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PASTEURIZEO MILK AMB CREAM
Twelve Warona to Make Deliveries to
All Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29. No. 122
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL ANO SURPLUS $650,000.00
SENATE WORKS
■ UNO THEN
HAS TALKFEST
Wades Into Schedules and
Fixes Duty on Number
of Articles.
SENATOR CULBERSON
SUPPLIES DIVERSION
Associated Prose.
Washington, D. C., May 21.—There
was an air of business about the senate
when it met today. Aldrich was among
the first senators to find his seat. The
earthenware and glassware schedule
were immediately taken up. Magnesite
brick and chrome brick, ou motion of
Senator Penrose, were included in the
articles given an ad valorem duty of 35
per cent. The rate on lime was tem
porarily fixed at 5 cents per hundred
pounds with the understanding it would
be subject of further consideAition.
Flour spar and feld spar were given a
duty of three dollars per ton instead
of one dollar and a half as provided by
the house. A paragraph relating to plas
ter rock or gypsum, taxed at forty
cents a ton by the house, was amended
by reducing the duty to twenty cents.
Apparently satisfied for the time with
the progress made, the senate then sus
pended actual business while for a time
it indulged in the daily oratorical diver
sions, Senator Culberson being the prin
?ipal entertainer.
He remarks on what may
be required to “deal with the funda
mental principles of the democratic
party.” He said while there may be
found a democrat who is a protection
ist or another who is a free trader, yet
the democratic party believes in neither
protection nor free trade. It stands for
revenue tariff, that is. for a tariff that
admits imports yielding revenue pri
marily as opposed to protective duties,
whether levied on finished products or
raw materials. ,
“Protective tariff.” he said, “un
doubtedly contributed to the formation
of trusts and created a favored class
which assisted to build up colossal for
tunes.
The mica section levying a duty of
five cents per pound and 20 per cent ad
valorem and on manufactured mica at
10 cents per pound and 20 per cent ad
valorem was adopted.
TEXAS FUGITIVE
ID BE RETURNED
Associated Press.
Chicago. 11.. May 21.—Calvin Burke,
who was indicted by a grand jury at
Waxahachie, Texas, a few months ago
on a charge of forgery was arrested
Vere last night and will be taken south
today. Burke was arrested on a fugi
tive warrant obtained by his father-in
law, H. H. Missell, said to be a wealthy
resident of Waxahachie.
According to Sheriff Forbes of Waxa
hachie, Bnrke had been employed as a
superintendent of a construction com
pany engaged in irrigation work in Fort
Worth and Dallas. Burke, it is claimed,
forged the name of the construction
company for $2500 and induced his
father-in-law to endorse the check.
Cuts Throats
of Children
and Herself
Associated Prvss.
East Hampton. Conn., May 21.—Mrs.
Louis Carsten cut the throats of her
three children and then her own this
morning at the Carsten farm about two
miles from this village. Two children,
Louis, aged 10, and a 10-months old
girl are dead and Mrs. Carsten and a
seven-year-old boy, John, are dying.
LOCAL WEATHER
V For San Antonin and vl
cinity, tonight and Saturdav:
H Cloudy and unsettled weather.
Showers tonight or Saturdav.
OThe maximum temperature
for the 24 hours ending at 8
14/ *’ * n thla morning was 86 and
W the minimum was 66.
F 1908 1908
— 4 a. nr 73 71
Iz 6 a. m 73 69
It Sa. m 75 71
5 10 a. m......' 79 74
12 noon . 84 78
1 p. m S 3 80
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
MORE AUTOS
NEEDED FOR
ORPHANS' HIDE
Owners of Cars Requested to
Assist in Making Outing
a Great Success.
IT WILL TAKE PLACE
TOMORROW AFTERNOON
♦ ♦
+ You, Mr. Auto Owner. Do ♦
•5- you believe in giving the or ♦
❖ phuns of San Antonio an outing +
<• that will make their little hearts ♦
♦ beat with gratitude for a whole ♦
❖ year? Did you ever think what +
♦ a ride in a big buzz wagon ♦
4> means to these little tote, who ♦
F through no fault of theirs, have ♦
+ never known the comforts of a ♦
♦ home, but are dependent for ♦
♦ their little joys and pleasures on ♦
4- the whimsical" moods of Charity? ♦
❖ Can you put yourself, when you ♦
♦ were a child, in their places and +
♦ fancy how you would have en- ♦
♦ joyed it f ♦
$• If you think more of the little ♦
<• wear and tear such a ride would +
+ be on your machine than you do +
4. of what a Rood of sunlight it ♦
♦ would let into some littlehome ♦
+ less soul you have never given ♦
+ the matter much thought, that's +
❖ all. ' ♦
+ Think it over a little, then
♦ read this: *
I
Secretary Fairfield of the Automobile
club announced today that the only
thing that can mar the complete suc
cess of the auto ride tomorrow for the
orphans of San Antonio is an insuffi
ciency of cars. While many auto own
ers have cqtne forward with offers of
one or more ehrs. there are many scores
of people who have machines who have
either not been seen yet or who have
treated the appeal in a half-hearted
way. T
Aside from theAiatter of strict hu
manitarian impulse involved, there is
another phase of the question. The an
nual auto ride for orphans in almost
every city of the United States is in
variably a great success. An insuffi
eienev of cars is unheard of. Hun
dreds of them, from the $5OOO touring
car to the runabout line up in cities of
all sizes, and there is more often an
excess of seat room than a lack of it.
A report going out from this city
that there were not enough automobiles
to handle the comparatively few or
phans here would be a direct slap at the
reputation San Antonio has of being,
one oAthe leaders in such movements.
Entertainment at Electric Park.
The ladies of the city have taken
care of their end of the entertainment
in a manner that might have been ex
pedted. The tots will have Electric
nark for themselves, the concessions be
ing run just for them. A dainty but
substantial lunch wnll be served after
the orphans have their fill of sl.?oting
the-ehutes, riding the hobby horses ano
the other things, and other pleasant fea
tures have been arranged.
It is now up to the men —those men
who own automobiles. You don’t have
to tell auvbodv about it, or report it to
anybody if you don’t want to-merely
take or send your machine to the city
hall tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock.
It won't be out but a few hcurs and
the pleasure it will give some little
tot will cause a white mark to be made
against your reeord'in the Big Book.
Think it over. Mr. Auto Owner.
The Cars Already Tendered.
Those who have been seen and who
have said they will be on hand with
one or two or more atitos are: |
J M. Vance, five taxicabs of Taxi
cab" company, William Marsh, G. D.
Bobbins. D. J. Woodward. C. 8. Fowler. 1
C. H. Dean. R. W. Hugo, .1. E. Jones.
H G Staacke. Gus Franks. Clifton
George, G. A. C. Halff, L. Birdsong,
Geo. Poteherniek, Dr. Adolph Hcrff.
Judge C. C. Clamp. G. W. Coles. E. A.
Staacke. W. G. Tobin, James Collins. H.
F. Cook. Fred Wells. Judge Phil H
Shook. B. B. Richardson. Alex Joske,
Dr. Bindley. E. A. Kalkhurst. A. 8.
Duesenbcrg. Zay Smith, F. A. Piper, Dr.
Aikens. Frank Weinrich. Mrs. Meehan.
Roy Hearne, Chas. W. Ogden, Pitts
Auto Co., Mr. Menefee. Jerry Frazer.
MAY WHEAT
HITS A NEW
HIGH RECORD
Associated Pr»M
Chicago, 111., May 21.—The price of
May wheat on the board of trade ad
vanced to a new high price today. A
small qnantitv went to a belated short
at $1.30 l-«."
12 PAGES
NEW PLATFORM
URGES U. S. TO
PROMPTACTION
Arbitration Conference Wants
Measures Perfected
at Once.
TIME HAS ARRIVED
TO LIMIT ARMAMENT
Mohonk Lake,. May 21 —Dean Kirch
wav of Columbia university presented
s platform for the arbitration confer
ence to that body today. In presenting
the platform he declared the situation
existing between nations and interna
tional policies justified a much more
advanced position than that taken by
last year’s conference, especially on the
limitation of armament and therefore
thcer was on inconsistency in the atti
tude of the conference. The platform
was adopted unanimously. It urges
upon the government of the United
States prompt action towards perfecting
important measures inaugurated at The
Hague conferences, aid a complete de
velopment of the system of arbitration
and especially the government's early
initiative in the establishment of an in
ternational court of arbitral justice. It
further urges negotiation for a general
treaty of arbitration between all na
tions nnd expressed the hope that all
treaties shnll provide for reference to
The Hague of all international differ
ences.
The platform gives it as the opinion
of the conference that the time has ar
rived of all goveinments to examine the
possibility of an agreement as to limita
tion of armed forces bv land and sea
and war budgets, and that they address
themselves to a serious study, of this
pressing question.
MISSISSIPPI IS
NOW ATNACHEZ
Daughters of Revolution Pre
sent Candelabra to
Battleship.
Associated Press.
Natchez, Miss., May 21.—Before six
o’clock this morning a tug drew along
side the battelship Mississippi and un
loaded large bunches of flowers for the
officers’ mess room and the sick bay.
By ten o’clock it is estimated that eight
thousand visitors were in different parts
of the vessel. At eleven o’clock there
was an automobile ride for the officers,
followed by an elaborate luncheon at
the Prentiss club, which lasted until
four o'clock. During the afternoon the
Daughters of the Revolution presented
an elegant candelabra to the battleship.
GBV. PATTERSON
FOR PRESIDENT
Tennessee Man Says He Will
Be Choice of Solid
South in 1912.
Associated Press.
Nashville, Tex., May
to John Thompson, cominiwioncr of
agriculture and a strong administration
man. Governor M. R. Patterson will be
a candidate for re-election next year.
Thompson says: “Governor Patterson
will be renominated and elected gover
nor of the state of Tennessee in 1910
and will be rhe choice of the solid south
for president in 1912.”
ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENTS
TO COUNCIL ON JUNE 7
Mayor Callaghan announced today
that appointments to all city positions
would be announced at the meeting of
the citv council held June 7, the first
meeting following the date when the re
cently elected city officials qualify and
enter upon the discharge of their duties
for the new term.
The present members of the police
and fire departments have already filed
their applications for reappointment.
Every employ of the city is required to
make’ application for re-appointment.
The appointment of extra members for
the police department will not be an
nounced until about the middle of June.
FAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. FRIDAY. MAY 21. 1909.
15 SEVERELY
BURNED IN A
GASOLINE FIRE
B. Rhodes Accidentally Steps
on a Match and Starts
a Blaze.
ESCAPE FROM DEATH
B. Rhodes, proprietor of a cleaning
and dyeing e.stablishment, corner Aus
tin and Tenth streets, was severely
burned at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
while cleaning clothes with gasoline.
Accidentally stepping on a match re
suited'in an explosion and caused the
Toom in which he was working to be
instantly transformed into a mass of
flame.
Several persons who rushed into the
place, having been attracted by his
cries, found Rhodes a blazing torch.
After much difficulty the flames about
him were extinguished. Fire Chief
Wright, who responded to the alarm of
fire with the companies, dressed the in
juries temporarily, lifter which Mr.
Rhodes was hurriedly conveyed to the
Santa Rosa hospital.
f Injuries Are Serious.
The exact extent of his injuries are
not known and whether they will prove
fatal is not known at this Chief
Wright reports Mr. Rhodes severely
burned about the face, hend, arms and
back. Rhodes was formerly a eall man
in the Arc .department nnd his people
live at Lavernia. He is 28 years old.
At the time of the explosion Rhodes
was in a small room in which a large
basin had been half filled with gaso
line. The door was locked and the place
filled with the fumes from the oil.
Rhodes, because of the flames,
groat difficulty in unlocking the door.
He fell prostrate upon the floor of the
hall after making his escape from what
I would h»>Ve undoubtedly resulted in
him having been roasted to death.
The damage to the house is estimated
at $75. >
ARRESTED (IN CHARGE
Of EMBEZZLEMENT
Former Employe of Water and
Light Commission,
Fpeela! i
Austin. Tex.. May 21.—Roy Stephens
was arrested and charged with embez
zlement today on charges made by Su
perintendent Brooks of the Water and
Light commission. Stephens was for
merly employed hs a bookkeeper by the
commission. Stephens denies his guilt.
He is now employed at the State Uni
versity.
/. & G. N. LOSES
DAMAGE SUIT
The jury in the case of E. A. Nickels
against the Intarnational & Great
Northern railroad, which was tried in
the Fifty-seventh district court, return
ed a verdict about 6 o’clock last even
ing in favor of plaintiff for $7500.
Nickels sued the railroad for $40,000
for personal injuries received in a
wreck.
Alderman Lockwood Recovers. —Ai-
derman A. I. Lockwood, who has been
ill for the last three weeks, is able to
be up and about again. He called at
the city hall this forenoon and paid
Mayor Callaghan a visit.
BEXAR VALUATIONS
WILL GO TO $70,500,000
Increase Over That of Last
Year Expected to Be
Close to $5,000,000.
When the next assessment rolls of
Bexar county are completed County As
sessor Huth expects them to show a
valuation of close to $70,500,000, a gain
of $5,000,000 over that of last year.
“San Antonio, and the rest of Bexar
WAS VERY NARROW
PUBLICITY TIM RISES
ID (20,000 MARK AND
IS STILL GOING
UH II
niiiiiuiii
AHI MS
Amarillo Reports .16 of Inch.
Excessive Precipitation at
San Marcos and Corsicana.
HEAVY DOWNPOUR
THROUGHOUT STATE
Ruins continue general over Texas. |
from the Pan Handle to the Rio Grande,
excessive falls oecuring at Corsicana, |
; 1.10 inches, and at San Marcos, 1.08 I
i inches. The rainfall in Sau Antonio
i since yesterday morning was .56 of an
I inch.
; In the Pan Handle country rain is re
| ported at Amarillo, .16 of an Inch, and
1 Quanah. .06 of nn inch. The weather
was cloudy at those two places at 7
o’clock this morning, with every indica
tion of more rain.
Rain was falling at 7 o'clock this
morning at San Marcos and Luling, the
I precipitation at Luling being .08 of an
■ inch. Cuero had a fall of .24 of an inch
and Beeville, .26 of an inch. Rain was
j also reported falling in east- Texas this
I morning.
Laughing Starts
Serious Row in
a Barbershop
Santiago Serrabia charged with hav
assaulted Fred Garza, yesterday after
noon on Frio and El Paso streets, with
a razor, was ordered transferred to the
county authorities this morning, when
the case was called in the corporation
court.
The cutting appears to have resulted
because Serrabia thought Garza was
laughing at him, while he was endeav
oring to shave another. Garza was cut
twice on the left arm, both gashes lay
ing bare the bone and severing the
artery and muscles of the arm.
Garza was attended by Dr. Withers,
assistant city physician, 24 stitches be
ing necessary to close the wounds.
DIES FROM rTfLE
SHOT WOUND IN HEAD
Special Dispatch.
McKinney, Tex., May 21.—Frank
Fulbright, known as Frank James, who
was found near the Kelley school house
with a rifle shot wound in the head,
died hero today without regaining con
sciousness. He was thirty-two years old
and lived near Pilot Point. It is be
lieved the shooting was accidental.
TAFT RETURNS TO WASHINGTON.
Associated Press.
Washington, D. C„ May 21.—Presi
dent Taft and party returned from
Charlotte today. The ’ president was
driven direct to the white house to at
tend the usual Friday meeting of the
cabinet.
county for that matter, is growing rap <
I idly and inuring the past year there has 1
been an enormous amount of building j
in the city,” said Assessor Huth this
morning. “I feel confident that the in j
l crease in the Bexar county valuation
, this year will be at least $5,000,000.
over that of last vear, which was $65,- j
| 500,000. ’ ’
The time for rendering assessments
wiH expire on May 31, a week from 1
next Monday. Many assessments have '
not yet been rendered, a number of rhe I
property owners as usual postponing i
their visit to the assessor until the last ।
day |
12 PAGES
SOLICITING COMMITTEE MEETS GENEROUS RE
SPONSE EROM PATRIOTIC BUSINESS MEN.
EEW CHRONIC CONSERVATIVE HOLO BACK.
DAMAGE DONE BY
STORM AT ITALY
Houses Are Reported Blown
Do w n and Wrecked,
Church Destroyed.
Special Dispatch.
Waxahachie. Tex., May 21.—A se
vere storm struck the village of Italy,
near here, last night and it is reported
that a number of houses have been
■ blown down and wrecked. All telephone
and telegraph wires in that vicinity are
down and details of the storm are mea
ger.
Reports say that a negro ehnreh was
totally destroyed. Telephone and tele
graph poles were splintered and the de
bris fills the streets. The Katy tracks
were blockaded three hours by debris
and all trains were delaved.
DENIES SALE OE
I. & 6. N. ROAD
Deal Has Been Talked Over,
But No* Definite Steps
Have Been Taken.
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., May 21.—Attorney Gen
eral Davidson and other department
heads today denied any knowledge of
negotiations for transferring the In
ternational & Great Northern railroad
to the Cotton Belt railroad. The deal
has been discussed to some extent but
no definite steps have been taken. The
sale of the International would have
to go through the hands of Federal
Judge McCormick of Dallas, who ap
pointed Receiver Freeman.
Special Dispatch.
Dallas. Tex., May 21. —Railroad offi
cials here deny knowledge of negotia
tions to sell the I. & G. N. to the Cotton
Belt. Judge McCormick, who named
Receiver Freeman, is reticent and re
fuses to discuss it until presented in
proper form.
1
THIS IS FOR YOU.
’ Mr. San Antonio business man. wake up. If yon haven’t yet sub
1 scribed to the publicity campaign, do it now.
’ Your neighbors who will not be benefited any more than will yon
have been coming to the front with their subscriptions. Now it’s up
■ to yon. For your own self-respect don't hold back any longer. You
claim to be a public-spirited citizen. Now prove it. Bo one.
• ' Cat out this blank, fill it in with the amount that you think you
■ ought to give and send it in to the Publicity League, whose head
quarters are at the Business Men's elub. Do it now.
THE PUBLICITY LEAGUE.
The undersigned hereby agrees to join the Publicity League, a busi
ness organization to advertise San Antonio and increase the number of
tourists, homeseekers, factories and investors; and to accomplish this
purpose further agrees to pay the sum of Dollars,
($ ) monthly for a period of twelve months front
At the end of twelve months this agreement is to continue in effect
until canceled by either the Publicity League or the undersigned.
Name 1
Business
Solicited by Address
GOLDEN ROD BUTTER
Made in a Sanitary Creamery. If your
dealer does not handle it, telephone nn.
Manufactured by
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
“GREATER SAN ANTONIO'”
IS WARWHOOP OF THE
LEAGUE’S SCOUTING PARTY
Before the soliciting committee cease
work this afternoon the $20,000 mark
will have been passed in the Publicity
League’s campaign to raise a fund of
$25,000 to advertise San Antonio.
The success of yesterday and the day
before inspired the workers to renewed
zeal and today they got busy with
torches and smoked out of their hole*
dozens of the “hangbacks,” who be
fore this had
Not a one was passed up wherever
they were found and every nook and
cranny was peered into in the territory
assigned from headquarters for ths
work of the committees today.
All solicitors met this morning at 9
o 'elock at the Business Men 'a dnh
and were assigned to their routes. For
the sake of giving force to their argu
ments they went in twos and threes and
those whose names wore not on sub
scription blanks in their wake were
I hard shelled, indeed.
In addition to the regular workers a
bunch of boosters climbed into an auto
mobile and took up work in the scat
, tered portions of the city, believing
! that it was a good thing to start the
roundup at the edges and work toward
i the center. In this committee were .1.
j H. Savage, W. B. Kelley, J. T. Byaa
and Thos. L. Conroy.
All knights of the subscription blank
will cease work at six o’clock this even-
I ing and turn in reports at headquarters.
Complete returns, it is felt certain, will
show the $20,000 mark passed.
Yesterday’s results were gratifying
in the extreme, and in this week’s cam
paign are second only to what resulted
from the roundup of the cowboy brig
ade. Slightly over $lOOO was raised
during the six or seven hours that the
' committees were out. Yesterday’s can
vassers were: F. L. Hillyer. W. T.
। Pancoast, J. F. Garland. Frank L. Per
j kins and H. C. Flynt. Mr. Hillyer can-
I vassed the lumber interests and the
' others worked in the business districte
of the city.
Monthly subscriptions were received
, as follows:
Beitel Lumber Co slo.os
Campbell-Petty Lumber Co 10. M
Hillver Deutsch • Jarratt Luther
Co 10.0$
j Petrich-Sauer Lumber Co 10.0$
1 Ed Steves & Sons ; 10.0$
Smaller were received
from the following:
Biverside Restaurant, E. H. Bacon,
St. Francis hotel. Beigler lee Cream Co.,
Charles E. Bosshardt, The Toggery. C.
E. Doyle Co., C. C. Akins, Mrs. Flor
ence Carter. William N. Capurro, J.
!J. Toshest, Mission Cafe. Sam Rosen-
I that, B. H. Wester Co.. L. T. Powell.

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