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Court of Appeods Holds Against Long/ Contested Gaheston-Houst&n Differentia]
Scion of Supposedly Wealthy
Family In the Border City
Is Placed In Jail.
Received Change and Goods,
But Bank Refuses to Honor
His Signature,
Lane Edwards, aged 28 years, son
of wealthy parents of Laredo, Tex.,
is in the city Jail here with affidavits
charging swindling over $5O and with
forgery lodged against him. His ar
rest was made by City Detectives
Stowe, Green. Caruthers, Rublola and
Cook after he had been trailed for>
several hours. He was arrested in
Joske Bros, department store while
endeavoring to pass a $lOO check in
payment for a pair of shoes. Some
two hours previous he purchased a
$2OO diaMond ring at the Emerson
Loan company, 321 West Commerce
street, giving in payment a $250
check, receiving the diamond and $45
In currency as change. The checks
are alleged to have been bogus.
For two hours and a half the en
tire detective force was on his trail
yesterday afternoon. He was heard of
at one point and then another, each
time eluding the officers tn pursuit
of him. It was not until 4:30 o'clock
that he was finally landed, this be
ing while he was at the Joske store.
Formal complaint was lodged against
him In Justice Fisk's court this mori»
Ing by Detective Stowe, accusing him
with swindling and forgery. The
checks said to have been given by
him were drawn on the Frost National
bank of San Antonio and with the
diamond ring, other*jewelry and $45
he procured as change at Emerson's
loan office, are held by the authori
ties as evidence.
Shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon the young man is reported
to have entered the Emerson loan of
fice on Commerce street. He was wait
ed upon by J. B. Webb, proprietor of
the establishment. The young man is
said to have looked at some jewelry.
Anally purchasing a diamond ring for
$2OO. He also bought a pair of gold
cuff buttons and a gold collar button
for $5. In payment he is said to have
tendered a check drawn on the Frost
National bank for $250.
According to Mr. Webb, Edwards
insisted that he call up the Frost
National bank to make sure he had
the money on deposit there. Mr.
Webb, suspecting nothing wrong, re
fused to do so, accepting the check
and delivering the diamond ring and
the jewelry to the young man, to-
? tether with the $45 change. Edwards
s said to then have departed. Mr.
Webb sent the check to the bank to
be cashed and was informed that it
Was invalid. The police were notified
and the detectives detailed, on the
A short while later Edwards is said
to have put in his appearance at the
Michael Loan company, located on
Soledad street, where he announced
his intention of purchasing two gold
watches. The time pieces being select
ed the young man is said to have ten
dered a $2OO check also drawn on
the Frost National bank. This, how
ever, was not accepted by Mr.
Michael. The detectives a few minutes
after Edwards Is said to have left, ar
rived at the place in response to a
message to headquarters telling of the
Edwards, say the detectives, was
next heard of at the Buckhorn saloon,
corner Houston and Soledad streets,
where he is reported to have pro
cured two blank checks on the Frost
National bank. But when the detec
tives reached this place he had again
disappeared. The next time Edwards
was heard of he was at the Branch
saloon, corner Houston and Losoya
streets. Again he was gone when the
plain clothes officers rushed up to
the place.
It was 4:30 o’clock when a message
was received at police headquarters
telling of his presence at Joske Bros,
store. In the shoe department at this
establishment. Edwards Is said to
have selected a pair of shoes, tender
ing a $lOO check on the Frost Na
tional bank In payment Be
fore Edwards left this place the de
tectives entered and he was placed
under arrest.
Edwards is said to have been in the
city but a short time. His parents,
who reside at 701 Market street, La
redo, Tex., according to the detec
tives, are wealthy residents of the
border city. The young man will be
transferred to the county jail this aft
liv'eisted Press.
Calexico, Cal.. March 15.—Firing
'rom the American side of the Inter
national Une. Mexican customs offi
cials at Ilgodones today sent a volley
Into the Insurrectos, the latter reply
ing by tiring across the line into the
American town of Andrade. No one
was wounded so far as is known.
Awistml Press.
Washington. March 15.—Popula
tion statistics of the thirteenth cen
sus announced today included Com
merce. Tex., 2818 in 1910, against
lsoo in 19f
VOLUME 32. No. S 3
privy councillor to the emperor o!
Austria and promoter of universa
peace, who, as the guest of the Civit
Forum and the New York society, al
the Hotel Astor. New York, deliverec
an address in which he stated that th<
United States was the greatest forc<
for International peace in the work
today. Count Apponyi's hosts num
bered some of the foremost scholan
and diplomats of the country.
Workmen In Nashville Caught
By Collapse of Old Walls
and Many Are Missing.
Men High Up In Building Taken
Down By Aerial Truck as
Walls Sway to Wind.
% S
. Associated Press. \
% Nashville. Tenn., March 15. \
\ —At 2 o’clock this afternoon, *■
*■ fifteen men had been recover- S
S ed from the ruins, four of whom S
•. were dead. The body of Ralph %
S McCollum, son of a well known %
■» local musician, was the last to *»
■. be removed. His head was %
% crushed. "•
Associated Press.
Nashville, Tenn., March 15.—Be
tween 15 20 workmen engaged
in tearing down the old walls of the
J. H. Fail & Co. building on Third
avenue near the public square were
caught by the falling walls which
were blown inward shortly before 11
o’clock this morning. It is feared a
dozen of the men, mostly negroes, are
Every ambulance available and the
patrol wagons are on the scene. A
score or more of volunteers, among
them Mayor Howse, assisted the fire
men in clearing away the debris.
The crowd on the outside this after
noon could hear the groans from the
imprisoned workmen. Rescue work
was rushed as rapidly as possible, but
the workers were hindered by the
mass of splintered timbers which pil
ed up with the tons and tons of ma
When the fire department arrived
there were four men in the fourth and
fifth-story windows. These men had
miraculous escapes, rushing to the
front of the walls when they were
seen to sway in the wind. These men
were taken down by the aerial truck.
The men in the windows Included
Geo. .M. Roddy of Atlanta and W. R.
Lewis, who allowed the other two,
both negroes, to descend first.
Thousands rushed to the scene of
the accident as the news spread
throughout the city.
At noon rescuers had brought out
nine men, only one being dead at that
time. The dead man and all the in
‘•■•red were negroea
Court of Civil Appeals Declares Rate
Agreement that Has Helped to Make
Houston Should Be Abolished.
Special Dispatch. i
Austin, Tex., March 15.—The
third court of civil appeals this
morning held unlawful the system
of railroad rates known as the
Galveston-Houston differential,
that the railroads making these
rates liave no right to discrimin
ate against Galveston in favor of
Houston. The case will undoubt
edly be carried to the supreme
court as it vitally affects the fu
ture importance of Houston and
is scarcely less important to the
city of Galveston.
The case in which this ruling was
made is styled the Galveston Cham
ber of Commerce vs. the Railroad
Commission of Texas, and came up on
appeal frem the Twenty-sixth district
court of Travis county. The suit was
brought eighteen months ago to force
the railroad commission to abolish the
differential and the court. Judge C.
A. Wilcox presiding held against the
chamber of commerce. The decision
of the lower court Is reversed in the
ruling handed down today and the
case decided In favor of Galveston.
How Would You Like to
Live Under Japanese Rule?
Not Likely That You Will Be Under That Obligation, But Just
Answer the Question for. Yourself and Then Gauge
Your Sentiments,
(Captain George A. Schreiner.) I
a total loss through tire, you take out
tire insurance, and to prevent your
government—your social aggregate—
from being subversed, you contribute
to the support of the army.
According to the theories of the in
ternationalists there Is no necessity
for such a thing as nationalism. There
Is much that supports this theory,
but there Is very little that recom
mends the practice thereof. Man is
inclined to be clannish —if that be
the right term. The average individual
will do more for the members of his
immediate family than he will for
those not related to him. A fellow
, townsman is somewhat of a friend I
[ for no particular reason if we happen
| to meet him away from home. The
American abroad always hails a fel
low American as a friend though he
may have never seen him before and
both may hold diametrically opposed
views on the tariff. All this we may
grant readily.
In essense this is the underlying
stratum of nationalism. Through the
ages millions have fallen In defense
of it, and it would seem that other
millions will share the same fate be
fore man Anally shall conclude that
armies and navies are unnecessary.
When that day comes peace tribunals
and arbitration courts at The Hague
or elsewhere will not be needed. Man
will have ceased to defend national
ideals for the reason that the ideals
themselves will have vanished.
In the meantime we are dealing
not with the things that might be,
but with the things that are. The
American, in order to gauge his own
sentiments in the matter of national
defense, should ask himself the ques
tion: How would I like to live under
a Japanese government? (Not that
the allusion here has any other pur
pose than that of example) How
would he? Of course, he would not.
For some undefined reason the
American does not fancy in all its
details the civilization of the Mongol
or Samuray. He thinks that it is ln-|
ferior to his own, and that for this*
reason he would retrogress In case It
was imposed tipon him. The view
taken is quite reasonable and ration
al; being both, it ought to get prac
tical support.
Practical support of national or
racial ideals consists in preventing
them from being destroyed. This,
largely, Is the mission of military es
tablishment*. It is the one factor that'
makes a soldier a soldier, and a po
liceman a policeman. There were
times when armies existed only for
the purpose of conquest, but those
days have gone. Chaldea assembled
its forces whenever it wanted to raid
its neighbors, and when a stronger
(Continued on Page 2 —6th Column)
Under the differential a lower rate
is granted on commcditles to Houston
than to Galveston in many Instances
the difference being greater than the
cost of shipping goods several hundred
miles further. On cotton for Instanco
a differential of 5 cents per 100 pounds
Is established.
The operatUn of the differential has
been one of tne principal factors In the
upbuilding of Houston and has helped
to make it one of the greatest railroad
centers In the southwest On It also
hinges the future Importance of that
city as a seaport.
The agreement by which these rates
are put in force has existed for a num
ber of years. An effort was made to
have the railroad commission abolish
the differential but that body refused
to do sc. Commissioner Colquitt hold
ing that it had no power to act upon
the matter. Legislation was then tried
but the differential bills were defeated
by the combined influence of Houston
and the railroads and as a last resort
the railroad commission was sued.
The testimony in the case Is very
voluminous and has required months
to review In the form In which it was
presented to the highest court.
When It Is Found Where Blatt
and Converse Were Cap
tured Will Be No Trouble,
Washington, March 16.—The Issue
raised between the United States and
Mexico over the legality of the im
prisonment of the Americans, Blatt
and-Converse, who are held at Juarez,
Mexico, is susceptible of easy adjust
ment in the opinion of the state de
partment officials because the matter
rests entirely on the place of their
arrest, a fact which, it Is believed, can
be determined without difficulty.
Reports from the consular officers
and the investigation agents of the de
partment of justice declare that the
men w’ere seized on American soil,
while the Mexican authorities main
tain that they were captured within
the jurisdiction of Mexico. It is be
lieved the conflicting testimony can
easily be reconciled.
Carrying out the American govern
ment's announced Intention of with
drawing naval vessels cruising In Mex
ican waters from the ports of that
country as soon as they had coaled,
the gunboat Tacoma has sailed from
Puerto, Mexico, for Galveston, and the
scout cruiser Chester has left Vera
Cruz, Mexico, for Puerto Cortez, Hon
duras. The Chester arrived at Vera
Cruz yesterday and left the same day.
creeUdenies IT.
Says Blatt and Converse Not Canght
’ On American Side of Border.
Associated Press.
City cf Mexico, March 15.—The
first intimation that Enrique C. Creel,
minister of foreign relations, had that
the United States government had de-,
elded to ask for the release of Con
verse and Blatt, was when he waa
shown the Associated Press dispatch
Minister Creel said that the Mexi
can government had not as yet re
ceived the request, and refused tc an
ticipate the action of his government
in case it is received. He stated, how
ever, that his government Is satisfied
that the two Americans were arrested
on Mexican soil. This conclusion is,
based upon an official report made by
Fernando Beltran y Puga, one of the
government engineers.
The fate of the fifteen Americans
captured tn the battle of Casas Gran
des is unknown here. At the war de
partment it Is stated that no report
relative to their fate has been re
. National defense'
I may be conceded
Ito be a subject
I that should not be
I trifled with. On
I this we possibly
■ can all agree. As
I long as other pow
| ers will insist on |
[armament this
j country will be
| obliged to follow
| suit. Outsit of
| such sentiments as
| national se 1 f-r e-
| spect the case has
| a decidedly prac- j
| tlcal aspect. To.
[prevent your
1 house from being
Solemn Requiem Mass for Re
pose of Soul Precedes Final
Commitment to Earth.
Fifty Years He Gave to the
Lord, Says Speaker, and Now
the Lord Calls Him.
With the solemn rites of the
Catholic church all that was
mortal of the Right Rev. John
Anthony Forest, bishop of San
Antonio, was laid to rest this
morning In San Fernando ceme
tery, following pontifical requiem
mass and sermons by two distin
guished prelates. Bishop J. B.
Morris and Bishop Peter Ver
daguer of Isirodo In San Fer
nando cathedral at 9:30 o'clock
tills morning, which was attend
ed by representatives of all the
Catholic societies in the city and
from the surrounding country.
After these had been placed in the
church as many as could be of the
throngs that gathered long before the
appointed hour were admitted and
the gray old cathedral was crowded
to the utmost capacity with those
who came to do honor and reverence
and to pray for the soul of the man
who had given half a century of his
life to the service of his God and his
fellowman. Side by side as they told
their beads and murmured their
prayers the horny-handed man that
tolls with his body, and the well
groomed man of leisure knelt togeth
er while rapt and oblivious of each
other's presence the swarthy Mexi
can woman with shawl drawn over
her face and the woman of fashion
prayed side by side for the man that
had been father and friend and priest
and prelate to all alike.
The ceremonies were most Impres
sive and were taken part In by half
a hundred priests and prelates from
north, south and east and west, "‘ a
feature of the ceremonies was the
coming of a squad of drab-clad troop
ers who filed down the long central
aisle and knelt before the coffin of
the dead churchman surmounted by
Its mitre. After participating In the
ceremonies they filed out and formed
the mounted guard to Its bier, as the
fourth degree of the Knights of Co
lumbus did on foot.
Services for the Dead.
Beginning with the reciting of the
office for the dead the clergy,
Continued on page 3—Fourth colum.
• •
The city began today the construc
tion of a bridge to span the San An
tonie river and open up Pecan street
through from St. Mary's to Soledad
street, land for the street having been
donated by Woods & Paschal. The
continuation of Pecan street will run
through the old homestead of Judge
T. M. Paschal, which has been pur
chased by Woods & Paschal and will
increase the value of the property
fronting for a distance of about two
The bridge across the river will be
about ferty-five feet long and will
join at an angle of about ten degrees
East Pecan street and its continuation,
which will be designated West Pecan
street. The new street will be forty
five feet wide, or thirty-five feet-from
curb to curb, giving five feet on each
aide for walks. In order to put the
street through the property an old
two-story brick house had to be torn
down. In addition to building the
.bridge across the river the city has
’agreed to macadamize the new street,
which will give the city a street
through that section at very little cost
The street will be between 400 and 500
/aa* In lantxth
Associated Press.
Viterbo, Italy, March 15. —After
much difficulty, a Jury was secured
today for the trial of thirty-six mem
bers of the Camorra, who are I
charged in various degrees with the
murder of their fellow thieves.
President Bianchi then adjourned j
court until this afternoon, when the |
proceedings were resumed.
Comparative temperatures In San
Antonio for today and this day last,
191? 1911
4 a. 61 55
6 a. 60 55
Sa. 58 56
10 a. 62 63
12 68 68
1 p. m 73 69
“Ominous” Peacefulness Obtains at
Headquarters and Conflicting Ru
mors Continue to Fly About.
/ ’
Ex-President's First Utterance :
on Present Situation Comes
as a Great Surprise.
Associated Press.
El Paso, Tex., March 15.—“A1l the ;
United States demand of Mexico Is
order, justice and independence,” de
clared Theodore Roosevelt this morn
ing at a breakfast givnn in his honor
by the Toltec club.
The colonel's remarks were the only
utterances he has made on the Mexi
can situation and came as a complete
surprise to the members of his party.
Colonel Roosevelt arrived at 7:30 to
day. He was greeted by a reception
committee from the chamber of com
tnerce and taken to the Toletc club
for breakfast. An automobile trip
around the city followed, the colonel
receiving many cheers.
At Cleveland square a big gather
ing heard him speak. Colonel Roose
velt boarded a special car at 10 o clock
to continue his journey to Albuquer-1
que, N. M.. where Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss'
Ethel and Miss Langdon will Join the '
Roosevelt led up to his ob-1
servattons on the Mexican trouble by |
saying that the prosperity of his
neighbors was a condition of the pros
perity of any man. He declared that
honest dealing between man and man
was the onlv certain foundation of
prosperity. The same thing was true,
he said, of the relations cf communi
ties to each other.
Pausing as though to select hfs
words, he then stated that he thought
he spoke for all Americans, when he
said that all the United States de
manded of Mexico, was order, Justice
and independence.
Continuing, he declared that this
country wished to see all of its neigh
bors prosper, that his hearers
knew from experience how the “tur
moil” to the south had affected busi
ness. He said that this country only
demanded of Its neighbors that order
1 should reign in their borders and that
order should be established upon jus
Associated Press.
El Paso. Tex., March 15. —-Five men
were hurt when an awning fell on
them this morning during Colonel
Roosevelt's passage through the city.
The five men were watching the col
onel alight from a train. The top of
the awning was of bronze.
More" Quick Action"
San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 13
Advertising Manager,
Daily Light, City
Dear Sir:
' < Sunday we had the enclosed ad
in your automobile column, and suc
ceeded in selling the car at 8 o'clock
" Monday morning.
FOR SALE—I9II model Buick runabout Wp th# nil
$425: no use for same. Gurenheim Gold- C SUppOSC tne ad
smith Co., phones 3081. WOUld hdVC done
the work Sunday,
but we were not here.
Yours very truly,
Gugenheim-Goldsmith Co.
tu Jac. t Sugeaktia
Newspaper readers in Southwest Texas are fast
beginning to realise the efficacy of Light want ads.
To quote a familiar saying. •'There's a Beason. '*
pt P) 1 I Because The Light Is read by more people in this
city by 8 to 1 than any other San Antonio paper and
by as MANY in Southwest Texas as any other San
PH'MES Antonio paper.
„ An average want ad of 15 words costs 15 cents 1
time, 45 cents 4 times, «0 cents 7 times or 75 c.uu
I* I ■ O 10 u “«»- Phon « »* ur 14 ,nd - “ inconvenient to
call, your credit is good.
I One Price to All
I W* an ttie only optieisn* that hava
I aafy «n« priee to all—The lowelt fa*
I Una goods.
When hostilities between th®
north and south were Instituted
the flower of the union troops un
der McClellan were stationed
along the Potomac river In the
vicinity of Washington. For a
time complete quietude reigned
and the phrase, “all is quiet along
the Potomac." was on everyone’s
lips. Shortly tilings begun to m
The same "ominous” peacefulness
holds sway in the maneuver camp at
Fort Sam Houston. Not that there 13
no routine activity for no busier scene
can be imagined than that which pre
vails within the confines of the camp;
but at division headquarters nothing
whatsoever can be gleaned beyond the
fact that with the exception of the
Fourth field artillery and two sections
of the Ninth cavalry, the division is
now complete and Is in readiness to
“maneuver" when the word is given.
Regarding the many conflicting ru
mors that have flown so thick and
fast in the last few days as to why
20,000 men have been assembled at
San Antonio, each man provided with
200 rounds of ammunition, "the pow
ers that be" deny all knowledge.
It the transporting of the majority
of the troops to the border is con
templated. the move Is unknown to
General Carter and his staff according
to their statements. "The order was
given that this division be mobilized
at San Antonio and that is the extent
of our knowledge at present." said Ad
jutant General Eugene F. Ladd, thia
morning. “Of course we are under
orders from Washington and can not
predict what action will be taken
there, but as far as I know it is not
contemplated sending any of the
division to the border. Neither will
the Third cavalry and the Twenty
third infantry, now patrolling the bor
der. be disturbed In their duties."
An order has been given that two
troops of the Third cavalry now sta
tioned at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., pro
ceed to San Antonio to act as a dU
visional provost guard. Their duties *
will be to preserve order in camp and
in that vicinity. If trouble occurs In
any section of the city they may co
operate with the civil authorities in
restoring normal conditions. Two
other troons of the Third cavalry that
are on duty in Arizona yill replace
the departing troops at Fort Hua
Ninth Cavalry Arrives.
The first section of the Ninth caval
ry from Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., wai
delivered in the S. P. yards at about
9 o’clock this morning. The second
section was due shortly after but had
not put in an appearance some time
later. The regiment Is coming 900
streng and Is traveling in four sec
tions. It will be the only negro regi
ment in the division. Although the
enlisted men are negroes, the regi
ment is commanded by white officers.
Their camp has been staked off in th*
southeast corner of the reservation,
isolated as far as pcssible from th*
other regiments of the division.
It Is expected that the first section
of the Fourth field artillery from Fort
D. A. Russell will arrive late this af
ternoon. By tomorrow noon the last
section should have gotten in and have
pitched camp. This will complete the
largest army Uncle Sam has ever
placed In the field in times of peace.
By Thursday all would be in readiness
to commence the maneuvers or what
ever else is planned. If it were not for
the fact that the majority of the re
cruits that are coming In are of the
rawest type and are sadly In need of
Continued on page 3—Second colum.

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