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VOLUME », N«. 257
Bids Closed Yesterday for Steel
and Brick Structure Mod-,
ern In Every Particular,
Manager Adams Is Promoted
and L. D. Perham of Dallas -
Will Succeed Former,
Bids for the construction of a new
three-story steel frame building for the
Houthwestern Telegraph and Telephone
company, to be located at 215 Travis
street, between Navarro and bt. Mary
streets, were closed yesterday and were
sent on to the head offices of the com-
pany at Dallas. It is expected that the
x contract will be let the latter part of
next week and that ground will be brok
en for the new structure by the end
of the present month. According to the
local officials, the new home of the
telephone company will be equipped
with all the modern appliances with a
view of providing for the comfort of
the operators and other employes in
the building. Dining, toilet and rest
rooms will be provided and a roof gar
den will grace the new building. The
structure proper will have a seventy
five-foot frontage on Travis street and
will extend back for a distance of 110
feet. x
Temporary offices for the local offi
cials and the clerical forces will be
opened in the Hicks building tomorrow
and will be maintained there until the
new building is completed. _ '
In addition to the announcement of
building the new structure, it was an
nounced, effective today, R. D. Adams,
formerly local manager, had been pro
moted to the position of superintendent
of traffic, with headquarters in this
city, and that D. D. Perham, formerly
of Dallas, was appointed to succeed Mr.
Adams as local manager at this point.
Mr. Perham arrived in the city last
night and assumed his new duties this
Other appointments announced were
that of M. F. Thomas to be superintend
ent of plants and W. W. Vaughan, for
merly of Austin, to be superintendent
of commerce. Mr. Vaughn was former
ly division superintendent of the Aus
tin division, but the latter office was
merged with the San Antonio district
and is therefore abolished.
Under the new arrangement the San
Antonio division is divided in subdivi
sions of four districts. Each division
superintendent is to have a representa
tive in this city, Cuero, Corpus Christi
and Austin. They will be directed from
the San Antonio office.
Mr. Adams, who will be at the head
of the officers in this city, has been
with the company during the past four
teen years, five of which was spent in
San Antonio as local manager.
With the object in view of going to
Houston in 1911 and capturing first
prize, a joint degree team from the Ger
mania and Concordia lodges of the
Knights and Ladies of Honor was or
ganized in the city a few days ago and
held their first drill at Muth's garden
last night.
The new organization is composed of
40 members with 10 substitutes and
will hold drills every two weeks from
now on until a regular hall is secured.
C L. Carter and Valentine Reese are
in charge of the drill work and the
. membership is composed of men aul
. women.
The officers of the organization are:
Valentine Reese, president and captain
of the team; Miss Lillian Meyer, treas
urer. and Mrs. Ida Tureaud. secretary.
Beverly, N. Y., Oct. 6. —Jesse Potter
Is nursing painful cuts and bruises re
sulting from a dive he took through a
window sash, glass and all. A farmer
brought a mule to Potter's blacksmith
shop. /
Jesse got busy, and so did the mule,
which cornered the smithy.
The beast went up on its fore feet,
raised its rear feet and “hee-hawed,”
and to escape a worse fate Potter leap
ed through the window.
For three hours the smithy waited
outside his shop while the mule spread
destruction in the interior. On the re
turn of its owner Potter assumed con
trol of his almost demolished plant.
CFor San Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Thursday:
Increasing cloudiness: not
Lrnuch change in temperature.
The maximum temperature
Ofor the 24 hours ending at S
o'clock this morning was SS de
grees and the minimum was 62
U Comparative temperatures for
tills year and last:
1908 1909
Fu 4 a. m OS 64
1J 6a. m 67 65
s a. 0 6<
YlO a. 75 74
12 noon St 79
1 p. m 84 84
Declares That He Will Attach
Animals of Ringling's Circus
For Back Taxes Due.
IpecUl Dispatch
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. fl.—Slate Rev
enue Collector Rill McDonald today ob
tained a writ of attachment against
Ringling's Circua and declared that he
will nerve it tonight for poMe»sion of
a camel or an elephant. McDonald al
leges that Ringling* owe the state nine
hundred dollars unpaid taxes for the
years of 1 Poti 7. He declares that ho
will follow the circus until it leaves
Texas. * %
Story Published In New York
Brings a Denial From the
Secretary of War.
Associated Pres*.
Nashville, Get. 6.—When seen today
regarding the special dispatch from
Washington published in this morn
ing's New York Herald to the effect
that he was contemplating resigning
from the cabinet because of illness in
his family and the recent death of his
daughter-in-law, Secretary of War Dick
inson said: “I am not contemplating
resigning from the cabinet.”
Declares Prohibition Stands for
Better Men and Women and
for Law and Order.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 6.—General F. Fred
erick D. Grant, whose participation in
the prohibition parade in Chicago caus
ed a protest to the war department that
Secretary Dickinson pronounced unwor
thy of consideration, declares that he
was not only a “teetotaler” and a
“prohibitionist,” but that it was his
desire that the whole world would
adopt the theories and practice of pro
“Because I have seen that strong
drink has been the cause of untold mis
ery to individuals, to families ami to
communities. 1 believe that prohibition
would be of inestimable benefit to this
country and to the world,” said General
! “I am convinced that its honest en
i foreement would solve many of Ihe so
cial and economic problems of the land.
11 have favored the cause of prohibition
'all my life, not that I have always been
la total abstainer, for I have not been,
' although I am now, but I have consist-
I ently believed that the liquor traffic
Iwas a source of evil. As my belief
Iwas strengthened by my own observa
I tions I decided that the cause demanded
more than passive acknowledgment of
its truth.”
“And so I am an out and out prohibi
tionist. ”
“Ihave seen the havoc of intemper-1
ance in all sorts of persons and among
all kinds of communities and I am
certain that if prohibition were of
fered properly many of the problems
which are now disturbing the country,
especially in the cities, would be solved.
The whole world would accept it.
“Where prohibition has been honest
ly enforced the cause of law and order
lias advanced. In those districts of the
south where the laws have been carried
out in regard to the regulation of the
liquor traffic I observed improvement
in general conditions.
“I am not rabid on the subject of
prohibition,” continued the general,
“and I fliink that'l am not too radical
in my belief in the value of prohibi
tion when I consider the length and
breadth of the experience which has
determined nay position on this point.”
Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 6.—1*0 protest the i
Tennessee half of Bristol, which is l
“dry,” against what he describes as I
f a “threatened deluge of drunks” from
the “wet,” or Virginia, half of the
city, Recorder T. J. Burrow, beginning
today, will impose a minimum fine ofi
$25 for drunkenness and declares i
“there is no guarantee that the fine
will not be raised to a larger amount.”
This action was taken because today
the saloons of the Virginia half of the
city were thrown open in accordance i
with the court decision declaringjfho
local option election of July 8. which |
was won by the “wets," to be legal. ;
J. M. Ball, general agent of the In
ternational 4 Great Northern, is on the
north end of that road today looking
after business. •
A New York Messenger boy recently was called to button a society woman’s dress, and in London they are called to
feed the Imbies from a bottle. Probably they may be soon called upon to <l.. the above stunts.
Crowded Special Train and a
Regular Passenger Crash
Together In Illinois.
Fact That Wreckage Did Not
Catch Fire Accounts for Fa
tality List Being So Small.
Associated Frees.
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 6.—One passen
ger was killed and thirty five others
were injured, four probably fatally,
in a collision at 9:40 o’clock last night
between a state fair special * taking
Lome several hundred excursionists
who had been attending the state fair
in this city and a regular passenger
train on the Illinois Central at Parnell,
three miles south of Farmers City. It
was at first reported that at least a
dozen were killed and a hundred in
jured, but early today it was ascer
tained that but one person. Miss Clara
Watson of Farmers City, had been
The most seriously injured:
Conductor Duncan of Clinton of the
special, badly cut and bruised.
Engineer J. Clark of Clinton of the
special, right leg cut off at knee.
Engineer McCue, regular train, both
legs broken in jumping from engine
Jacob Ross of Gibson City, internal
injuries, will probably die.
Daniel Hollowell of Farmer City, in
ternal injuries, will probably die.
B. F. Barnes of Farmer City, frac
tured skull, will probably die.
Mrs. Thomas Bnfeman of Farmer
City, crushed about the head and chest,
mav die.
The wreck occurred on a sharp curve
while the two trains were running at
a high rate of speed and when the en
gines came together with terrific force,
four coaches of the special were smash
ed. The fact that the wreckage did not
catch fire was responsible for the num
ber of dead and injured being so small,
as many of the injured were pinned for
some time under the debris.
Associated Press. .
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.—Commander Peary has accepted the invitation of
the National Geographical society to submit his proofs to them for verifies
tloUThis notice came to Prof. Willis Moore, president of the society, in a
telegram from Commander Peary in New October 1.
The board of managers of the National Geographic society sent to both
Pearv and Cook a resolution, the last paragraph of which was as foHows:
“The National Geographic society urges Commander Pear} amt Dr. cook
to speedily submit all observations, notes and data to a competent . cientific
commission in the United States.” . . it.;. Sn«u.
So far the society has heard nothing from Dr. Cook in answei to tin ‘Dvita
tion save through the public prints. In ease Dr. Cook fails to t 0
the invitation President Moore says a special commission will nevertheless
consider Peary’s data.
New York. Oct. 6. — Director* of the
Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe railroad
today declared a semi annual dividend
of three per <-ent on common stock. T.
Dewitt Cuyler of Philadelphia was elee
ted a director in place of the late H. H.
Associated Press.
St. Louis. Oct. 6.—Because of cere
monies incident to “Municipal Day”
in St. Louis, the centennial celebration
officials and the St. Louis Aero club
called off. all aeroplane and dirigible
balloon flights scheduled for today.
With advertisements running regu
larly in the newspapers and periodicals
of the country and the first of the aew
booklets now issued, work of the Pub
licity League is progressing this month
in preparation for the tourist season,
as it never has before.
The first book out is “Farm Facts.”
It is principally for the homeseeker and
is the most handsome and logical boojt
for Southwest Texas it has ever re
ceived. The booklet is forty five pages.
It opens with a general argument as to
why the farmer should come to San
Antonio territory, then sets forth what
particular lines are open to him. In
all the pages the idea is expressed that
there is no effect to bring people here
to whom the move will not be profit
able. “We had rather lose the man
than to have him come to San Antonio
and lose his money,” is a terse state
ment in this respect.
Several thousand of these booklets
are on hand and will be mailed out at
regular intervals. Referring .to the im
pression that San Antonio publicity is
making through the north and east, the
The Taft badges will be delivered
Monday. OcU II-
Official word to this effect was re
ceived this morning from the company
with which the order has been placed
for printing 1000 special badges to be
worn in San Antonio on the day of
the president's visit, Oct. 17.
The badges are of ribbon. At the
top is a button ou which is the picture
of the president. Below this will be
the date and the-name, San Antonio
’They will be distributed only to com
mitteemen, members of the visiting
party, the press, etc., and not to the
general public.
Frank Dodson, of St. Paul, is a let
arrival in the city and is stopping a
the Monger. Mr. Dodson owns larg'
ranch interests in Mexico and will leai
for the republic in a few days.
following letter was today received by
President Cook of the Chamber of Com
merce from Geo. F. Luptou. gem rid
passenger agent, of the San Antonio X
Aransas Pass railroad:
“I have no doubt but it will be very
gratifying to you and the members of
the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
to learn the following:
‘‘l was in Washington, D. C.. on
Sept. 6, and bought a copy of the Wash
ington Daily Herald. You can imagine
my surprise and great pleasure when I
read the Herald to find that San An
tonio was very prominently and fre
quently mentioned on six pages and in
eight different places. I understand that
this was made possible through the
press dispatches and through your Pub
licity Bureau. There were three hun
dred and forty-twa lines and forty-two
inches of space, all news items from
S6n Antonio, in the Herald.
“Permit me to say that I believe
the newspaper press dispatches are the
very best advertising mediums. It
made me feel quite at home when I
read these dispatches from San Anto
“This letter is written simply to
show the people of San Antonio that
the Alamo City is being extensively
advertised throughout the north, east
and west.
“I send you a copy of the Herald re
ferred to under separate cover.”
The erection of a monster coliseum, a
stadium with a seating capacity of 20,
000 in the place of the regulation au
ditorium now contemplated, is a plan
suggested by Pompeo Coppini. of Sin
Antonio. The suggestion was made to
Mavor Callaghan yesterday afternoon.
The waste ground just north of San
Pedro park is considered by Coppini an
ideal location for such a coliseum,
which, if accepted, it is estimated can
be erected at a less cost than $50,000.
Scholars, Scientists and The
ologians Pay Tribute to Ab
bott Lawrence Lowell Today.
Principal Participants Have
. Position on Stage Built Near
the Old University Hall.
A.tocUtrd Pr«M.
Cambridge, Mum.. Oct. fl. —Scholan,
scientists and theologians today paid
tribute to Abbott laiwrenec Lowell, as
he pledged himself before a great con
course of |>eoplc in old Harvard yard
today to the work as president of Amer
tea's oldest education institution. The
ceremony today was held outdoors with
the principal actors on a temporary
stage built against the ivy covered
walls of university hall.
Fashionable Memphis Dress
maker Then Turned Gun on
self According to Police.
Associated Preu.
Memphis. Tenn.. Oct. 6.—While her
male companion slept on a couch in her
apartments Mrs. Fannie Waters, a fash
ionable dressmaker, shot him to death
and then going to u bed nearby sent a
bullet into her own brain some time last
night according to the theory of the
police. Both bodies were found by the
police and they began an investigation.
The deadpan is supposed to be E. C.
Flanary. The name does not appear in
the directory and no one by the name
of Flanary is known at the address.
Associated Press.
Renville. Minn., Oct. 6.—A balloon,
reported to be the Indiana, passed over
this town at i :3O o’clock today headed
toward St. Paul. The balloon was about
300 feet from the ground.
Associated Press.
Birmingham. Ala.. Oct. 6.—A special
from Livingston, Ala., south of here,
towards the Mississippi Hue, says:
“A balloon passed over about one
mile east of here going southward at
11 o’./iock today, sailing low and
steady. ”
Associated Press.
St. Faul, Minn., Oct. 6.—The balloou
st. Louis No. 3, is reported to have
passed over St. Cloud, Minn., at 8 a.
m. today. The balloon was < lose to the
earth and the pilots called out the num
ber to the people below.
Associated Press.
St. Louis. Oct. 6.—The balloon Cen
tennial passed over Aliceville, Ala.,
early today, according to a message to
the Post-Dispatch dropped by 11. E.
Honeywell, pilot of the air craft. Its
course was southwest.
Associated Press.
Alexander City, Ala., Oct. 6.—The
balloon Cleveland, under the direction
of Pilot J. Wade -lr.. landed safely
five miles northeast of here at 8:30
o’clock this morning after having trav
eled 450 miles in an airline from St.
Les Angeles, Cal., Oct. 6.—David El
dredge, the mine owner who disappear
ed in the desert several weeks ago,
staked his life on the toss of a com anu
lost according to “Malapai Mike, a
prospector, who says he'was the last to
see the mising man. Parties have
searched the desert in vain for El
dredge and have given him up for dead.
“Mike” came here from Green
water last night. He says he and El
dredge. who was the son of Bernard
Eldredge, a wealthy Illinois sewing ma
chine manufacturer, started tor Teles
cope Peak to inspect a power site. On
the wav they lost most of their provi
sions and all but one of their burros.
When their water supply was reduced
to five gallons “Mike" says Eldrelg? ,
suggested the tossing of a coin to see
which should take the burro and make
a dash for Greenwater for aid. “Mike
won. and, taking one gallon of water,
left his companion.
On arriving at Greenwater he sent a
partv in search of the missing man, but
no trace of him was found. <
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Creamery Dairy Co. Phonos 871
He Is Very Weary Man After
Eighteen Hours of Entertain
ment at San Francisco.
Goes on Record as Emphatical
ly Endorsing It —Is Made a
Member of the Press Club.
San Francitco, Oet. 6.—After a few
hours’ rest, following a strenuoua night
of banquetting and reception*, Presi
dent Taft departed early today for a
few day*' real rest in the Yooemito
Valley. In spite of his great strength
the president wa* a very weary mu
when after eighteen hours of almost
constant entertainment he retired at S
o’clock this morning.
One of the features of his visit here
was the banquet at the Fairmount ho
tel. Governor Gillett in an addrein
urged the maintenance on the Pacific
coast of a fleet of at least sixteen bat
tleships. He said:
“The battle for trade is in the Pa
cific. We have no island possessions
a< ross the Atlantic and the navy is
drifting idly on the bosom Of those
waters. We need a navy in the Pa
cific for the protection of our com
merce and ofr peace, not for war.”
The president responded:
“Now. Governor Gillett wants six
teen or eighteen battleships on this side
of the water all the time. Well, if you
j will guarantee the only attacks are
; coming on this side, we will give yon
the ships. But, you forget the Panama
, canal will be completed within four or
। five years and it will double the effier
I ency of our navy and ent in two the
I distance by water from the eastern to
the western coast.”
The president then turned his atten
tion to ship subsidy and again gave
' that proposition au emphatic endorse
ment. Although utterly impromptu, th*
j reception tendered President Taft by
I the .San Francisco Press club after the
' banquet, proved one of the most agree-
I able features of his entertainment herev
t The president was made an honorary
member of the chib and in his speech
of acceptance wont the hearts of the
newspaper men present by his kindly,
humorous thrusts at their expense. At
the end of the affair the Taft chuckle
was voted as great a success as the fa
mous Taft smile.
Only Routine Work Handled.
The First Decision Day Will
Be on October 13.
Though no opinions were handed
down, a large number of motions, etc.,
were passed upon Tty the First Court of
Civil Appeals, whose first regular ses
sion of the new judicial year was held
this morning at 10 o’clock.
A number of cases were submitted,
which will be passed upon next week.
The first opinion day will be one week
from today. Proceedings of the court
this morning were as follows:
Cases submitted: Fannie B. Saxton
vs. W. C. Corbett. Harris county; G,
H. & S. A. Railway company vs. Hous
ton Electric Co.. Harris county; I 4 G.
N. railroad vs, H. P. Wynne, Anderson
county; I. & G. N. railroad vs. Mrs.
Marv Ormond et al, Anderson county;
I. &’ G. N. railroad vs. Mrs. Minnie L.
Bradt. Anderson county; David L. Gal
lup vs. county of Liberty. Polk county;
St Mary's Orphan Asylum of Galves
ton vs. Branch T. Masterson, Galveston
countv: G., H. 4 S. A. Railway Co., vs.
Felix Sanehex, Harris county; Southern
Pacific Railway Co. vs. Gus C. Street
Jr.. Harris county; Ed Dawson vs. Mrs.
11. W. King et al. Nueces county; W.
B. Washam vs. Henry Harrison, Harris
county; Kirby Lumber Co. vs. C. R.
Cummings. Harris county.
Motions granted: A.. T. 4 S. F. Rail
way Co. vs. Thomas Seeger, to. file
transcript; J. H. Covington vs. IV. W.
Sloan, to file original statement of
facts; J. 11. Covington vs. W. W. Sloan,
to strike out statement of facts;.John
son Countv Savings bank vs. Otto Bar
telo. to strike out matter improperly
in transcript.
Motions overruled. George VV. C letn
mer vs. Lueillius Price et als, to dis
miss appeal: J. C. Mitehell vs. M. C.
Boyce, for rehearing.
Special Dispatch.
Abilene. Tex.. Oet. Marion Pnritt.
aged 16, is in a critical condition thU
morning as ii result of being run over
bv a switchijg train in the Texas 4
Pacific yards last night. Roth leg’
were broken and one may be amputat
cd. Six cars passed over his body, cut
ting his face and shoulder* and crock
ing his feet

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