld today, by tho Supreme Court in the Myers case from Port- land, Ore. In an opinion by Chief Justice Taft, the court held that federal sta- tutes which have been regarded as withholding that power from the pres- A new theater, surpassing anything in the South, will be erected in San Antonio within the nest year. Jack R. Burke, county clerk said Monday on his return from New York. Promise of the theater was made by Ed Schiller, theater manager for Loew's Inc., Mr. Burke said, at a conference in New York. The theater will be coustmcted' on Houston street, Mr. Schiller declared, and will be either a completely, new building or one of the present theaters renovated. In this house will be shown first-run pictures and Loew's vaudeville. A Loew's theater has just been completed in Houston, and the San Antonio house .is planned to complete the vaudeville circuit, Mr. Schiller said. B. C. Forbes, famous financial authority of the world, begins beloivhis first of a series of ar- ticles about San A-ntonio and the Southwest, for his great army of j readers. Simultaneously rvith publication, in The Light ooo readers throughout the United States will read the-'same story in scores of other newspa- pers. New Witnesses Galled as House Probe Resumes ident are void. The case, involving- removal by President Wilson of Frank S. as postmaster at Portland, had proved a focal point upon which the legisla- tive nud executive branches of the government had come trial of constitutional the highest court. to a notable rights before Fair and Warmer Weather Forecast For San Antonio 13 to Hospital HOUSTON, Oct. score of persons, many of them negroes, were cut and bruised here Monday morning during a stampede to escape from an inbound Liberty street car when a fuse box blew out. Thirteen were taken to a hospital suffering from minor cuts and bruises. Fair and warmer weather is the forecast for San Antonio for Monday night and Tuesday, issued by J. H. Jarboe ot the Weather Bureau. The minimum temperature of 51 de- grees, reached at 6 o'clock Monday morning, will rise about ten degrees, bringing the tcmopratures- back to normal for this time of the year, Mr. Jarboe said. AUSTIN, Qct. before the House Investigating com- mittee, inquiring into state depart- ments, will be resumed here today. Scores of witnesses have been sum- moned. The committee of nine, ap- pointed by the House of the Thirty- ninth Legislature, has touched nearly every phase of state government that has been under fire, except the text- book board. During the five-day session last week, it delved into the highway de- j partment under the Lanham-Burkett administration, aired the troubles of j the board of control on its purchases for the department, and scraped off the cover on scandals in the prison system. Sheiks Bear Gifts to Moor Wedding MAKRAKECH. Morocco, Oct. '25.' of mounted sheiks in white silk robes are here for a wedding and have brought presents valued at 15.000.000 francs. After the heir to the sultan is perfumed by slaves Wednesday ho will be married to the daughter of El Glao. pasha of Marrakech, and will the bride's face for the first time. Vessel Founders Following Blast BORDEAUX, Oct The Belgian steamer Calcdonicr, is re- ported to have sunk off Portugal, fol- lowing an explosion. Eumania Denies Marie Recalled VIENNA, Oct The Rumanian government has issued an official denial of reports that King Ferdinand has cabled to Queen Marie to return home, because of American criticism of her tour, it was reported here today. Cowboy Artist Dies in Montana GREAT PALLS, Mont.. Oct. M. Russell, famous "Cowboy died suddenly his home hero last night. His death was due to heart trouble. Oregon Campaign Inquiry Ordered KANSAS CITY, Oct. Investigation of tbo Oregon Senate campaign was ordered today by Sen- ator James A. Reed, Democrat, Mis- souri, chairman of the Senate Cam- paign Funds Committee. Tire Price to Drop KANSAS CITY. Oct. An announcement that the prices of tires are due for a reduction was made here today by Harvey S. Fire- stone, rubber magnate. Wright Tells Policemen to Get Evidence to Secure Conviction. By B. C. FORBES. NEW YORK, Oct. have jast visited the Southwest, including sev- eral days spent in Texas. Sari Antonio, which has the dis- tinction of being: the largest city in Texas, is a revelation, the progress it has made since my last visit is ex- traordinary. And its go-ahead ness is having an Invigorating influence upon the territory of which it. is the center. In this territory, particularly to the South, the developments under way In line with the drive started Sat- urday by Sheriff James Stevens; on drunken antomobilists, city policernen. Monday were ordered to procure -ficleni: evidence.in negligent 'collision cases where any driver is intoxicated to secure a conviction in the county courts of violation of the Dean liquor law. FINES PAIR HEAVILY. These orders were issued a conference between Police Commis- sioner Phil Wright and Corporation Court -Tiidce John F. Onion. Just after the conference, Judge Onion as- sessed fines of and against two men who were found guilty of driving under the influence of liquor, DECLARED MENACE. "Druukcn drivers are endangering the lives of sober pedestrians and au- toist-V Judge Onion said. ''I'm go- ing to fine them the limit, and I hope arresting officers will obtain enough cvideuce to secure a conviction in the county courts should the case be ap- pealed." 26 Convicts Saw Way to Freedom at Texas Prison possess an interest for the whole coun- try. El is separated from Juarez, Mexico, by an international recovering from the depres- sion caused by the drought and all the loss it brought in its train. It is once again a progressive city. In this extreme southwestern coun- try the tumble in the price of cotton means relatively little calamity, for the. reason that the bulk, though not all, of the generous crop was sold be- fore the collapse came. Many southern Texans, as a matter of fact, are en.ioying a measure of prosperity and development they have never before known. Not only have they raised and marketed a large crop of cotton, but fruit growing is ex- panding. Dairying is prospering, vege- tables are becoming a big and profit- able crop. New industries are being started by local capital and by out- side capital. Railroad building has taken a spurt under competitive stimulus. Irriga- tion is spreading. Oil activities are on a large scale. Hoad building is (Continued on page Immigration Law Shatters Dreams and Happiness of S. A. Couple. There is a price on happiness and love mafccs many demands. This amount of worldly knowledge has come to Mrs. Esther Serrano dc Blinde, fvlti Soledad street, who dur- inc the last few days has seen shattering of her ki the HOUSTON, Oct. 25 Twenty- one prisoners from the Blue. Ridge state farm camp No. 1 near 'Houston, were at large Monday. Twenty-six Mexicans, mainly two-year and four- year termers, escapee! between dark and p. m. Sunday, by sawing through the floor the prison bar- racks. Twenty-nine other prisoners ti'om the same wing of the prison re- fused to leave. The escape was discovered by a guard who noticed a prisoner out- side the barracks. He captured the man and made a hurried check of the finding 25 missing. Four other prisoners were captured soon afterward in the vicinity of Blue Ridge. Her husband, Carlos do. Blindf., is a native of Holland and under United States immigration laws, must return to the land of his birth. But Mrs. de Blinde, whom he met and married in Mexico, is not recog- nized as a native of her husband's country, and consequently cannot be deported with him. She will sacrifice everything to fol- low the man of her heart. Monday she began selling everything of value she has so she can pay her passage to her husband's home. Mrs. dc Blinde must part with five Chihuahua puppies. ''They are my toys and my only treasures but even .they must she said, LOS AXGKLKS, Orr. Footprints jignin figured in the Aimce Setnplf? Mcf'herson conspiracy hoar- ing today as two new dffenso wit- npssfs prepared to testify to the find- j ing of tracks, believed by them to have evangelist's, on the Mexican dr-sert, 1-S 1-2 miles, from Agua Prieta and near an abandoned shack. The new witnesses, who arrived here yesterday from Douglas, Ariz., are 0. A. Ash, constable, and M. E. Irwin, photographer. Defense Attorney I. Gilbert in- dicated that the testimony of Ash and Irwin would lay the foundation for evidence tending to locate definitely the shack from which Mrs. McPher- son says she escaped after being kid- naped at Ocean Park, Cal., last May. Marion Blackton to Wed Christmas By Universal Service. LOS ANGELES. Oct. Marion Constance Blackton has announced December "25 ns rao date set for her marriage to Ganinor .James. Sacramental Wine Scandal Case Set By Scnlro. CHICAGO, Oct. The sacramental wine scandal will conio up for trial here today. First Snow of Fall Seen at Chicago.' CHICAGO, Oct. first snow of the season fell ia Chi- cago this morning.
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