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VOLUME 29, No. 295
Friends, Counsel and Accused
Think the State Has Not
Made Out a Case.
Rumors Are Current That Ma
riette Wolf and Son Will
Be Placed Under Arrest.
Associated Praia.
Paris, Nov. 13.—The public today
awaits with confidenee the acquittal of
Margherita Steinheil. Guilty or inno
cent, the impression is genera! the state
has not made out a ease against her.
Originally charging that she murdered
both her husband, Adolphe Steinheil,
and her stepmother, Madame Japy, the
prosecution modified its allegations as
the trial progressed, finally eliminating
the charge of parricide and admitting
the accused woman might have been an
accomplice rather than the principal in
the death of her husband.
The confidence of the public is shared
by the accused, her counsel and imme
diate friends. The resumption of the
trial this afternoon with the argument
by M. Aubin for the defense, was de
layed by the unexplained absence nf
the foreman of the jury, who was later
reported ill. Reports continue current
that both Mariette Wolf, the at
the Steinheil home, charged by the
prosecution as an accomplice in the
murders, and her son, Alexander, arc
in imminent danger of arrest.
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 13.—Dr. ,1. W.
McLaughlin, aged 64 years, one of the
most widely known physicians of the
south, died here today. He was former
ly president, of the university medical
school at Galveston, a prominent mem
ber of the university of Texas regents,
and president several times of the Tex
as Medical association and the South
ern Medical association. Ho was a Con
federate veteran. A wife and six chil
dren survive him.
Associated Press.
Philadelphia. Nov. 13.—First half—
Michigan 12; Pennsylvania 6.
Yale Field, Nov. 13. —First half—
Yale 8; Princeton 0.
Cambridge, Nov. 13.—First half-
Harvard 0; Dartmouth 0.
“The Boy Captive of the Mier Ex
petition’’ was the subject of Mrs. Fan
ay Chamber Gooch Tglehart’s talk last
night at the International elub. The
Itory deals with the adventures of Dr.
John C. C. Hill of Austin, who was
adopted by General Ampudia and later
became the protege of General Santa
Preceding the lecture, .Tose A. Flores
sang three Spanish songs, “Dicen Que
No.” “Yo Te Amare,” and “Perju
•a.” He was encored again and again.
Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 13.—President
.Taft returned here today at 10 o’clock
from a brief visit to Connecticut.
That Horrid Hookworm
The hookworm has me guessing
And I'm afraid of him,
Because he makes you lazy
And undermines your vim.
The very thought of catching
The hookworm so haunts me,
J hate all sorts of labor
And all activity.
Travelers Out hi Force and Make Things Hum.
Expect 12,000 Admissions for Day-Rain
Settles Dust Question.
UPTO (28,000
Publicity League Takes Ad
vantage of Proposition Made
By the Various Railroads.
Two-Thirds of Copy Will Tell
About San Antonio and Will
Only Cost About Half.
As a result nf appropriating the sum
of $l5OO by the Missouri Pacific, and
$5OO by the Wabash railways, for the
purpose of advertising ISan Antonio in
the northern and eastern newspapers,
the executive committee of I he-Public
ity League this morning increased its
publicity fund from the original $23,-
000 subscribed to $26,500. These fig
urns include an appropriation of $l5OO
recently made by the Missouri, Kansas
i Texas for the same purpose. The ac
tion taken thia morning by the commit
tee also includes a further appropria
tion of $l5OO by the Missouri Pacific
and the Wabash, to he made when the
present contracts run out, and will
raise the total subscriptions to the sum
of $28,000.
The original propositions as made to
the San Antonio Publicity League by
the railroads was to the effect that for
every dollar appropriated by the league
the roads named would appropriate a
like amount in advertising San Antonio.
They offer to take up one third of the
space in advertising their road and
agreed to give the other two thirds in
the advertisements which will contain
matter concerning San Antonio as a
health resort and as a place for money
making investments. All that the ap
plicants asked was the bottom space
in telling the public of the transporta
tion facilities and accommodations af
forded to travelers.
■When the committee met this morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock in the Chamber of'
Commerce rooms. Secretary Carrington j
explained the proposition as made to!
the Publicity League by the railroads. I
Tie went into the details of the matter,
and explained the amount of funds on j
hand and the prospective income from I
other subscriptions. President Thomas [
L. Conroy of the league was in favor of (
appropriating the full sum of $3500 to
the Missouri Pacific and the Wabash, |
providing that the two roads named ।
would spend a like amount.
On Secretary Carrington explaining)
that it was not necessary to give the
full amount at the present time, but |
that the sum of $2OOO would do as a
starter, and that the balance could be)
appropriated later on, the last named
sum was unanimously voted.
Those present at the meeting besides
President Conroy and Secretary Car
rington were: L. P. Peck, L. .1. Hart,
Dr. Fred Terrell, F. M. Swearingen and
Max Krueger.
Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 13.—Dr. Charles
Grandfield, first assistant postmaster
general, was today appointed city post
master of Washington, to succeed the
late Benjamin Barnes.
I fancy him infesting
The entire outer air;
In fact, the dratted hookworm
Seems lurking everywhere.
| Now, how am Ito sidestep
The microbe I so dread 1
jAh. here is one sure method—«
’ I'll spend my life abedl
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% Sacred concerts in morning by %
% Mexican and San Antonio *■
% bands, %
% Auto races at 1:30. Oldfied, %
S Rurmau, DeHymc) and others %
% entered. %
% Airship flights weather per S
% mitting. ••
% Patterson Shows — Fireworks %
% at night, spceial program. %
% All exhibits complete and \
% open. %
% %
Special Wire.
Fair Grounds, Nov. 13.—“ Another
San Antonio Day” is the first ejacula
tion of |>cople entering the gates to
day, after 1 o'clock. In spite of tha
threatening clouds this morning the
cars were crowded and an actual count
at the different turnstiles nt ,12 o’clock
showed that over 7000 people had pass
ed through the gates. As the crowd
had just started, every arriving car be
ing packed and jammed an estimate
of 12,000 for the day would seem very
At 1 o'clock the skies had cleared on
considerably, the sun was out and the
crowd began t<> enjoy itself in earnest.
The walks and roadwavs had all been
thoroughly sprinkled during the morn
ing, so the dust nuisance was absent,
while the brisk wind cooled the atmos
phere to the extent that everything was
The main feature of the morning at
least in the exhibit line, was the arrival
of the long delayed Panhandle exhibit.
This is regarded as the most compre
hensive showing of Texas products over
put together, and is all that hns been
said of it.
This is the exhibit for which the
large space in the southeastern corner
of agricultural hall was reserved. 1n
fact, a special prizb was offered bv the
Fair association for the best showing of
a number of counties in one exhibit,
solely for the purpose of bringing the
Panhandle exhibit here. It was load
ed on the cars at Dallas, presumably
ready to bo shipped to San Antonio at
the close of the Dallas fair, but owing
•o a misunderstanding ou the part, of
•wo railroads, remained on the siding
until yesterday morning, when it was
finally moved, arriivng here this morn
This exhibit was immediately unload
ed and put in place and by late this
afternoon will be one of the show spots
in agricultural hall. The fact that its
arrival was fully a week late piS spoil
its chances to win prizes, but there can
be no doubt that it would have taken
all the blue ribbons open to it.
Things were somewhat slow this
morning up to 10:30, when the travel
ing men came. After that there fas
plenty doing for every concession on
the grounds, every sandwich stand and
refreshment parlor. Arriving at the
grounds in a body, the outriders suc
ceeded in running a majority of the
bunch into the music hall, under agree
ment that none of the speakers was
long winded and that 30 minutes was
the limit of the exercises.
Saw Old Timers.
J. C. Marshall opened the proceed
ings. He spoke feelingly of how many
of the old-timers he saw in the audience
and of those missed. He closed with a
strong reference to the effort the travel
ing men were making to land a pan-
American exposition for San Antonio
in 1915, in honor of the completion of
the Panama canal. He said the travel
ing men realized fully the gigantic task
before them, but that if the landing
of the exposition is possible it will be
landed. The traveling men, he said, are
the real live wires, with no such thing
as quit or lay down in their make-up,
and that, with the drummers back of
the movement, it was a einch the ex
position will be held and that it will be
the real thing.
Mr. Marshall then introduced J. Ira
Kircheville, who kept the audience in
a roar with a brief address on the trou
bles of the traveling man.
Mr. Kircheville opened by saying
that carrying a grip was the most
pleasing occupation known, the travel
ing man, in order to be successful,
must be pleasing to everybody, pleas
ing to the customer, pleasing t 0 the
house. This placed him between two
fires, which kept him in a nervous state
all the time. The hard part of it un
der conditions that would drive any
other class of man to dope. “Think.”
he said, “of some of the things the
traveling man is forced to eat, day
after day. and in spite of the condi
tion of his stomach he must still be
pleasant.' ’
Compliments for Travelers.
Mr. Kircheville then paid a high
compliment to the traveling man as a
high type of civilized modern man
hood. He said that four things had
made civilization what it is today—
the railroads, the Riblc, «oap and fra
veling men. In fact, he said* the main
Alexander Is Taken Out of City
and Believed No Further
Disorder Will Occur.
Authoiities Admit, However,
That Chances of Obtaining
Indictments Are Remote.
Associated Preaa.
Cairo, 111., No, 13.- —Orders for the
demobilization of the Fourth regiment,
Illinois Nations! Guard, which has oc
cupied Cairo since yesterday, were con
fidently expected by the commandets
this morning. The absence last nigl.t
of any sign of mob violence and the do
parture of Alexander, who was ceeort
ed from here late yesterday by two
companies of militia, on his way to
i Kankakee, has led the authorities to
believe there is no chance of further
disturbance this city. It is probable
that half of the militia force of five
hundred men, will be relieved of duty
Whether a special grand jury will
he summoned to consider possible
charges against the mob may also be
determined today. It is likely, hov.
ever, the matter will be left for the
next regular grand jury, which is to
meet, early in December. Under pres
ent conditions of public opinion it is
conceded by local police authorities
that the chances of obtaining indict
ment" ngninst the members of Thurs
day night’s mob are very remote.
Associated Press.
Kankakee. 111., Nov. 13. —Arthur Al
exauder, the alleged accomplice of Will
James, who was lynched for the mur
der nf Anna Pelly, was not brought to
Kankakee today. It. is thought he will
be kept in <’hampaign, where he was
taken from the special train under
guards at 10:30 last night.
110 CM no
Associated Press.
Louisville. Ky„ Nov. 13.—T. J.
Moore, a Paducah. Ky, detective, is au
thority for the statement in the Cour
ier Journal today that 500 Kentuckians
from Bailaril county furnished the lead
ers for the Cairo mob, which lynched
Will .lames, a negro, and Henry Salzeu
cr. white, Thursday night in the Illi
nois city.
Moore, according to the paper corre
spondent, was a witness of the lynch
ing, and heard commendation for the
“nerve” of the Kentuckians on all
sides in Cairo.
Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 13. —A wan
dering hobo who was endeavoring to es
cape the conductor on board the federal
express last night, found shelter in
President Taft's private car. “May
flower” and created great excitement
for a short time. He was arrested and
turned over to the authorities at
Bridgeport, Conn.
Joe Nocker.
Joe Nocker, aged 42 years, died last
night at his ranch, ten miles south of
San Antonio, after a brief illness. Be
sides his father, Adam Nocker, and his
wife, Mr. Nocker is survived by the
following brothers and sisters: Gus,
Pete and Adam Nocker, Mrs. Annie
Dugosh, Mrs. Mary Plummer and Mrs.
.Hattie Behnsch. The body will bo
brought to the city and taken to the
home of his sister. Mrs. Hattie
Behnsch. 529 North street.
Mr. Nocker was born and reared in
I San Antonio and for a number of
years followed the trade of a tinner.
During the past 13 years be was in the
mining business in Mexico. Four
months ago Mr. Nocker returned to
this section and had purchased a ranch
near the city. The funeral arrange
ments will be announced later.
cause of the growth of Texas could be
attributed to the Knights of the Grip.
.1. H. Kirkpatrick was the next
speaker. Ho began his address with
a glowing tribute to Vories P. Brown,
president of the fair association, say
ing he had imbued new life into the
enterprise and had given San Antonio
the best fair in her history. Mrs.
Brown also was given a tribute by Mr.
Kirkpatrick. He said a great deal of
the credit belonged to the untiring ef
forts of the ladies, and that it was dun
to Mrs. Brown that the ladies had be
come interested. He also paid tribute
to the Mexican exhibit, the Mexican
and the San Antonio band*.
Principals in Last Night's Tragedy
Nat B. Jones and His Wife, Who Slow Him at a Boarding House Last
Night. It Is Understood That Mrs. Jones Will Claim Self Defense.
Boy Bandit of Kansas Commits
Suicide Rather Than Face
Trial for Bank Robbery,
Associated Press.
Lawrence, Kans, Nov. 13.—A curious
throng nf people here today viewed the
body of Earl Bullock, the boy bandit,
who committed suicide yesterday fol
lowing the hold robbery of the State
bank at Eudora, near here. The boy
died at Eudora during the night and his
body was brought to Lawrence today,
whore nn inquest was held.
During the progress of the inquest,
William Mackay, the fifteen year old
Jacksonville, Florida, lad who took part
in the affair anxiously paced his cell
in the county jail here. Mackay was
brought, to Lawrence late yesterday to
prevent his being lynched, and while all
fear of mob violence had apparently
disappeared this morning, the youthful
bandit was plainly uneasy. Because of
his youth, it was decided to try Mackay
in the juvenile court, and it is planned
to arraign him later in the day. ।
Bullock's father, a merchant of Kan
sas City, arrived here today to take
charge of the body following the coron
er's inquest.
Associated Frost.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 13.—A program
of six high class races was promised
at the new speedway today, conclud
ing one of the first automobile meets
in this city. The feature of the pro
gram was a 200 mile contest for big
stock cars for the Atlanta cup, and /
purse of $lOOO to the winner and sub
stantial purses to second, third and
fourth contestants.
Arthur Chevrolet, a brother of Louis,
won the ten mile handicap in 9:03:18.
Special Dispatch.
Dalhart. Tex., Nov. 13.—Snow flurries
this morning followed a sudden drop in
temperature in this section of the Pan
handle. The cold wave is moving south
ward through North and Central Texas.
Indications point to more snow here.
The offer of Thos. H. Franklin, an
attorney, of a donation of $lO9O tor
the erection of a monument to the
heroes of the Alamo, is taken as an in
dication of the interest, which has been
aroused by J. E. Webb s speech, ad
vocating this monument before the
Daughters of the Republic at the fair
Mr. Webb made a donation in the
name of his 14 year old son and Mr.
Franklin follows suit by making a con
tribution in the name of his dead son.
Accepts Invitation to Attend the
Publicity League Banquet
at the Gunter Hotel.
Governor T. M. Campbell will be in
San Antonio at the opening of the Gun
ter hotel on Saturday, Nov. 27. His let
ter of acceptance in response to the
invitation, which is dated Nov. 11. and 1
addressed Io Secretary Carrington of |
the Publicity League is as follows:
“Pear Sir: I am in receipt of your)
cordial invitation to attend the second j
annual banquet to be given on the oc
casion of the formal opening of the
Gunter hotel, Saturday evening, Nov. |
27. at 8 o'clock, complimentary to the I
delegates who secured the Tgans-Missis-1
sippi congress for San Anttlaio in 1910,1
and in accepting same I wish to assure |
you and the membership of the Public
ity League that I appreciate the com
pliment. Very truly vours,
Special Dispatch.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 13.—H. Clay
Pierce, president of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company is on his way. to Texas to
stand trial on a perjury charge, accord
ing to Judge Priest, his personal attor
ney, who today said that Pierce had
sailed for New York several days ago.
The trial is set for Nov. 29 in the
district court at Austin. Pierce has been
spending the summer in Europe and the
trial necessitates his return sooner
than he desired.
Special Dispatch.
El Paso. Tex.. Nov. 13.—Sleet and
snow are falling today between Marfa
and Valentine, and a hard rain with a
stiff wind from the north are reported
at Marathon and Tabor. The heaviest
rain in two years is reported at Colo
rado City.
The trial of Eugene Wahrmund,
charged with aggravated assault, re
sulted in a mistrial in the county court
yesterday afternoon. The jury, after
being out one hour, reported back that
it was hopelessly hung and was dis
charged by Judge Shook.
The case is the outgrowth of an al
leged assault upon Remp Russ last June
at the International & Great Northern
passenger depot, when Mr. Russ and
a party of friends were seeing a friend
off on the train. A dispute arose as to
the proper place for automobiles, when
Wabrmnnd. a policeman, is said to
have struck Mr. Russ on the head with
a club.
At feuatalaa. Oedaea ter MMveU. te
Matiaee. ledaM. elub affaire aM faulty
Creamery u3ry C«. Phen—l7l
Wife Under Arrest for Crime.
Body Thrice Pierced By
Bullets from Pistol,
That Shots Passed Through
Body and Into Chair Re
garded as Significant,
Closely Guarded in Bed Cham
ber She Refuses to Make
Any Statement,
With a bullet through his brain and
his body twice pierced by other shots,
Nat B. Jones, a well known San An*
tonio attorney, died at 4:30 o'clock this
morning at the Physicians’ and Sur*
geons’ hospital.
His wife. Mrs. Fay Heard Jones, is
charged with the murder.
The shooting occurred in the apart
ments of Mr. and Mrs. Jones at a fash
ionable boarding house, known as tha
Ludlow, located at 309 East Commerce
street, of which Mrs. J. W. Conley is
proprietress, and which had been the
home of the couple for the past six
Jonos and his wife occupied adjoin*
ing rooms located on the ground floor of
the Ludlow and facing the street, but
at the time of the tragedy, the door be*
tween the rooms was locked.
The mother of Mrs. Jones. Mrs.
jStephenson of New Orleans, had been
visiting the couple since early in Sep
tember. Leaving last night for New Or
leans. she was accompanied to the train
by Mr. Jones and his little son.
On refurtring to the hones Mr. Jones,
is as id to have entered his wife’s room.
A Ow minutes later four pistol shots
rang out in quick succession. In an in
stant Mrs. Jones, holding a smoking
pistol, rushed into the room of Mrs.
Conley on the same floor, exclaiming,
“I shot him. He attacked me withes
razor. ”
Jones Lying on the Floor.
Aroused by the shooting other guests
of the place poured into the lower hall.
W. F. Martin, a traveling salesman, em
ployed by the San Antonio Drug com
pany. was the first to enter the room.
Jones was found lying huddled in *
heap in the middle of the room, his
face and clothes covered with his own
Back of him stood a large leather
chair, in which he had evidently been
sitting when shot and from which he
had evidently slid to the floor. The
seat of the chair was covered with
blood and two bullet holes were in its
back. Ry the dying man's side was an
ivory-handled razor open. Ite case lay
at one side.
Dr. E. V. DePew and Dr. Saehs room
at the house. They took charge of
the body and, later. Dr. S. Burg, city
physician, Dr. L. L. Shropshire and Dr.
Elmendorf were called, and Jones was
removed about midnight to the Phy
sicians' and Surgeons’ hospital. Hero
he lingered until about 4:30 this morn
ing. when death came.
“The fatal wound,” said Dt. L. L.
Shropshire this morning to a Light and
Gazette reporter, “was one from a bul
let that entered near the center of the
forehead, slightly towards the left eye.
It must have been fired at an agle, for
it ranged to the right and downward,
piercing the brain and passing out at
the right side, below the eap.
“Two other bullet wounds were
found on the body. Both struck the
upper part of the right arm and they
were but a few inches apart. One
missed the bone at the right side and
the other, by a narrow margin on the
left. One bullet passed out through the
right side and the other deflected and
passed around, lodging somewhere near
the spine, at about the center of the
back. From the first there was no hope
of recovery. ”
Mrs. Jones Collapses.
Following the shooting Mrs. Jones
collapsed. Policeman Dullnig, who is as
signed to the Alamo plaza beat, was
the first officer to arrive last night.
He at ouee took charge of the room
where the shooting occurred. Detectivt
(Continued on Page Ten).
For San Antonio and vicinity,
tonight and Sunday:
Unsettled weather: showen
U tonight or Sunday; colder.
OThe maximum temneraturt
f>r the 24 hours ending at S
o’clock this morning was S 3 de-
■ Krees and the minimum waa 74
UU degrees.
E Comparative iemoeraturea tot
this year and last:
• a. tn 40 79
s a m 24 19
S* a. m 5$ 70
• 0 a m 34 74
12 noon 7$
i 1 » m 4$ M

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