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PASTEURIZED MILK HD CREAM
Twelve Wagons to Make Deliveries to
AU Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 136
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $650,000.00
HUGH MORGAN
DIES SUDDENLY
ATHDMETODAY
Assistant City Auditor Is At-j
tacked With Paralysis, Re
sulting in His Death.
HAD RESIDED HERE
QUARTER OF CENTURY

Hugh Morgan, assistant city auditor,
died this morning at his home, 217
Lexington avenue. His death was sud
den and came as a shock to his asso- j
ciates at the city hall and to his large :
circle of personal friends.
He was apparently in hl's usual
health until about 9 o'clock last night,
having attended his duties at the city
hall during the day. He suffered an
attack of paralysis of the ( brain, linger
ed through the night and passed
quietly away at 7 o’clock this morn
ing.
Born in England.
Mr. Morgan was born in Reading,
Birkshjre, England, May 5, 1846. He
had spent about 30 years of his life in
the. United States, 25 of which were '
passed in San Antonio. Surviving him
is his widow and one daughter, Miss I
Gladys E. Morgan. He had uo other
relatives in this country, all others re
siding in England.
Decedent was respected j>y all who
knew him as a man of high integrity 1
and of unusual ability, he having oc- I
cupied many positions of trust during ■
his long residence in this city. He was '
quiet and unassuming and at the time )
of his death was assistant city auditor. |
which position he had filled for the ■
past four years with credit to himself
and entire satisfaction of the mayor
and council, all of whom express their i
regret at the loss his family, and the '
community in which he lived, has sus
tained.
Private Funeral.
The funeral will take place at 9:30 '
o’clock tomorrow- morning, from the
late residence on Lexington avenue and 1
acceding to his oft-repeated request, it ,
will be private and with no flow-ers.
The pallbearers will he Mayor Bryan
Callaghan, W. F. Creary, J. P. Barcley,
Dr. R. W. Aiken. Victor Beze and J.
W. Rogers. Rev. J. T. Hutcheson will
conduct the funeral services
EARTHQUAKE
IS FELT AT
SINGAPORE
Associated Press.
Singapore, June 4. —A double earth
quake was experienced here at 1:45
o’clock this morning. No damage was
done.
Associated Press.
Manila. June 4.—Beginning at 2:46 ;
and continuing until 5:02 o'clock this
morning, seismographs at the observe- !
tory here registered intense seismic ,
disturbances. Tt is estimated the earth- i
quake was 1400 to 2000 miles distant j
as the records correspond closely to
that obtained in February, 1903, during
the earthquakes in Java and Sumatra. |
1S CONVICTED OF
KILLING MARSHAL
Special Dispatch.
Ada, Okla.. June 4.—Dan Soribner I
was convicted here today on a charge
of killing Zeke Putnam, marshal of
Allen, Okla. The jury was out thirty
minutes. Four others are charged with
complicity in this murder and will be
tried. Soribner and the others accused
of murdering Putnam were hurried j
from Ada at the time of the lynching I
of four cattlemen recently as it was I
feared they. too. would be mobbed.
LOCAL WEATHER
For San Antonio and vicinity:'
F Tonight and Saturday: Partly
cloudy weather.
The maximum temperature i
A for the 24 hours ending at 8:
o’clock this morning was 96 and
the maximum was 66.
1908 1909
14 a. m 74 73
4 a. 74 72
8 a. m 77 70
10 a. m 79 80
12 noun 84 S 3
Bw 1 p. m 86 92
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
SAN ANTONIO
NAY GET THE
NEXT MEETING
Texas Fire Prevention Asso
ciation Will Closelts Con
vention This Afternoon,
INTERESTING PAPERS
READ THIS MORNING

That the American people must be
aroused to a sense of their responsibil
ity in the matter of fire prevention
and that this is even more important
than conservation of the national re
sources, was declared by Franklin H.
Wentworth, secretary of the National
Fire Prevention association, at this
morning's session of the Texas Fire
Prevention association at the St. An
thony hotel.
“Fire prevention is a science,’’ said
Mr. Wentworth, “a science which ram
ifies and becomes more elusive as civil
ization becomes more complex; but
—Photo by Smith.,
J. M< THOMAS.
of Dgilas. President df the Texas Fir,
Prevention Association.
which, when mastered, is wholly aca
demic and impotent for any large meas
ure of good until it is popularized and
made an integral part of the common
intelligence.
‘ * I have not come to you today to
quote the statistics of the American
fire waste; the shameful barometer of
our national carelessness and folly; nor
to make melancholy predictions of our
national bankruptcy should such stu
pendous and unnecessary waste con
tinue. Of these humiliating conditions
you are well aware; the very existence
of your organization is a voucher of
their recognition, even if the conflagra
tions at Dallas and Fort Worth did not
offer their blackened ruins as a mute
—Photo by Smith.
J. M. COCHRAN.
of Dallas, Vice President of the Texas
Fire Prevention Association.
reminder;' It is rather my present mis
sion to join with you in seeking the
means and methods whereby we may
rescue our country from those embar
rassing criticisms which European pro
dence is coming so harshly to visit
upon us.
“Our logical course of action would
seem, therefore, to be, first, to arouse
the American people to a sense of their
collective responsibility; and, second,
so to popularize our scientific findings
as to permeate with them the common
consciousness and inculcate public hab
its of care respecting the fire hazard.
The American people will not avail
themselves of the helps we gratuitously
offer them until they first are conscious
(Continued on Page Two.)
12 PAGES
ACCUSED MAN
FACED BY GIRL
WHO INFDRMED
Dramatic Scene in Chicago
Police Station During
Their Interview.
TELLS HER TO KEEP
HER MOUTH SHUT
Associated Press.
Chicago, 111., June 4.—A dramatic
scene occurred at the Sheffield avenue
police station today when Miss Anna
Kolb was taken to the cell occupied by
Dr. Clcmiuson, alleged by the police to
have slain his wife. It was from Miss
Kolb the police obtained the names of a
number of women with whom Dr. Clen
inson is alleged to have been on friend
ly terms. 1 , x
' Upon being taken to the physician’s
cell. Miss Kolb screamed hysterically.
She was left there for ten minutes with
a detective nearby. “Doctor,’’ said
Miss Kolb, in a low but agitated voice,
“Tell the police here the names of
those women. Tell the uames of all of
them.' ’
Cleminson staggering slightly, clutch
ed the bars of his cell and replied,
angrily: “The closer you keep your
mouth shut, young woman, the better
it will be for both you and me.’’ It
was at this reply the visitor screamed
a second time and was led away.
The coroner’s inquiry into the death
of Mrs. Cleminson w-as postponed until
June 18 without hearing any witnesses.
MAY BUILD ROAD
10 BROWNSVILLE
Lon C. Hill Wires Business
Men’s Club He Will Sub
mit a Proposition,
In a telegram read yesterday after
noon before a meeting of the direc
tors of the Business Men's club, Lon C.
Hill of Harlingen, declared his inten
tion of building a railroad from San
Antonio to the lower Rio Grande val
ley.
In addition to the announcement by
wire from Mr. Hill, telegrams were read
from a number of irrigation firms and
other large interests in the Rio Grande
valley. All asserted their support of
the proposition and asked that San An
tonio assist in the movement.
Mr. Hill stated that he would be in
San Antonio next Monday to make a
formal proposition and call for the
$lOO,OOO bonus put up by the city last
fall.
Mr. Hill’s financial backing is ample
and it is known that he recently se
cured the. financial assistance of the
Mississippi Valley Trust company,
which is believed to be behind his
movement and this raises the opinion
that the Yoakum interests are thus rep
resented and plan to contest with Har
riman for the trade of Southwest Texas
and Mexico.
The proposition received full consid
eration at the hands of the Business
Men's club and the visit here next
week of Mr. Hill is being eagerly await
ed.
PROS. TO HOLD
TENT MEETINGS
After over two weeks of quiet prepa
ration it is rumored that the campaign
of the prohibitionists in San Antonio
may be started within the next few
days. Rev. G. W. Eichelberger, district
superintendent of the Anti Saloon
league, who has been in the city since
the middle of May and who admitted
he was here to take charge of the
campaign, would make no statement
when interviewed today.
It is stated, however, on •authorita
tive information that a tent has been
ordered which will seat over 1000 peo
ple and that within a few days a series
of tent meetings lasting fully three
months will bo begun.
All workings of the “drys” have
been kept secret. Meetings have been
held every few days, the import of
which is carefully guarded, but it i?
rumored that heavy guns will be
brought to bear shortly on the local
situation. Outside speakers of note will
probably be brought here and warfare
will be fiercely waj.d.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. FRIDAY. JUNE 4. 1909.
ASA IDE LADIES
TO HELP RAISE
LEAGUE FUND.
Fair Sex Will Hold a Meeting
So o n to Organize a
Soliciting Committee.
OLD TIMERS COMMITTEE ’
IS A NEW SCHEME
444444 4 4- * 4- 4 4 4 4 4 4 +
4 4
4- The Publicity League is going ♦
* to get the ladies interested in 4
❖ the move for a fund of $25,000 4
4 to advertise San Antonio. 4
<• Chairman “Tom" Conrqv*de- 4
4- dares it is unfair for the men 4-
4 to take all the glory of raising 4
4- the fund to spread San An- 4
4 tonio's fame when some of its 4
4- women are the most enthusiastic 4
4 boosters it has. +
4 A meeting of ladies to organ 4
4- ize a female soliciting commit 4
4 mittee will probably be called ♦
4 shortly. 4
4 4
44. 444.4.4444 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
It is believed that getting the ladies
started to help push forward the boost,
movement will do much for it. It was
। openly declared at Publicity League
| headquarters this morning by the male
booster gang that the women of San
Antonio make a success of any move
ment they go into and that when it
conies to raising a fund for any public
enterprise they have their husbands
■ and brothers beaten before they start.
General enthusiasm greeted the sug
gestion of applying to the fair sex for
I aid in completing the fund. Some one
said, “You know a crowd of women
can advertise anything better than the
use of the newspapers or the tele
lplions,” but he doesn't want the re
| mark to get out.
Old Timers Committee.
Tn addition to the lady solicitors on
“Old Timers committee" has been sug
gos'ed to aid in making up the last
*3OOO of the fund. It is likely that this
committee will be appointed next week.
Thus far the work has all been done;
by “ycung blood.’’ Now it is pro-!
posed to give the older boosters a
chance and a committee of about 10'
of them will be put out.
Raised $5OO Yesterday.
Yesterday's work of tihe Home
F ietcj con nyttie net ed approximately ।
#3OO. T.ie committee was nut in a'
taxicab and worked but three hours.
* A subscription of $5 per month was
received from Dr. J. Hall Bell and less
er amounts were received from Plant
ers’ Gin company, Mrs. Mary Fest,
Max Ziermsnn. Mrs. D. Zimmermann I
(Alton hotel). Dr. C. C. Quillian, Leo
pold Simon, J. A. Bitter, F. P. Clements, I
F. M. Lewis, Ernst Ditezmann, J. F.
Ripps, Felix de a Pena, O. J. Heinze,
ij. TV. Browne (Alamo Printing com
I pany), Illg Bros.. D. H. Stout (Plaza
hotel), A. IL Muir.
KIMBLE PIONEER IS
KILLED BY LIGHTNING
Special Dispatch.
Kerrville, Tex., June 4.—. lames Am
berson, aged 52 years, was killed by
lightning today near Lendon. Ue was
a pioneer of Kimble county and leaves
a widow and six children.
ARE YOU*ALIVE?
Are you an up-to-date busi
ness man. dr are you of the kind
whose windows arc covered with
cobwebs, store front unpainted,
sign hanging wobbly, the non
advertising. no n progressive
kind!
Are you a progressive citizen,
alive and alert to the possibili
ties before you and out after
them with a heavy calibre gun,
nr are you a whiner, a calamity
howler, a mossback and a drug
on the citizenship market!
If yon arc the latter, of
course, you won't subscribe to
the Publicity League’s $25,000
advertising fund. It is failing to
take hold of just these kind of
propositions that makes the
mossback an ill success. If you
arc the former you haven *t sub
scribed because your attention
has not been called to the mat
ter or for some equally valid
reason. For your information
know that it is not necessary to
wait for the Home Stretch com
mittee. or some other bunch of
workers culled from among the
drones, to visit you. Just write
out your cheek and sent it in
to the Publicity League’s head
quarters at the Business Men’s
club. “Do Tt Now.”
►44444444444444
HIGH PRICE FOR
TEXAS WHEAT
Harvesting Begins in Panhan
t die and Grain Contracted
for at $1.25 and Up. ।
J
Specs' Dspcteh.
Denton. Tex.. June 4.—Following the
announcement that the advance of cash I
wheat in the eastern markets had |
reached $1.65. the highest price since |
1868, new wheat contracts were made
here today around $1.35 or higher.
Thousands of bushels arc being con
tracted for. Threshing will start to- ;
morrow.
Spar.al Oisortch.
Wichita Falls, Tex., June 4. —The I
wheat harvest in Wichita county is un- !
der way. The acreage is small, not ex- I
eroding fifty thousand. The estimated
average vjeld is ten bushel. Many
have alreadv contracted for the crop
at $1.25.
BREAK IN CANAL
FLOODS VALLEY
Arched Roof Collapses and
Water Flows Into and
Overflows River,
Associated Press.
Brussels, June 4. —The arched roof
over the Villebrock canal collapsed to
day at a point where the canal crosses
the river Senne. The water in the
canal poured through the rent into the
river below and the neighboring valley
was flooded. Canal boats are all
stranded and traffic is at a standstill.
— •—* ।
SENATE WILL
EXAMINE THE
WAGE REPORTS
Associated Press.
Washington. D. C.. June 4. —With no
opposition the senate today adopted the
LaFollette resolution callings on the
president to send to the senate the cor
respondence between the state depart
ment and the German government or
its reports relating to the German re
port on wages.
HARR ASSISTANT
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., June 4.—Presi
dent Taft appointed today William R.
Harr of the District of Columbia, as
Distant attorney genera'
12 PAGES
NORTH PLATTE IS
ON A RAMPAGE
One Life Lost and Heavy Prop
erty Damage Caused
1 by Floods.
Associated Press.
Douglass, Wyo.. June 4. —One life has
I been lost and heavy property damage
j has been caused by floodq in the North
: Platte river and tributaries. The
! North Platte is at the record stage and
' continues to rise at the rate of half an
inch per hour. Bridges have been car
- ried away and the roads in many
| places are impassable.
While attempting to cross the bridge
I spanning a gnlley near the Esmay
ranch on La Bonte creek, Ben Wieder
ander, his sister and her 4-year-old
child who were driving in a wagon,
were precipitated into the water by
the breaking of the bridge. The child
was drowned. From all sections come
reports of irrigation ditches being
wrecked by the floods and great dam
age in this respect has been done.
FEUDISTS START
J SHOOTING BEE
Great Excitement in Kentucky
Town When Men Indulge
in Gun Play.
*
Associated Press.
Jackson. Ky„ June 4. —There was
great excitement in Jackson last night
following the announcement that mem
bers of a feud faction would shoot up
the town.
A. 8. John, who, it. is said, so in
timidated the officials of the Breathitt
circuit court as to cause the sending
of state troops to protect the court!
here two years two years ago, and Jake
Noble started the trouble. After near
ly one hundred shots had been* fired by.
Johnson and Noble, the marshal arrest-,
ed Noble, after overpowering him and
knocking him in the head with a pis
tol. While 'officers were struggling
with Noble some of Johnson's friends
took him home. More trouble is feared. I
Johnson is a United States revenue 1
officer and was lately made the re- ;
publican nominee for county court clerk .
of this county.
— —♦»»
NEGRO TRIED TO FORCE
ENTRANCE TO ROOM
Special Dispatch.
Muskogee. Okla.. June 4.—Ernert'
Young, a negro porter at the Turner
hotel, was arrested today charged with
attempting, to force an entrance into ।
the room of Mrs. E. A. Perkins of Waco.
Indignation has been aroused and ex
pressions of it are heard on every side. |
MI ICE CREAM
"Tastes Like More.”
At fountains. Orders for Ladles' R«*
cepticns, Club Affairs and family trade
t specialty.
reamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
STRIKE WILL
PROBABLY DF
SETTLED TODAY
Prospects Are Bright for End
ing of Street Car Trouble
in Philadelphia.
BOTH SIDES HAVr
MADE CONCESSIONS
Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 4.—Proepects
for the settlement of the strike of em
ployes of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit company are brighter today
than at any time since the strike be
gan. Both sides agreed to make conoes-
I sions and predictions are being made
that there will be a complete resump
tion of street car service by tomorrow.
This situation has been brought
about by republican leaders in the city
whoso plans for tomorrow’s primary
elections had been interefered with this
week by the spirit of turbulence that
| has spread over the city in the last
' three days. The city early today was
quiet.
There was no improvement in the
street car service over that of yester
day and with a heavy rain falling the
discomfort of the public was greater
than ever.
BETTEB MAKE
FARMERS DDF
DF NEGROES
Associated Press.
Tallahassee. Fla.. June 4. —The spirit
which prompted the senate last night
to strike out the $25,000 from the funds
allotted to the negro Agricultural and
Mechanical college of this state was
verified by the following speech of
Senator Cone:
“Take these brass buttons and
chevrons away from these negro boya
and make them plow in the fielda.”
“Think men, of negroes wearing uni
forms and walking around the streets
of our capital city! Why, Mr. Presi
dent. I have seen them sitting up here
in the senate. Negro captains, yes, cap
tains. We'd better be making farmers
out of them. Patent leather shoes, red
neckties, brass buttons and chevrons
are breeding in the breast of every negro
out there the ambition to be a Booker
Washington and eat at some white
man's table.
“Tt isn’t right to appropriate to
them all this money to be used in this
way. Why, they have tennis courts
out there. Why not make them plow
these oourts np and plant them in some
thing. It’s called an agricultural school,
not a military college. Let's make them
wear homespun shirts, jean breeches
and get out in the fields and plow. W-o
will ent this appropriation down and
say to our state board of control, yo*
take these uniforms from those negroet
or we will ask the governor to remov<
you. We have got to stop them or w<
will have trouble with them pretty
soon.”
BIG PACKING
COMPANY TO
INVADE TEXAS
Associated Press.
New York. June 4.—lt is announced
here today that the Schwarzschild and
Sulzberger packing company will im
mediately invade the southwest and
erect large plants in Texas and Okla
homa.
GIVE THE TOTS
AUTO RIDES
v
A movement has been set on foot by
Judge Shook, Nat Lewis. G. A. C.
Halif and L. F. Birdsong to go to th*
orphans' home onee a month and take
the little children, who were too small
to go on the long ride, out for an air
ing. It is also proposed to include
those who are ill or convalescent.
A meeting will e called within th*
next few days, and volunteers who ar«
willing to give the use of their ma
chines for an hour or so once a montk
arc called for k

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