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Twelve Wagons to Make Deliveries to
AU Parts of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 195
Universal Eight Hour Law for
Texas Is the Principal Sub
ject for Discussion.
The fifth annual convention of the
Carpenters’ State Council convened this
morning at 10 o’clock in the rooms of
the Trades Council hall, with U. 8. Ber
ry, president of that body, presiding.
About fifty delegates from various por
tions of Texas were present and the
gathering went into executive session
at once.
The entire morning was taken up with
the appointment of different committees
and adjourned for lunch at 12 o’clock.
This afternoon at 2 o’clock the session
■was resumed and the delegates took up
the questions which were to come be
fore the meeting. Principally among
those to be discussed will be that re
lating to a universal eight-hour law
for the state of Texas, which this body
will attempt to secure at the next ses
sion of the legislature.
President Berry Talks.
President Berry in speaking of the
three days’ meeting now being held in
San Antonio, said:
‘‘ We cut out all addresses of wel
come and went right down to business.
During the balance of the meeting here
all delegates and myself will work tho
regulation eight hours each day. We
will meet-'tit 8 o’clock in the morning
and remain in session until noon and
after procuring something to eat will
reconvene at 1 o'clock and work up to
5 o’clock.” \
Entertainment for Delegates.
The local committee in charge of en
tertaining the delegates will tender the
visitors a trolley ride tomorrow after
noon and Wednesday night the' dele
gates will be given a Mexican supper
and a smoker at the Trades Council
hall as a fitting conclusion.
The committees selected at the ses
sion this morning were as follows.
Credentials: J. E. Proctor, J. K. Wil
son and M. C. C. Parker.
Rules: James Canon, O. Olson and
C. B. Barnes.
Constitution: J. J. Ferrier, R. N.
Kidd and Earl Barrett.
Ways and Means: L. E. Hide, J. J.
Tucker and J. E. Proctor.
Resolutions: Jack Porter, J. B. Smal
ley and M. C. Parker.
Laws: O. Olson, James Canon and
Earl Barrett.
Finance: C. F. Barnes, O: Olson and
D. Nelson.
Reports of Officers: A. Copeland,
J. K. Wilson and R. N. Kidd.
Printing: J. J. Tucker.
Associated Press.
Paris, Aug. 2.—At Port Aviation,
near Juvisy, yesterday, M. Peliot Gau
dart, in a Visin biplane, rose to a
height of 500 feet, beating the record
established by Wilbur Wright and win
ning the Lazare-Weiller prize. The
aviator described several circles over
the aerodrome, gradually increasing its
height until he passed with considera
ble margin above the captive balloon,
maintained at a height of 100 meters.
The neroplane remained aloft for
nine and a half minutes, the descent
being made with ease.
Charged with unlawfully carrying a
pistol, a white man giving his name as
John Albion was taken into eustod)
this morning by Detective Bodeman.
The prisoner was transferred to tho
county authorities at noon today.
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4 Associated Press. 4
4 'London, Aug. 2.—Under spe 4
4 cial license secured at Canter- 4
4 bury, Henry Clay Pierce of St. 4
4 Louis was quietly married today 4
4 at St. George’s church, Hanover 4
4 square, to Virginia Prickett of 4
4 Edwardsville, Illinois, whose 4
4 former husband died four years 4
4 ago. 4
4 Beyond the church officials, 4
4 only four persons witnessed the 4
4 wedding. The bride was attend- 4
4 by her daughter, Virginia Bar- 4
4 rowes, and was given away by 4
4 H. R. Anderson. “Baron Gino de' 4
4 Morphurdo supported the bride- 4
4 groom. The only other member 4
4 of the wedding party was Mrs. 4
4 Mary Mitchell, a relative of 4
4 Pierce. 4
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Photo by Smith.
“ I reached here this morning, and am in fine shape. So is ‘Aransas.’ We are enjoying the trip.”
This was the report Edward S. O’Reilly, the cowboy courier, telephoned the Light and Gazette from San Marcos
at noon today.
Mr. O’Reilly said he would leave this evening for Kyle, where he will spend the night. The journey will be re
sinned tomorrow morning, Mr. O'Reilly expecting to arrive in Austin tomorrow afternoon, where he will call on Gov
ernor Campbell and secure his signature to the invitation to the president.
A few miles out of San Marcos a dog attacked “Aransas,” attempting to bite him.
“Do you believe it, that horse had kicked the dog in the head and killed it before I had time to draw my six
shooter,” said O'Reilly over the phone. “ ‘Aransas’ is a world beater in more ways than one.”
New Braunfels, Tex., Aug. I.—The
Light and Gazette’s pony express rider
and his game little cowpony, Aransas,
finished the first lap of tho long journey
today in fine condition. All along the
road the farmers turned out to greet
the courier.
After the excitement, of the start I
did not think it wise to set too great
a task for Aransas, so only rode about
ten miles to the Willenbrock Brothers’
store at Fratt station. A dance was
being given at the store and more than
one hundred farmers gathered there.
They all inspected Aransas and declar
ed that he was in good condition for
the long ride. A few expressed the
opinion that he is too small, but they
do not know his record for endurance.
Aransas is an ideal saddle horse. Dur
ing most of the thirty-four mile ride to
New Braunfels he kept up an easy fox
Special Dispatch.
Waco, Tex.. Aug. 2.—Deputy Sher,
iffs J. C. Walton and Phil Hobbs re
turned today from McGregor, having
in custody three negroes, Frank Smith,
Fred Raudal] and J. Loekett, arrested
in connection with a criminal assualt
upon Miss Ida Pratt, daughter of D. M.
The attack occurred on the Pratt
farm, between Moody and McGregor,
yesterday. A mob formed to lynch the
negroes, but were persuaded by the offi
cers to disperse.
After the attack the girl lay uncon
scious on the ground several hours and
returned home after regaining con
sciousness and notified her father. She
was severely injured about the head
and face by the blacks.
Excitement at McGregor is at fever
. Special Dispatch.
■ Cooper, Tex., Aug. 2.—Henry Carter,
aged 10„ was seriously wounded four
> miles south of here today when his
father accidently cut him with a
• ‘ scythe.
I The elder Carter struck at a rattle
> snake near his son, severing its head
and piercing the boy’s thigh at one
Special Dispatch.
Hillsboro, Tex.. Aug. 2.—M. 8. Jor
[ dan was sandbagged and robbed of
I $42 at the reunion grounds late Satur
day night. He was found later in a
dazed condition by members of a mili-
I tary company. Two arrests have been
I madej
trot, that covers the distance and does
not tire the horse or rider.
I left. Fratt at six o'clock this mqsn
ing, but unfortunately I was unable to
secure breakfast for either Aransas or
myself, so rode on about two miles to
a farm house. Here an amusing inci
dent occurred.
A patriarchal old German came to the
gate and I asked permission to feed
my horse and self.
“Are you a prohibitionist?” he quer
“Why do you ask?” I replied.
“Because if you are a prohibitionist
you can’t come in,” he responded.
A little jug of real Irish whisky, pre
sented to me by Mr. Dooley of San
Antonio, proved a passport and Aransas
and I were treated to a hearty feed.
From Fratt station by wagon road
to New Braunfels is twenty-four miles,
and Aransas made the trip in four and
Associated Press.
Platt City, Mo.. Aug. 2.—George
Johnson, white, who murdered John
Moore, a farmer, June 20, was lynched
early today.
Feeling ran so high at the time of
the killing that Johnson was taken to
Kansas City for safekeeping. His trial
was to begin today and he was re
turned to Platt City yesterday after
Early this morning two men took a
third man to jail, representing him to
be a prisoner. When the sheriff opened
the jail door the three men overpowered
him. Fifty other men quickly appeared
and battered down the door of John
son’s cell. He was taken to a tree op
posite the jail and strung up.
Cowes. Aug. 2.—The Russian impe
i rial yacht, Standart, bringing the em
peror and empress from Cherbourg to
Cowes on a visit to King Edward, an
chored in Cowes roadstead this after-
J noon. The imperial visitors were given
an official welcome, even more impos
ing than usually attends such import
ant occasions. Not only were King
Edward and Queen Alexandria, Prince
and Princess of Wales, and a large gath
ering of other members of the royal I
family present, but 150 of the pick
British war fleet, dressed in flags from
stem to stem and flying the Russian
ensign encircled the anchorage allotted
to the Standart.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 2.—Delegates
are arriving for the convention of the
Texas Farmers’ Union which com
mences here tomorrow. It is believed
that no minimum price on cotton will
be named. It is expected that Nellie
Nqrton will be elected state secretary
1 to eucceed present Secretary Smith.
one-half hours. At New Braunfels I
was greeted by a large crowd at the
Plaza hotel, and Aransas received
scores of visitors during the day at the
livery stable. I watched the game lit
tle horse all day and stayed with him
while he dined, for much depends on
After dinner a merchant, E. A. Ei
band, escorted me to the home of C. A.
Jahn, mayor of New Braunfels, who
was the first to sign his name in my
note book. I will secure the signatures
of the mayors of the different cities I
pass through as a daily record of my
travels. I also met Sheriff Adams and
several city officials. In the afternoon
I visited Landa park and met a number
of San Antonio friends.
At daybreak T will again start my
ride and go to San Marcos. I expect
to rest at San Marcos during the heat
of the day and ride on to Kyle, nine
miles, after sundown.
Special Dispatch.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 2.—Three state
rangers quietly swooped down on Gal-
I veston Sunday and before the close of
’ the day two alleged gambling joints
I had been raided and fifteen men had
been placed under arrest.
The raids were carried out by Rang
er Sergeant Bailey and two privates.
They stated that they were sent here
by Governor Campbell at the request
of Criminal Judge Campbell and Dis
trict Attorney Love.
The men evidently arrived here Sat
urday night, but secured no information
until" Sunday that enabled them to pull
off a raid. Sunday forenoon was spent
in making careful inquiries about the
city as to where ‘‘a little game” could
be found. One was discovered in a
room above a saloon and thirteen men
were taken into custody. An hour later
another place was raided and two more
tnen arrested.
The rangers were dressed in plain
clothes ami no suspicion was aroused
until tho order camo of “Hands up!”
No efforts to escape were made.
All those arrested wore first taken
to the county iail. I.atqr they were
admitted to bail in the sum of $5(101
where the charge was exhibiting a gam
ing device and $2OO where entering and [
remaining in a gambling room was
For San Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Tuesday .
F Partly cloudy weather.
The maximum temperature
for the 24 hours ending at 8
o’clock this morning was 94 de-
Agrees and the minimum was 74
Comparative temperatures for
I this year and last:
1908 1909
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Trades Unions Give Notice of
the Beginning of a General
Strike Over Country.
Associated Press.
Bayonne, France, Aug. 2.—Reliable
news regarding the situation in Spain
received this morning from San Sebas
tian, conditions very grave
throughout the northern country, where
all trades unions have given notice of
the beginning of a general strike to
The government has seized all tele
graph and telephone wires in the af
fected district. The purpose is to pre
vent leaders of the strike movement
Spanish Butcher In Cuba, Who Has Been
Made Military Ruler of Spain.
from communicating with each other.
The transmission of newspaper dis
patches has been entirely stopped, forc
ing the suspension of a majority of the
j journals. The greatest excitement
' reigns among the working classes.
Reports received here direct from Ma
drid say that King Alfonso is greatly
depressed over the interior situation.
He desired to throw his personal popu
larity in the scale and it was with dif
ficulty that he was dissuaded from go
ing to Barcelona. Premier Maura told
him it would be equivalent to suicide
to enter that hotbed of anarchy.
Paris, Aug. 2. —Facts as to the situa
' tion at Barcelona are somewhat
1 shrouded as no correspondent has yet
reached the city which is isolated by
island and sea, nevertheless it appears
certain that General Santiago has suc
ceeded in restoring a semblance of or
der in the city and today a serious ef
fort to resume work will be made. At
the solicitation of the authorities the
employers of Barcelona have agreed to
offer a premium of a week’s wages to
every person coming back to work.
At what cost in life and property has
comparative tranquility been restored
in Barcelona, however, continues un
known. Various reports agree that
| troops by the use of machine guns drove
I the revolutionists back. The main body
| of the mob eseaped and took refuge be
hind barricades in the workmen s quar
ter, whence the revolutionists were ex
pelled by shells from guns on Fort Mont
Refugees arriving at the frontier
speak of “terrific slaughter” and esti
mate the dead at thousands, but allow
ances must be made for the panic.
[Whether or not the ringleaders, who
| were captured and condemned, by court -
I martial, have been executed, is not yet
clear. It is known, however, that Emil
iano Iglesias, editor of El Progreso,
was shot without trial.
Sonie reports insist that a republic
has already been proclaimed and that
a regular junta is directing the opera
tions of the revolutionists.
London, Aug. 2. —The Daily Tele
graph ’s Madrid correspondent in a story [
dated Friday night and sent by way
of Biarritz, declares numerous arrests
have been made in Madrid with the in
tention of preventing a general strike,
which is proposed to be proclaimed to
“It would require a book of a hun
dred pages to describe the events at I
Barcelona. Mont Juicht fortress is full
of prisoners awaiting eourtmartial. It
must be remarked that the prefect was >
in complete ignorance of what was hap-1
Two Footpads Attack E. Mc-
Glade Near the Grave of
Ben Milam.
4 4
4 Lying in a elump of cedars in 4 .
4 Milam square, a few feet from 4 '
4 Milani's grave, the unconscious 4
4 form of E. McGlade, a carpen- 4
4 ter, was found at 2:30 o’clock 4
4 Sunday morning by Patrolman 4
4 Darrow. Knocked senseless by 4
4 a heavy blow on the head .with 4
4 a six shooter, the young man 4
4 was dragged into the brush, 4
4 robbed of his money, amounting 4
4 to $9, his shoes taken and his 4
4 clothes partially removed when 4
4 his assailants were surprised by 4
4 the officer. 4
4 4
Charged with robbery by assault, a
I Mexican giving his name as Presna
। Hernandez, is under arrest. He was
arrested by Officer Darrow after an
| exciting chase, having attempted to es
| cape when the policeman walked upon
I two men in the act of relieving the
I victim of his money and clothing. An
other Mexican, who was armed with a
revolver, made his escape.
Attacked By Two Men.
E. McGlade was on his way to his
home. 214 Main avenue, at an early
I hour Sunday morning, having spent the
evening with some friends near the In
ternational £ Great Northern depot. It
was while he was passing through
Milam square that he was suddenly
j set'on by two men. He was attacked
( from behind, his assailants having evi
-1 dentlv been in hiding in some shrub
bery. He was dealt a hard blow on
the head and dropped unconscious on
the walk. He awoke some time later
to find Patrolman Darrow bending over
him and with a Mexican handcuffed be
side him.
Officer Darrow, while patrolling his
beat, chanced to pass through the park.
It was while passing the clump of
cedars that he coughed and was sur
prised to see two men dash from the
cedars. He gave chase and as he reach
ed one, the man showed fight. Darrow
knocked him unconscious with his club
and handcuffs were quickly snapped on
the Mexican’s wrists. The officer then
started after the other, who escaped.
Takes Prisoner to Jail.
The policeman later returned to the
place where he had left the Mexican
handcuffed. The latter was just, return
ing to consciousness. As yet the blue
coat was not aware that a robbery had
taken place. Tt was not until he started
to go to the city hall with his prisoner
that he discovered the body of Mc-
Glade lying on the ground. After
working on the young man for some ]
time, he succeeded in bringing him to. I
McGlade then told of the assault made |
upon him.
The case against the Mexican in cus
tody was ordered transferred to the
county authorities.
pening and had General Santiago tak
en charge of affairs at Barcelona only
two hours later than he did the whole
city would have been given over to fire
and pillage.
“According to the captain general s
estimate. 1000 persons were killed and
2500 wounded during the suppression
of the revolt in the Paralelo quarter,
where most of the workmen live. The
revolutionists took women, old men and ।
children from the asylums and placed
them in front of the barricades in or
der to prevent the soldiers from firing
and to give them time for flight.
Eventully Paralelo had to be bom
barded. The punishment was severe,
but well merited by the enemies of,
humanity who ruined the finest city on
the Mediterranean.”
Cameron. Tex., Aug. 2.—Cone John
son, candidate for democratic nomina
tion as governor, arrived here today and i
will deliver an address at the court- I
house at 2 o’clock. |
When asked what he thought of his
chance with the other ten candidates,
he smiled and said the situation was
"Taatee Lika Mora."
At fountains. Orders for banquets, re
ceptions. lodges, club affairs and unui,
trade a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
Numerously Signed Petition
Will Be Presented to City
Council This Afternoon,
Also That the Property Values
Will Depreciate,
► ♦
$ Claiming that the now asphalt 4
$ plant which the city proposes 4
$ to operate on the block bounded 4
$ by Plum, Walnut, Victoria 4
k and Nevada streets, would 4
$ be a nuisance, detrinicn- 4
$ tai to public health and 4
• depreciate values in real estate, 4
$ 64 citizens and taxpayers resid- 4
$ ing within four blocks of the 4
k site, yesterday signed a petition 4
k to the mayor and city council, 4
k protesting against the establish- 4
k ment of the plant in that neigh- 4
k borhood. 4
k The petition will be presented 4
k at the regular meeting of the 4
► city council, which is to be held 4
S’ this afternoon, with a request 4
► that immediate action be taken 4
+ on the matter. If the petition is 4
+ not granted, the petitioners 4
4 threaten to apply for an injunc- 4
4 tion. «
+ 4
i- j The petition was circulated yester
s day by Arthur Griesenbeck, a contrac
e tor, residing at 123 Nevada street, and
i the paper was readily signed by all to
whom it was presented. Mr. Griesen
beck, in speaking of the matter to a
' reporter for the Light and Gazette,
, said:
“The city has plenty of land near
the city limits on which it could locate
. the plant, and I am at a loss to under
i stand why the mayor would try and
thrust this evil upon us and not only
endanger the health of our community,
as well as depreciate the price of the
■ property. An asphalt plant in any set
tled community is a great nuisance and
one that would not be tolerated for any
। length of time. The petition as pre
pared will be presented the regular
meeting of the council this afternoon
[ and a request will be made to give the
people assurance of immunity in the
matter. ’ ’
Copy of Petition.
The petition follows:
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Gentlemen: Your petitioners, citizens
and taxpayers of the Eighth Improve
ment District, also of the Seventh ward
of this city, respectfully solicit your
honorable body to abandon the idea of
placing in our midst the municipal
“asphalt plant.”
That the plant, situated in the city
limits, is a nuisance, is plainly evi-
I denccd in the folldwing. viz.:
To those within four blocks the
smoke, odor and dust are extremely
detrimental to health.
That for the same distance the wind
carries a deposit, which because of its
greasv nature, adheres where it falls
and soon makes itself noticeable on all
Situated on the proposed site, sur
rounded by a densely populated com
munity, with no other factory of any
kind "within four blocks, and that to
the north, on ground that will ultimate
ly be necessary for the expansion of
the Southern Pacific, will be one of
the worst evils of even greater propen
sity than that, were the site used for
। a garbage furnace.
In view of the above, what effect will
it have no real estate values in that
This’ plant is to be situated in the
Eighth Improvement District. Is that
for what we expended $75,000. It
seems so, and we attach hereto a peti
tion to substantiate our claim.
No improvements in this vicinity at
all, and the climax, this “evil” to drag
us deeper in the mire.
That the intended step will leave a
dire effect upon the community, and
that as a nuisance same will be un
questionable, is conclusive, and we, the
undersigned, rise as a body and appeal
to take action to relieve us of the in
tended “evil” or we will take such
steps as to insure immunity from the
same through tbe course of law.

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