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yon the cause of you eye trouble, and
what to do for it.
Disastrous Fire at Fort Worth Causes Loss of Hundreds of Valuable Horses
Partially Dissolved Them In
Water and Swallows the
Poisonous Draught.
Condition Discovered By Jailor
and an Emetic Is Admin
istered In Time.
One thousand match-heads,
neatly cut from the stem, and
mixed with water until partially
dissolved, composed the draught
with which Francisco Gutierrez, a
prisoner in the county jail, tried
to commit suicide last night. This
morning at 5 o'clock his groans
attracted the attention of the
night watchman, who notified
Night Warden George Bcigel. Dr.
Berrcy was called and administer
ed an emetic, saving the man's
After the arrival later in the morn
ing of Jailer Jack Fraser, an Investi
gation was made which disclosed that
Gutierrez had spent half the night
chopping the heads off the matches
and preparing his unusual draught.
His cell-mate. Catariifb Abrigo, told
Jailer Fraser that he saw Gutierrez
snipping the match-heads, but did not
know what he Intended to do. It was
only after the man drank the poison
and grew unconscious, moaning and
tossing, that the cell-mate became
When Warden Beigel discovered
that Gutierrez was already lapsing into
unconsciousness, he put in a hurry call
for Dr. Berrey. The physician respond
ed and upon reaching the jail found
that an emetic would answer the pur
pose. He administered one qgid Guti
errez a little later became conscious.
Later during the morning he regained
his usual condition, but refused to dis
cuss the motive which prompted him
to attempt suicide\
Within his cell was found a match
box in which the stems had been neat
ly re-piled. Gutierrez is charged with
a statutory offense, but his trial has
not been set.
Ceremonial This Afternoon Is
Final Step Toward Inter
ment Tomorrow.
This afternoon at 5:30 o'clock the
9ody of the Right Rev. Bishop J. A.
Forest, which nas been tying In state
at e Chapelle ardente in the Ranta
Rosa infirmary, will be translated to
the San Fernando cathedral, where
It will be placed before the high altar
to be guarded by representatives of
all the Catholic societies In the city
until the time set for the funeral
services, tomorrow morning at 9:30
Tn the procession this afternoon
will be representatives of all the
Catholic societies in San Antonio.
The procession will be headed by a
band and the position of the societies,
fixed by lot. will be as follows:
St. Joseph's society (German). An
cient Order of Hibernians, San Fer
nando Cathedral society, St. Albert's
society, St. Vincent de Paul society,
the Cristoforo Colombo society. St.
Joseph's society (Italian), Catholic
Knights of America (St. Michael's
branch). Catholic Knights of America
(St. Mary's branch), St. Anthony's so
ciety, Knights of Columbus, the Holy
Name society, students of St. Louis
college, students of St. Mary's col
lege. St. Peter Clavier’s society.
After the solemn requiem high
mass tomorrow morning, the body,
followed by the same societies in
funeral procession, will be taken to
San Fernando cemetery, where It will
be interred near the bodv of Bishop
Neraz. whom Bishop Forest suc
Aesoeiated Press.
Albany. N. Y„ March 14.—The trial
of Mrs. Edith Melber. charged with
the murder of her little son continued
today. The defense insists upon at
i tendance In court of Howard Kirk.
•Mrs. Melber's closest friend. Exhibits
<nf Kirk's art embroidery by Kirk, on
<the desk of the defendant's counsel,
'xclte great curiosity.
It is announced by the secretary of
he Y. W. C. A. that the lunch room
rill not be open until Thursday,
March 16.
Comparative temperatures in San
fur today and this day last
191) 1911
4 a. m 52 56
6 a. m 51 56
8 a. m 55 56
10 a. m . 66 58
12 noon I 75 58
Ip. m. 81 57
VOLUME 32. No. 52
Associated Press.
Washington, March 14. —The department today asked
the Mexican government to release Blatt and Converse, the Ameri
cans held prisoners at Juarez, Mexico. The government of Mexico
was informed that the state department’s information showed that
the Americans had been arrested on American soil. Blatt’s parents
live in Avalon, a suburb of Pittsburg.
Army Reforms That the
Mobilization Suggests
Although Concentration of Trops In Incomplete Light Has
Been Shed on Many Weak Places In the Organizatoin.
Some Changes Are Needed, ,
(By Capt. George A. Schreiner.) 4
H. Lee Clotwor-.
■ thy, army enthus
iast and almost |
zealot, has a way
of figuring out I
army expenditures:
and pension ap
propriations that,
should prove of
Interest to our
federal solo n s,
and administra
tions with tho
economy streak.
His contention in
|sh o r t is this:
Make the army
more efficient and
through this re
duce your pension
appropriations. It
is a somewhat
novel aspect of
the case, but one
that should receive the attention of
men who take upon themselves to
guide the nation’s destiny. Reduced
to its last analysis the proposition is
wry simple. It alms to prevent the
needless sacrifice of human life.
Almost anybody can readily under
stand that an army not well organ
ized. not well disciplined, not well
trained must, in combat with an army
not laboring under these handicaps,
suffer more heavily than it would
otherwise. It’s a case of a trained
fighter going up against an untraineu
one. The intention may be good,
but before that intention can be car
ried out It must be backed up by
more than will.
The finest bit of machinery will be
useless as long as it is assembled im
properly. And be it stated right now
that at present the United States
army resembles a very fine automo
bile. with a first class motor and all
that, but a very indifferent carbu
Invites Criticism.
Every day it becomes more plain
that the army is perfectly willing to
be criticised and above all reorgan
ized. Be it said to the credit of the
United States army that it recognizes
its shortcomings and is averse to be
ing whitewashed. Reform is the
topic among officers and even the
men. and, it would seem, has been
for a long time. It is safe to say that
could the American public properly
understand conditions the next con
gress would do things which no pre
ceding congress has done. The sheer
(Continued on page 2, fourth column)
Associated Press.
Houston, Tex., March 14.—Hon. 8.
B. Erenwerth, recently prosecuting
attorney in the corporation court,
was fined $lOO for pistol-toting in the
criminal district court thio afternoon.
Yesterday Geo. Sweeney, a well
known citizen, was given $2OO and
sixty days in jail on a like charge.
Associated Press.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 14.—1 t
was announced at the office of W. E.
Wheelock, superintendent of termin
als of the Cincinnati, New Orleans &
Texas Pacific railroad, today, that the
local freights which had been discon
tinued, would immediately be put
back into service as a sufficient num
ber of white men had been secured
to man the engines.
Austin) Tex.. March 14. —The gov
ernor this afternoon signed a bill cre
ating a criminal district court of Har
ris county and a bill Increasing fees
of grand and petit jurors. 1
Governments have the very nice
habit of keeping informed on other
governments’ business. Possibly the
government that cares least about the
doings of other governments is that of
the United States. However, Uncle
Sam has a few confidential agents,
and recently he Installed one in the
war ministry of Japan. If the gentle
man is still there it would be very
timely for him to make a change of
habitat, for somebody In the United
States war department is said to have
done a little talking.
Received the war departments a
few days ago. or possibly a little
longer than that, by mail or special
courier, a very fine example of the
map maker’s art. Though tea lan
guage was spread all over It. it soon
became apparent that the country that 1
Mississippjan Confident There
Will Be No Trouble With
j Foreign Power.
Can See No Chance, However,
of a Japanese or Mexican
War Just NOWI
United States Senator H. D. Money
of Mississippi, does not think that the
maneuvers scheduled by the govern
ment are more than just maneuvers.
He is of the opinion that neither Mex
ico nor Japan are looking for trouble.
When seen this morning. Senator
Money confessed ignorance of the ex
act mission of the troops now concen
trated at Fort Sam Houston and other
"I was in Washington on the day
when the mobilization order went
out.” he said. “On Monday I talked
w’ith President Taft and Secretary of
State Knox, and there was nothing
that would have caused me to suspect
abronmal conditions. I cannot say
definitely just what the purpose of the
movement is, but I have no reason to
think that it is directed against either
Mexico or Japan. The former coun
try realizes fully that it has a staunch
friend in the United States, and the
latter seems to have reached the same
conclusion after the recent ratification
of the treaty.
“What Mexico could hope to gain by
making a secret treaty with Japan. I
fail to see. The government of that
country must know that sooner or
later this arrangement would come
Into conflict with American Interests
and that it would not be tolerated. Of
course. Mexico is an independent
country and can make such treaties as
it will, but there is nothing to show
why it should make a treaty with
"As far as Japan is concerned, the
same may be said. Japan could take
the Philippines and hold them. It
could even take the Pacific slope and
hold it—let us say three years. There
Is nothing to prevent Ja |in from do
ing this as far as we are concerned.
But we must take into consideration
that Japan has exhausted her cridit,
and must fully realize that the Amer
ican people would retake the Pacific
slope if It took six years, six million
men and $6,000,000 a minute.”
Senator Money is visit j ;■ Major
Beverly A. Read, judge-ad "♦ ate of
the Department of Texas. He will re
main in the city for several days.
Associated Press.
Racine. W!s„ March 14— Ogden
Mills Reid, son of the American am
bassador to Great Britain, was wedded
here to his mother’s former social
secretary. Miss Helen Miles Rogers, of
this city. The ambassador and Mrs.
Reid witnessed the ceremony.
had been mapped was the Pacific
slope. It is said that the map was one
of the best that has ever been seen,
and that Uncle Sam will make good
use of it as soon as its hieroglyphics
have been translated. Congress Is
stingy when it comes to making maps,
and it is doubtful whether the United
States army has a map as good as the
Japanese are now alleged to have.
any rate, the map arrived. Some mili
tary experts looked it over and discov
ered that It was a business map—one
that had been prepared with an eye to
Immediate emergencies. Just how
much surprise the war department
evinced is not recorded, nor can it be
said definitely that the troops were
called, out as a result of the map. But
the msp is there. At least so sayeth
a man who knows
Limantour Says Those With
Insurrectos Cannot Expect
Any More From Federals.
Government Holds People on
This Side if Border Largely
Responsible for Revolt.
Associated Preu.
New York, March 14.—What may
be considered in effect the official
Mexican reply to recent representa
tions said to have been made by the
United States asking as liberal treat
ment as possible for ’Americans
caught bearing arms on Mexican ter
ritory, is contained In a statement
made here this afternoon by Jose
Ives Limantour, Mexican minister of
In substance, it is indicated that
captured American allies of the revo
lutionists will have to take their
chances with their Mexican rebel
companions. The intimation is strong
that no preferential treatment can be
accorded them. This is considered to
mean that under martial law they
might be summarily tried and ex
"I am firmly convinced.” said he,
"that except for the sympathy, finan
cial support and actual participation
In conflicts of Americans the Insur
rection in Chihuahua and Sonora
could not long continue.
"This morning’s dispatches report
that a young American, former broker
In New York, so It Is claimed. Is lead
ing a band of desperadoes along the
lines of the National railroads of
Mexico and the Mexican Northwest
ern railway toward Juarez and that
they have torn up additional stretches
of track on those roads.
"In the territory served by the Na
tional railways between Juarez and
Torreon, some 30,000 people are em
ploved In the mining industry In that
section of Mexico. This means that
not only are thousands of honest peo
ple thrown out of employment, but
also that when Idle they are incited
by some of their disloyal countrymen
and by irresponsible Americans to
join the insurrectionary movement.
"Once again I appeal to the tood
sense and sober judgment, not only
of my people, but also also of all true
Americans to think carefully before
even expressing a definite opinion re
garding the Mexican situation and
certainly before giving the movement
any support.”
Private dispatches received by the
famly of Francisco I. Madero in this
cltv also Inform them that the federal
troops are believed to have slain every
American soldier of fortune captured
at Casas Grandes. Among those said
to be killed Is Eduardo Hay, an Amer
ican mining engineer who was with
the rebels and was captured at Cases
Grandes. The report received by the
Maderos has not been fully confirmed.
The division bakery on the maneuv
er ground, under the supervision of
Capt. L. R. Holbrook. turned out 3000
loaves of bread yesterday, with but
four ovens baking. Today there will
be eight ovens going that will turn
out 216 pounds of bread each at each
batch. As many as fifteen batches can
be baked each day, which will give a
total of 20.000 pounds of as fine a
quality of bread as can be baked in
the United States, each evening.
Captain Holbrook is an expert in his
line, having been .detailed to take
charge of the bakery here from Fort
Leavenworth, where he was In com
mand of the bakers’ and cooks’ school
there. He has five commissary serg
eants. four corporals, four cooks and
seventy-three privates under his eye
here, who are turning out an excep
tional quality of bread for the camp.
Each of Them Will March to
Leon Springs and Return,
Says General Carter.
Ninth Cavalry and the Fourth
Field Artillery Will Be the
Last Ones to Arrive.
“The maneuvers will consist,
first, of brigatle marches to Leon
Springs and return and later a di
vision march to the same destina
tion w ill be undertaken. This In
accordance with the plans of the
war department to test out the re
cently made field regulations Is, to
the best of my knowledge, the
sole object of the concentration of
troops at San Antonio,” said
Brigadier General W. B. Carter
"The division is the unit of the army
upon which all calculations are based.
Three divisions go to make up a field
army, three more compose another,
and so on. If our maneuvers here
prove the new field regulations to be
feasible, they will be passed by con
gress and adopted by the various di
visions as the standard for military or
ganization. San Antonio was selected
as the point of mobilization because
the climate here Is more salubrious at
this time of year than is that of Fort
D. A. Russell or any other large post
in the country.”
Tn reply to a question General Car
ter stated that he did not believe the
present maneuvers would result In
making San Antonio a division head
quarters. but expressed the belief that
Fort Sam Houston would soon be
made a brigade post.
General Carter was greatly pleased
with the manner In which the troop
trains were handled In the Southern
Pacific yards, saying: "The superin
tendent used brains. The cars were
removed from the yards Just as fast
as they ivere emptied and room made
for the incoming trains. It was a dis
tinct relief after the railroad service
we have had in other places.”
Army Is Mobilized.
As far as the actual mobilization of
the army goes, "it is all over except
(Continued on Page 3—4th Column.)
"Mexico Nuevo," suspended in
Mexico City, the plant confiscated and
the editor, Juan Sanchez Azcona.
made a fugitive from justice, has
arisen in San Antonio, as fresh, as
bright and as anti-Dlaz as ever. The
first issue is off the press and the
name of Juan Sanchez Azcona floats
at the mast-head. Along with his
name are printed those of Lie. Roque
Estrada and Alfonzo F. Zaragoza,
while a distinguished list of collab
orators Is given as Francisco Vazquez
Gomez, Emilio Vazquez Gomez, Ad
rian Aguirre Benavides, Federico
Gonzales Garza. Julio Madero, Luis
Aguirre Benavlded and Juan Andrew
The first Issue carries pictures of
Francisco I. Madero and Dr. Fran
cisco Vazquez Gomez, termed "The
People’s Candidates” for the posts of
president and vice president, respect
ively. The plctufes of Abraham Gon
zales and Braulio Hernandez, pro
visional governor and secretary, re
spectively, of the state of Chihuahua,
are shown. The paper frankly con
fesses to being a democratic dally
and announces it will conduct the
same campaign here which it was
conducting in Mexico City when the
animosity of the government was in
curred and the order of suspension
directed against It.
Associated Press.
Lexington. Ky„ March 14.—War
den G. P. Sale of the North Carolina
state penitentiary, left here today for
Raleigh with T. B. Whitson.
Whitson admitted that he ecaped
from the penitentiary sixteen years
ago while serving a thirty-year term
for murder.
Since his ecape Whitson has lived
an upright life in Kentucky and has
amassed a comfortable fortune. A
concerted movement was started to
secure a pardon for him as soon as
he is returned to prison.
Associated Prem.
New York. March 14.—The cruiser
Des Moines, which arrived here from
Boston yesterday, sailed today for |
Guantanamo. Cuba.
Austin. Tex.. March 14.—The gov- I
ernor this afternoon appointed Judge I
H. F. Littleton district judge of Har
rison county. Judge Littleton resides
at I
Early Morning Blaze Sweeps Great
Barns and Fine Horses, Hogs and
Sheep Perish™ Loss Heavy.
AMoeiated Press.
Washington, March 14.—Statements
from the highest war department au
thority today declare troops now con
centrated in San Antonio and Galves- 1
ton are to be retained in their re-|
spectlve vicinities despite rumors to I
the contrary.
Movements of the navy are confined.
it is asserted, to an exchange of places;
by gunboats on the east and west
coalts of Mexico and Central America. |
No pretense at a patrol of the coast
was even attempted.
It is declared to be possible today
that In expectation of the wish of
President Taft to divest It of any in
ternational significance the movement
of troops and vessels the projected
joint army and navy maneuvers may
be abandoned. As a result Admiral
Staunton, who arrived at Guantanamo,
Cuba, yesterday with his armored
orulser squadron will begin a series
of drills and evolutions In that vicin
ity. Whether Admiral Staunton’s
squadron will be sent to the Texas
coast at all depends on future devel
Newnam Says No Need Has
Ar/sen Yet to Ask Help In
the Red Light District.
The military authorities will not be
asked to assist the local police depart
ment unless such a step is found to be
imperative, according to Police Cap
tain Newnam. The conduct of the
soldiers in every part of the city thus
far has been excellent. It Is said, and
there Is no reason whv the government
should be asked to detail soldier
police duty at any point in San An
"I do not intend to request the mili
tary authorities to assist the local po
lice department In keeping peace un
less conditions warrant it.” said Cap
tain Newnam today. "Up to the pres
ent time there has been practically no
disturbance created by any of the sol
diers stationed here, and unless a seri
ous state of affairs arises 1 will not
ask for any help.”
THE LIGHT has been requested to ex
tend the limit which replies may be
sent to the query:
What Feature Do You
Like Best in the Light?
Replies to this question will consequently
be received until Saturday. March 18, at
0 p. m. Confine replies to 200 words.
Tell WHAT You
Like Best & WHY
(Replies will be published Sunday and swards
made Wednesday. First prize $2, and three prizes
of Si each.
Address: Feature Editor. Care The Light ।
Spectacle Fitting
Has boon our exchuivs busineea fur
twenty years. There'• a difference —
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242 W. Commerce St.
Associated Press.
Fort Worth, Tex., March 14.—
Fire supposed to have started in
the feed room at the barns of the
Fort WorUi Horse aud Mule com
l>aiiy swept all of the horse and
mule burns on the south side of
Exchange avenue from Uio new
exchange building on Marine
creek to the Swift Packing house
on the east, including the hog and
sheep sheds just west of the Swift
plant, this morning. At S o’clock
the fire was under control and ef
forts were being turned to find
out how many head of stock had
been burned. It is estimated that
from 500 to 1000 bead ol stock
The buildings burned arot C. B.
Team, Horse and Mule company, Aus-,
tin Bros., barn; Oatman Bros’, horse
importers, barns; C. A. Crouch & Son.
horse importers, barns; A. B. Holbert
& Sons, horse importers, barns; W.
O. Rominger & Co., horse and mule
dealers, barns; Fort Worth Horse and
Mule Co., barns; hog and sheep sheds
of the Stock Yards company; hog
sheds in the Swift yards.
Four men were badly burned trying
to rescue their fine stock from the
flames. The most seriously Injured
are: Murray Howard, burned about
the head and arms; L. E. Walton,
burned about the head. He was
penned in by the swinging of one of
the cattle gates and barely escaped.
(Continued on Page 11 —4th Column)
bib tonmniE
The following subdivisions of tha
committee of 100 soloclting funds for
the Brownsville road, at the meeting
in the Chamber of Commerce this
afternoon and will solicit in the places
assigned to them:
Moore building: R. H. IV ester. R.
T. Pruitt. „ . . _,
Hicks building: W. C. Robards, E.
B. Chandler.
West Commerce street: Dr. F. W.
Terrell. F. W. Cock.
East Houston street: E. W. Herff.
Fred W. Reutzel.
St. Mary’s street: V. W. Higgins, W.
A. McDuffee. _
Alamo plaza: H. L. Miller, Charleg
Frost building: H. O. Skinner, J. S 4
Wikson. _ . _ _
Gibbs building: J. L. Lytle, R. G.
Callahan. _
Special list: B. F. Nicholson, T. F.
Market street: Harry Hyman, Johts
West Houston street: J. H. Kirk.
Patrick, J. B. Flannery, T. H. Zenders
Special list: George W. West. Geo.
C. Vaughan. Edwin Chamberlain.
Special list: L. J. Hart. Jake Wolff.
Main street: J. E. Smith. Joe Ryan,
These committees began work al
once and others will be added to then!
this evening and tomorrow.

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