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Twelve Wagons to Make Deliveries to
All Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 103
The Property Loss Will Never
Be Accurately Made
United Frets Association.
Memphis, Tenn., May 1.— Twisting
and stabbing, striking now here, now
there, leaving one state to scatter
death and devastation in» another, the
cvcloue of Friday has been recorded
In the south as one of the most se
rious and costly that has ever visited
this section.
Not for many years has a storm of
such general destruction passed over
Arkansas. Tennessee, Alabama. Mis
souri and Kentucky.
The death list is not yet complete
Many names and numbers cannot
be ascertained. It is known, how
ever, that with one here, two at an
other point, a score at another and re
peatea similar counts, the total num
ber of dead will mount near the 150
mark and possibly pass it. .
The property loss will never be ac
curately known. In several counties
alone the losses will reach a half mil
lion dollars, and together with scores
of other counties estimating their
losses at from $lOOO to $lO,OOO. the
sum total will possibly, with easy es
timate, reach $2,000,000.
The reports of the storm bring in
tales of woe and sorrow. Homes
were blown down upon families. In
some cases not one member of a fam
ily'was hurt. In another case the
whole family was killed. In still an
other an older member of the family
would he fatally hurt and an infant
left untouched.
Near Bollivar, Tenn., three children,
triplets, were in a wrecked home. Only
one was hurt.
An old man was blown 200 vards
and his neck broken. When a home
was blown away in Arkansas several
boys tvere seriously injured bv splint
ers being blown into their flesh.
Where one house was left In absolute
kindling wood the dish pans and cook
ing i.tensils were found driven into
trees, some barely sticking into the
bark and others shaped about the
tree. Bee Branch. Ark., was wrecked,
every business house but one being
blown down.
At Bollivar, Tenn., one man left his
home when he saw the storm coming
and fled to the home of his brother.
He was killed and his home was left
untouched. Near Huntsville. Ala.. 15
were reported killed. At Mariana.
Ark., one was killed and every house
on one plantation was blown awav.
At Alton and Moody, Mo., ten -were
reported dead. At Wheatley. Ark.,
two storms were reported, one follow
ing the other in a short time, and both
wrought deadly work. In arm about
Clarksville, Tenn., a half dozen were
seriously, and possibly fatally in
jured. At Lula, Tenn., one man lost
his wife and children in a few sec
Throughout middle Tennessee the
death list will reach nearly, if not
pass three score.
Tug Sinks With All Hands.
Detroit., Mich., May 1. —A bulletin
to the Journal from Houghton, Mich.,
says the tug Nestor has been sunk
in Lake Superior with all hands.
Nine Deaths Reported.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1. —Two
are known to be dead as the result
of a disastrous storm that swept up
Sequatchie valley yesterday morning.
They are Samuel Hardbarger and
wife of Orme, southeast of Jasper.
Seventeen houses and steel br’dge
over the Sequatchie river were blown
down. At Owl Hollow, which is a few
miles west of Winchester, it is re
ported that seven persons were
FOR $11,500
For payment of accident policies ag
gregating $11,500, W. R. Eaton filed
suits against five accident insurance
companies in the Thirty-seventh dis
trict court yesterday afternoon. He
also asks for $1350 attorney’s fees.
Eaton alleges that on October 7,
1908, he tost a foot in an accident and
payment of policies which he carried
with five insurance companies was re
The defendants are: The American
Commercial Travelers’ Accident Insur
ance company, of Ottumwa, la.; the
International Travelers’ association of
Dalias, Tex.; the Illinois Commercial
Men’s association, of Chicago; the
Commercial Travelers Mutual Accident
Association of America, of Utica, N. Y..
'and the lowa State Traveling Men’s
association, of Des Moines, la.
San Antonians, Young and Old,
Show Appreciation of Pop
ular Amusement Resort.
Undeterred from the pursuit of their
favorite summer pleasures by the coot
evening a crowd estimated at nearly
2000 people gathered at Electric park
last night, the Opening evening of the
amusement place.
Speaking from a grand stand ar
ranged opposite the dance hall, J. H.
Kirkpatrick declared the park formal
ly opened for the season of 1909. and
delivered into the hands of its general
manager, D. A. Walker, a big gilded
key, which he said was the key to the
hearts of San Antonio people, young
and old.
“San Antonio is proud of this park,”
said Mr. Kirkpatrick, addressing,the
gathering. “It means much to its peo
ple. Show me a city where no places
of recreation are provided, where its
population have nowhere to go for in
nocent entertainment and amusement,
where there is no chance to mix in a
different atmosphere from that of toil
and to sort of shift the human gear
and I will show you a city where
crime abounds, a city of stunted in
tellects, for amusement means as
much as fame and wealth.
“But show me a city that is provid
ed with parks and pavilions and pla
zas, that gives its people an annual
1 fair and spring carnival and I will
I show you a commonwealth to which
a state governor need never send
rangers because of tho lawlessness of
. its people.”
It had been arranged that Mayor
j Callaghan was to deliver into the
(hands of the management that big
gilded key and address the gathering
but he was unable to be present.
Attractions Are Cnjoyed.
Crowds of merrymakers enjoyed the
attractions at the park until a late
hour. A number of new shows and
amusement devices are provided this
season. Chief among them are the
"Fun Factory” and the “Human Laun
dry.” Two well patronized free attrac
tions were the “Untamable Broncho”
and the “Tryer’s Bridge.”
An excellent performance was given
at the park theater, which opened
with the Lezama troop, a company of
acrobats and vaudeville artists, who
have just closed a season’s engage
ment in the City of Mexico.
The grounds have been cleaned and
buildings, fences, etc. painted from
end to end of the park. The Stars and
Stripes and the Lone Star flag of Tex
as float from each side of the main
entrance gate and are displayed on
smaller flagstaffs every 30 feet around
the entire enclosure.
A new departure this year is a se
ries of arches holding incandescent
lights of all colors, which have been
put in place a short distance apart
above the main promenade.
Owing to needed repairs, the circle
swing was not operated last night. All
other devices, however, were run as
Henry E. Webb Authority for
Statement That He Will
Enter Race.
Special Dispatch.
Fort Worth, Tex.. May 1. —Henry E.
Webb is authority for the statement to
day that Gus Shaw, of Red River coun
ty, will positively be gubernatorial can
didate at the next state democrat!?
convention. Shaw has been mentioned
before, but denied he would run.
Webb says Texas farmers are planning
to support him and are confident he
will be elected.
Shaw is the sixth candidate proml
n?ntly mentioned of the place and will
have to contest with Cone Johnson,
O. B. Colquitt, Judge Poindexter, R. V.
Davidson and Col. Fuqua, of Amarillo,
“What's that book you’re reading,
“The ‘Last Days of Pompeii.’ my
“W’hat did he die of, papa?”
“An eruption.”
Grand Jury That Investigated
the Case Is No Longer
In Service.
♦ ♦
♦ Application for his discharge ♦
♦ on the grounds that the grand ♦
+ has investigated his case and ♦
♦ failed to return a bill of in- ♦
♦ dictment was filed in the ♦
+ thirty-seventh district court *
♦ late yesterday afternoon by E. ♦
♦ O. Journeay, charged with ♦
+ murder and criminal assault. *
♦ Journeay has been in jail ever ♦
♦ since his arrest on March 26 ♦
* last, having been denied bail *
+ on the criminal assault charge. ♦
♦ ♦
The grand jury, which investigated
the case was discharged yesterday by
operation of law, the March term of
the thirty-seventh district court hav-(
ing come to a close on that date. A;
few minutes after the minutes of the ’
March term had"*been~ signed”H' — B. (
Salliway, attorney for Journeay, ap
peared at the district clerk's office (
and filed the application for the dis
charge of his client.
In his application Journeay says
that the gtand jury has been in ses
sion and that his case was duly con- (
sidered by the grand jury, and that l
he is informed and alleges the fact
I that no bill of Indictment has been
| found against him. He states further
: more that he is informed that there
' was no order entered by the eourt
discharging the grand jury and that
the grand jury was not convened after
I April 20. on which date it returned
several bills, but no indictment was
I found against him and that the court
did not reconvene the grand jury, that
the court, has now adjourned for the
'term and the grand jury discharged
by operation of law.
’’This is probably the first time in
the history of Bexar county where a
defendant in jail without bail sets up
in his petition for discharge that a'
grand jury after investigating his case
has adjourned by operation of law
without finding a bill of indictment
against him and for that reason is
entitled to his liberty,” said Attorney
Salliway. “We contend that Journeay
should be given his freedom since the
grand jury after investigation has I
failed to find an indictment.”
The application will probably be I
heard by Judge Dyvyer tomorrow.
Journeay a short time ago insti- ■
tuted habeas corpus proceedings for'
the purpose of being allowed bail. He (
was refused bail and he took an ap-'
peal to the court of criminal appeals. I
A decision from that court is ex
pected next Wednesday.
San Antonio Police Receive Tip
From Dallas to Watch
For It.
“Have you seen a big touring car
running around the streets of San An
tonio, that looks like it may have been
Such is the question the San An
tonio detectives are propounding to
those, who might be able to tell a
stolen buzz wagon if they chanced to
•see it tooting along the streets. Al
though the plain domes men have
; been scouring the city and keeping
their eyes peeled they have thus far
been unsuccessful.
It is all brought about because of
some nervy chauffeur stealing a hand
some $3200 touring car from the Ram
bler Automobile company's branch, ]v
cated at Dallas, Tex When last seen
the machine was headed towards the
Alamo City and the local police offi
cials have been notified to arrest tho
man in charge and hold the machine.
The detectives have been furnished
with a good description of the machine
The car was stolen Thursday night.'
The Dallas police authorities, accord
ing to information received here, be
lieved the auto thief has decided to
tour the country and may pass
thiough San Antonio. Nothing has
been seen or heard of the machine
by local authorities
May Day Passes Without Bloodshed
_ And Revolution May Be Averted in France
Special Dispatch.
Paris, May I.—The usual May day I
demonstrations and parades were'
made today throughout France, but
no untoward incidents were reported
and If a revolution is intended no ink
ling of it has yet come out. It is a
well known fact, however, that the
laborltes are dissatisfied with the pres- i
ent mode of government or at least
with some of the actions of the gov
ernment, and fhe feeling is strong
against it. Whether this feeling will
result in open defiance or not the
next few days will tell.
If a revolution is started the labor
Ites have several forms of government
Ex-President Bagged Trio of
Fine Specimens and Son
Kermit Got One,
United Press Association.
Nairobi, British Africa, May 1. —
Col. Theo. Roosevelt has attained his
ambition and three lion pelts
stretched before his tent speak vol
umes of his prowess with the rifle.
Not to be too far behind his doughty
father, his second son, Kermit, i a to
night watching closely a particularly
fine hide which he counts as his own
I personal property, the first bullet
from his rifle fired at big game hav
ing landed in a vital spot.
Four lions as a day’s sport, with but
two members of the party trying for
them, is a good record, even for the
Mbu Hills district.
But the lions were not all. The party
has also 10 other specimens of the
game of the hills, and the taxider
mist members are already finding
their work laid out for them. The
first news of the success of the dis
tinguished hunter reached here late
this evening, when a couple of run
ners from the damp came in with
messages. They reported the kill and
described in eloquent pantomime the
delight of Col. Roosevelt over it.
All of the Roosevelt party are -in
the finest fettle, and the trip is pro
gressing so excellently that it now
seems likely all of the specimens the,
colonel so ardently desires to bring ;
to the United States will be secured.
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., May 1. —The house
banking committee late this afternoon
decided to favorably the
Meachum-Greer bank deposit guaran
ty bill as the committee's substitute
for the Terrell-Alexander bill. The
The latter came from the senate.
The committee's report in all like
lihood will be adopted. The senate
will refuse to concur and the fight
will be renewed before the free con
ference committee.
from which to choose. Louis Philippe,
head of the house of Bourbon, is wil
ling and anxious to assume the reins
of government as king if the republic
should be overthrown. M. Pataud, as
leader of the socialists. is credited
with a desire to rule. Prince Victor
Napoleon, head of the Bonaparte fam
ily, aspires to follow in the path of
his Illustrious forefather and become
emperor. M. Fallieres, president of
the republic, is. of course, anxious to
hold his position as head of the gov
ernment and. no matter which way
the laborltes jump they will have
strong allies.
The powers are watching the situa-
Nine Are Known to be Drowned
and Fifteen More Are
United Press Association.
i Detroit. Mich., May I.—Nine sea
men, the whole ship’s company of 1 the
- schooner barge George C. Nester, of
I Detroit, were drowned outright today
iin Lake Superior; 15 men are miss
' ing, It is thought drowned in Lake
1 Michigan, and two other steamerg are
at the bottom of the great lakes to
! night as a result of the storm of the
last two days.
While in tow of the steam barge |
Schoolcraft, bound for Duluth, the |
schooner barge George Nester parted ,
her tow line shortly after midnight i
this morning in Lake Superior be
tween Huron Island and Keweenaw (
Bay. In th? heavy gale the barge was
driven on th e rocks and sank within j
a few moments in nearly 100 feet of
water. The Schoolcraft tried to stand
by the sinking schooner, but in ‘Jie i
heavy sea and blinding snow could do i
The record of the lake seamens
union gives the crew of the Nester in |
part as follows:
Captain J. Devoe, Algonac. Mich.: j
mate, name unknown, of Cleveland; i
Edward Peterson of Cleveland John
Star, Cleveland; Fred Droullard. Al
gonac, Mich.; Peter Coquette, Algonac.;
The union records give the cqok as
probably th ecaptain's wife, but to-j
night's dispatches from Houghton dis- [
credit that.
From Traverse City comes the in
formation tonight that the steel barge
Batavia was found floating 19 miles
south of Fox Island and taken In
tow by Ann Arbor car ferry No. 1.
There was no crew aboard, although
she is known to have carried 15 men.
All Indications pointed to a hasty
abandonment of the ship. Dinner,
read}- to eat, wa s left standing on
the table in the officers’ quarters. The
ship’s small boats were gone, the dav
its swinging free, indicating that the
crew had put off in them If they put
off during the storm, as navigators
think they undoubtedly did, it is
thought certain that all were drowned.
Nothing had been hdard of them up
tion closely and it is hoped that the
eventful month of May will be passed
without any bloodshed or any revolu
tion in the republic.
At midnight tonight while it seemed
likely that the general strike proposi
tion had at least been checked for the
time being, the danger of another
strike of the postoffice and bureau
of telegraph employes was grave.
Many of the postal employes have left
their work and are now trying to per
suade their colleagues to join them
and again take up the service.
While the troops are still in reserve
In the barracks there have been no
disturbances throughout the day and
, the general fear of rioting is over.
Armenian Refugees Are In
Pitiable Plight and With
out Food,
United Press Association.
Alexandretta .Asiatic Turkey, May 1.
1 —Tho troops under the control of the
Young Turks committee are taxing
the most severe precautions through
out all of the Asiatic provinces, as it
is feared that the rioting may be re
newed at any moment.
Thousands of Armenian refugees are
fleeing to the sea coast for safety and
, nearly all are without food. Condi-
I tions are indescribably bad and the
(suffering terrible. The refugees are
i starving and there is no food to give
| them. Only the most energetic relief
measures will save many lives. It is
(officially announced that 7000 persons
were killed during the recent mas
(sacree, and the list of injured is enor
mous. Many of the corpses are un
j buried, and the danger of pestilence is
:growing more and more imminent as
the hours go by, and no organized at
tempt at burial is made: The Italian
cruiser Piemento has landed a bal
lation of 500 men at Betta Basit
All of the foreign warships which
are in the seaport harbors are doing
all that is possible to feed the hungry
and care for the wounded refugees, but
this is a herculean task and the Con
stantinople authorities are being urged
to take prompt energetic relief meas
• | to a late hour tonight.
•' The big freight and passenger
i ( steamer Russia, of the Duluth and
i j Port Huron line, bound for Duluth
. with a cargo of package freight and
11 cement, foundered in the gale off De
. tour, south of the Soo.
( The steamer Aurania foundered in
, Lake Superior during the storm
i Thursday.
— t ft
Exercising Due Care.
i (Cleveland Leader.)
Be careful, young man. You know
i the old saying. 'Marry in haste and te
i pent at leisure.’”
“That's why I am rushing things.
> What I want is leisure."
Made In a Sanitary Creamery. If your
dealer does not handle it, telephone ne.
Manufactured by
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
Strenuous Times Expected
When Court Opens Monday, j
at Rio Grande,
1 rit L
Special Dispatch.
Rio Grande, Texas, May 1.— 4
All available members of the state
ranger force are being assembled here
in anticipation of the opening of the
regular term of the Starr county dis
trict court Monday before District
Judge Hopkins.
Charges have been filed against all
of the Starr county officers and in
every office, from county judge to com
missioners, the court is asked to de
clare vacancies. The charges grow
out of the prosecutions brought
against Dr. Solis, formerly county phy.
sician, who is charged with falsifying
public accounts. The charges against
the other officials are malfeasance of
Juggling of accounts, illegal trans
fers of county money from the jury to
the salary funds and irregularities In
the handling of the current expense ac
, count also figure in the charges.
Fearing trouble the rangers have been
sent to Rio Grande City and Governor
Campbell Is reported to have sent
Mont J. More, of Cameron here as spe
cial prosecutor to assist J. N. Wilker
son, attorney for the state board of
health, who also appears as specia.
i prosecutor in the case of Dr. Solis.
. Strenuous times are expected when
| court opens Monday.
Livingston Will
Fight Lake Unions
United Press Association.
Chicago, 111., May 1. —Seventy-thre,
hundred members of the Lake Sea
men’s union have gone on strike t»
escape what they describe as “intol
erable conditions.” They have the co
operation of 6100 firemen, engineers,
cooks and stewards who are (already
on strike.
The strikers in a statement through
their national officers, tonight say
that they are determined to stay out
until they have defeated the plans of
the owners, members of the Lake Car
riers’ association, to keep them on
watch continuously instead of in 12
hour shifts, to blacklist them, to re
duce their fall wages $l5 a month
| and to force the men to sign eon
-1 tracts not to belong to any labor
, union.
President Livingstone, of the Lake
1 Carriers’ association, announces 'hat
the (association will fight the seamen
' to a finish in the strike. He will make
every effort to move all association
boats on the lakes.
Mr. Livingstone is a millionaire,
and has been identified with the lake
marine interests since 1861. For a
number of years he has been presi
dent of the Lake Carriers' association,
and has fought the lake unions before
but without success
Associated Press.
Sault Ste Marie. Mich.. May 1. —The
steamer Aurania of Cleveland was
caught in an ice pack In Whitefisa
Bay during the storm Thursday and
was so badly crushed that she suns.
Captain Pringle, who arrived here to
day, said that himself and the crew
were barely able to make their e»-
cape before the steamer sunk.

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