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PISTEIIIIIZED MILK MD CBEAM
Tw«lT» Wtfou to Kake DlLnrlll to
AU Parti of. the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 214
FAMOUS WORLD’S FAIR BABY
STOLEN BY DARING KIDNAPERS
Flee In Buggy With Child and
Are Immediately Pursued By
Topeka Police and Posse.
SHOTS ARE EXCHANGED
Neighbor Boy Guarding Little
Girl Missed By Bullet Knocked
Down With Revolver.
Associated Frees.
Topeka, Kans., Aug. 1. — Marion
Bleakley, the St. Louis world's fair in
cubator baby, who was the cause of
litigation extended over several years,
was kidnaped in a sensational manner
from the home of her mother here this
morning. The baby was born in Il
linois. Two men and a woman were
qngaged in the kidnaping and the child
was secured only after an exchange of
shots, which, however, went wide of
their marks. The kidnapers fled in a
buggy. The police were notified imme
diately and a posse soon pursued.
The little girl, who is five years old,
has been carefully guarded at Topeka
and has been constantly attended. This
morning a woman, ostensibly selling
V>ap, appeared at the Bleakley home.
She soon left. Half an hour later a
buggy in which were two men and the
same woman, appeared In front of the
house. One man alighted and entered
the yard where the child was playing
with a neighbor in whose charge sho
had been left. As the kidnapers ran
toward her, the neighbor, a youth, at
tempted to interfere. The kidnaper shot
at him but missed. He then knocked
the boy down with the revolver, carried
the child to the buggy and drove off.
I
RAINSTORM STOPS
• AVIATION TRIALS
Associated gross.
Bheims, Aug. 21. —A driving rain
storm was sweeping over Bheims this
morning and the weather conditions
prevented any of the aeropianists gath
ered here for Aviation week from in
dulging in practice flights. Thousands
of visitors flocked out to the plain of
Betheny in the hope that some daring
flitr would venture aloft, but they were
disappointed. Experts, however, pre
dicted fair weather for Aviation week,
which begins tomorrow.
Final arrangements for the opening
races were being concluded today and
everything will be ready for tomorrow.
The authorities brought in a staff of
telegraphers sufficiently numerous to
send out 200,000 words an hour. Glenn
Curtiss, the American competitor, is still
suffering from the injury to his foot
received in a recent accident to his
machine, but the hurt will not prevent
his taking part in the racing.
MANUEL TARIKT
CHARGED WITH
ASSAULT TO KILL
Manuel Tarin was arrested yester
day afternoon by Deputy Constable
Rittiman on the charge of assault to
murder C. Esquival. He gave bond in
the sum of $750.
Esquival reported to the county au
thorities yesterdav morning that he had
been fired upon from ambush and nar
rowly escaped being wounded. The ar
rest of Tarin was effected a few hours
after the affair was reported.
Esquival about six years ago shot
and killed Simon Tarin, a brother of
Manuel Tarin, at a dance near Elmen
dorf. Esquival was captured by Capt. I
John E. Trainer and Charlie Stevens, (
convicted and given two years in the
penitentiary.
FIBE CAUSES LOSS OF
twelve thousand dollars.
Associated Frees.
Sulphur Springs, Aug. 21.—Fire at ,
9:30 this morning destroyed the Man- I
ning furniture factory and planing mill i
and also destroyed the Manning resi
dence and .two barns, besides damaging |
other residences in the vicinity. The .
loss exceeds twelve thousand dollars, i
There wxs no water supply and the fire I
was fought by a bucket brigade.
TOLSTOVS SECRETARY IS
EXILED FOR TWO YEARS
Found Guilty of Circulating the
Count’s Pamphlet, “Thou
Shalt Do No Murder.”.
Associated Press.
Tula, Russia, Aug. 21.—M. Guseff,
private secretary to Count Tolstoi, has
been exiled to the province of Perm
for a period of two years, after hav
ing been found guilty of circulating
Tolstoi’s pamphlet entitled “Thou
Shalt Do No Murder,’’ which is a plea
against the infliction of the death pen
alty
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
AND GAZETTE
MESSAGE STOLEN
FROM COURIER
After Two-Mile Chase Docu
ment Is Recovered.
BY E. S. O’REILLY.
Paul’s Valley, Okla., Aug. 21.—The
message which I am bearing to Presi
dent Taft was stolen last night by a
negro while I was asleep at a farm
house between here and Wynnewood.
I was awakened by noise made by the
thief as he was leaving through a win
dow. I called to the darkey to halt,
but the call only had the effect of mak
ing the negro run the faster. When I
discovered that I had been robbed of
the message I went in pursuit of the
thief. After a chase of nearly two miles
through dark forests I sighted the thief
and fired at him twice. He dropped the
message and escaped in the woods. I
did not pursue any further after recov
ering the valuable document.
It is a mystery to me why the negro
wanted the message, unless he thought
it was a roll of valuable papers, proba
bly money. From now on I intend to
keep better watch on the message and
the next fellow that attempts to steal
it will get a load of lead.
The hot wave was broken last evening
and today I am having a much more
pleasant time than during the past
week. I will get to Purcell tonight,
where I will rest until tomorrow morn
ing.
Purcell is about forty miles south of
Oklahoma City, which I expect to reach
Sunday evening or Monday morning.
FLOODS IN
AUSTRALIA
Associated Press.
Melbourne. Aug. 21.—1 n three serious
floods throughout the state of Victoria
many villages have been submerged
and there has been a number of fatali
ties. Railroad communication between
Melbourne anff Adelaide has been sus
pended for three days.
NINTH INFANTRY
LEAVES FOR DALLAS
THIS AFTERNOON
The entire Ninth infantry will leave
at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon for Dal
las to participate In th» military tour
nament at Camn Jacob A. Augur. The
regiment will be in command of Co’.
Chas. J. Crane. The regiment numbers
900 men, who will take with them 250
horses, 24 wagons and two ambulances
Gen. Albert L. Myer, accompanied by
his personal staff, left last night for
Dallas. Gen. Myer will be in command
of the eamp.
Battery B, Third field artillery, left
for Dallas last night.
TWO HUNDRED BOYS
DON’T SMOKE “PILLS”
Special Dispatch.
Fort Worth, Aug. 21. —Promoters of
the anti-cigarette crusade here today ex
pressed satisfaction over the results
brought by an advertisement in a local
paper for a bright boy who did not
smoke cigarettes. Two hundred boys,
who declare they do not smoke “coffin
nails’’ have so far applied for the posi
tion.
ALL NUISANCES
ARE TO BE ABATED
“When you receive n notice from the
sanitary officer to abate r nuisance,
then it is up to you to get rid of it, or
pav a fine in this court.”
The above bit of instruction
handed out to several people in the
police court this morning w ben they
were haled’ to court for a lailure to
abate a nuisance on their premises. In
all cases heard Prosecutor Bart De Witt
defined the word “abate,’’ and gave
the offenders time in which to make a
connection with the sewers.
FOREST FIRES
THREATENING
Associated Frees.
Winnipeg, Aug. 21. —Forest fires now
raging in British Columbia are assum
ing the proportions of the fire which
destroyed Fernie last year. A strip of
country one mile wide is in the grip of
the flames. One town has been de
stroyed.
10 PAGES
Gov. Haskell
of Oklahoma
“I SHALL RETIRE
AT END DE MY
ADMINISTRATION”
Governor of Oklahoma Says
That He Has No Further
Political Ambitions.
IS NOT TO OPPOSE OWEN
When Through With the Exec
utive Job He Intends to Devote
His Time to His Newspaper.
LEAVES THE FIELD CLEAR
Was Rumored That He Would
Go After Senatorial Toga, But
Statement Puts End to It.
Special Dlipatch.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 21.—Gov.
Haskell here today declared when his
term as governor expires he would re
tire from public life. He said: “I have
no further political ambitions and at
the end of my administration I shall
devote my time to my weekly paper in
Oklahoma City.”
This statement partly clears the po
litical situation in Oklahoma. It has
been persistently rumored that Haskell
would seek to succeed Senator Robert
L. Owen in the United States senate.
The statement puts an end to that
rumor and leaves a clear field for Owen
provided no other aspirants appear.
With the nominating primaries and
election of Haskell’s successor only two
years hence there are already numerous
aspirants for the governor’s chair.
Among the democrats the most promi
nent perhaps is “Alfalfa” Bill Murray
of Tishomingo, speaker of the lower
house of the last legislature and presi
dent of the constitutional convention.
The leading candidate of the republi
cans is Dennis Flynn of Oklahoma City,
twelve years territorial delegate to con
gress, and author of the bill proposing
statehood. C. G. Jones, promoter of the
Frisco road in this state and a member
of the first legislature, is the only can
didate of either party who has formally
announced his candidacy.
ARREST 26
ANARCHISTS
Associated Press.
Budapest, Aug. 21.—The police of
this city have this morning taken into
custody twenty-six anarchists who re
cently arrived here to attend the forth
coming anarchist congress.
JOHN BAKER
IS JAILED ON
THEFT CHARGE
John Baker, wanted here on charge
of theft of ten chickens, on complaint
of C. 8. Stuart, who resides near the
city on the new Sulphur Springs road,
was arrested at Austin yesterday by
Deputy Constable Flores and* an Aus
tin detective and brought to San An
tonio last night. He is in jail wait
ing trial in the county court.
Baker is a chicken peddler and about
two years ago was arrested on the
charge of murdering L. L. McMickle,
an aged peddler. At the trial the jury
stood eleven to one for acquittal. The
case was recently dismissed on motion
of the district attorney.
ELECTION IN SEPTEMBER.
Special Dispatch.
Belton, Tex., Aug. 21.—The commis
sioners’ court this morning ordered a
local option election for Bell conntv,
Sept. 11.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. SATURDAY. AUGUST 21. 1909.
OLDFIELD DRIVES
A KILOMETER 111
FASTEST LIME
Christie’s Freak Car Gets to
Going and Does the Dis
tance In 28 7-10.
CHADWICK CAR IS THIRD
Fifteen-Mile Free-for-AII Won
By a National Car With
Kincaid Driving.
FIAT WINS AMATEUR RACE
Big Race for the Most Valuable
Cup Ever Offered Will Close
the Indianapolis Meet.
Auociated Preu.
Indianapolis, Aug. 21.—Walter Chris
tie, in a freak racing car, drove a kilom
eter (621-1000 of a mile) in 28 7-10 in
time trial. Zengel, in a Chadwick made
it in 29 9-10. Barney Oldfield drove a
kilometer in 26 2-10 in a Benz in the
time trial.
The fifteen miles free fc> all handicap
( was won by a National, Kincaid driv
ing, with a handicap of one minute.
Time, 14:23 5-10.
The ten miles amateur championship
of America was won by a Fiat, Hearne
driving. Time, 9:44 3 10.
The twenty-five mile free-for-all was
won by a Benz, Oldfield driving. Time,
21:21 7-10.
Indianapolis, Aug. 21.—The final
day day of the inaugural automobile
racing meet on the new Indianapolis
speedway was started today by a 15-
mile free for-all handicap that enlisted
the services of many of the best driv
ers at the track. When the men in the
first event were called to the starting
mark by Starter Wagner nearly every
available seat in the big grandstand
was taken and the crowds were still
pouring in in a steady stream.
The program scheduled for today
promises to be the most exciting of
the meet and will end with a 300 mile
race for the Indianapolis motor speed
way cup, which is said to be the most
valuable trophy ever offered in an au
tomobile race. It is made of silver, the
coin value of which is said to $5OOO.
It is eight and one-half feet high and
weighs 500 pounds.
—HASKELL.
GREAT WESTERN SOM
BRINGS $12,800,008
Auociated Preu.
St. Paul, Aug. 21.—The Chicago &
Great Western railroad was sold today
by Special Master Moore, representing
the United States court and receiver, to
a syndicate formed by J. Pierpont Mor
gan for $12,000,000. Morgan was the
only bidder and his certified check for
$500,000 as required by the court was
the only one deposited jesterday. The
proceedings were a perfunctory transfer
of the road by the receiver to a new
company headed by Samuel Felton as
president.
A. F. STAFFORD’S HOME
DESTROYED BY FIRE
The new home of A. F. Stafford on
Kampmann avenue, Alamo was
destroyed by fire last' night at 9:30
o’clock. Mr. Stafford and family were
in the city when the fire broke out and
it is not" known how it originated.
Neighbors turned in the alarm, but the
building burned so rapidly that it was
practically destroyed before the ar
rival of the department.
The house was valued at $1825 and
insured for the same amount. The con
tents. valued at $l2OO, were insured for
$6OO. Nothing was saved. The dwell
ing was a one-story frame structure.
Owing to the long run and tye muddy
condition of the streets, several pieces
of anparatu- failed to reach the scene,
the horses becoming exhausted on the ।
up-hill elimb. .
Mr. Stafford is a disnatcher in the
local Southern Pacific office.
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LOCAL WEATHER
—— For san Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Sunday:
Parti-.- cloudy weather.
r The rotaum temperature
Mr the ‘ huurs ending at 8
Orfclock this morning w»s 10«
degrees and the minimum was
74 degrees
U Comparative temperature, tor
this year and last.
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“GAMBLING MUST STOP IF I HAVE TO
ORING EVERY RANGER IN TEXAS HERE
—Assistant District Attorney Chambers.
Creates Sensation in
Court by Outlining
Plans to Stop Gaming.
FIGHT JUST BEGUN
“Gambling must stop in San An
tonio. I have started this fight
against gaming and I am determin
ed to bring to justice that class
which skins the ignorant and un
sophisticated if I have to bring
every state ranger in Texas here to
help me. The rangers are at my
disposal and if I call for them they
will be sent. The fight against
gambling has just begun. Gamblers
had better leave the city, for if
they remain and attempt to ply
their nefarious vocation they will
be arrested and prosecuted.”—
Assistant District Attorney C. M.
Chambers.
In his argument before the jury in
Justice Umscheid’s court this morning
in the case of D. Trevino, one of the
men arrested by rangers in the raid of
the gambling house in the old Washing
ton theater building, Assistant District
Attorney Chambers appealed to the
jury to assess the maximum penalty of
$5O for the offense of loitering and re
maining in a gambling house. He told
the jury that the gambling laws of
Texas were to be enforced. If it took
the assistance of every state ranger.
No testimony was offered by counsel
for Trevino, the defendant not even
going on the witness stand. Ranger
Sergeant Bailey, who directed the raid,
and Deputy Constables Mussey and
Flores, who assisted the rangers in
taking the prisoners tp jail, testified
for the state.
Was He Feeding Chickens?
On cross-examination the defense
HRS. mil CRIIICIZES
IKIHBKHUn
Says Privileges He Had Before
at Matteawan Asylum Are
Denied Him Now.
Auociated Preu.
Matteawan, Aug. 21.—Mrs. Mary
Thaw, mother of Har-y Thaw, today
made public a statement criticising the
treatment accorded to her son in the
I Matteawan state hospital for criminal
I insane since his return to that institu
tion by order of Justice Mills. Mrs.
Thaw said not only the comforts accord
ed him when he was first sent to the
; asylum were not restored after his re
• turn, but he had been lately denied pri
. vileges he enjoyed for the eighteen
i months he was in the asylum. Dr. Lamb,
. superintendent of the hospital, Mrs.
> Thaw said, when asked the reason for
■ the discontinuance of these privileges
i to Thaw, answered that what had been
! done for him was not appreciated.
BOY HOLDS UP BOY
IN FRONT OF CITY HALL
Jessie Jones, a negro boy, faced
Judge Buckley this morning on a
charge of malicious mischief. Several
। witnesses testified that Jones held up a
small Italian youth on Military plaza
i yesterday, and in full view of the city
hall took a dime from the pocket of.
the latter. Jones attempted to explain I
his action to the court by saying that
the little fellow had employed him o I
sell some fruit and that he was merely j
collecting his wages.
j Judge Buckley in imposing a fine of'
Iss in the case’told Tones that there
were other ways in which a person could
I collect their salary without holding the
i employer up on the street and taking it
from his pockets and warned him
I against appearing in court on the same
I charge again.
DOCKET IS CROWDED.
1 Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 21.—Clerk Con
nerly of the supreme court announced
today that the docket of the court for
the coming term, which opens in Octo
ber, was never so crowded, and that
there are now enough eases already set
to occupy the attention of the court till
the holidays. Besides this there are
100 applications for writs of error filed ;
since the present vacation which will
have to go over.
OFFERS REWARD FOR NEGRO.
Spacial Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 21. —The governor
today offered a reward of $l5O for the
arrest and conviction of Will Long, a
negro charged with the murder of W.
C. Backus, a machinist for the Inter
national Creosoting and Construction
company near Beaumont on Aug. 6.
This reward is offered at the request of
the authorities of Jefferson county.
10 PAGES
O. M. CHAMBERS.
tried to show that Trevino was at the
place of the raid on legitimate business,
that of feeding some game chickens
kept there. •
“The facts in this case show that the
defendant is guilty,” said Mr. Cham
bers to the jury, “but if this jury can
imagine the defendant as being a
Shanghai rooster in a cage, then it can
return a verdict of acquittal. He does
not look like a rooster and this jury
cannot but. help convict him. This de
fendant has great gall to come here and
attempt to make this jury believe that
he was in that gambling house feeding
chickens. For this reason he ought to
be given the maximum fine.”
। It was here that Mr. Chambers made
the statement that it was his intention
HOT WEITHEB KILLED DFF S 3
FER CESF OF ML EEWES
ms sin
BBIMS BMB
Trans-Atlantic Communication
Will Be Interrupted Until
Repairs Are Made.
Associated Press.
New York, Aug. 21.—Marconi wire
less headquarters received a telegram
[ this noon announcing the operating and
| condensing buildings of the trans-Atlan
tic wireless station at Glace Bay, N. S.,
was destroyed by fire. The operating
building is the chief one of the plant
and wireless communication across the
Atlantic will be interrupted. There
will be no interruption of the usual
wireless service to and from steamers
off the coast.
TOT DRINKS*
GASOLINE
AND DIES
Special Dlapatch.
Hillsboro, Aug. 21. —The two-year-old
son of Charles Pulliam, five miles south
of here, died last night as the result of
drinking gasoline from a bottle while
his mother was cleaning a hat.
PROTEST AGAINST
PARDON FOR REYEZ
Special Diipatch.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 21. —Former Coun
ty Judge Hornsby of this county, now
of Houston, reached here today and ac
companied by Congressman A. 8. Burle
son of this district, appeared before the
board of pardons, and both entered
strong protests against favorable ac
tion on the application of Francisco
Reyez, who is now serving a life sen
tence in the penitentiary for the mur
der of former Sheriff M. M. Hornsby
of this county, and father of Judge
Hornsby. No action has yet been taken
by the board.
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VELVH ICE CREAM
“Tastes Like More."
At fountains. Orders for banquets. re
ceptions, lodge?, ciub affairs and farm
trade a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
Declares Gov. Campbell
Has Put Private Po
lice at His Disposal.
WARNS GAMBLERS
to call every ranger in the state’s ser
vice here if necessary to enforce the
gambling laws. Mr. Chambers continu
ing, said:
Determined to Do His Duty.
“I know that by doing my duty in
law enforcement I am unpopular with a
certain clement in San Antonio, but
that will not deter me in the least. I
intend to enforce the law. I am backed
up by the state government and gamb
ling must stop.”
Assistant County Attorney Dan
Lewis, who is assisting in the prosecu
tion, told the jury that fair warning
had been given the people who have
been gambling and it was now time
that the maximum penalty should be in
flicted.
“These people have had time to
learn that gambling is a violation of the
law and if they persist in gambling
they should be severely punished,” said
Mr. Lewis.
The jury in the Trevino case, after
deliberating about fifteen minutes re
turned a verdict of guilty, assessing a
fine of $25 and costs.
Another Conviction Today.
P. Trevino, charged with entering
and remaining in a gambling house, was
also convicted in Justice Umscheid’s
court this morning, and fined $25. The
defense was weak, the trial lasting less
than a half hour.
D. Mort-no was convicted yesterday
afternoon and fined $25.
I This ends the gambling cases on
Justice Umscheid’s docket Two cases
are to be tried in Justice Fisk’s court.
Entomologist Predicts
No Pest Next Year If
Farmers Destroy Cot
ton Plants.
Special Diepatch.
Dallas, Aug. 21.—Government Ento
mologist Hunter in a bulletin today de
clares the terrific heat of the last few
days killed more than ninety-nine per
cent of the boll weevils in Texas and
Oklahoma and the hotness and dryness
of the season brought out the small
plants on which the bolls will soon open.
He says if the cotton plants are destroy
ed generally in Texas by the middle of
September there will be no boll weevils
whatever in Texas next year.
RUSHING THROUGH
CROWDED PROGRAM
Associated Press.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 21,-With the
formal election of officers and the com
pletion of unfinished business before
it the Trans Mississippi Commercial con
gress prepared to rush through its
crowded program before adjournment
today. All resolutions which had been
referred to the various committees
were voted upon. Among the speakers
were Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of the
department of agriculture, on “The
Importance of Pure Foods and Drugs
In Upbuilding Commerce;” John Mc-
Guire of Lincoln, Neb., on “Waterways
as a Supplemental Means of Cheap
Transportation,” and Samuel Lea of
Pierre. S. D., on “Irrigation and Drain
age of Agricultural Lands.” Each of
these subjects have been of lively im
portance to the deliberation of teh con- '
gress.
NEW POINT RAISED
IN AUTO SPEEDING CASE
Can the owner of an auto be held
■ criminally responsible for the acts of
another party to whom he loans his
machine, was a question raised in the
police court this morning, when H. L.
Hunt appeared in the police court on a
charge of speeding his auto.
Mr. Hunt made a statement to the
court, saying that he did not occupy
the machine at the time of the offense,
but had loaned the auto to another par
ty and that if any person was guilty
of speeding, it was the other man.
Assistant City Attorney DeWitt
stated that he knew the owner of an
auto could be held responsible in a civil
action, but he was not clear on the
criminal end of the same proposition
and asked that the ease be continued
until next Tuesday morning until he
eould look up the law on the matter.

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