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U. S. Playgoers'May See Famous Camorrist In Black Face or Song and Dance
Is Placed at Head of a Strong
Ticket at Enthusiastic Con
vention of Citizenship.
Believed That Entire Ticket
Will Be Swept Into Office
By Overwhelming Vote.
Mayor—J. E. Webb.
City Attorney—R. H. Ward.
Assessor—Jacob Rublola.
Collector —A. M. Scholz.
Treasurer — Frank Galla
Auditor—Ben Klolbaseo.
Recorder —Sam Belden.
Aldermen-at-large — A. H.
Jones. Joseph K. Lamm, Al
bert Steves and Paul Meer
Ward Aidermen —First, H.
A. Neal; second. August Bles
enbach; third, Charles Gers
dorf; fourth, Cnarlea T. Fln
eham; fifth, Joel A, Lipscomb;
sixth, Robert P. Uhr; seventh.
Alexander Boynton; eighth. P.
G. Lucas.
What is conceded to be the strong
est ticket ever placed in the field
against Bryan Callaghan was named
in a convention of the citizens’ party
at Beethoven hall last night. It is
composed of representative men of
the city and every interest Is given
recognition on It. As declared by the
central committee, which presented
the ticket to the convention for ratifi
cation, there is not one man on it who
is seeking the office, and every name
presented was" secured by earnest ef
fort on the part of the committee to
get men on whom the people of San
Antonie- can rely. In selecting the
ticket the committee declared that It
had three objects In view; first, to
select capable men; second, to select
men who oould be elected, and. third,
to select men who will faithfully dis
charge their full duty while in office.
The convention unanimously ratified
the selnet’ons of the committee and
the platform as enunciated by Judge
Webb in his speech of acceptance of
the nomination for mayor.
The keynote of the convention was
harmony and unanimity of action. I»
wag undoubtedly the best attended,
most enthusiastic convention held in
San Antonio In many years and every
man of the 1600 there came with the
determination to select the best men
available for office and then go out
and elect the ticket from top to bot
tom. The hall was crowded. Every
seat downstairs was occupied and the
overflow lined up against the walls
and partly filled the gallery. Every
man present was there after present
ing credentials at the door and lead
ers of the party declared that If the
public had been admitted the conven
tion could not have been accommo
dated In the largest building in the
D. J. Woodward Presides.
D. J. Woodward, chairman of the
central committee presided and called
the convention to order at 8:45. He
then presented the report of the cen
tral commlttae which was appointed
at a meeting of citizens February 17
and authorized to secure the names of
available men for candidates of the
party. The report was adopted unan
imously. In presenting it Mr. Wood
ward said:
"It is a matter for congratulation
that the politicians have gotten out of
cur way. I feel that this means the
absolute destruction of the city ma
(Contlnued on page 2, first column)
Galveston. Tex.. March 28.—Start
ing out from camp bright and early
this morning, the second provisional
regiment encamped at Fort Crockett
began the first of the hikes the men
are to take during their stay here.
Co. Townsley will take his men about
ten miles up the beach, remaining
over night.
The soldiers of the first regiment
received their second inoculation
■ gainst typhoid today.
New Orleans, La., March 28,—A
general strike of the telegraphers
employed by the Illinois Central rail
road will be called on April 1 if the
demands of the men for a twenty per
cent increase in wages is not granted.
• according to local representativea of
the telegraphers
VOLUME 32. No. 66
San Antonio faces this week the great crista in her history so far.
The acid test that will prove or disprove the sterling worth of her
business citizenship is being applied.
If there is not enough business acumen and broad-gauged financial
aggressiveness among the business men of San Antonio to make them
come forward and subscribe the remainder of the $500,000 of stock to
the San Antonio and Mexican Construction company, that will bnild the
railroad to the lower Rio Grande valley, San Antonio has prescribed her
future growth to the narrow channel of a winter tourist resort.
If the business men and property owners of San Antonio fail to real
ize that the building of this railroad will add to the volume of business
of every commercial house In this city and to the value of every foot of
real estate in the city; if they sit supinely, as some of the richest have
done in the past five years, and wait for the small men to do what is not
In their power to do, they will see the trade territory of San Antonio fur
ther curtailed and the value of the real estate either stand still or move
forward more slowly tn the next five years than in the past five years.
Cities must have a commercial basis to Insure a sound and stable
growth. The commercial basis of San Antonio has been steadily cur
cumscrlbed by the Aggressive development of her rivals in the past five
years. This is a fact, not a theory; a fact that must be met now by the
aggressive action or San Antonio will pay a forfeit as disastrous as a
heavy war Indemnity.
Over $375,000 has already been subscribed to the stock of this con
struction company. A paltry $125,000 more Is needed.
Four days is left in w'hich to do this work.
The time for action is now.
It is too late to postpone or falter, hold directors’ meetings and
other time-destroying hesitations.
There are big property owners in San Antonio—men worth close
to and more than a million dollars each —that have not yet subscribed
to the stock of this company. These are the men who have been made
wealthy by the unearned Increase in the value of their holdings gained
by the activities of other men who have given their time and money to
building up this city.
It is up to them now. Either they must meet this contingency, in
vest a little of their wealth that has been earned for them by others and
thus add to their wealth, or they will see their holdings stand still and
the city that has made them suffer by their lack of public spirit and in
ability to grasp a business proposition.
There are big financial institutions In San Antonio, some of them
semi-public in character, who still hesitate in coming to the breach at
this time. They, too, must face the issue or pay the penalty in the years
to come.
This is a crisis that affects the man of small means as well as the
rich man. Many of these have come forward like men and subscribed
their hundred or two hundred dollars In stock to this company. More
of them are needd.
Young man, your future is at stake in this and It is up to you to
make a little personal sacrifice, curtail your pleasures here and there,
make an Investment that will pay you not only direct profits, but future
dividends in increased business opportunities for you.
The acid test Is now being applied to every mother's son of us. Will
we be found sterling?
It is up to each one of us to do his part.
Order Comes to Put Infan
try Regiments on Full War
Strength of 1500 Men Each,
The War Department Seems
Anxious to Show It Can Put
Full Division In the Field,
A telegram was received at
10:30 o'clock this morning at di
vision beadquarters from the war
department stating that all infan
try regiments of the division are
to be Increased to full field war
strength as soon as practicable.
The communication came as a
surprise at headquarters. Lieut.
Col. E. F. Isidd. adjutant general
of the division, had just finished
saying that the Infantry regiments
had l»een recruited to peace
strength and would there remain,
when the telegram was received.
Whether or not any hostile signifi
cance can be attached to this move
relative to the Mexican situation Is
doubtful as Francisco Madero Sr. has
(Continued on pago 4—6th column.)
Comparatively temperature this
year and last year.
1910 1911
4 a. m At 45
6 a. m. 60 44
8 a. m. . ...' 62 47
10 a. m. 69 59
12 noon 75 65
1 p. 79 67
$123,600 IS
Subscriptions for Brownsville
Road Stock Reported To
day Are $7300,
Proof Is Shown That Money Is
Invested, N o t Subscribed,
and Will Pay a Dividend.
Previously reported ....*369,100
New subscriptions re-
ported today 7,300
Total *376,400
Additional Subscriptions.
O. T. Kilpatrick. *200; Martin
Wright, *200; Goo. Icke, A Bro.,
•200; Mike Goggan, *200; E. J.
Buckingham. $1000; D. S. Combs,
*200; Mrs. II. D. Kampmann. (ad
ditional) *1000: A. B. Spencer,
*500; August Hrlnm. *500; G. W.
Westervelt. *200; G- Schober,
*200; Dr. B. I Wltte.»»3OO; A. S.
Gage. *300; R. H. Hunstock,
*100; J. K. Potonowitz. *100; E.
W. Tynan. *l<>0: Gugcnhcim &
Goldsmith. *300; Basse Hardware
company, *300; A. W. Seellgson,
8200; Goodman Grocer company,
*200: Sam < Bell. *300; Cream
ery Dairy, *500; R. E. Mell vane,
*100; H. J. Hayes, *100.
Up to noon today but few of the
committee soliciting stock subscrip
tions in aid of the road to Browns
ville had reported to the central com
mittee. The latter organization will
meet during the day. however, in ac
cordance with Its plans announced at
the last luncheon held, of meeting at
least once every day to hear reports
from the committees and to make
such changes in plans as are deemed
But with only a few committees re
porting the ri suits of the second day
of the last week was deemed satisfac
tory. In fact members of the commit
tee are w’ell pleased with the outlook
and declare that the entire amount
(Continued on page 2, sixth column)
Several Old Standbys Dropped
and New Men Placed
as Candidates.
Four of the Present Aidermen
Discarded and Assessor and
Auditor Are Sidetracked,
♦ *
♦ ♦
♦ Mayor-—Bryan Callaghan ♦
♦ (re-election). ♦
♦ Attorney—Joseph Ryan (re- ♦
♦ election). ♦
♦ Collector — Celestin VHle- +
♦ main (re-election). ♦
4> Assessor—Samuel A. Spin- ♦
+ die (to succeed M. Charles +
♦ Shiner. ♦
♦ Auditor — Charles F. A. ♦
♦ Hummel (to succeed Victor ♦
♦ Beze). ♦
♦ Treasurer —F. W. Church ♦
♦ (to succeed Charles F. A. ♦
♦ Hummel). ♦
♦ Judge of Corporation Court +
♦ —M. E. Buckley (re-election). ♦
+ Aidermen at large—Ernest +
♦ Dletzmann. B. J. Mauermann, ♦
♦ W. L. Richter and John ♦
♦ Wickeland (all for re-elec- ♦
♦ tion). +
♦ Ward aidermen—First ward, +
♦ J. R. Lambert (re-election); ♦
+ Second ward. John Kenney +
♦ (present incumbent was ap- +
+ pointed to succeed late Eli Ar- ♦
+ naud); Third ward, Erich +
+ Monger (re-election); Fourth ♦
♦ ward, W. W. Burnett (to sue- ♦
♦ ceed C. C. Smith); Fifth ward, ♦
+ A. I. Lockwood (re-election); +
♦ Sixth ward, D. J. Moran (to ♦
♦ succeed Jacob Klaus); Sev- ♦
♦ enth ward. E. G. Koerps (to ♦
♦ succeed Ed Braden); Eighth +
♦ ward, Gustav Glesecke (to ♦
+ succeed Emil Kuehn). 4.
♦ ♦
At a convention held last night at
Turner hall, attended by between 800
and 400 persons, representative of
the officeholders of the city and
county governments and a sprinkling
of staunch supporters of the admin
istration, the people's party ticket
was launched. The personnel of the
ticket came as a distinct surprise,
when announced, showing as it does
seven changes in the present list of
officeholders. Four of the present ai
dermen. the present assessor and au
ditor are dropped by Mayor Cal
laghan and the shifting of the present
city treasurer as a candidate for au
ditor makes room for a seventh new
While It was generally understood
that two or possibly three changes
were In store In the making up of
the administration slate, the fact that
an almost "clean-sweep” was made
came as a decided surprise to every
one who attended the convention.
Those on the ticket whose candi
dacy was voted by acclamation for re
election are Mayor Bryan Callaghan.
City Attorney Joseph Ryan, Collector
Celestin Villemain, Judge M. E.
Buckley of the corporation court, the
aidermen at large and aidermen of
the First, Third and Fifth wards.
Shiner Is Dropped.
The first change made in the ticket
is that of the candidate for assessor.
This position is now filled by M.
Charles Shiner. The present incumbent
has been dropped by the administra
tion and the name of Samuel A. Spin
dle supplanted. Charles F. A. Hum
mel. at present the city treasurer. Is
selected to be the candidate for the
position of auditor to replace Victor
Beze, the present incumbent. The
name of F. W. Church is placed on
the ticket to fill the vacancy caused
by the shifting of Treasurer Hummol
to the candidacy for the auditorship.
C. C. Smith, at present aiderman of
the Fourth ward, has been sidetrack
ed as a candidate for re-election, the
name of W. W. Burnett being placed
on the ticket D. J. Moran is the
name of the candidate for aiderman
of the Sixth ward in the place of Ai
derman Jacob Klaus. Ed Braden, ai
derman of the Seventh ward, has
been let out and E. G. Koerps, a
printer, made a candidate for the po
sition. Gustav Glesecke becomes the
candidate for aiderman of the Eighth
ward and supplants Emil Kuehn, the
present aiderman.
The meeting was opened by H. E.
Hildebrand, who was chosen chairman
of the executive committee of the Peo
ple's party ticket last Saturday night.
Mr. Hildebrand reviewed the work of
the present administration In his open
ing address, adding that the right kind
of progress has bean made under the
regime of the present mayor and his
beard of aidermen.
The name of Fred W. Cook was
Rebels Will Suspend Activities Pending Election, If Diaz
Will Agree to Hold One Without Government In
terference in Immediate Future.
Rebel Leaders Are Confident Election Will Mean Oust**
ing of Diaz and All His Henchmen---Dictator to
Remain in Office for a Time.
Possibly within ten days, certainly within thirty, peace will descend over the Mexican
if the program of peace measures, partly outlined by Francisco Madero Sr., is carried to fruition. Thii
program follows:
President Porfirio Diaz to permit a popular election to determine his successor. This will neces-*
sitate his retaining office for three or four months, but in the meantime the rebels will suspend all
The Mexican congress, when it assembles Saturday, to abolish the office of vice president, thus
eliminating Ramon Corral from the field of Mexican politics. Mr. Corral has already resigned as min
ister of interior.
Francisco de la Barra, as minister of foreign affairs, to call the election at which candidates foe
president will be voted for without interference from government officers.
A peace conference to be held possibly this week, either in this city or in some place in North
ern Mexico, at which the details of peace measures will be discussed and ratified.
Mr. Madero did not deny that at the conference between himself and Jose Ives Limantour, held
in New York, a peace program was discussed. It is practically certain that the basis for peace was ar
ranged between the two substantially as given herewith and that while Limantour is attending to his
end in the City of Mexico Mr. Madero is here in furtherance of the general plan.
I have come to San Antonio on
peace measures. Regarding our posi
tion, I can give you only my personal
opinion, but if the program works out
aa I think, actual hostilities will cease
within ten days, at least, and within
thirty days at most.”
Francisco Madero, father of Fran
cisco I. Madero, the young rebel lead
er in the revolt In Mexico, thus ex
pressed himself this morning soon af
ter his arrival in the city. With his
son. Gustavo Madero, who has been
the active representative of the revo
lutionists in New York, he came here
to take steps to bring about settled
conditions in his country.
Mr. Madero explicitly let It be un
derstood that he was speaking his own
opinions and not attempting to give,
except in an Inferential manner, those
of the other revolutionary leaders, es
pecially members of his own family.
He referred to his son. Gustavo, as
“the boss," but Inasmuch as Gustavo
stood by and heard his father outline
the program as given above It is prac
tically certain that he coincides with
It except possibly in the minor de
Diaz Must Stop Down.
"The rebels will not lay down their
arms until assured that President Diaz
will allow a constitutional election,”
said Mr. Madero. "He Is a very old
man and while he has served his
country well. It Is time to let younger
blood have a chance. These," he con
tinued. pointing to Gustavo and Al
fonso. “want to put him out right now,
but it Is my opinion that he must re
tain office for three or four months
in order to unmake some of the gov
ernors who he has made. In the un
making process, we are hopeful that
the new appointees will be men more
to our liking."
Mr. Madero's stand was logical. In
that there necessarily must be some
head to the government and if Diaz
stepped dow’n and out now It would
have the constitutional effect of mak
ing Ramon Corral temporary presi
dent—thus making it even more dis
tasteful to the revolutionists. Fur
ther, there must be a president until
a national election, counted on by the
rebels, will place a new man in pow
er. In the meantime, the rebels will
call a truce and temporary peace will
be gained, which will become perman
ent if the election is conducted hon
Abolish Vice Presidency.
"An appointive office in Mexico
can be resigned, but not an elective
one," said Mr. Madero. "Therefore,
when the congress assembles Saturday
of this week it should, to secure the
end for which we are contending,
abolish the office of vice president
Ramon Corral has already resigned as
minister of interior. Abolishing the
vice presidency will let him out of
that office —something for which the
revolutionists have been contending
from the first.”
At this juncture, Alfonso Madero
interposed, saying that It was not im
possible that the congress would not
placed In nomination by James Rout
ledge as permanent chairman and Mr.
Cook was elected by acclamation. Mr.
Cook. In addressing tne audience, told
of his coming to San Antonio some fif
teen years ago, at which time Bryan
Callaghan was mayor, and was still
the city's chief executive, and told of
the growth from a straggling village
to the metropolis of Texas. Mr. Cook
dwelt upon the progress of the city at
Ed T. Lyons was chosen secretary of
the convention.
Committee on Platform.
On motion of Mr. Routledge the
chair appointed a committee of eight
members on platform and a commit
tee of nine on candidates and to select
(Continued on page 2. third oni«w»n.%
abolish the vice presidency but that
simply a change would be made. He
said that Theodore Dehera. now gov
ernor of the state of Veracruz, had
been suggested for vice president.
"Yes,” said Mr. Madero, senior,
"and he is the very man suggested for
vice president by my son, Francisco 1..
when he had the talk with President
Diaz. At that time President Diaz
vehemently opposed it, asserting that
Dehesa should never be welcome in
his cabinet as vice president.”
It is understood that while an elec
tive office cannot be resigned, yet if
the incumbent beccmes so ill in health
as to be unable to attend to his duties
the congress may relieve him and ap
point a successor. Corral. It is said,
is a sick man and has been one for
years. The nature of his malady has
never been known, except that it is a
vital disease which gradually under
mines and eats away a man's constitu
tion. Corral may plead that as an
excuse for resigning. In the event that
it is determined net to abolish the
post he now occupies.
De la Barra’s Part.
Upon the minister of foreign affairs,
under the constitution of Mexico, de
volves the duty of calling elections to
fill vacant national posts. Francisco
de la Barra, recently ambassador from
Mexico to the United States, has just
been appointed to that position.
“Under the program.” said Mr. Ma
dero, senior, "Minister de la Barra
will call an election to elect a presi
dent. We would want it tc be a fair
election, with popular suffrage, with
all the votes fairly counted. Hereto
' fore the elections have been ‘popular.’
but ’popular’ for only one candidate."
|At this joking remark. Mr. Madero
laughed and others joined in.
Would Mention No Candidate.
Mr. Madero had nothing to say re
garding a candidate to be put up by
the rebel party. It was suggested that
Jose Limantour had been mentioned
as the most likely man to please all
the people, but Mr. Madero would not
commit himself to any expression re-
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Associated Press.
Mexico City, Mar. 28—
The report that President
Diaz will resign is regard
ed as not wholly without,
foundation, though the*
date of such action is
contingent upon the re
establishment of peace.
garding opposition candidates.
11 was gathered from remarks made
by his sons, however, that Limantour
might be accounted the government's
candidate. As opposed to him will
meet probably be Francisco L Mo
dern, the present provisional president
of Mexico under the rebel flag. Ox,
this, however, Mr. Madero would not
walk, dismissing the whole subject
with a wave of his hand.
The subject of presidential candW,
dates. It was gathered, was one to bo
broached when the time arrived. This
was too far in the future, ft was said,
and until the balance of the program
was carried Into execution there was.
no necessity to speak of presidential
Lintantour Is Agreeable.
That Jose Ives Limantoar, open
whom public sentiment has placed the
responsibility for the government's
(Continued on Page S -Id Column)
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