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WE CAN’T MAKE
W NEW EYES
But very often see eaa correct the old
ones to see better and feel bettor.
H. C. REES OPTICAL CO.
202 W. Commerce St.
Arkansas Cities Shaken Up By Playful Earthquake Which Does No Damage
LITTLE ROCK
SHAKEN BY
EARTHQUAKE
Arkansas Capital Rocked by
Tremor Which Breaks Win
dows —Alarms,
LITTLE DAMAGE IS DONE
No Injuries Reported—Heavy
Buildings Sway as Earth
Trembles.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
LITTER ROCK, Ark.. March 31.—
Little Rock wu shaken by an earth
quake thia morning at 10:BO, during
which mirrors were shaken from
walls, desks and chairs In offices
rolled about the room and windows
made to clatter.
H. F. Alciatore, section director
United States weather bureau, on the
tenth floor of the Southern Trust
building, reports a considerable sway
in that building, while William C.
Maas, commercial superintendent of
the Southwestern Telegraph A Tele
phone company building reports con
sternation tn his building. The union
station, immensely heavy concrete and
stone building, rocked perceptibly,
and Prof. Lucas, superintendent of
the state school for the blind reports
severe shake in that institution.
Heavy Shock at Dumas.
A Democrat special from Dumas,
Ark., says:
"A distinct earthquake shock was
felt here at 10:60 a. m. The duration
Was about 30 seconds. The shock was
very heavy.”
From Judsonia oomes a report of a
light shock also.
Have Narrow Escapes.
A special to the Democrat from
Warren says that the earthquake
shock there did considerable damage,
smashing the huge plate glass win
dows in the Merchants' and Planters*
bank. Several persons in the lobby
narrowly escaped injury.
A special from Monticello says that
every house in that town was badly
shaken. Plaster was knocked from
the walls of the county court house
and several people narrowly escaped
injury under the falling mortar. In
one residence no plaster was left on
the walls.
At Fordyce windows were smashed.
QUAKE AT PINE BLUFF.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
PINE BLUFF. Ark.. March 31.—
An earthquake shock was felt here at
10:50, at which time persons were
thrown from their chairs, buildings
were rocked, but no great damage is
reported.
At Wilmar the report is that water
was thrown from palls and that con
siderable excitement' prevailed there.
SLIGHT SHOCK AT VICKSBURG.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
VICKSBURG, Miss., March 31. —A
slight earthquake shock was felt here
today. No damage was done.
WEATHER NOT
GOOD IN NORTH
Unsettled weather conditions In the
north has caused a delay in the plans
of Lieut. H. E. Honeywell for his
proposed baloon flight from San An
tonio at a near date in an effort to lift
the Lahm ballooning trophy for the
longest nonstop distance traveled in
a balloon this year.
The weather reports Issued by Ma
jor Buell at the local weather bureau
indicate that there are several storm
areas hovering over the northern and
eastern states which Honeywell would
be forced to encounter after he left
the Texas line. These conditions are
expected to prevail for several days
although the weather here Is appar
ently ideal for ballooning with the
aind coming from the southeast.
Lieut. Honeywell taking advan
tage of the enforced inactivity in the
air is visiting the gulf coast near
Aransas Pass for a day or two but
will return here and make the de
layed start as soon as the conditions
become propitious.
COLQUITTJNVESTIGATES
Communicates With Washington in
Regard to Boys Held at Juarez.
(SPECIAL DISPATCH.)
AUSTIN. Tex., March 31. —It de
veloped that Governor Colquitt is In
communication with President Taft
and Secrefary of State Knox concern
. ing the two'boys who were placed in
Jail at Juarez for the vlolatlcn of the
neutrality laws.
The boys were arrested upon
ground, the title to which is in dis
pute on account of the numerous
changes in the course of the Rio
Grande, and at the instance of au
thorities at El Paso, the governor has
taken the matter up with the offi
cials at Washington in order to get
them to look into the matter and in
tervene.
Owing to the tense Mexican situa
tion the matter is being handled very
diplomatically.
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
VOLUME 32.N0. 69
For the Defense of San Antonio.
An Appeal to Good Citizens
To the Property Owners, Business Men and the Citizenship Generally of San Antonio:
San Antonio now faces a crisis far-reaching in importance. The turning point in her history has
come in the fight now on to organize a $500,000 construction company to build the Brownsville rail
road.
The building of this road means the opening up of a new era of commercial development to San
Antonio. It means the extension of her trade territory; the winning back of the rich Rio Grande
Valley and a future commercial growth along broad commercial lines.
It means an increase in the business of every commercial house and every professional man in
San Antonio; it means an increase in the value of every foot of real estate in this city.
If this road is not built San Antonio's development must be chiefly along the lines of a tourist
resort; San Antonio's trade territory will inevitably be further curtailed by the aggressive activity
of her rivals, who are already planning to build east and west lines across the territory now controlled
by this city.
We, the undersigned, put this out not as a scare, but as an honest statement of our understanding
of the gravity of the situation. We call on every property owner and business man and every citizen
whether employer or employe, to rally to the defense of the city where we all live.
What we have and what you have has been got out of the growth of San Antonio. It is our
belief that that growth hinges in great part on the building of thu road, the establishment of a sound
basis for future prosperity.
To you who have not taken stock in this construction company, who expect to live here as we do,
and whose children will live here in the years to come, to you we appeal here and now for your own
sake and for the sake of your children, to line up with us and invest some money in this enterprise
which means so much to our city. We have invested in it with the confident belief that it is a good
investment that will bear us direct profits, as well as bring indirect profits in the increased volume
of our business and the increased value of whatever property we may hold. It is not fair that you
who have not subscribed should expect vs and the other subscribers to bear all the burden. You
should come forward at this juncture and do your part, be it much or be it little.
About $450,000 is now subscribed of the needed $500,000. Our assessed valuation is $85,000,000.
One-sixth of 1 per cent will raise the full sum. The actual value of the property of San Antonio's
citizens is over $300,000,000. What an insignificant sum this is needed to increase the property that
we have and to safeguard the future of our city.
FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IS NEEDED, AND NEEDE DTODAY! Don't wait for
the overworked committees to call on you, telephone your subscription to the Chamber of Commerce
(both phones 198) or, better still, come up yourself and sign the subscription book for the largest
amount you can possibly invest. Only 5 per cent of your investment is called for now, 45 per cent
in six months and 50 per cent in about six months more. This will work no hardship on any man.
Remember, $50,000 must be raised today! San Antonio needs your help and you yourself need
your own help at this juncture. Some thirty or forty of your fellow citizens hare practically aban
doned their business for the past two weeks to raise the amount now in hand. Help them, help your
city and yourself by coming up like a man today.
DO IT FOR SAN ANTONIO—AND YOURSELF.
DO IT NOW!
GEORGE W. WEBT,
ERNEST STEVES
EWIN CHAMBERLAIN,
WILLIAM CASSIN.
L. J. HART,
BEN F. NICHOLSON.
F. CURTICE SMITH,
T. L. CONROY,
JOSEPH MUIR JR..
CLAUDE V. BIRKHFAD.
E. B. CHANDLER,
EXPRESS PUBLISHING CO..
By Robert Maverick. President
LIGHT PUBLISHING CO.,
By G. D. Robbins, Preside-*
FROST BRO”
L. FRANK SADDLERY CO..
By D. J. Straus, President
GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYE 15
THUG VICTIM
Robert T, Taliaferro Succumbs
to Blow on Head Inflicted
By Highwayman.
NO ARRESTS ARE MADE
Robert T. Taliaferro, «5 years
old. for thirty-five years engineer
at the government Ice factory at
Fort Sam Houston, was assaulted
between 5 and 7 o’clock this
morning and wounds inflicted
from which he died in the post
hospital at 9:40 o'clock litis fore
noon. No arrests have been made
and robbery is advancrxl as the
probable motive for the attack.
Taliaferro was found unconscious
lying near the plant on the govern
ment reservation at 7 o’clock by other
employes. Examination revealed that
the skull at the base of the brain had
been badly crushed with some blunt
instrument. He was hurriedly con
veyed to the hospital and government
physicians summoned, but the wounds
were of such a character that to save
his life was beyond human skill. Talia
ferro died without regaining con
sciousness.
Taliaferro left his home, 219 Jos
ephine street, at 6 o’clock this morn
ing to go to his work, where for prac
tically 35 years he is said to have
been employed almost continuously.
He was in the best of spirits. Mrs.
Taliaferro says. The attack upon
him occurred just as he reached the
plant at the post.
Indications are that he was struck
from behind. Some heavy blunt in
strument. probably an iron rod. was
used for the skull was badly fractured
and the scalp torn. The assault was
similar to that made upon Frederick
Kurtz, a saloon man. who was killed
In his place on Frank street near the
post some three or four months ago.
The incident came under the ob
servation of the police, but no direct
report was made. No investigation
was made by the police department,
the assault which resulted in death
being committed upon the govern
ment reservation where the city offi
cials have no Jurisdiction.
Taliaferro at one time served as a
private in Company I, Fourth regi
ment of the Maryland volunteer Infan
try. He leaves surviving besides a
w idow, three children, Mrs. Lester. W.
H. and J. L. Taliaferro all of this city.
The body wm removed to the Shelley-
20 PAGES
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE CO..
By James Kapp, President.
L. P. PEC’’
JOSKE BROS. CO..
By Alex Joske. President.
WOLFF & MARX.
By W. C. Rigsby, President.
D. J. WOODWARD,
J. A CLOPTON,
E. O. BURTON,
A. H. DANFORTH.
J. M. BENNETT JR..
DR. FRED TERRELL,
J. H. SAVAGE.
G. A. STOWERS CO..
W. B. TUTTLE,
T. H. ZANDERSON,
J. L. LYTLE,
PEACE PLAN
15 REJECTED
BY GERMANY
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
BERLIN, March 31.—The reich
stag, by a large majority today, re
jected the socialist motion calling
upon the government to "take imme
diate steps leading to an international
agreement concerning universal limi
tations of armaments and the aboli
tion of the right of capture at sea.”
CUTTERS TO CORPUS
Boats Used at Peacock School Will
Be Taken to Gulf for Use of
Naval Academy.
Five navy cutters and steel boats
which have been* In use on the West
End lake, will be removed during
May to Corpus Christi, where they
will be used by the Corpus Christi
naval school, which will open for the
first session in June. The boats were
brought to San Antonio by Prof. Pea
cock, who is Instrumental in organiz
ing the new naval school, and have
been the source of much pleasure to
many San Antonio people.
Prof. Peacock returned yesterday
from Corpus Christi, where he spent
several days securing photographs of
the Alta Vista hotel, the pavilion and
pier to be used by the school, scenes
of Corpus Christi, etc., for use In a
booklet.
Loring Undertaking comgtany and pre
pared for burial. The funeral will be
held at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon
and interment will be in the National
cemetery. Taliaferro was a member
of the A. O. U. W., and also belonged
to the local order of the Grand Army
of the Republic.
RECEIPTS FJIOM LAND SALES.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
AUSTIN, Tex., March 31.—For the
month of March the receipts to the
state from land sales and leases were
$47,694 for the available school fund
and $51,866 for the permanent fund.
. ♦
SUITS TO CANCEL CHARTERS.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
GAINESVILLE, Tex.. March 31. —
Sult to cancel the charters of several
social clubs here was filed this after
noon.
AND GAZETTE
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. FRIDAY, MARCH 31. 1911
R T. PRUITT.
J. S. STROHM.
JOHN J. STEVENS.
OTTO KOEHLER.
HENRY L. HALFF.
F. L. HILLYER,
FRED W. COOK,
H. E. HILDEBRAND,
HARRY HYMAN,
ALEX. H. HALFF.
CHARLES A. ZILFWR
GEORGE C. VAUGHAN.
JAKE WOLFF.
J. H. KIRKPATRICK
FRED REUTZEL,
T. B. PALFREY,
H. L. MILLER,
CHARLES GRAEBNER.
HOPE TO GET
FINAL DOLLAR
FOR ROAO TODAY
Mass Meeting Tonight Will See
Brownsville Road Project
Successfully Closed.
$79,000 TO GO- AT NOON
Citizens of San Antonie who be
lieve in their city are urged to attend
a mass meeting In the Chamber of
Commerce at 8 o’clock tonight, the
final effort of the business men to se
cure $500,000 with which to start the
road to Brownsville. Representative
business men cf the city have issued
an appeal to every citizen, unglng at
tendance and It will be the final op
portunity to go on record in the effort
to insure the city's future.
The total today at noon was $420,-
000 and the committees are still work
ing. With the mass meeting tonight
their work will end and ft is confident
ly believed that the entire sum will be
subscribed.
The most enthusiastic meeting so
far held of those working in the inter
est of the road took place in the
Chamber of Commence this morning,
and all preparations were made for
the whirlwind finish. Earnestness
marked every man present. “This
road must be built —San Antonio is
not ready to stop growing—in fact
San Antonio is just beginning to
grow” were the expressions heard
from many.
Plans were outlined for the work
of today and a half dozen or more
committees made up of the liveliest
business men In the city went out
with determination to push the sub
scription to the $600,000 mark before
they quit tonight.
About $79,000 was needed when the
committee started to work at 10
o'clock this morning. "We will close
the gap,” was the assertion as they
left the Chamber of Commerce build
ing. Those who have faith in San
Antonio and have worked earnestly
for the splendid achievements of the
past are giving their time to this
movement with a determination which
means success.
The real alertness of those who are
awake to the possibilities of stock in
the Brownsville Railroad company
was emphasized this morning when
W. F. Schweikert, a native of Ger
many, who has been in San Antonio
only one week, subscribed $lOO In
stock to the construction company.
Mr. Schweikert got employment in
this city only a week ago and imme-
(Contlnued on pace 2, sixth column)
FOURTH WARD HAS
MOST RESIDENTS
WASHINGTON. D. C., March 31.
—E. Dana Durand, director of the
census, today made public the fol
lowing figures of San Antonio city
ward population as shown by the
thirteenth census:
First, 10,132; Second, 14,864;
Third, 11,766; Fourth, 16.569;
Fifth, 7773; Sixth. 14,886; Seventh,
14,787; Eighth, 8838.
DIVISION ID
BE REVIEWED
TOMORROW
Every Soldier in Camp Will Be
in Parade Which Gen. Car
ter Will Review,
UNIQUE SHOW FOR CITY
Will Be First Time Many Offi
cers Have Seen Entire
Division on March.
Tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock the citizens of Sun Anto
nio will be given the opportunity
of witnessing a military spectacle
never before seen in the lulled
Mates in times of pence; that is,
a review of a division of troops.
At that hour Saturday the entire
maneuver division now en
can>|>ed liere, with the exception
of the Independent cavalry bri
gade, will pass in review before
Major General William H. Car
ter. There will easily be 8500
men In line under the command
of Brigadier General Frederick
A. Smith of the first brigade, who
has been designated to direct the
review. It is estimated that con
siderably over an hour will be
consumed before the division has
filed past the reviewing stand.
An order that the review be held
was Issued from division headquarters
this morning and the various brigade
commanders were immediately noti
fied so that their troops may be
groomed and prepared for the note
worthy event. Some time ago Gen
eral Carter signified his intention of
holding a review cf the entire division
so that the people of San Antonio
might have an opportunity of seeing
Just what the unit of the American
military system looked like. A ma
jority of the officers of the division
will likewise see a division lined up
for the first time in their lives when
the troops assemble for review tomor
row; for a review of a division In
times cf peace Is unique In the mili
tary annals of the country.
Preparatory for the review, the
troops will be massed on the ground
between the artillery' and cavalry brl-
(Contlnued on Page 2—sth Column)
STUBBORN FBI IF
SANTA BARBARA
Loss on Both Sides Is Heavy
and Battle Is Reported
Still in Progress.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
EL PASO, Tex.. March 31. —A stub
bornly fought and bloody battle be
tween 300 insurrectos and 200 federate
has raged around the little town cf
Santa Barbary, southwest of the city
of Chihuahua since Wednesday morn
ing, according to a telegram received
here from Parral. Both sides have
sent for reinforcements.
Wednesday morning, according to
the Parral dispatch, the Insurrectos
attacked and tcok Santa Barbara, but
before they’ could strengthen its de
fenses, the federate rallied and at
tempted to re-take the place.
A body of twenty-five rurales
charged through the insurrecto lines
and succeeded in reaching the mud
building but were cut of! from the
main federal body. They took refuge
in the building. The telegram does
not reveal their fate.
Finding himself outnumbered Col
onel Arhamendi In command of the
federal troops sent to Parral for re
inforcements and the Insurrecto lead
ers are /laid to have dispatched mes
sengers in the direction of the camp
of Madero and Orozco on a similar
errand. Neither side had received re
inforcements when the message reach
ed here. It is said both sldtf ex
hibited the greatest gravery and the
percentage cf killed and wounded is
high.
CITY TO UTILITIES.
Winnipeg Will Lead Ihe Continent in
Municipal Ownership.
WINNIPEG. Man., Mch._3l—Winni
peg is about to become rne greatest
exemplar of municipal ownership on
the continent. The city council has
decided to buy out the Winnipeg Elec
trie company, controlling the street
railway, electric light, power and gas
franchises. With this effected the city
will own ail the public utUltlea
20 PAGES
REBELS WINNING IN MOST
IMPORTANT FIGHT OF WAR
Insurrectos Ambush Federals Near
San Rafael and 200 Indians Join
In Fight on Troops, Says Report.
1700 MEN IN A HARD FIGHT
CALLAGHANITES
TAKE STEPS 10
PILE UP COSTS
Attorneys Ask District Clerk to
Issue Subpoenas for Al
leged Illegal Voters.
WILL BE ABOUT THOUSAND
Cost of Subpoenas and Sum
moning May Be $2OOO,
It Is Estimated.
Apparently trying to utilize some
of the thunder of the Commission
Government league, and presumably
solely for the purpose of piling up
costs in the suit, attorneys represent
ing Mayor Bryan Callaghan in the
charter election contest yesterday
handed to the district clerk a list
of those furnished by the Commis
sion Government league as illegal vot
ers in the election, and requested that
subpoenas be Issued for each. In all.
there will be about 1000 of these,
aside from other witnesses which the
defense may subpoena. They are or
dered to be present April 4. when the
case comes up on the appearance
docket.
For making out the subpoenas, the
clerk receives 25 cents for the first
name on the subpoena and 10 cents
for every other name on the same
subpoena. On some of those issued
this morning there were as many as
34 names. The sheriff receives 50
cents for subpoenaing each witness,
with such mileage as he may incur
in finding him. From the 1000 wit
nesses subpoenaed this morning, an
amount In costs certainly as high as
$6OO and possibly as high as $2OOO
may accrue. With witness fees it would
take an expert mathematician to
figure out what the total cost wilt be.
On none of the subpoenas Is there
any address given for the witness ex
cept the precinct in which he resides,
and on many of them this is even
eliminated. In substance, the sheriff
is given the name of, say, “Juan
Lopez,” and told to fetch him to
court, with no other directions to
guide him. The sheriff may have to
travel 150 miles to find "Juan Lopez,"
and mileage has a habit of mounting
up swiftly. A sheriff who simply
wanted to make his fees could mere
ly tick oft the names and say they
were summoned, whether they were
or not, at the same time charging
up such an amount of mileage as suit
ed his fancy. Inasmuch as practically
every name on the list is of a Mexi
can or a foreigner. It will apparently
be hard for the sheriff and all his
deputies to find them by next Tues
day.
Furthermore, the witnesses, when
HOW IS THIS FOR
"QUICK ACTION"
LICHT WANT ADS BRING QUICK RESULTS
You Can Phone Your Ad to the Light and
Pay Later. BOTH PHONES 176
PRICE: FIVE CENTS
R. L. Glover, a real estate dealer, of 517
Gunter Bldg., placed a want ad in yester
day's Light for the sale of a $5OOO dwell- •
ing and lot. Within one hour after thtf
Light appeared on the street, the property
was sold. Mr. Glover states that several
other responses followed the ad. which goes
—tn prove our assertion that
Ask For Coupons With Your Want
Ads They Are Valuable.
SOME PEOPLE
Waste their eyesight in falling to im
prove it as they might. Bettor ect
promptly before your eyes grow a oris.
We'll make them a great deal better.
H. C. REES OPTICAL CO.
242 W. COMMERCE ST.
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
EL PASO, Tex., March 31.—Ad
vices to the Herald from Magda
lena, Sonora, by mail, declare that
Monday's battle reported from
Agua Prieta as a victory for the
federals was really a victory for
Umi rebels.
Instead of b\lng ambusbed
themselves the rebels ambushed
the federals at San Rafael and the
federals were driven to a mill at
Santa Rosa, where the rebels
surrounded them, says the cor
respondent. Then reinforcements
came out from Hermosillo and th*
battle was raging on W exines day
when the letter was xvritieh.
Mall advices yesterday from Her-'
mosillo say of the fighting:
"The battle that is being fought at
San Rafael Is the most Important en
gagement of the revolution in this
st site.
“There are 700 revolutionists and
some one thousand federate. It is a
standup fight. The revolutionists
knew the federals were coming to the
attack and stood their ground.
"Last night the governor her* is
sued a bulletin claiming tha« 1n the
battle 78 revolutionists had been killed
and that the government had lost 16
killed and 22 wounded.
"This morning 56 badly wounded
federate arrived here from the front.
After three days of fighting the gov
ernment has issued no new bulletin or
claimed the victory. The city is wait
ing. All know the news is bad for the
government.
"There is a rumor that 200 Yaquls
who were well armed by the govern
ment have gone over In a body Io the
revolutionists.
"It is hard to realize that in this
age, 1700 men with modern rifles are
killing each other with no doctors and
no trained help of any kind, as they
fall they He or crawl away."
(BY THE ASSOCIATED PRE9K)
EL PASO, Tex.. March 31. —Al-
though reports received here Indi
cated heavy fighting at Ures, Sonora,
representatives of both Mexican fac
tions declare the report that 1000
men had been killed on each side Is
without foundation. Representatives
of the Insurrecto Junta here, in close
touch with the war zone, declare the
insurrecto force which might hava
been engaged numbers but 1100 and
that not more than 2000 men were
engaged on both sldea
The statement from Tncson that
the town of San Rafael had been de
stroyed by fire Is discredited, as the
town consists almost entirely of
adobe houses with mud roots, which
are fireproof. It Is believed the loss
has been heavy, however.
appearing in court, are commanded
by the subpoena to “remain there
from day to day until discharged by
due process of law.” If the contest
suit, when called on Tuesday, is not
set for a week or two. and if all these
1000 witnesses are supposed to re
main In court until after the trial of
the case—well, any one can imagine
what the total of witness fees will be.
These 1000 witnesses are those
whose names were furnished by the
Commission Government league as
having voted illegally In the charter
election. Judge J. E. Webb, when told
today what the opposition had donas
merely remarked: "Well, If they wans
to prove up ease for us that way
I guess we w* 1 have no objection.”

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