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MOISO NIU MO CIEM
Waoan. to Maha OalwaHaa *•
All Raru at the City.
Crwtry Oalry Ct. Fb—s 871
Volume 29, n«. 293
In the Last Analysis What the People Want Is One Good Telephone System
MOTOR CAR YEGGMEN
CRACK THIRD SAFE
North Texas Towns Seemingly Helpless Before
Jimmies of Clever Gang of Safe Blowers.
Battle With Citizens.
MAKE THE TELEGRAPH OFFICE USELESS
Vpacial Dltpitch.
Waco, Tei., Nov. 11.—The safe of
the Arnold State bank at Ben
Arnold. Milam county, was* dynamited
and ♦3OOO Molen at 2 o’eloek thia morn
ing by three yeggmen who escaped in
an automobile after a running battle
with citizens.
Thia is the third safe blowing in
this vicinity since Monday night. Offi
cers believe all the robberies were com
mitted by the same gang and the fact
that no arrest has yet been made shows
their ayatemntie operations to he the
work of experts. Before entering the
bank this morning the cracksmen eut
all telephone wires and removed the
NO REPORTS
FROM ISLAND
OF JAMAICA
Weather Bureau Is Without
Knowledge of What Occurred
There Since Last Saturday t
ALL CABLES HAVE FAILED
No General Tropical Storm and
Officials Believe Submarine
Earthquake May Be Cause.
Associated Press.
Washington. Nov. II. —The weather
reports from Jamaica which the weath
er bureau here usually receives dailv
have failed to come from the West In
dian island since Saturday, and offi
cials of the service have been without
information regarding what oecurrel
there since that time. The only reason
for the failure of their reports to ar
rive have come through press reports
which show that cable communication
with Jamaica has utterly failed, except
through one circuitous route for a short
time only.
There has been no general tropical
disturbance indicated in the reports to
the weather bureau, and officials are in
eined to believe that some submarine
earthquake has caused the interruption
to the cables. No earthquake of any
magnitude, however, has been recorded
on the seismographs of the weather bu
reau or the coast and geodetic survey
here.
HOLD-UP SHOOTS
BANK OFFICIALS
Associated Press.
Louisville, Ky.. Nov. 11. —Cashier
Garrett Fassett of the Merchants’ Na
tional bank, at New Albany. Ind., was
shot and fatally wounded and Presi
dent Woodward of the
seriously wounded today by a man who
entered the bank and ordered them to
hold up their hands. The man was
captured a short time later. The man
who did the shooting had two confed
erates and the trio attempted to rob
the bank.
KILLED IN QUARREL
AFTER POKER GAME
Special Dispatch.
Winnsboro. La.. Nov. 11.—Following
a quarrel over' a card game, Omaug
Newman, a wealthy ranchman of Dal
las. was shot and killed here late last
night. The police say D. L. Ward fired
the shot, which also wounded Mrs. New
man. Newman and Ward had been play
ing poker, when Newman produced a
winning hand. Ward accused him of
cheating and the quarrel ensued.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
operator's key in the telegraph office
to preclude the spreading ot an alarm.
Many citizens were awakened by the
terrific explosion when the safe was
dvnamited. They ran into the streets
and overtook the robbers leaving in an
automobile. A number of shots were
exchanged as the automobile rushed
from town. It is believed no one was
injured.
The last safe blowing in McLennan
county was effected yesterday morning
at Riesel when the poatoffiee was
cracked and $690 secured. The safe in
the Lorena Mercantile company's store
at Lorena, this county, was blown Tues
day and ♦l5 was stolen.
ANNUAL MEETING
OF MEDICAL MEN
ADJOURNS TODAY
Selection of Officers Ratified
and a Resolution of Thanks
for Treatment Passed.
TO SUTHERLAND SPRINGS
Delegates Will Return This
Evening In Time to Take
Trains for Various Homes.
The fourth annual meeting of the
Medical Association of the Southwest,
which has been in session in this city
during the past three days, came to an
end today at noon in the rooms of the
International club with the reading of
papers on medicine and surgery and the
convention adjourned sine die.
When the session was opened this
morning at S:3O o’clock, the list of
officers as selected by the nominating
committee was presented to the con
vention and ratified. In addition to the
list as presented this morning. Dr. Rus
sell Caffery of San Antonio was elected
a member of the executive committee to
fill the vacancy caused by the election
of Dr. G. H. Moody to the presidency
of the association. Wichita, Kansas,
as the next meeting place, was also rat
ified. Just before the motion was made
for final adjournment, Dr. Blesh of Ok
lahoma City offered the following reso
lution. which was offered and adopted
with a rising vote:
Resolution of Thanks.
“Be it resolved by the Medical Asso
ciation of the Southwest, now in ses
sion in the city of San Antonio, that a
vote of thanks be extended to the medi
cal profession of the city for the true
southern hospitality accorded to the
visiting physicians; and be it further
resolved, that a special vote of thanks
be and is hereby extended to the press
of San Antonio for the full and impar
tial report given to the proceedings of
this annual meeting.” -
The balance of the morning was
taken up with the reading of interest
ing papers on surgery and medicine by
Dr. Malone Duggan of San Antonio,
Texas; Dr. A. W. White. Oklahoma
City. Okla.; Dr. K. H. Beall, Fort
Worth, Texas; Dr. S. Grover Burnett,
Kansas City, Mo.; Dr. E. W. Board
man. Parsons, Kas.; Dr. Wm. Keiller,
Galveston, Texas: Dr. W. B. Russ, San
Antonio. Texas: Dr. C. M. Rosser, Dal
las, Texas; Dr. J. M. Inge. Denton. Tex
as: Dr. D. C. Summers, Elm Springs,
Ark.: Dr. T. C. Chase, Fort Worth, Tex
as; Dr. F. If. Clark. El Reno, Okla.;
Dr. J. M. Taylor. Fort Smith. Ark.,
and Dr. Geo. W. Cale, St. Louis, Mo.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the dele
gates with their families left for Suth
erland Springs, where they are spend
ing several hours in examining the min
eral waters in that section as guests of
the citizens of that place. They’ will
return to the city in time to make con
nections with outgoing trains to va
rious portions of the state and many of
the delegates will leave for their homes
at that time.
Speaking of their stay in the city
today, Dr. Clark, secretary of the asso
ciation. said:
‘‘When T say that our stay in the
city has been of the most pleasant kind
and the reception a royal one in nature,
T am voicing the sentiment of every
visiting physician of the association
When wc leave San Antonio we do so
with the impression that this city and
her people are among the best on earth,
12 PAOES
DR. NICHOLS
ADVOCATES
INNOVATIONS
Asks That Wing Be Built on the
Asylum Infirmary to Se
gregate the Sexes.,
HE WANTS A NATATORIUM
Aso Asks for Appropriation for
Purchase of Sight-Seeing
Motor Car for Patients.
Spseltl Dispatch.
Austin. Tex., Nov. 11. Superintend
ent of the Southwestern Insane asylum
at San Antonio, today submitted to the
governor hU annual report for the fiscal
year ending August 31.
Dr. Nichols recommends to the gover
nor that an east wing be built to the
Infirmary to cost $6OOO and thus sop
arate the sexes. He also recommends a
natatorium and bath house to cost $12,-
000 and that an appropriation be made
for the purchase of a sight-seeing motor
car for the patients with a seating
capacity of 25 passengers. He further
recommends an increase in the salaries
of various assistants and that only mar
ried physicians be employed.
The total population of the institu
tion is 754, which is an increase of five
over last year. Eightynine patients
were admitted during the year, 55 were
discharged and 39 deaths occurred. The
cost per capita for maintenance during
the year was $159.19. One-third of the
deaths were due to tuberculosis. Ex
penditures for the year were $126465.
U. S. EXPRESS CO.
TO INVADE THIS CITY
On Jan I, 1910. the United States
Express company will make an invasion
of this city when that company will
come in over the Katy from all points
in the north and east. On that date an
office of the new company will be es
tablished in San Antonio and from
then on will continue to do business
in Texas as a common carrier. The
American Express company will still
continue to operate on the Katy be
tween St. Louis and San Antonio and
it is said that within the next few
months, arrangements will bo made in
which a fast express train will bo
added on the Katy between the two
points named.
In addition to the United States
company operating on the Katy, an
nouncoment is made that that company
will also operate on the main and ail
branch lines of the Frisco, commencing
Jan. 1. 1910.
LONG HUNT ENDS WITH
ARREST OF H. C. ALLISON
Special Dispatch.
St. Joseph. Mo., Nov. 11. —11. Al
lison, wanted on forgery charges at
Crowder and Crowell. Texas, and for
similar alleged crimes in eight other
states, was arrested here last night.
It is alleged that he forged the signa
ture of Cashier J. B. Henderson, of
the Crowder State bank of Crowder.
He carried a book of printed drafts
on the Foard County bank of Crowell,
Texas. Pinkerton detectives have been
hunting him for two years.
and our meeting here and with the citi
zens will linger long as pleasant memo
ries of our fourth annual meeting.”
Fifth District Meeting.
At the afternoon session yesterday,
between 2 and 3 o’clock, the annual
meeting of the Fifth District Medical
association was held and officers elected
for the ensuing year. Those chosen for
the next term were as follows:
Dr. A. R- Bowman of Uvalde, presi
dent: Dr. E. V. DePew. San Antonio,
secretary, and Dr. M. Willey of New
Braunfels, treasurer.
During the brief session, short ad
dresses were made by Dr. M. B. Grace
of Seguin and Dr. M. J. Bleim of San
Antonio. Dr. Grace said that it afford
cd him great pleasure to see both asso
ciations so well represented at this
annual gathering and declared his wish
to see both organizations three times as
large.
Dr. Bleim followed by reading a brief
biographical account of the life of Dr.
Ferdinand Herff of San Antonio, who
is said to be the oldest physician in
Texas, and who has made this city his
home during the past sixty years.
As a fitting close to the second day’s
session, the delegates and their wives
were guests at a dance and elaborate
banquet tendered the visitors at Tur
ner hall last night. The assemblage
danced for a few hours, after which
thev were escorted to the dining room
below, where covers were laid for 300
guests. At midnight the affair came to
an end.
AND GAZETTE
SAN ANTONIO. TBXAS. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 11. ISOS.
GUP WON BY STODDARD-DON
THIS is the trophy awarded the Stoddard-Dayton car. winner of
the Light and Gazette enduraiice run from San Antonio to
Dallas and return. The winning car was a roadster type taken from
stock and made a remarkable showing over a hard 700-mile course.
lieing penalized only 1J» points, due to‘a loose holt and a broken
leather strap. •
“The cup is a handsome one." said Mr. Halff. ‘"thoroughly in
keeping with the other features of the contest. In fact, it is the larg
est and prettiest cup among the ten wc have won in various events
here. It was taken out to the Fair grounds this morning and pnt in
our exhibit in the vehicle building where it occupies a place of honor. ’
BURMAN ADVOCATES
ROUND RACING TRACK
Famous Driver Who Will Race Here Explains
Theory for Avoiding Accidents—Anxious
for Try Out Here.
Robert Burman, who is in the city for the auto race meet which begins
at the fair grounds Sunday, has ideas that, if adopted; may revolutionize the
present idea of track building and put racing on a basis wherein the ele
ment nf danger is reduced to a minimum.
Burman is a driver of the class which has but three or four men. When
he expresses an idea it is worth considering. He has won more races, per
haps, in the past two years than any driver in the country. He is known
particularly for his clean sportsmanlike way of winning races. He is a quiet,
unassuming young man whom one would never pick, for a great driver until
after he had seen him on the track. Helms never been known to throw a race,
to do any dirty work or resort to underhand methods to win a race. He heads
the famous Buick team, which will bo seen during the coming meet.
(Written Especially for the Light and
Build the auto race track round.
On the face of it. this advice may
seem eccentric, to say the least, but E
think I can convince any thinking
person that I have figured out a new
system for track building that will
eventually revolutionize the auto rac
ing game.
Geometrically, my ideas are no
doubt different from those of many
other drivers. I don’t favor three or
five-mile race tracks of oblong shape. I
think everything is coming to a mile
track made perfectly circular, 150 feet
wide with 30 foot bank on the outside.
With this kind of a track a driver
can set his wheel and hold it there. In
my opinion there would not bp one
half so much danger to life and limb
on this kind of :» track. ou no doubt
SUS ISAIAH. EZEKIEL AND
JEREMIAH WERE MUCKRAKEHS
Associated Pres,. i
Lawrence, Kan.. Nov. IT. Ihe |
prophets. Isaiah. Ezekiel and Jeremiah
were classed as muckrakers and many
of the stories of the Old Testament
were termed myths by Dr. Charles Fos
ter Kent of the Yale divinity school in
a lecture before the students of the
university of Kansas here yesterday.
“The prophets of Israel were the so
cial reformers of their time,” he said.
••Thev were muekrakers, to use a pres
ent dav term. They were sensational in
their methods, notably Isaiah, Ezekiel
and Jeremiah.”
While Prof. Kent believes that many l
of the stories of the Old Testament I
arc myths, he secs good in them. Ho
savs the prophets were tea'ching a si nil
plc people and were forced to use ex-
By Robert Burman.
Gazette.)
have noticed most of the accidents
occur on the straightaway of circular
tracks and generally when heading into
a stretch. It is caused by having to
change the position of the steering
wheel, which starts the car to wob
bling and many drivers have been ac
cused of losing their heads at this
critical moment, when, in fact, they
Jost control of their machine.
It takes much practice to negotiate
a curve aud straightaway alternately.
It is quality and not quantity you want
when planning a race track. A good
short track is much more commendable
than a long track. A good short track
is much more commendable than a long
poor one. Your tack here would be
much faster if it was round instead of
oblong, but the turns are so well banked
and the course so smooth, . consider it
very safe and extremely fast and I am
anxious to have a “try out” on it as
soon as possible.
i traordiuary means to drive home the
points. , ”
In discussing the story of the Garden
of Eden, the speaker said he believed
it to be a legend that served a good
purpose, being well fitted to the child
like minds of the people to whom it
Was first related.
< — -*-»♦
Dr. Paschal to Give Lecture.
Dr. Paschal will give a free lecture
I Tuesday evening at S o’clock at Y. M.
A. hall. His subject will bo “Cam
paign Against Tuberculosis. - ' It is un
Ider the auspices of the Twentieth On
I tury Study club. The mothers are es
pecially invited to attend.
12 PAOES
SAN ANTONIO DAY IS
BANNER DAY OF FAIR
Thousands Crowd Into Grounds Af
ter It Seems as Though No More
Could Find Room.
OFFICIALS SING “BEAUTIFUL SKIES”
Fair Grounds. Nov. 11. —The fair of |
ficials held tin informal meeting this!
morning, the chief feature of which I
was the chorus rendition of tbs' beau i
tiful popular ballad, entitled “Bcaiiti-I
ful Nkics, We've Gnt Such Beautiful |
Skies. ’ ’
Immediately after the jubilant ren i
dition the meeting was adjourned to the (
main admiaaiou gate, where the offi ।
cials watched the steady stream of |
eager humanity pour off the crowded I
cars, hank before the ticket windows
and keep the turnstiles clicking their
merry tunes.
San Antonio day is sure a hummer. ,
As early as 12 o'clock the grounds
were crowded with a seething mass of |
humanity. Up to as late as 2 o'clock
the cars were still packed to the guard
rails and one unconsciously wonders ,
where they arc all coming from and
what becomes of them. The wonder of,
it is that at 1 o'clock there didn't scent
to be room for any more, but thous
ands have arrived since then without
apparently swelling the crowd.
Everybody is enthusiastic over this
year's fair. A great many are making
their first visit today and the unani
mous opinion of everybody is that the
exposition is way ahead of any ever
held.
Woodmen of the World.
One of the impressive sights of th
morning was the arrival of a delegt
tion of Woodmen of the World on sp<
vial cars. After the parade in the city
in which it was- estimated that full'
1100 Woodmen participated, the cxei
ciscs were adjourned to the fair
In music hall the program was feat
ured bv an address by (bngressmai
Morris Sheppard of Texarkana, sover
cign banker of the national organiza
tion of Woodmen.
After the meeting Md been callc.i
to order by T. J. Cunningham, mastei
of ceremonies, the program/was opener
with a beautiful and impressive dril
by the Manchester Guards, composed ol
seventeen girls, ranging in age from 1
to 14 years.
Congressman Sheppard was introdue
cd by Martin J. Arnold and spoke al
length on the organization, purposes
and growth of the W. O, W. and on fra
tcrnal insurance in general.
He stated that the progress of the
order was unparalleled. Organized IS
years ago, there were now 700,000 mem
bers in the United States.
But it was the showing of Texas, said
the speaker, of which he was particu
larly proud. Of the 700,000 members
140,000 are citizens of Texas. This ii
one-fifth of the total membership of thi
order. San Antonio has done her par
in this, too, with her membership o:
about 2500. The speaker sjaid he wai
very glad, indeed, that so many, ovei
half of the members, turned out thi:
morning for the parade.
As sovereign banker, Mr. Sheppari
gave many interesting figures Jn rela
tion to the insurance feature. The or
der now has a reserve fund of over ter
million dollars, it has paid total deat l
claims of between 40 and 50 niillioi.l
and has erected over twenty-five thou
sand monuments to departed members
Even in the big crowd today every
where is apparent the purple badge o
the Retail Merchant. One young laib
from Victoria this morning was ver
much worried because she could no
find out what the purple badge meant
Finally, when told that it was the Re
tail Merchants’ association, she ejaeu
lated, “Gee, there must be a lot oi
stores in San Antonio.”
Anny Team Wins.
A good sized crowd witnessed the
polo game in front- of the grand stand.
The Army team won out on a score of
sto 2. It was the first game in which
the visitors had played together, while
the Army was composed of veteran
players with a good system of team
work. Uvalde was unable to score until
the last period, when Dave M. Pryor,
by brilliant work, scored two goals in
succession. Six periods of six minutes
each were played. Arrangements were
made this morning for games again ou
Friday and Saturday.
CHANGE OF VENUE
DENIED LOUIS COFFMAN
Special Dispatch
McKinney. Tex.. Nov. 11. —Judge B-
L. Jones in the district court today
overruled the motion for a change of
venue made by defense in the case of
the state against former Constable
Louis Coffman, charged with the murder
of his wife near Melissa. The state an
nounced as ready for trial. I ourt ad
journed until 1:30 to hear Uie announce
moat of tn a dafeuac.
HUET KE RENI
“TA«TB» LIK« MOM”.
At teuetslwa. OrMra ter N
copoens. ate* affaire and family
Creasiify Dairy Ct. Phom 871
PRICE: FIVE CENT
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► ♦
t TOMORROWS ENTRIES. ♦
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► Special Wire, ♦
h Fair Grounds. Nnv. 11.— An- ♦
> other big card is offered for to- ♦
► morrow at the race track. While ♦
► the fields arc not so large, the ♦
!• borsch are matched up in great ♦
t* shape and every event should ♦
► show good finishes. A feature ♦
t will be the pacing races. ♦
£♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
First race, selling, 5 1-2 furlongs:
i W. Kennon Luke < ates 100. Nila
I<’3. Rounder 102, Ren < 'abell 100, Men
plova 91.
Sc. ond nice, selling, d 12 furlongs*
Teo Reach 104. Associate 104, Dick
Rose 104, ('heswardine 104. A. C. 8. 104,
Rocbimer I’M.
Third rare, selling. 5 $ mile: Mrs.
Flan!• inan 99, Lnvd 99. Joe Little Au
gust Myrtle Dixon 104, Ollie Ward
Jn4, J«»c Khrirh 10*2 Killian 99.
Fourth race, selling. 5 mile: Design
ci 99. James V. |o| Opinion 104. La
rrdo 102. Great Eastern 107. Lyla 99.
Harness race, 2:23 pace: Major Me..
Georgie Shelby, Lady Canthen f La-ty
Blanche. Moscn,
THREE KILLED
in mow
Powder Detonation Shakes the
Town, Damaging Houses
and Wrecking Mills. • 1
A«»<rci»ted Press.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 11. —By a»
explosion in the Hagley yard of ths
Dupont Powder company today, three
men were killed and several .njured.
Two mills were destroyed.
The shock caused the whole city and
much of the surrounding country to
tremble. Besides the wrecking of both
mills, in which the explosion occurred
and other small buildings belonging to
the company, several dwellings in tk
neighborhood were badly damaged.
DAVIDSON Olli
Will (0 HIGHER
St. Louis, Mo.. Nov. 11.—-lust what
road will receive the attention of A. J.
Davidson, president of the Frisco, wno
resigned yesterday, is not known, al
though many rumors are current. Mr.
Davidson, who goes to California, had
made no announcement of his future
plans up to noon today.
It is generally believed that David
son has received an offer from another
big railroad system, which is too at
tractive to be turned down, and that
announcement of his acceptance of it
will be made on his return here from
California.
Vice President C. R. Gray. David
son’s logical successor as the Frisco's
president, having succeeded Davidson
on the Frisco's board last Monday, said
here last night:
“Although I was in New York Mon
day 1 really have no knowledge as ta
when the board will meet to act upon
President Davidson’s resignation, or as
to what action it will take when it
does meet. 1 must beg to be excused
from saying anything more on the sub
ject. I deeply regret Mr. Davidson’s
resignation. ’ ’
Local Weathery
For San Antonio and vicinity
F tonight and Friday:
Fair, colder.
The maximum temparatura
A for the .’4 hours »ndfng at S
o’clock this morning was SO .!•-
grees and the minimum was SS
degrees.
■ Comnaratixc temperatures lot
I this year and last.
i ■ IS«S t 00»
4 a m S? S 3
$ a. m 54 «»
■V to a m 54
■ W t! noon 50 *1
> In. JJ H

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