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Twelve Wagons to Make Deliveries to
AU Parte of the City.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
VOLUME 29, No. 242
New York Planning to Give Dr. Cook Great Ovation on Arrival Tuesday
Faken 111 Shortly After Arrival
In Japan Last Month and
End Was Expected.
Born In Texas and Gained Ele
ments of Education In Pioneer
Schools of State of Texas.
Success at Galveston After the
Flood Brought Him Into
Prominence In Church.
associated Press.
Tokio, Sept. 20.—Bishop Seth Ward
of the Methodist E-piseopal church
South died this afternoon. The bishop
arrived at Kobe last month on a regu
lar tour of inspection of Methodist
missions in Japan and he was taken >ll
shortly after arrival. Last week ha
was reported as gradually sinking and
the fatal termination of his illness was
not unexpected.
Bishop Ward who came from Hous
ton, Texas, sailed from San Francisco
late in July to make an annual inspec
tion of the work of hs church’s for
eign missionary society. While he was
not suffering from any chronic com
plaint, it is known he was in poor
health and his friends attempted to dis
suade him from the trip. The bishop
was 51 years old. He served as assist
ant missionary secretary of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church South from 1902
until 1906 and was elected bishop in
the latter year.
Born in Texas.
Bishop Ward was born little more
than fifty years ago in the then new
state of Texas, the son of a pioneer
into this territory. He was brought
up on a farm and the only schools ne
ever attended were the country schools.
His acquisition of the elements of a
liberal education was accomplished by
persistent effort in which he was his
own teacher. When about 20 years old
Ward united with the Texas conference
with which he remained connected until
he was elected to the episcopacy in
1906 at Birmingham.
He began his itinerant career as a
pastor on country circuits, but rose
gradually in the conference until he
was at length appointed to a number
of leading charges in it. After the
great flood disaster in Galveston he
was selected to take charge of the dis
organized and ruined church of that
city. It was perhaps his fidelity and
success in discharging that difficult
mission that became the occasion of
his election to the position as assistant
missionary secretary of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South in 1902. At
the meeting of bishops in May 1908
Ward was appointed to take charge of
the missionary work of the church in
the Orient.
Attending Physicians Issue En
couraging Bulletins —Has
Refreshing Sleep Today.
Associated Press.
Rochester, Sept. 20. —The attending
physicians still consider Gov. John
son's condition grave. At 8.30 this
morning his pulse was 102, tempera
ture 99.8 and respiration 32. He is a
little restless and somewhat weaker, but
he suffered little pain today, and Dr.
Me Nevin said “lie has just about au
even chance.’’
Dr. Charles McNevin, who is the house
physician at St. Mary's hospital, issued
a second bulletin this morning regard
ing the condition of the governor, which
“There is a slight change for the
better in the governor's condition. His
temperature is 99.2, pulse 108 and re
spiration 30. He has rested consider
ably. Atrophin was administered at
midnight and brought relief. After the
wound was dressed this morning the
governor fell into a deep still sleep.’’
The impression at the hospital this
morning is that the governor will pull
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex.. Sept. 20.—The attor
ney general’s department today ap
proved the record for the issue of $25,-
900 worth of district No. 6 and the
issue of $20,000 district No. 13, San
Antonio improvement district bonds.
The bonds will be approved when pre
and gazette
Dr, Cook Will Not Come Ashore
Tonight In Order Not to Dis
arrange Reception Plans.
Will Be First of the Rival Ex
plorers to Set Foot on His Na
tive Soil—Attend Banquet.
Roosevelt Will Arrive at Sydney
Late This Afternoon —Was
Spoken This Morning.
Associated Press
New York, Sept. 20. —The Danish
steamer Oscar 11., with Dr. Frederick
A. Cook on board, was reported by
wireless sixty-five miles east of Fire
Island this morning.
The captain of the Oscar 11. was no
tified by the office of the Scandinavian-
American line here to anchor off Sandy
Hook all night. This will enable the
plans for Cook's reception to be carried
out unchanged.
Dr. Cook will be the first of the
rival explorers to set foot on native
soil. New York awaits his coming
eagerly, just as Sydney, N. 8., looks
forward to the coming of Commander
Will Attend Banquet.
The reception to the home-coming
Brooklyn physician who first reported
to the world that he had discovered the
I north pole depends almost solely upon
i himself. While committees are ready to
। do him every honor, everything aside
I from the jaunt down the bay to meet
him and a banquet at the Waldorf-As
toria on Thursday is in a tentative
state. He has accepted no formal invi
tations,, except the banquet, which is
to be held under the auspices of the
Arctic club of America, of whijji he is
a member.
As to the attitude of the elub on Dr.
i Cook’s reported achievement. Dr. Steb
! bins, who has taken a prominent p:r i
in the arrangements for his reception,
said tonight that the club accepted Dr.
Cook’s statement absolutely, and is
f there was to be further controversy it
was incumbent on the Peary advocates
,to disprove Dr. Cook’s claim, rather
' than for him to produce more data at
the present time. The club has planned
l no official action along this line.
Associated Press.
Sydney, N. 8., Sept. 20.—The Areti
steamer Roosevelt, with Commande
Peary and members of his party 01
board passed St. Paul’s Island, sixty
ve miles north of here, at 9 o'clocl
this morning. The Roosevelt is expect
cd to reach Sydney at 5 o’clock thi
Pastors at Jackson (Miss
Will Protest Against Serving
of Liquors at Banquets.
Associated Press.
Jackson, Miss, Sept. 20. —The Pro
testant Pastors’ association of this city
decided at a meeting today to protest
against the serving of wine or any alco
holic beverages at the banquet which
will be tendered President Taft on his
arrival here November 1. A commit
tee was appointed to present a formal
protest to the executive committee of
citizens which has the banquet in
Delayed By Fog But She Clips
Three-Quarters of an Hour j
Off Previous Best Mark, j
Associated Press.
Queenstown, Sept. 20. —The Maureta
nit touched at Queenstown this morn
ing. Although delayed by fog she re- I
duced her east bound record three quar
ters of an hour, her new time being four
days, thirteen hours and forty-one min
utes. Her average speed was 25.60
knots an hour.
Supt. Green on the porch of his residence on the Taft estate, surrounded by his assistants. Green is at left of upper
Will Urge Establishing of Interstate Commerce
Court to Hear Appeals From Findings of
the Commission.
Associated Press.
Des Moines, lowa, Sept. 20.—Presi
dent Taft’s special train over the Chi
cago & Northwestern railway arrived
here this morning from Minneapolis.
Thousands of people gathered at the
union station to bid the nation’s chief
welcome, deafening cheers greeting the
president as he stepped from his private
car. The president was taken in charge
by a committee from the Des Moines
Commercial club. In automobiles fol
lowing the president's rode Senators
Dolliver and Cummins, John Hayes
Hammond, Governor Carroll and state
and city officials. Twenty automobiles
accompanied the president through the
main streets, which had been roped off
to prevent undue crowding.
Breakfasts With Cummins.
President Taft was entertained at
breakfast at Senator Cummins’ home,
to which had been invited men prom
inent in republican polities in lowa.
After a reception the party re entered
the automobiles and proceed to a stand
opposite the state capital, where, for an
hour, the president reviewed 5200 fed
eral troops, the soldiers consisting of
cavalry, infantry and artillery from all
over the west, under the command of
Brigadier General Morton, commanding
the department of Missouri.
After the review the president de
livered a fifteen-minute speech. Fault
less weather made the conditions ideal
for his reception. Hundreds filled the
roofs of the surrounding square and the
great space in front of the state house
was solidly packed. Though urgently
requested to attend the army maneuv
ers at the state fair grounds President
Taft was compelled to decline. Instead
he proceed to the Rock Island station
where a special train was waiting to
carry him to Omaha, his next stopping
Discusses Proposed Changes.
President Taft's address discussed
in detail the changes he will recommand
to congress in the interstate commerce
and anti-trust laws. He announced he
would urge the establishment of an in
terstate commerce court of five mem
bers to consider appeals from rates
fixed by the interstate commerce com-
CFor San Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Tuesday:
L Partly cloudy weather.
The maximum temperature
Ofor the 24 hours ending at S'
o’clock this morning was 92 de
grees and the minimum was 70
g j Comparative temperatures for
this year and last:
Dl9OB 1909
4 a. m 68 74
R a. m 68 70
8 a. m 69 73
■ tn a. m 68 87
■ 12 noon 71 85
1 n m 7> sa
mission. He also recommended that
legislation to prevent an interstate
railroad from owning stock in a com
peting line and compelling the roads
I thus owning stock to dispose of their
: holdings within a given time. Legisla
I tion to prevent overissue of stocks and
| bonds and watering of stocks will be
| strongly recommended, the president’s
proposition being that no stocks or
1 bonds may be issued except by permis
J sion of the interstate commerce com
mission after an inquiry has been made
into the necessity. Giving to shippers
j the choice of routes in the shipment of
I freight is another important provision
j which the president favors.
‘ ‘ Good ’ ’ and “ Bad ” Trusts.
The president declared he knew no
way in which a distinction could be
I made between “good” and “bad”
trusts. He discussed a proposal to except
labor unions and farmers’ organizations
। from operation of the anti-trust law.
I To specifically except these organiza
tions he declared would be vicious
Chief of Staff of the United
States Army Will Review
Troops Here Wednesday.
1 On an inspection tour of the various
I military garrisons of the south and
i west. Major General J. Franklin Bell,
I chief of staff of the United States
I army, will arrive in San Antonio Wed
nesday evening and will inspect Fort
1 Sam Houston.
Fort < lark will be inspected on Tues
-1 day and General Bel] will come from
■ that place here. The abandonment of
I Fort Clark is contemplated by the war
I department and an important report on
that post is expected.
General Bell will be met at the train
Wednesday evening, probably by Gen
eral Myer and staff and escorted to
post headquarters. The inspection of
Fort Sam Houston will open Thursday
morning. It is believed that a general
review of troops will be had first. A '
thorough inspection of the post and ar- I
senal will then follow.
It is expected that General Bell will I
spend the balance of the week in San
Antonio. ~as been chief of staff l
since April. 1906, and has had an ia-'
teresting career.
Paris Sept. 20. —James Jeffries arriv- I
ed here from 1 arlsbad. where, accord
ing to sportieg newspapers, he has been
taking the ire ta reduce his weight
f« his fight ft' lll J ack Johnson.
State's Attorney Wayman of
Chicago States the Case to
Judges, Who Investigate.
Says Names In Jury Commis
sioner's Office Displaced
By "Acceptable” Ones,
Associated Press.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 20.—1 n all courts
of Chicago except the municipal court,
where minor police cases are cared for,
the wheels of justice were at a stand
still for an hour this forenoon, while
judges began an investigation of the
charge of irregularity in the office of
the jury commissioner.
Twenty-eight judges presided over by
Judge Cutting of the probate court,
listened to an impassioned arraignment
by States Attorney Wayman of the
methods which are alleged to have been
employed in drawing juries. He averred
the names drawn by lot for jury service
were fraudulently displaced in the
jury commissioners’ office by men ac
ceptable to those in the conspiracy to
defeat the ends of justice.
Whole venires were tainted, he de
clared, by this method and even the
grand jury was suffering. The state’s
attorney said he had been watching the
drawing of venires for some time, but
his sensational action of Saturday,
when he caused three arrests, is said
to have been based on the confession
of a “squealer.” Those arrested were
John Holland, secretary and member i
of the jury commission; Willis Ray-'
burn, real estate dealer, and Nicholas
Martin, secretary to Aiderman Michael,
(Hinkey Dinkey) Kenna. All are under
bonds. Wayman asks for a special fund
of $lO,OOO for use in the ease.
Associated Press.
Bristol. Va., Sept. 20. —Judge Kelley
this morning decided the recent local
option election was valid and the town
is wet. Preparations for the opening
of several saloons is now under way.
The contest case grew out of the
local option election July 8, which re
sulted in a victory for the “wets” on
the face of the returns, by a majority
of 22. The “drys” forthwith filed a
protest, claiming 170 votes were cast
by alleged non residents.
Four saloon licenses, transferred
from the original holders, were today
granted by Judge Shook. This leaves
only three yet to be acted upon and ail
are set for this week.
Licenses were granted today as fol
lows: Harold & Cassiano. retail liquor,
Elmendorf; Gus Gimbel. Electric Park;
S. M. Hope, retail liquor. 1414 West
Commerce street; George Upson. retail
malt, J 25 South Pecos street.
All Cattle Will Be Raised on
Ranch in Southwest Texas
Packed There Too.
Proposed to Can Other Food Stuffs as Well—Es
tablishment of a Cotton Factory at Farm
Is Part of Plans.
Taft, Tex., Sept
Taft going to supply the beef for all
the employes on the Panama canal?
That he is, is the talk of the whole
Contracts with the government call
ing for between 300 and 400 beef cattle
a day, to be delivered at Panama, is
the Texas version of “Charley Taft's
But the way that President Taft's
brother is going to carry out that con
tract is equally sensational with the
fact that he got it. Brother Charley,
with nearly a half million acres of
rich Texas land, is going ranching in
a way that has never been done any
where else in the world.
He is going to do all his packing I
right on the ranch. No sending to Chi
cago or Omaha packing houses —no big [
freight bills to eat into profits. Char- :
ley Taft is going to do all the work '
himself right on the ground.
They won’t talk much on the big,
Taft ranch abou* their plans for feed
ing the Panama canal, but they ’re rush
ing work night and day on a half mil
lion dollar packing house. When com
pleted it will be in a position to throw
down the gauge of defiance to the pres
ent beef trust.
Chas. P. Taft, packer—this is the
sign of the future.
And that isn't all. He's going to
pack other farm products there. He's
going to have a cotton mill and turn the
cotton from 16,000 acres into cloth
right on the ground. Also he’ll have
electric light plants, storage houses
and factories for using all the by-pro
No ranching like this has ever been
seen in the state of Texas, and the
whole southwest is aghast at the dar
ing of the plan.
The Coleman-Fulton Pasture com
pany, Chas. P. Taft, president, owns
the controlling interest in the Taft
packing house, and the two great Tex
as ranches, “La Quinta,” in San Pa
tricio county, and “The Encinal,” in
Encinal and Webb counties. The for
mer consists of 116,000 acres and the
latter of 240.000 acres.
The gigantic ranch is to be developed
to its highest point of productiveness
and not one single dollar’s worth of
its products will be shipped or sold
in its raw state.
Moreover, not an acre will be sold to
colonists. All will be kept intact and
administered i»y the one giant corpora
A large ice and cold storage plant
also will care for the fish eaught in the
gulf waters, and the vegetables raised
on the farm.
Within a short time there will be on
the market “Taft corned beef, warrant
ed genuine”; “Taft’s Texas Boston
baked beans”; “Taft German Wiener
wurst”; “Taft canned sugar corn,”
and “Taft pure leaf lard.”
On the two ranches there are now
100,000 head of cattle and the yearly
increase is estimated at 20,000. All
these will be utilized by the Taft pack
ing house. There are also 20,000 sheep
and 30,000 hogs.
An electric light plant to supply
lights for Sinton, Gregory, Taft, Port
land, the four villages on the vast es
tate, and for the ranch in general, will
be operated in connection with the ice
house and the packing house.
In order to utilize every foot of land
on the ranch thousands of Mexicans
are now busy clearing off the mesquite
and cactus, and by next year the big
gest cotton patch in the world will be
planted. This will be 25 miles long.
and will extend along both sides of the
Aransas Pass railroad the width of one
The most modern methods prevail
everywhere. The sod is being turned
by a 59-horse power traction engine,
which turns 25 feet at a swath, and
which will plow 25 acres per day. An
experiment farm will be established,
under the direction of experts, and the
farming will be conducted along the
most scientific lines.
When completed the farm will con
tain 16.000 acres in cotton and 6000
acres in other crops. The cotton will
produce on an average of three quarters
of a bale of cotton to the acre, or about
12.000 bales per year. At an average
selling price of $5O per bale, the in
come from the farm alone will be $600.-
000 per year. But not a bale of this
"Testae Lika More.”
At fountains. Orders for banquets. re
ceptions. lodes c:ub affairs and lan..
trade a specialty.
Creamery Dairy Co. Phones 871
-Is Chas. P.
[ cotton or a single seed wiU be put on
the market.
, The cotton will as now planned will
turn into calicoes, sheetings and other
finished products every lock of cotton
picked from the bolls'.
An oil mill is now going up which
will convert the seed into meal, hulls
। and oil. The meal and hulls will be
used to fatten teh cattle for the pack
ing house and the oil will be used in
making by-products.
The government of this vast estate
oilers an interesting lesson in sociology.
I Under the direct command of the mana-
I ger is a population of over 7000, includ
[ing four good-sized towns—Sinton, with
l a population of 1500; Gregory, 800;
Taft, 500, and Portland, 400. In the
I three latter towns every house and
every lot is owned by the ranch msna
ger. The inmates are all employes.
[ The houses are all modern and com
ifortable cottages, the rent is reasona
[ble, the sanitary conditions excellent.
[The corporation at its own expense pro
I vides excellent schools, builds roads,
; streets and churches, and even pro ides
. । for the salaries of the ministers.
. I The Mexican laborers are houses com
r J fortably in a different section of the
■ . towns and are also provided with
I schools and churches.
j Law is practically administered by
’John F. Green, the superintendent, who
settles all disputes. He designates jus
tices, constables and the 20 deputy sher
। iffs. All are employes of the company.
Liquor can be secured in the larger
towns, but intoxication and crime are
almost unknown. Lawlessness means
exile, for undesirables are ordered to
move on and every door is closed to
them at the superintendent's command.
Chas. P. Taft’s interest in these
ranches came by his marriage to the
only daughter of Dave Sinton, a pion
eer ranchman of Texas, who acquired
the land when it could be had for only
a few cents an acre.
One Committee This Morning
Raised $2OO and Others Have
as Yet Not Reported.
Before the elose of today’s work, ths
finance committee in charge of raising
funds for the entertainment of Presi
dent Taft will have brought the total to
the $2OOO mark.
One detachment of the general com
mittee, Messrs. Louis Heucrmanr. and
O. D. H. Pfeuffer, raised $290. Other
committees have not yet reported.
It is the present hope to close mat
ters up and make the fund complete
by the end of the week. Wednesday
was originally set as the closing date.
The members of the committee out
soliciting today are R. T. Pruitt, Chas.
Graebner. W. L. Richter. O. D. H.
Pfeuffer and Louis Heucrmann.
i H. H. Miller and his home as New
'York, told a “hard luck” story when
j arraigned before Judge Buckley in the
police court this morning to answer for
a charge of vagrancy.
Miller was taken into custody by
I Mounted Officer Serna.
“I have been prospecting in Mexico,
but because of a law suit, I found my
self broke and had to pawn by watcli
and chain to get back to this country,*’
testified Miller. “I am trying to get
back home so I can get money with
which to recover my mine.”
Judge Buckley imposed a $lO fine,
but suspended sentence to allow him to
leave the city.
Rain May be Expected —Rain may be
expected here within the next day or
so. according to the United States
weather forecaster, due to the tropieal
hurricane which is apparently central
southwest from New Orleans, and which
is moving northwest, spreading a cloud
over the lower Mississippi valley. Rain
is falling in southern Louisiana. The
tropical storm will move inland.

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