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PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM
Twelve werone to Make Dellverlee to
AU Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 139
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $650,000.00
GRAS MAYFIELD
IS ON TRIAL ON
MURDER ERARGE
He and His Brother, Gid, Are
Accused of the Killing J. C.
Goode at Karnes City.
PROMINENT PEOPLE
AMONG WITNESSES
ttt ♦ V t 4

♦ The trial of Chas. Mayfield,
4- aged 21 years, who, with his
❖ brother. Gid, aged 23 years, is
4- charged with killing J. C. Goode,
4- a prominent lawyer, at Karnes
4- City on February 3, 1908, begun
4- in the Thirty-seventh district
❖ court at 10:10 o’clock this morn
* ing.
❖ All of this week will probably
4- be consumed in the trial, which
4> has attracted some of the most
4- prominent citizens of Karnes
4- City to the city, many of them
* having been summoned As wit
-- n esses.
4> There is an array of legal tal
-- ent on both sides and the case
4- will be stubbornly fought.
The Mayfield brothers are well
known ranchmen of Karnes county, sons
of William I. Mayfield, who was shot
and killed in July, 190 G. J. C. Goode
was tried on the charge of killing the
elder Mayfield, the jury bringing in a
verdict of acquittal. Mayfield was
killed in Kaines county, but the trial
of Goode was held in another county,
having been taken there on a change of
venue on mbtion of the defendant.
Shortly after his acquittal Goode re
turned to Kamas City, and on the
morning of February 3, 1908, he met
the two sons of Mayfield near the depot
at Karnes City.
A shooting affray followed and Goode
was wounded. He was brought to the
Santa Rosa hospital in this city, dying
a few hours after his arrival there.
Charges of murder were filed in this
county against the Mayfield boys and
they were indicted on February 12,
nine days after the shooting. The cases
were set for trial and continued by
agreement. They have been passed sev
eral times. When the eases were called
this morning both state and defense an
nounced ready.
The case of Chas. Mayfield, the
younger of the defendants, was called
first. Chas. Mayfield pleaded not guilty
and Judge' Dwyer ordered the jury im
paneled.
Mother of Defendants in Court.
Seated near the defendant in the
court room this morning were his moth
er, Mrs. Josie Mayfield, and three sis
ters, Misses Alice, Willie and Carrie.
When the defendant was arraigned his
mother buried her head in her hands
and wept. She had recovered her com
posure when the first four veniremen
were called and she listened attentively
to the questions asked of the men who
had been summoned to sit on the case
of her son.
District Attorney Raker and Assist
ant District Attorney Chambers are
being assisted by Nat R. Jones, J. L.
Drown, Newton & Ward of San An
tonio and Judge S. F. Grimes of Cuero.
Brother of Deceased Present.
Among tlje witnesses in the case is
R. C. Goodie, brother of J. C. Goode.
He was in court when the cases were
called this morning.
Two Jurora Accepted.
Up to 2 o’clock this afternoon only
two jurors had been selected. They
are IT. O. Skinner and Alexander Pape.
ON TRIAL FOR MURLER:
HE IS KILLED
Associated Press.
St. Louis, Mo., June 7.—Fred Mohrle,
on trial for murder here, was assassin
ated in the corridor of the four courts
by Junes Kane, an ex-deputv constable,
today
: LOCAL WEATHER |

CFor San Antonio and vicinity:
Tonight and Tuesday: Increas-
L"K cloudiness. Cooler tonight In
northwestern portion.
The Maximum temperature
|g for the 24 hours ending nt 8
W o’clock in the morning was 94
Uand the minimum was 72.
1908 1909
4 a. m 76 71
D Sa. m 77 72
8 a. m 78 74
_ - 10 a. m 81 85
- 12 noon 86 86
F Ip .m...... 88.. 83
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
BALLOONS ALL
AGCOUNTEDFOR
EXCEPTING DNE
Eight of Nine Which Left In
dianapolis Last Saturday
Have Descended.
ST. LOUIS 111. IS
NOT HEARD FROM
Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 7. —Eight of
the nine balloonp which started in the
races here Saturday have now been
heard from and only one, the St. Louis
111., manned by A. B. Lambert and H.
E. Honeywell, now remains to be ac
counted for..
At 4 o’clock this morning a dispatch
from Birmingham, Ala., stated that a
balloon had been sighted going due
south. Later a message came from Cor
inth, Miss., that the New York had
i descended three miles from that place.
The aeronauts stated that they had
passed over Birmingham and that short
ly afterward the wind had shifted and
they were borne north again. They
। said they could have stayed up twenty
four hours *longer.
A speeial to the Associated Press
from Greenbrier, Tenn., says the balloon
Hoosier came down there this morning
and Captain Baldwin says that he made
a safe landing.
WOMAN SHOOTS
SEIF AND SON
Deed Caused by Sorrow Over
the Boy’s Incurable Weak
ness of Mind.
Associated Press
Salem, 0., June 7.—Mrs. Elizabeth
Sharp, a prominent society woman and
wife of G. V. Sharp, a politician and
manufacturer, killed her 12-year-old son
Harold last night and then herself with
a revolver. The tragedy came when the
two had retired after spending the
evening together playing the piano and
singing. The motive for the tragedy
is believed to be the woman’s sorrow
over the incurable nature of her son’s
malady. He had been mentally de
ficient from birth.
HARRIMAN
ARRIVES IN
OLD ENGLAND
Arseclated Press.
London, June 7.—E. H. Harriman ar
rived here today from New York on
his way to Paris. He said he had a good
trip across the Atlantic and that he is
in better health than a year ago.
PRESBYTERIANS WILL
MEET AT KERRVILLE
Arrangements are being completed
for the opening of the fourth annual
Texas Presbyterian encampment, which
will be held from July 22 to Aug. 11 at
the Westminster assembly grounds, one
mile south of Kerrville.
The grounds are situated on the
banks of the Guadalupe river in the
beautiful mountainous Kerrville coun
try where the elevation is 1750 feet
above the sea level, and where there is
a strong southeast breeze blowing con
stantly, making the temperature from
10 to 15 degrees cooler than the inland
portions of Texas.
An attractive educational and re
ligious program has been prepared
which offers special features to all who
attend. Special rates have been prom
ised on all the railroads, and nothing
will be left undone to make the en
campment the most successful in the
history of the assembly.
SAN ANTONIO TO BID
FOR BEEKEEPERS MEET
In all probability a bid will be made!
by San Antonio for the next conven
tion of the National Bee Keepers’ as
sociation. The 1909 meeting will be
held in Sioux City. Ta.. Sept. 22 and 23.
Delegates from this city will boost for
San Antonio as the meeting place in
1910. The growing importance of Texas
in the honey industry, it is believed,
will strengthen this city’s chances.
10 PAGES
MBS. GIBSON,
STAR WITNESS,
REPORTED DEAD
Rufus Williams, Charged With
Assault and Robbery May
Probably Go Free.
CASE TRIED ONCE,
RESULTING IN HUNG JURY
+❖++++++++ ❖ + + + + + + •>
♦ ♦
♦ Is Mrs. Sallie Gibson, lead- ♦
+ ing witness for the state in one *
+ of the most sensational criminal 4-
♦ eases on record in Bexar county, 4-
+ dead f +
❖ Attorneys for both sides have +
+ been unable to learn. She has ♦
♦ not been heard from in more
+ than six months and efforts to +
♦ ascertain her whereabouts are +
♦ futile. ♦
+ ♦
♦♦❖++++++++++++++
Investigation in the effort to find
Mrs. Gibson is now in progress and un
less she is brought to light, Rufus Wil-
Star witness against Rufus Williams,
who is reported dead.
liams, under indictment on the charge
of assaulting her and robbing her of
$60,000 in cash, will go free.
Mrs. Gibson was found half dead
near the Salado one afternoon in the
spring of 1907. She reported that she
had been assaulted and robbed of $60,-
000 and as the result of her description,
Rufus Williams was arrested while
aboard a Southern Pacific train abont
to leave the city the same night. The
money, in gold and bills, was found in
a satchel in his possession.
Hung Jury at First Trial.
The first trial of Williams resulted
in a verdict of disagreement. The
case has never been tried since. It is
now reported that Mrs. Gibson is dead.
At all efforts to find her are
unavailing. Without her testimony the
strength of the state’s case is broken.
“Rufus Williams is now engaged in
the livery business near Charleston, S.
C.,” said John D. Hartman, attorney
for Williams in his first trial, today.
“He is under heavy bond. He knows
nor has heard nothing of Mrs. Gibson.’’
So far as can be learned, nothing has
been heard from Mrs. Gibson since ear
ly in 1908. She was then living some
where in the east.
SOCIETY IS
SHORT $7500
OF ITS FUNDS
Associated Press.
St. Petersburg, June 7.—The Port Ar
i thur Benevolent society held a meeting
j here today and as a result of investi
gation found a deficit of $7500 in the
| accounts of the society under the presi
dency of Madame Stoessel. It was de
; cided to lay the matter before the
crown prince.
School Tax Payment.—The school
I board today received $50,000 from the
city tax assessor as part payment on
the tax receipts for last week. There
is still several thousand dollars due.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. MONDAY. JUNE 7. 1909.
MRS. SALLIE GIBSON
KIDNAPING DF
BOYS HERE BY
THE W H 0 LEGATE
Number of Them Have Mys
teriously Disappeared From
Homes on West Side.
THEORY OF PEONAGE
HAS BEEN ADVANCED
That he has been kidnaped and car- 1
ried awav is the belief of the parents;
of Antonio Samoras, a 15 year old Mexi
can boy who mysteriously disappeared
from his home last Tuesday aud who
has not been heard of since.
The startling claim is advanced by
relatives of the lad that of late a num
ber of boys have been kidnaped in the
vicinity of the I. & G. N. depot, where
young Semoras was last seen, and have
been carried away and put to work
under a system of peonage in railroad
camps.
The kidnaped boy is a son of Julio
Samoras, a carpenter residing at 1417
West Commeice street. He was last
seen near the I. & G. N. depot, which
is only a block from his home, at 6:30
o’clock Tuesday evening. (
No Clue Has Turned Up.
The police have been notified but I
have failed to find any trace of the |
boy. A search all along the line be- I
tween San Antonio and Austin has been
made by his brother-in-law, Eponiso
Esqueval. but without results.
Young Semoras is about 4 feet 6 in
ches in height and of medium build.
He was well known in the vicinity and
had never been known to stay away
from home a day in his life.
LABOR DAY TO
BE CELEBRATED
ON BIG SCALE
Labor day, which will occur Sept. 7,
promises to be observed on a larger
scale in Snn Antonio this year than
ever before attempted. The committee
has already been appointed and will be
gin work on the plans at once for what
promises to be a most elaborate pro
gram.
The committee consists of W. L-
Hoefgcn, Fritz Russ Jr.i J. F. Sweeney.
Marshall Johnston and W. A. Wright.
The first meeting of the committee will
take place on June 20. Representatives
from every union in the city will be
present.
MU SUSPECTED
OF SUNDAY ASSAULT
Victim Weak But Has Chance
to Recover,
Following the vicious attempt on the
life of Alcadio Crevales at 2 o’clock
Sunday morning on South Concho
street, the police have caused the arrest
of a Mexican, who, they believe is re
sponsible for the assault. The man
is being held pending a further inves
tigation. the evidence thus far being
said to be far from complete. Crevales
is still in the city hospital and although
his condition is still serious, the attend
ing physicians believe he may ultimate
ly recover.
Crevales as yet has btyn unable to
make a statement. It is believed he
was attacked from behind while a short
distance from the place where he was
found lying,in a pool of blood by his
wife. He had managed to walk until he
reached a point about 15 feet from his
own house. Loss of blood is said to
have caused him to become so weak
that he was unable to proceed.
Some sharp instrument, thought to
have been a dagger, was plunged into
the shoulder of Crevales, about an inch
from the left side of the neck.
COOKS ON STRIKE
AT ST. ANTHONY
Timing the act so that, in their opin
ion, the cnlinary department could be
hopelessly tied up,- the chef aud six
cooks at the St. Anthony hotel walked
out in a body at 6 o’clock Saturday
evening, just at the dinner hour.
The management, however, was pre
pared and in expectation of just such a
movement had on hand a new crew,
which had arrived in the city from the
east only the day before. They were
hurriedly sent for and not a wait re
sulted for the guests upstairs whose
orders of tenderloin, medium, veal
chops, breaded, etc., had just com
mencad to come in. ,
VETERANS AND
FRIENDS FLOCK
INTO MEMPHIS
City Is In Gala Attire for Re
union of Confederate Vet
erans Tomorrow,
FLORAL PARADE THE
FEATURE TOMORROW
Associated Press.
Memphis, June 7.—Veterans and vis
itors are pouring into Memphis today to
attend the nineteenth annual reunion
of the United Confederate veterans,
which assembles here tomorrow for a
three days' session. The city is in gala
attire, with flags and bunting in evi-
GEN. CLEMENT A. EVANS.
Commander-in-chief, who will deliver
annual address.
i donee on all the principal streets and
many residential sections. Perfect ar
rangements have been mad* by the local
committees to properly care for the
mass of visitors. I
For veterans themselves a large mess
hall has been opened on South Main
street, where sixty tables and 100 wait
ers are ready to attend to their wants.
Healthful lodgings are also gratuitously
awaiting the old soldiers.
The convention will be called to order
tomorrow morning by Gen. Clement
Evans, commander-in-chief, who after
listening to the welcoming speeches will
deliver the annual address. In the af
ternoon one of the most attractive
events of the reunion will occur. This
will be the imposing floral parade in
which automobiles and carriages will
tnkc part. Hundreds of entries have
been made and the parade will be wit
nessed perhaps by the largest crowd
that ever visited Memphis.
Gen. Evans arrived in the city last
night and expressed himself as being
well satisfied with the local arrange
ments. Eater in the night General
Mickle, adjutant general and chief of
staff, reached the city and today open
cd headquarters in a local hotel. Bands,
playing patriotic, airs, are parading the
streets today and committees are await
ing every train for the purpose of quar
tering the veterans.
Assoctsted
Nashville. June 7.—Three special
trains left this city yesterday for Mem
phis, carrying veterans and assistants
to the Confederate reunion at Memphis
from Nashville and contiguous terri
tory. Governor Patterson with hie ex
ecutive staff will leave, for Memphis
tonight. The governor will welcome
the veterans to Tennessee.
FAMED SHERIFF
BULLET’S MARK
Associated Press.
Jackson, Ky., June 7. —Ex-Sheriff Ed
ward Callahan, famous throughout this
section of the state for the part he play
ed in the numerous feuds that disrupt
ed Breathitt county for years, was shot
from ambush early today and it is be
lieved he is fatally wounded at his
home in Crockettsville, sixteen miles
from Jackson.
Callahan swept out his store prepara
tory to opening for the day and was
brushing the refuse from the front door
when the shot was fired. The ball took
effect in the left side of his abdomen.
Two doctors left early for Crocketts
ville. The request for them being very
urgent.
Blood hounds have been put on the
trail of the assassin, who. it is believed,
hid behind a pile of coal to fire the
shot. Excitement in this region is in
tense over the shooting.
10 PAGES
POLICEMAN MIXES UP
IN A FAREWELL PARTY
OF LEADING CITIZENS
WILL MAKE
RAILROAD
PROPOSITION
Lon Hill and Brownsville Com
mercial Club Will Bid for
the Bonus.
REPORTED THAT YOAKUM
IS INTERESTED PARTY
❖ +
4- Brownsville, Tex.. June 7. +
+ J. B. Carrington, Secretary 4*
❖ Business Men’s Club: +
4- Will arrive with Lon Hill and ♦
+ Commercial club committee ♦
4- Monday night with Brownsville- 4«
❖ San Antonio railroad proposi- 4-
♦ R. N. MAGILL. +
i <• 4-
+++++♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦++
The above telegram was received
this morning at the Business Men's
club from R. N. Magill, secretary of
the Brownsville Commercial club. It
i( expected that the visit of Mr. Hill
I and the Brownsville committee at this
time will result in the full proposition
of Mr. Hill regarding the building of
a railroad from San Antonio to the Rio
। Grande being opened up.
Club Meets Tomorrow.
A call was issued today for a meet
ing of the directors of the Business
[ Men's elub tomorrow afternoon when
' Mr. Hill and associates will be pres
i ent.
The fact that recently Mr. Hill was
with Breckenridge Jones and others of
the Mississippi Valley Trust company ,
gives rise to the belief that this heavy i
financial concern is backing the move
nient. Mr. Hill, in a telegram sent last
week to the Business Men’s clnb, an
nounced his intention of calling for
the $lOO,OOO bonus put up last fall by
San Antonio.
It is believed by many that Mr. Hill
is acting in the interests of B. F.
Yoakum of the Frisco system. The
j “Yoakum road to Brownsville'’ is a
hardy annual, but with Harriman con
' sidering the proposition it is probable ;
that the Frisco magnate may enter the
field.
1
HIMI! fIMD
IS BP 10 521,500
Home Stretch Committee Will
Resume Work Tomorrow.
Figures compiled at the headquarters
of the Publicity League this morning
showed that the present mark reached
in the campaign to raise a fund of
$25,000 to advertise San Antonio is
slightly in excess of $21,500.
No work is being done by the solicit
ing committees today. Tomorrow, how
ever, the Home Stretch Committee will
go out in a taxicab to continue the
roundup. It is probable that some time
during the present week an “old-tim
ers’ committee” will be appointed by
the chairman and that plans will be
further taken up for interesting the
ladies of San Antonio in the move
ment.
The mid-day lunch idea has not been
dropped and this event will likely be
held either Saturday, June 12. or Sat
urday, June 19.
MEXICAN STABBED
SEVEN TIMES IN BODY
Stabbed seven times in the body.
Juan Sarturhe. a Mexican, who livey
near the Lone Star brewery, was found
in a semi-conscious condition at 3
o’clock Sunday morning near the cor
ner of Monterey and Frio streets.
To the police the injured man stated
that he had been attacked by two men.
one of whom he believes he will be able
to identify if located by the officers.
No reason is known for the attack.
After the injuries were given medical
attention, the man was removed to his
home. None of the wounds are sc
rions, a small pocket knife having evi
been used.
Bit ICE M
“Tastes Like More."
At fountains. Orders for Ladles’ Pe
ceptlons. Club Affairs and family trade
a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
Officer Eugene Wahrmund At
tempts to Arrest C. C. Cres
sooj Causing Trouble.
SEMP RUSS HII ON HEAD WITH Bill!
Crowd Overpowers and Dis
arms the Bluecoat.
ROW AIRED IN THE RECORDER'S COURT
As a result of an attempt to arrest
several prominent citizens of San An
tonio who had gathered at the Interna
tional & Great Northern depot at 7:45
o’clock last night to bid farewell to
' Miss Bessie Yoakum, daughter of Presi-
I dent B. F. Yoakum of the Frisco-Rock
Island system. Patrolman Eugene Wahr
mund resigned from the police depart
ment at 11 o’clock this morning.
Charles C. Cresson, assistant United
j States district attorney, charged in two
; affidavits with refusing to take the
proper automobile stand designated by
the chief of police, and with resisting
i an officer in the discharge of his •duty,
I was found not guilty by Judge Buckley
| in the police court this morning and
the charges dismissed.
Sam C. Bennett, a well known eiti-
I zen, charged by Patrolman Wahrmund
. with interfering with an officer, was
likewise found not guilty and the case
•, dismissed.
Excitement at High Pitch.
I The attempt of Patrolman Wahrmund
to effect the arrests created no little
I excitement in the immediate vicinity,
the screams of the ladies who formed
I a part of the party whom the officer
| wanted to arrest caused quite a crowd
to gather. During the difficulty Offi-
I cer Wahrmund is said to have drawn his
revolver on two occasions and threat
ened to shoot those about him. He
। finally struck Semp Russ, a well known
attorney, over the head with his billy,
i inflicting what at first was believed to
be a serious wound.
Officer Overpowered.
Mr. Russ grappled with the police
man after being struck. The others of
the party came to his rescue and Pa
trolman Wahrmund was finally thrown
to the ground, overpowered and disarm
ed. With the arrival of Patrolman Har-
I ris the trouble ended, those involved
gladly accompanying him to the eity
hall, where they signed appearance
bonds. Officer Wahrmund was imme
diately suspended by First Assistant
Chief of Police Charles McCabe pend
ing the hearing. Wahrmund’a resigna
tion was accepted by Chief of Police
Van Riper when tendered.
According to the testimony offered
during the trial of Messrs. Cresson and
Bennett in the police court this morn
ing. the two were members of a large
party that had accompanied Miss Bes
sie Yoakum, daughter of B. F. Yoakum,
i head of the Frisco-Rock Island rail
road system, to the dej>ot, where her
private ear was in wailing. The party
rode to the depot in automobiles and
alighted at the north end of the plat
form. It was just as the party had
left the macljnes and accompanied
Miss Yoakum to her car that Officer
Wahrmund appeared.
The testimony showed that he ordered
the machines to be moved. Cresson was
one of the first to be approached. Mr.
Cresson testified that he replied that
he would move his machine just as
quiekly as he could, but that it was
impossible to do so at the time because
of a breakdown sustained by Mr. Ben
nett's car. being disabled in a collision
of the cars at the platform. The officer
is alleged to have persisted in his order
to have the automobiles moved imme
diately and upon a failure of Mr. Cres
son to comply, claiming it was a physi
cal impossibility to do so. Officer Wahr
mund placed him under arrest.
Mr. Cresson claims that he informed
he officer that he would sign a bond,
but in the meantime desired to accom
pany the party to the private ear. When
he returned Officer Wahrmund offered
him a blank bond, which Mr. i re-MB
refused to sign unless completely filled
out. This Officer Wahrmund is said
to have refused to do and he grabbed
Mr. Cresson by the arm. The testimony
was that he declared he would arrest
Mr. Cresson without allowing him bond
At this juncture Mr. Bennett is said
to have approached the officer and at
tempted to persuade him to be more
considerate ami use less violence, wherw
upon the officer is said to have pulled
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