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PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM
Twelra Wagons to Make Deliveries to
All Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29. No. 140
THE FROST NATIONAL BANK, MAIN PLAZA, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $650,000.00
GENERAL EVANS
DELIVERS HIS
ANNUAL SPEECH
Confederates CrSwd Memphis
to Its Capacity Today and
Trains Still Come.
FAMOUS REBEL YELL
AWAKENS SLEEPERS
Associated Press.
Memphis, Tenn., June 7.—That por
tion of Memphis which went to sleep
a.t all last night awoke- early today to
the “yip, yip’’ of the famous old re
bel yell. One distinguished looking old
gentleman, whose insignia told he held
a commission as colonel, turned the
yell loose in the corners of the Gay
oso hotel, adding “Wake up, gentle
n.en, wake up, and put some life into
this reunion.’’ There is no lack of life,
however, in the first day’s doings of
the Confederate reunion. If the town
keemed crowded yesterday the idea
was only a delusion, for the real
throng arrived this morning. Trans
were strung along for miles awaiting
/i chance to discharge passengers and
some quaint sights were witnessed.
One old veteran from Arkansas, ac
companied by his wife and five chil
dren, tied the entire family together
with a clothes line and led the pro
cession through the union station. It
created a small sized riot as he and
his family and the rope became en
tangled and confused.
The program of the day began at
P o’clock when lamps around the For
rest monument were dedicated with
pretty ceremonies by Mary Latham
chapter, Daughters of the Confedera
cy. At 10 o’clock the reunion began at
the Bijou theater. Major General Me-
Dowell called the assembly to order,
tend after the invocation introduced
Governor Patterson, who delivered the
formal address of welcome. He was
followed by Mayor Malone on behalf
of the city and by General George
Gordon on behalf of the executive com
mittee.
General Clement Evans, commander
in-chief of the Confederate veterans,
made the response. After this the roll
call of states began for naming the
committee on credentials and resolu
tions.
General Evans’ Address.
“When Confederate soldiers meet
there is a peculiarity in their greet
ings which shows the high esteem in
which they hold their comradeship.
The warm and strong hand clasp, the
kindling eye from which a tear may
start, and sometimes an irrepressible
mutual hug characterize the greeting,
and arc all genuine. The bearing of
the Confederate soldier marks him al
so as a man on whom great historical
events, in which he acted his part,
have made their lasting glorifying im
pression on himself. He has the ap
pearance of one who has carried a long
while in mind some great convictions
and memories which make men noble.
People take note of him as he passes;
they point him out to their children;
thev say, ‘There goes a Confederate
soldier.”
“The war in which these comrades
were true Confederate soldiers had
been over nearly 25 years before they
organized the United Confederate Vet
erans’ association, but during those
first distressful decades after the fall
of the Confederacy they drew together
in various bodies of survivors until
the thoughtful suggestion of a closer
union led to the formation of the pres
ent brotherhood about 20 years ago.
“These faithful soldiers of the south 1
had returned to their states and their
homes, sad hearted indeed, but they '
laid hold of their problems with the
firm purpose to solve them in honor ।
and with safety for all interests con
cerned. Never before was a great army
disbanded and turned loose upon a ।
country on only the soldiers’ parole of
honor, with freedom to travel over a
vast prostrated land occupied by wo
men and children. But the brave men
who had fought nobly for their rights j
to the end of a four years’ bloody war ।
could be depended on to return peace- .
(Continud on Page Seven.)
LOCAL WEATHER
C For, San Antonio and vicin- -
ity: Tonfaht and Wednesday: |
L Partly cloudy weather.
The maximum temperature i
for the 24 hours ending at 8
0 o'clock this morning was 94 and
the minimum was 74.
Ul9OB 1909
4 a. ,m 74 77
8 a. m 74 74
D s m “ “ I
10 a. m 82 80
Yl2 n00n...... S 5 >3
1 p. m SS 90
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
TO REGULATE
THE STORAGE
DE GASOLINE
Ordinance Is Now Being Pre
pared and Is Endorsed By
Fire Chief Wright.
GIVES PROTECTION TO
LIFE AND PROPERTY
Because of the numerous recent ex
plosions, resulting in much damage and
loss of life, an ordinance is now in the
course of preparation regulating the
storage of gasoline in this city. Fire
Chief Wright is heartily in favor of
the proposed new measure and will lend
his assistance in securing its passage
by the city council.
While the ordinance has not vet been
drafted, it is known that among its
provisions users of gasoline will be com
pelled to have their tanks or reservoirs
placed under ground. In instances
where the oil is kept within a building
the tank will be placed at a depth of
three feet under the surface of the
ground, and outside of a structure two
feet underground.
Fire Chief Endorses Ordinance.
“It is very essential to the safety of
both human life and property that such
an ordinance be created,” said Fire
Chief Wright today.
“1 know that many garages in the
city are poorly fitted out in the man
ner of handling gasoline for their cars.
Gasoline is one of the most violent ex
plosives known and carelessness is cer
tain to result in loss of property and
in most instances loss of life.”
A tank, according to Chief Wright,
could be placed underground and by
means of a pump and metallic pipe
could be transported into the tank ox
an automobile without the least dan
ger. The use of a five-gallon oil can
in filling automobiles, he declares, is
dangerous. The proposed * ordinance
will apply to all users of gasoline in
large quantities and nwy be ready for
presentation to within a
couple of weeks.
BANK EMPLOYE
FACES CHARGE
Alleged That His Shortage Will
Amount to Nearly Forty
Thousand Dollars.
Associated Press.
New Haven, Conn., June B.—Charged
with having taken funds of the bank
Frederick H. Brigham, head bookkeep
er of the Merchants’ aNtional bank
of this city, was arrested early today
and held in $lO,OOO bonds for the United
States court. The amount named in the
charge is $5OOO. but it is said the short
age will reach $40,000.
FIRE LOSS IS
QUARTER OF
A MILLION
Associated Press.
Presque Isle, Maine, Jnne B.—Fire |
which ravaged this town last night was I
extinguished about midnight. There ,
were 125 buildings destroyed with an
estimated loss of $250,000. No one was
injured seriously. The ruined area cov j
ers about half a square mile anil be- I
tween "00 agd 1000 people arc home-1
less.
DOG BITES LEG
OF PAT O'TOOLE
Pat O’Toole, a well known saloon
man of this city, was attacked and
bitten on the leg by a dog on Lopez
street at 6 O'clock yesterday afternoon
while on his way home.
Alex Reed, a negro, faced the police
court this morning, charged by Mr.
O’Toole with allowing a vicious dog
to run at large upon the public streets.
The testimony showed that Mr.
O'Toole was on the sidewalk when at
tacked.
Judge Buckley imposed a $lO fine
against .the defendant, but suspended
judgment providing the dog was kill
ed or permanently removed from the
city limits within six hours.
12 PAGES
SENATE STARTS
IN ON WOOLEN
THRIFT RATES
Senator Dolliver Opposes the
First Amendment of the Fi
nance Committee.
OLD DINGLEY RATES
SOUGHT BY LATTER
Associated Press.
Washington, June B.—Having con
cluded the cotton schedule last night
the senate today began the considera
tion of the woolen schedule. Taking
up the first amendment proposed by
the committee on finance, Senator Dol
liver opposed the increase over the
house rates. This amendment proposed
a return to the Dingley rates on top
waste, roving waste, etc., or an increase
of from 20 cents to 30 centner pound.
This increase is in accordance with the
committee’s settled purpose re-establish
ing the Dingley rates throughout the
woolen schedule.
SAY SIOP DID
NOT DISOUALIFY
Occupants of Balloon Indiana
Made Landing On a Pile
of Railroad Ties.
Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 8. —Carl Fish
er and G. L. Bumbaugh of this city are
the only entrants in the national bal
loon race which started from here last
Saturday afternoon who have not des
cended to earth. They are sailing in
the balloon “Indiana,” and when last
heard from stopped at Ashland City,
Tenn., to tak» on ballast. According to
a dispatch from that town they landed
on a pile of ties there yesterday morn
ing. They again ascended and started
northwest. They maintained, according
to the dispatch, the fact that they did
not touch ground prevents their being
disqualified.
PENNSYLVANIA MM
SHOT FROM AMBUSH
Woman With Him Arrested as
Accessory.
Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 8. —While re
turning bom«. from a picnic early today
at Oakland park, near Uniontown. Pa.,
in company with Mrs. Fannie Rodgers,
Charles Froman was assassinated. Five
shots were fired at Froman from am
bush, four of them taking effect. This
morning Mrs. Rodgers was arrested on a
charge of being an accessory to the
murder and she was committed to jail.
ARTILLERY BAND
CONCERT POSTPONED
The concert at the army post by the
Third artillery band, announced for to
night. will not take place until tomor
row night at 7:45 o’clock. The concert
will be played on the lawn in front of
the officers’ club and the program as
announced will be carried out.
BODY OF FARMER
FOUND IN BRUSH
Associated Press.
Little Rock. Ark., June B.—A spe
cial to the Gazette last night from
Tuckerman, Ark., says: Anthony Dunn,
a young white farmer living about four
miles northwest of here, was found
dead this morning about half a mile
from town. He had been shot and his
body thrown into the brush. Duun was
seen Saturday night about midnight at
this plaee.
CROP CONDITIONS
Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., June 8. —Spring
wheat condition averaged 95.2 per cent,
winter wheat 80.7. Acreage sown of
spring wheat, 18,391,000. Rye condi
tion, Ss.fi; oats, 88.7; and barley, 90.6.
This, summarized, was the report of the
department of agriculture on crop con- I
ditions on June 1, issued today. 1
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. TUESDAY. JUNE 8. 1909.
GITIS EXPENSE
FOR NEXT YEAR
TO DE Wil
Budget Presented by Commit
tee Unanimously Adopted By
the City Council.
MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS
ARE CONFIRMED
i« ♦*+++♦++ + + + ❖ + + ♦ +
+ BUDGET APPORTIONED. +
+ \ +
+ Police department, $100,596. 4
4 Street commissioner's depart 4
, + ment. $106,000. 4
4 Market house department, 4-
❖ $5-100. 4
4 Health department, $13,320. 4
❖ Parks and plazas department. 4
* $13,000. 4
4 Aidermen, $4OBO. 4
❖ Fire alarm department. $4560. 4
4 Engineer's department, $lB-, 4
4 000. 4
♦ Board of health. $720. 4
I 4 Fire department, $91,450. 4
। 4 Street cleaning department, +
14 $67,200. A 4
4 City hospital department, 4
♦ $4500. 4
'4 City hall staff, $19,308. 4|
4 River and ditch department, 4
4 $3500. , 4
4- Water, $24,000. 4
♦ Light. $35,000. 4
4 Contingencies, $160,000. 4
4 Total, $700,636. 4
4 4
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The financial budget for the fiscal
year 1909-10, making an appropriation
of $700,636, by far the largest budget
ever adopted by the city of San Antonio,
was accepted by the council, when pre-
WILLIAM L. RICHTER.
Re elected mayor pro tern, by the city
council yesterday.
sented by Mayor Callaghan at the meet
ing yesterday afternoon.
The banking house of D. Sullivan & j
Co. was selected as the city depository
for the ensuing term.
Mayor Callaghan formally announced
appointments in every municipal depart
[ment, all being confirmed by the coun
cil.
An ordinance was passed granting the
G. H. & S. A. Railway company permis
sion to build a subway on Sherman
street.
Permission was given the Traction
company to construct the Second ward
[ street ear line.
William L. Richter was unanimously
I elected mayor pro tern.
The standing committees were ap
pointed by the mayor and the various
committees increased from 12 to 17.
A total of eight ordinances were pass
; ed under suspension of the rules and
i bonds of a number of the newly elected
and appointed officials presented for
approval. The meeting was largely at
tended by visitors.
New Braunfels Grateful.
Following the reading and approval
of the minutes of the meeting held two
weeks ago and the introduction of peti
tions and memorials, Mayor Callaghan
submitted a communication from Mayor
C. A. Johns of New Braunfels. The let
ter announced that the entire citizen
ship of New Braunfels extended its sin j
Cere thanks to Mayor Callaghan for his [
I prompt action in coming to the rescue
of the Landa mills by ordering a part
I of the local fire department sent there
jto help in controlling the flames. The
' communication added that but for the
arrival of the San Airtonio department
1 the fire may have resulted even more j
disastrously than it did. It also in |
quired as to the expense incurred.
In connection with the letter, the
mayor stated that he hoped the city I
(Continued on Page Eleven.) I
ATTORNEY GENERAL MADE
HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAWS
Associated Press.
South Bethlehem, Pa., June 8. —Uni-
ted States Attorney General Wicker
sham today delivered the alumni ad
dress at the annual commencement of
SECURE JURY IN
MAYFIELD CASE
Examination of the State's Wit
nesses Begun at 3 O'clock
This Afternoon.
The jury in the Charles Mayfield case,
charged with killing J. C. Goode in
Karnes City, was completed in the Thir
ty-seventh District court shortly before
uoon today and the examination of wit
nesses by the state begun at 3 o’clock
this afternoon.
The jury is as follows: H. O. Skin
ner, Alexander Pape, J. T. Ives, Charles
Goodman, Jim Stevans, A. L. C. Ma
gruder, J. Wimberly, Louis Beze, W. E.
Lubbock, W. L. De Bonn, C. M. Stone
and W. L. Miller.
A large number of witnesses have
been summoned by both sides and the
taking of testimony will probably con
tinue until Saturday. The courtroom
was crowded when the state called its
first witness to the stand this after
noon.
SHRINERS GEI
DOWN ID WORK
Addresses of Welcome Deliv
ered and Election Is Now
In Progress.
Associated Press.
Louisville, Ky., June B.—Thousands
of Orientals’ of the Occident known to
the world as Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine having captured Louisville yes
t.erday and turned it into a new Bagdad
got down to business today. After the
forma! welcoming adresscs by officials
had been heard, the convention adjourn- |
cd to the Scottish Rite cathedral where [
business today will be transacted. This [
is to elect the J 909 occupant of the of
fice of imperial outer guard, left vacant I
by the system of jotation each year. j
ADDITIONS TO THE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Superintendent Lukin and Supervisor
of Manual Training N. S. Hudson have'
completed a tour of inspection of the'
schools to which it is the purpose of j
the school board to make additions dur-:
ing the summer and will make their -
recommendations to the building com-1
mittee, after which the matter will be
taken up by the board.
It is expected that work will begin ,
at an early date and will be completed I
before the opening of schools. An addi '
tiou will be made at No. 1 and two
rooms will be put on top of Nos. 16, 22 i
11 and 12, and an addition will prob-j
ably be made at West End.
12 PAGES
ATTORNEY GEN. WICKERSHAM.
Lehigh university at which degrees
were conferred upon 100 members of
the class of 1909 by President Brinker.
The honorary degree of doctor of laws
was conferred on Wickersham.
BUCKET SHOPPERS
ARE SENTENCED
Get Six Months and Fine of
$2OO and Costs for Using
Mails to Defraud.
Associated Press.
Cincinnati, 0., June B.—Louis Foster,
.John Gorman. Walter Campbell, A.
Baldwin. Edwin Heil and J. Scott were
each sentenced to a term of six months
| in jail and each to pay a fine of $2OO
and costs by Judge Thompson in the
[ United States district court here this
morning for using the . United States
mails to further a scheme to defraud
j in conducting a bucket shop.
The defendants operated a bucket
shop known as the Odell Brokerage
company. William Odell same to Cin-
I einnati from Savannah, Ga.. with
$lOOO cash and opened a “bucket
; shop. ” When Odell died a few years
ago he left an estate valued, it is said,
at $2,000,000. All six defendants sen
tenced today were clerks ami tele
graph operators for Odell. They con
tinued the business.
REOPENING OF
FEUD EXPECTED
Callahan Still Living, But His
Death Is Expected—Clan
Gathering at His House.
Associated Press.
Lexington, Ky., June 8. —Ed. Calla
han, the feud leader who was shot yes
terday during an attempt to assassinate
his family in Breathitt county is still
alive this morning, but he is paralyzed
from the waist down and likely to die
at any time. No captures have yet been
made, although bloodhounds have been
trailing men from the place of ambush
all night. Members of the Callahan clan
are said to be gathering at his house
and reopening of the feud troubles is
expected.
WOMAN SLASHED:
HUSBAND ARRESTED
Inez Jones, a negress, living on Wal
nut street, was slashed in the face
three times yesterday afternoon. One
of the wounds near the temple is re- ,
garded as serious.
Walter .Tones, the husband, was later
placed under arrest by Officer Mul
hern, charged with having assaulted
the woman. The negro claims he
nothing of the cutting. The cas’ was
continued when called for trial in the
police court this morning, the wife be j
in unable to appear. The husband was
later released on a $5O bond for his I
appearance next Tuesday morning. I
Ml ICE CREAM
"Tastes Like More."
At fountains. Oraers for Ladles’ Re
ceptions. Club Affairs and family trade
a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS •
HILL IS HERE
TO MAKE HOAD
PROPOSITION
He Is Accompanied By a Large
Delegation of Southwest
Texas Land Owners.
MEETING CALLED
FOR THIS
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♦ •»
4 Matters pertaining to the 4*
4 proposition of Lon C. Hill, cap- 4
4 italist of Harlington, to build a 4
4* railroad from San Antonio to 4
4- Brownsville will be taken up 4
4 this afternoon by directors of 4*
4 the San Antonio Business Men's 4
4 club at a specially called meet- 4
4 ing to be held at 4:30 o'clock 4
4 in the rooms of the club. 4
4 Accompanied by a large dele 4
4 gation of southwest Texas land 4
4 owners and business men, to- 4
♦ gether with a committee ap 4
4 pointed by the Commercial ehib 4>
4* of Brownsville. Mr. Hill arrved 4
4" in San Antonio last night over 4
4’ the “Sap.” +
4 4
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I
To a reporter for The Light and Ga
zette Mr. Hill stated this morning at
the St. Anthony hotel that if San An
tonio would give an option on the
' $lOO,OOO bonus raised last fall he will
!go ahead with the road. Prelminary
work will cost approximately $50,000
and he does not care to expend this
: amount until something definite is had
| from San Antonio.
i Mr. Hill denied that either the Sap,
I Yoakum, Harriman or Mississippi
Valley Trust company interests were
| back of the project.
All members of the delegation wear
I badges of white ribbon on which ap-
I pear, in red letters, the words “Boost
for Hill's R. R., San Antonio to
Brownsville. ”
A meeting with the directors of the
Business Men’s club had been arrang
ed for 10:30 o'clock this morning but,
iat Mr. Hill's request, was postponed
! until this afternoon.
The Visitors.
The committee appointed by the
I Brownsville Commercial club is: K. N.
1 Magill, secretary; James A. Browne, F.
J. Combe, L. Cobolini, A. C. Brokaw
and Juan G. Fernandez.
Others in the party are: 8. V Dwor
man. Brownsville; R- S. Dilworth, Har
lingen; H. S. Tom. Floresville; William
Tom. Campbellton; W. C. Caves. Oak
ville; E. A. McGary, Brownsville; J.
|C. Scott, Brownsville; Charles Arm*
strong, Katherine: R. E. Hirijpmd
j Brownsville; John C. Kelley, San Juan?
W. T. Adams. Corinth. Miss.; I. H.
Kampmann, San Antonio; J. R. Daugh
erty, Beeville, and others.
Routes of Proposed Road.
Mr. Hill states that the railroad, at
now planned, will run through Atas
cosa, Live Oak. and Duval or Nueces
counties, thence straight to the Bio
Grande and down this stream to
Brownsville.
LAST BALLOON
ALIGHTS IN
TENNESSEE
Associated Press.
Nashville, Tenn., June B.—The las!
of he balloons in the national ract
started from Indianapolis Saturday,
landed near Diekson, Tenn., late yester
' day. Aeronauts Fisher and Rumbaugh
are in good shape.
Associated Press.
St. Louis, Mo„ Jnne B.—According to
advices received here today the balloon
I University < 'ity. which started from
J Indianapolis Saturday, landed on Look
। out Mountain last night.
TWO
RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
Two men were injured and two wag
' ons badly damaged at 9 o'clock this
morning when a horse attached to a
wagon belonging to L. Loessberg ran
away, covering a distance of over a
mile before it was finally captured.
Mr. Loessberg was thrown from the
vehicle when the animal made its first
dash.
The runaway started on Guenthex
street, along South Flores street to
Military plaza and thence west along
Commerce street, where, near the mar
ket house, it collided with a delivery
wagon belonging to the Paul Maureaux
store, throwing the driver to the pave
ment and damaging both vehicles.
The injuries sustain*.l by Mr. Loess-
I berg and the driver of the Maureaux
I wag<£n are not serious.

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