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PASTEURIZED MIIK AND CREAM
Twelve Waccns to Mali® Deltverlee to
All Farts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 137
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $650,000.00
C R RZED WOMAN
RILLS SELF AND
THREECHILDREN
-Said That Domestic Troubles
Were the Cause of Awful
Crime at Corsicana.
HUSBAND WAS
AWAY AT TIME
*
Special Oimateh.
Corsicana, Tex., June s.—Crazed, it
is said, over domestic troubles, Mrs. J.
M. Green this morning killed her three
children and then cut her own throat
with a fazor. The oldest child was a
girl aged 12 and the other two, boys,
aged 7 and 2, respectively.
The Green home is one mile from
Richland and the woman’s husband was
away from home when the crime was
committed just at daybreak.
Mrs. Green was 29 years old and has
been married thirteen years. Iler hus
band, J. M, Greet, was arrested Mon
day on his wife’s complaint. Green
was released when the grand jury fail
ed to indict him. Last night he went
to his home, it is said, demanding one
of the children and saying he would
not live wijh his wife. So far the bus
baud is not implicated.
OIL MILL MEN
10 MEET HERE
San Antonio Is Chosen as Con
vention City Over New Or
leans and Several Others.
At New Orleans yesterday San An
tonio was chosen for the next annual
convention of the National Association
of Oil Mill Superintendents. Last
year New Orleans was chosen over this
city by a majority of two votes and
this year the convention went to San
Antonio by a heavy majority, though
Dallas, Oklahoma City and Atlanta
made bids.
J. Duke of Pearsall was elected state
president for Texas and Marsh F.
Smith of Georgetown was made an hon
orary member. Officers were elected as
follows:
T. J. McNulty, Brookhaven, Miss.,
president; F. E. Voorhies, Donaldson
ville, La., vice president; B. C. New
berry, Caldwell. Tex., secretary and
treasurer, and Mrs. B. C. New!—rry, as
sistant.
Dog Tax Due
and Owners
Are Paying Up
Dog owners are now beginning to ap
pear at the city hall to pay for the
new licenses for their respective ca
nines in order that they may be exempt
from the dog ropers during the fiscal
year beginning June 1, 1909.
Because the dog ropers are now con
stantly on duty, many dog owners paid
for licenses last month. These licenses
expired on the last day of May and
are of no value during the new city
year. New ones must be obtained.
CHARGED WITH
DUMPING TRASH
Sanitary Inspectors Juan Garza Jr.
and John Adams last night caused the
arrest of four men on charges of un
lawfully dumping trash within the cor-
limits of the city. The cases
were continued when called in the cor
poration court this morning until June
9. Special inspectors will be detailed
to prevent the practice of dumping
trash within the limits at night.
LOCAL WEATHER
FFor San Antonio and vicinity:
Tonight and Sunday. Fair.
The maximum temperature
A for the 24 hours ending at 8
o'clock this morning was 98 and
the minimum was 70.
190 S
g lam 74 76
C sani 73 73
* $ a. m 76 79
RIO am...... SO 86
12 noon S 3 S 3
1 p. <n 82 92
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
DOLLIVER GOES
AFTER ALDRICH
ROUGH SHDD
lowan Denounces Speech Made
By Rhode Islander on the
Cotton Schedule.
ENLIVEN SESSION WITH
CROSSFIRE DEBATE
Asscc.ated Press.
Washington, D. C., June J. —At once
taking the floor when Mr. Aldrich ask
ed for an aye-and-no vote on the cot
ton doth schedule today, Senator Dol
liver made the senatorial rafters ring
with a denunciation of the speech made
by the Rhode Island senator last night
on that schedule.
“I desire to avoid any harsh critic
ism of what has been done,'’ he said in
opening his remarks, “but I am not
able to avoid a plain straight forward
statement on what this committee now
asks the senate to do.
“Men are asked.’’ continued Dolli
ver. ‘ 'to cast their votes here not upon
testimony, but upon the authority of
a committee and it becomes my duty
to inquire into the sacredness of that
substitute for facts and figures.”
Saying he had not had an opportunity
to read the speech of the senator
from Rhode Island, Dolliver commented
on the statement that only 10 per cent
of the cotton cloth schedule has been
changed. Denying this by a counter
statement on the authority of Senator
Smoot that only 30 per cent was un
changed he was quickly interrupted by
Aldrich. “I said.” interposed the sen
ator from Rhode Island, “less than 1,0
per cent of the total cotton imports
tions which amounts in the aggregate
to $78,000,000 was affected by these
provisions.' ’
Aldrieh then arose to leave the cham
ber. “I ho-pe the senator will remain
to hear what J have to say,” suggested
the Towa senator, in an appealing tone
of voice. “I have an engagement,”
said Aldrich smiling and hesitating.
“Well you have an engagement here.”
retorted the lowan. Dolliver then ex
hibited a copy of the petition of mer
chants of New York which is a declara
tion against auy increase of the tariff
duties. Responding to a request by
Aldrich, Dolliver read the names of the
merchants.
“Please state which of them are im
porters,” said Aldrich.
“Well, some of them are the leading
merchants of this country,” responded
Mr. Dolliver.
A eross-fire of criticism and defense
followed with Dolliver, Aldrich and
Flint participating.
JORDAN’S SPEECH
MUSES PROTEST
Associated F r ess
San Francisco. June s.—Ambassador
Jusserand. Mayor Taylor and about
2000 members of the local French col
oi v who attended the reception to Am
bassador and Mme. Jusserand last night,
entered vigorous protests to statements
made by President David 8. Jordan of
Stanford university in a recent speech
at Bryn Mawr college that France was
a decadent nation. A telegram was
read 'o the assemblage by J. M. Du
pas. p:*3ident of the Federated French
societies, congratulating him upon a
protest against Mr. Jordan’s remarks
(sent to Professor Lucien Euolet of
Bryn-Mawr. The entire audience arose
when asked to endorse the message to
Euolet.
TRIED THREE TIMES
TO END HIS LIFE
Special Dispatch.
Houston, Tex.. June 5.—W. J. Joyce,
who claims his home is at Dallas, now
in a hospital here, tried three times to
end his life. Thursday he attempted
to throw himself into Galveston bay
and last night here he swallowed a
quantity of carbolic acid. After two
hours’ work he was resuscitated, again
drank poison and again was saved. He
left a note bidding his mother fare
well.
BOY INJURED IN COLLISION
Antonio Castillo, a messenger hoy,
was slightly injured yesterday after
noon on Main plaza when a collision
occurred between the bicycle he was
riding and a buggy occupied by L.
Reuter.
Reuter was placed under arrest by
Sergeant Russell Beck and when the
ease was aired in the police court this
morning, was fined $5.
10 PAGES
EXPLOSION OF
GASOLINE TANK
DOES DAMAGE
K. G. Wickwire's Bicycle Store
Had a Narrow Escape From
Total Destruction.
BURNS SUSTAINED
BY F. L. VICKERY
A gasoline explosion which blew off
a portion of the roof of K. G. Wick
wire's bicycle store at 414 Navarro
street, and caused a tire damage to
building and contents estimated at
$6OO. narrowly averted costing F. L.
Vickery, an employe, his life. He was
burned about the hands and head and
hurled with great force through a door.
The prompt arrival of Fire Chief
Wright and the department prevented
the flames from getting beyond con
trol.
Gas Jet Near By.
The explosion, which immcdiatelv at
tracted attention of those within a
block of the scene, occurred at 8:45
o'clock this morning, while Vickery
was engaged in filling a 20 gallon gaso
line tank, located in the rear end of
the establishment. Five gallons of gas
oline had been emptied into the reser
voir, when suddenly and without warn
ing the explosion resulted. A gas jet
located near the tank and burning
while the oil was being poured is at
tributed as the cause of the explosion.
That Vickery was not seriously hurt.
Fire Chief Wright declares, is nothing
short of miraculous. At the time of
the explosion he was sianding directly
beside the big tank. The fumes from
the gasoline which he had just emptied
communicated with the blaze. Vickery
was blown through a door and into the
clear at the rear of the building. His
hands were considerably burned, while
; his hair and eyebrows were badly sing
ed.
Fire Spreal Rapidly.
The flames spread rapidly and before
the fire department reached the scene
had enveloped much of the contents of
the structure. The portion of the roof
lying just above the oil tank was blown
off. After being temporarily treated
by Chief Wright, the injured man was
removed to his home at 2605 West
Houston street.
The building is owned bv A. Zarko
wosky, being a nne-story brick build-1
ing. The place has been occupied by
Mr. Wickwire for some time as a
bicycle and repair shop. The damage
to the contents is estimated at $3OO,
with no insurance. The building, dam
aged to the extent of approximately
$2OO, is fully insured.
Box Car Fire.
Shortly after 10 o’clock the depart
ment had a long run to the Southern
Pacific tracks beyond the east yards,
where a box car belonging to the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas Railroad com
pany, had been discovered on fire. The
car was partly filled with hay and boys
placing in the car with matches is said
to have been responsible for the fire.
The damage was slight.
BALLOONS ARE
READY FOR RACE
Big Event In Aeronautics Is to
Take Place at Indianapolis
This Evening.
Associated Press.
Indianapolis, June s.—lnterest in
aviation centers in Indianapolis today.
The national distance race for bal
loons of the Aero club of America and
an endurance contest under the auspices
of the Aero club of Indiana start late
this afternoon from the new motor
speedway, five miles northwest of this
city.
Nine great gas bags are swinging
from their moorings, they having been
inflated from a high pressure gas main
laid out from the city to the aviation
field. Six of them are entered in the
national distance race and three in the
Indiana club's event to prove ability
to remain in the air during the longest
period.
Many members of the Aero club of
America are gathered here and a great
crowd of people from Indianapolis and
nearby Indiana cities are expected.
Judgment for Plaintiff.—Judgment
for plaintiff was rendered in the Fifty
seventh district court yesterday after
noon in the case of Mrs. Martha A.
Neal vs. the San Antonio Traction com
pany for damages. The amount award
ed was $3500.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. SATURDAY. JUNE 5. 1909.
PLEAD GUILTY
TO SMUGGLING
ALIENSTOU.S.
Sentence Is Deferred at Chi
cago—Three Others In New
Mexico Are Acquitted.
BELONG TO BAND
ARRESTED FOR CRIME
Associated Press.
Chicago. June 5. —William' < lark and
Robert Stephenson, the latter said to
be the son of Judge Stephenson of Crip
ple Creek, Colo., pleaded guilty in the
United States district court today to
charges of conspiracy to smuggle Chi
nese into this country. Judge Landis
deferred sentence.
Clark and Stephenson were among
the eight men recently indicted on
charges of assisting Chinese over the
Mexican border and smuggling them
into Chicago concealed in dining cars.
Associated Press.
El Paso, Tex.. June s.—Olive Carr,
an El Paso conductor; Moses Thorp,
his porter, and Sam Lee, an El Paso
Chinamen, were acquitted at Alamo
gorda, New Mexico, today on a charge
of conspiracy to smuggle Chinese into
the United States. They were held as
part of a band arrested at Chicago,
Roswell and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Carr faces another indictment for smug
gling Chinese.
BOXING MATCH
IT AUSTIN HIS
FATAL ENDING
Special Dispatch.
Austin. Tex., June 5.-*-Ed Lyons,
aged 30, died at 10 o'clock this morning
as the result of an injury received in
a boxing match here last night with
George Koppe in a gymnasium. Koppe
was arrested and charged with murder.
Other arrests are expected.
Lyons was knocked out in the elev
enth round of a bout scheduled to last
twenty rounds. The fight was fierce
from start to finish, both receiving con
siderable punishment. By the end of
the fifth round both men were covered
with blood, even the referee being cov
ered with the blood of the fighters.
Lyons made a mad dash for Koppe in
the eleventh and Koppe landed two
powerful blows upon the jaw, sending
Lyons to the ropes. He rose feebly
and entered the fight again, only to
receive a blow in the face which sent,
him spawling on the floor.
Lyons walked home, but his condi
tion became serious this morning and
he died before a physician arrived.
SIDEWALKS ARE
10 8E CLEARED
Obstructing the free passage of side
walks and streets by allowing vehicles
to stand in prominent places in the
business section of the city will no lon
ger be tolerated if the efforts of the
police can prevent it. Leaving team*
untied in the streets is another practice
that the officers propose to break up.
Alex Bethanes, when brought before
the court, admitted that he had allowed
his peannt wagon to occupy a position
on the sidewalk, compelling pedestrians
to walk in the street. He was fined $K
Jesse Morrison, a negro charged with
obstructing a sidewalk, was fined a sim
ilar amount.
The usual fine of $1 imposed in cases
where the defendant is charged with
leaving a team untied is increased to
$5. Paul Broggi. against whom the
first complaint was filed, was fined in
that sum this morning.
ROOSEVELTS
WILL TRA VERSE
DESERT TRACT
Associated Pruss. _
Kijabe. Africa. June 5. —The Roose
velt expedition will leave here at 1
o’clock today for the Sotik district.
Between Kijabe and the objective
point there is a waterless ’tract which
it takes two days and a half to tra
verse.
FRENCHMAN WHO PRESENTED
MEDAL TO SAN FRANCISCO TODAY
GIVES MEDAL TO
SAN FRANCISCO
Ambassador Jusserand Pre
sents It In the Name of the
People of France.
Associated Press.
San Francisco, June s.—The presen
tation to San Francisco of a gold medal,
expressing the admiration of the French
republic for the wonderful reinhabita
tion of this city since the earthquake
and fire of 1906, took place at the Or
pheum theater today. Ambassador Jus
serand, to the United States, made the
presentation on behalf of the people ।
of France and the medal was received
by Edward Taylor, mayor of the city.
Following the ambassador's speech of
presentation, the “Marseilles” was
rendered by an orchestra and the ap
plause was prolonged until Mayor Tay
lor began his reply of thanks. The
ceremony was concluded to the inspir
ing music of the “Star Spangled Bau
ner. ” An official banquet will be
given tonight.
COUNTY’S CASH
IS $169,611
Bexar county had a cash balance of
$169,611.01 on May 31, according to the
May report of County Treasurer Wal
ton, which was approved by the county
commissioners yesterday afternoon.
The cash balance on May 1 was $187,-
536.89. The receipts during the
month were $12,482.31, transfers
$214.28. The disbursements amounted
to $30,408.19.
The general fund has a credit of $53.-
107.29, the road and bridge fund about
$30,000 and the available school fund
$12,536.19.
PROMINENT MAN
OF KENTUCKY DIES
Associated Press. _
Glasgow Junction, Ky., June 5. —E.
H. Mentz, aged 60. died suddenly at an ।
early hour this morning. At the time
of his death he was deputy internal
revenue collector in the third Kentucky
district and general manager of the |
Mammoth Cave railway. He was also
a thirty-second degree Mason.
BURGLARIZE RESIDENCE
ON SOUTH HEIGHTS
As a result of the burglaty of the
residence of John Schue. South
Heights, yesterday afternoon, during
the absence of the family, two Mexi
cans, giving their names as Pedro
Munos and Albert Ortiz, were taken
into custody by Detectives Stowe and
Newnani last night. Affidavits were
filed tods' in the justice court charg
ing them with burglary and theft.
The house had been broken into and
clothing, a pistol and a gold watch
were stolen. The goods have been re
covered. Entrance was effected by
breaking the latch on a rear window by
use of an iron bar. The Mexicans were
apprehended in a saloon on River ave
nue.
10 PAGES
M. JUBERAND,
French ambassador to America
STRIKE IS Off;
CARS RUN AMIN
Some of the Men Are Still Dis
satisfied Although They
Have Won.
Associated Press.
Philadelphia, June s.—With the call
| ing off late last night, of the strike of
! motormen and conductors of the Phila-
I delphia Rapid Transit company which
was inaugurated a week ago today,
normal street car service was resumed
I today on all lines. While the great
। majority of the men are satisfied with
' the concessions won from the company
I there are some who are still dissatis
fied, declaring the strikers could have
won more than 22 cents an hour if they
, had held out. A vote of the men taken
at eighteen barns last night showed
j 2702 for agreement and 1907 against
the proposition.
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1
HILL EXPECTED
HERE TOMORROW
Coming to Make a Proposition
to Build the Railroad From
This City to Brownsville.
Rooms have been reserved by wire
nt the St. Anth'ony hotel for Lon C.
Hill of Harlingen, who is expected to
arrive in the- city Sunday. The pur
pose of Mr. Hill's visit here is to meet
next week with the directors of the
Business Men's club relative to a rail
road to Brownsville.
Telegrams sent by Mr. Hill this week
to the club announced his intention of
building to the lower Rio Grandg valley
and told of much support that has been
gained for his proposition.
On the occasion of next week's visit
he will definitely take up the railroad
project and is expected to cal! for the
$100,006 bonus put up last fall by the
Business Men’s club.
Fair Today
Maybe Showers
During Sunday
Maj. Buell of the local weather bu
reau ha-s the fair weather signal out
today, but he is tinder the impression
that there will be showers in San An
tonio tomorrow.
The map which the major circulated
this morning showed that Del Rio
was th* hottest place in the United
States yesterday, the maximum tem
perature being 102 degrees San An
tonio was next with 98. The most
torrid time of the day was in the after
noon about 4 o'clock. Towards even
ing the mercury dropped and by 10
o'clock it was cool. In the early morn
ing the temperature was down to 70,
VELVET ICE W
“Taste* Like More.*’
At fountains Orders for Ladles' Re
ceptions. Club Affairs and family trade
a specialty.
Creamerv Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
PRDS TD DPEN
TENT MEETINGS
SUNbtil NIGDT
Will W a g e a Three Months'
Campaign Against Saloons
of Bexar County.
PROMINENT TEXANS
ARE TO SPEAK
With a public meeting Sunday night
opening at 8 o'clock in a tent ar
ranged to scat 1000 people put up today'
on Prospect hill at the corner of West
Commerce aud San Jacinto streets, a
three months’ prohibition campaign
will be formally launched in San An
tonio.
Meetings will be held nightly oi
Prospect hill for one week then tin
tent will be moved to another part of
the city. During the campaign the tent
will the placed in 12 different sections
of the city and meetings will be held
nightly at each place for one week.
Local talent and well known prohibi
tionists from all over the state will
speak. Among the most important out
side speakers will be Sterling P.
Strong of Dallas, state superintendent
of the Anti-saloon league, and R. W.
Hall of Vernon, known as "Hall of the
Panhandle,” who made a reputation as
a tire-eating prohibitionist in San An
tonio at the last democratic state con
vention.
Imported Speakers.
Other imported speakers who will be
heard here from time to time during
the campaign will be: Cone Johnson of
■ Tyler, Judge D. E. Garrett of Houston.
1 Judge Williams of Waco, Dr. G. C. Ran
kin of Dallas, Senator R. E. Cofer of
; Gainesville, “Cyclone” Davis of the
| Panhandle, R. W. V. Preseott of Ar
kansas, Rev. Coffey of St. Louis.
“Sunday night's meeting means the
firing of the first gun in a campaign
| that is going to rouse San Antonio
from end to end.” said Rev. G. W.
, Eichelberger of Fort Worth, district
superintendent of the anti-saloon
league, wha has been here sinee the mi I*
! die of May preparing for the meetings,
I today.
"The prohibitionists have let San An
i tonio pretty well alonq up to this time.
But it is regarded by them all over the
state as the hotbed of the antis and
thev are now going to carry the war
right into the camp of the enemies.”
Program of First Meeting.
The program for the first meeting
will be: Music by united choirs of the
Prospect Hill Methodist and Baptist
churches; song by local Loyal Tem
perance leagues: devotional, Rev. Nolan
B. Harmon; song, male quartette; intro
ductory, Rev. T. V. Neal. Prospect Hill
Baptist church: address, "Plan of the
campaign and the reasons why,’ Rev.
G. W. Eichelberger; address, “The
young men and their safeguards,” Rev.
Brooks I. Dickey; “The line up;” song,
chorus, “Texas going dry.”
FOSSE HUNTS
FOR ALLEGED
MURDERER
Associated Press.
Lexington, Ky., June 5. —A posse of
over 100 men is today scouring Madi
son county for William Sparks, who is
accused of assassinating Joseph Col
lins. a wealthy fanner, last night
Sparks it is said called Collins from
his home aud shot hun dead.
CZAR UNVEILS
THE MONUMENT
Formal Dedication of the Ceno
taph to Alexander 111. at
St. Petersburg.
Associated Press
St. Petersburg. June 5.— Emperoi
Nicholas, the empress and dowage.
empress came to St. Petersburg tip:
morning from Tsarskoe to tak* part is
the dedication of the monument t<
Alexander 111. that has been in couras
of construction for more than 10 years
His mojestv himself nnveiled the net
| nment after the religious services ane
then led the parade detachments of ths
zusrd and other regiments associate®
I with the late emperor. The empress
who has long been in ill health appear
nd today to be well aud ta the l-eal
i of spirits ।

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