The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 361, Ed. 1 Monday, December 27, 1909 Page: 1 of 14
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S.A. Machines SupplyOo.
F. W. HE1TMANN CO,
HITS COAST OF
Three Persons Lose Their Lives |
by It and Damage Over
$1,000,01)0 Is Done.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1909. —TWELVE PAGES.
WIRES ARE SWEPT DOWN
BY FIERCE N0RIBE4STER
Towns in Massachusetts and Rhode
island Are Lighted Only by the
Mood—Breaking of Dam Gate
f|rives Families From Homes.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 26.--Grim winter
swept Into New England today on the
wings of a northeast storm with such
terrific energy as to cause great damage,
suffering and death.
The gale drove a tidal wave into Massa-
chusetts Bay which nearly equaled that
of the famous storm of 1851, and the wet
snow accompanying it prostrated all wire
Three persons lost their lives in Ever-
ett and Chelsea by the sudden rise, of
The storm center was somewhere off
Najitucket, but the gale swept over the
greater portion of New England.
Coming on a full moon, the gale rolled
a wave along the coast which in some
places reached a height of over fourteen
feet above the low water mark. In this
city it went across Atlantic Avenue on
the water front and filled hundreds of
cellars, causing an estimated damage of
In Everett, Cornelius H&rkon and his
wife were caught in their bed and over-
whelmed by the flood, while an infant
lost its life in Chelsea under similar con-
ditions. In many places along the coast
cottages were undermined, bulkheads
were destroyed and persons living some
distance from the sea found themselves
looking over the open ocean.
Providence clung to the outside world
by only a single wire, while communi-
cation toward Fall River. Newport and
New Bedford and Cape Cod by ordinary
lines ceased at Brockton. The wireless
established communication with Cape Cod
and there was much relief when word
cam#' from the famous psnlnsula that
its long sandy beach had not been mark-
ed by a wreck.
Fallen wires for a radius of twenty or
thirty miles around Boston and through-
out Southeastern Massachusetts and
Rhode Island made it necessary to rut
out completely electric lighting plants In
those communities that were served by
the overhead system.
Cambridge. Somervllle, Lynn. Brockton,
Providence, Fall River and New Bedford
were in darkness, except for the light nf
forded by the full moo .
In Everett and Chelsea hundreds of
persons were driven from their homes by
a flood resulting from the breaking of a
dam gate known as the "dykes" in Chel-
sea. Just over the Ever tt line, and many
found refuge in municipal buildings and
Fifty families in the vicinity of gaudus
River were driven from their homes by
the tide and many were taken out of
their houses In boats.
On Nantasket beach the damage to
property Is estimated at $100,000.
Reverlv, the summer home of President
Taft, was cut off from communication
with the outside world by telephone and
A messenger from Beverly late tonight
said the storm had caused great damage
along the water front.
Details of militiamen front Maiden.
Lynn. Everett and Marblehead were sent
to Chelsea tonight with blankets and
mattresses by order of Governor Draper.
It is estimated that the number of pro
nle driven by the flood from their homes
In the city which was fire-swept three
years ago, will reach 25C0.
NEW YORK IS STORMBOUND
WASHINGTON, I). C„ Dec. ?«.—
W eather forecast:
Kant Texan: Fair Monday, warmer in
cant and south; Tuesday fair.
Ufhl Texan: Fair Monday and Tuesday.
Auto turns turtle on Mission Loop and
light of the nine orupants are injured.
Sergt. Il.vden E. Evans, as a result of a
«an of concentrated lye being dashed Into
his face, has his eyes eaten out.
Three are seriously Injured as the result
ot firing etinnoii crackers.
Directors of the International Fair As-
sociation will meet Tuesday morning lo
Rev. It. A. MeCurdy is to succeed Rev.
II. W lloon as pastor of the l'tica Pres-
Rev. J. B. Cleaver preaches his farewell
sermon, fioen to Washington, Ind., to ac-
cept a pastorale.
Christmas Day brings
frost to Kingsville.
IMeasanton boy explodes powder in piece
of metal pipe. Result: Part of his wln.l-
I ipe is blown away and he dies.
Assistant Attorney General Walthall
w Hi go to Washington to argue South-
western Oil Company case before I niled
States Supreme Court.
I rlda.v Mill he last day of deer-hunting
R. 1 . Davidson will open campaign
headquarters in Austin. O. B. Colquitt's
'anipaixn will he directed from Austin and
Judge ,M. M. Brooks' from Dallas.
Governor and Mrs. Campbell plan for
the usual New Year's reception Saturday.
Postmaster General Hltchcuck discuses
the fl7.000.000 deficit in his annual report.
Mrs. Jeannette Stewart Ford will go to
trial at Cincinnati today in connection
with the Warrinrr embezzlement case.
Financiers are making preparutions for
big January disbursements.
President Taft defines "whiskey" to he
he made of neutral spirits reduced to
Frederic Remington, the artist, die*
•t Ridgefleld, Conn., after an operation.
Militia is called on at Greenville, S. C.,
to prevent a lynching.
Tidal wave sweeps coast of New Kng-
l»nd. Thro, Ifvpn lost; proper,y w„rlli
over *1,000.0110 (IfBtro.TPd.
New York is also Htorm-bouml iitl'l a
small tidal wave sweeps Info harbor.
Present session of Congress is not likely
to enact » statehood legislation for New
Mexico and Ariiona.
Virginia mob lynches white mnn it
rendition of Cardinal SatolII |s des-
pen.tr; extreme unction has been admit,
RECENT STREET CONDITIONS ARE REMINDER OF A PUBLIC DUTY
Crisis is coming for American rnllro.nl
men In Mexico, native firemen having
been ordered to qualify for promotion In
Secretary of War nickinson end Brig,
fien. Clarence R. Edwards arrhe at s»n
President Gives Final Decision in
Mailer Exercising the Pure
REVERSES ROOSEVELT AND
HXTI* THE DEFINITION
Under Hie Latest Ruling; From Washing-
ton Blends and Whiskey Mads Iroin
Nealral Spirits Are Included Un-
der Hie Brand Designated.
WASHINGTON, d. C., Dec. 20.—-The
definition of the word "wlskey" was given
today when President Taft rendered the
final decision On the subject in connection
with the construction of the pure food law
with reference to labeling,. The President
held that whiskey mada/of neutral spirits
is whlsKcy when y^uueed to potable
"THIS IS a RWMS'D*
The President covered other details in
his decision and gave directions for the
proper branding of various varieties of
llqnor, holding, among other things, that
whiskey made from a mixture of
"straight" whiskey and "neutral spirts"
may be called a blend.
According to the instructions under lliis
decision "straight whiskies" will hereafter
be branded as such, but the brand may
be accompanied by the legend, "aged in
wood." and whiskey made from rectified,
distilled or neutral spirits may be brand-
ed so as to make known the principal in-
gredient. In addition, if they so desire,
manufacturers of straight whiskey may
also use the word "bourbon" or "rye" as
the farts may warrant.
The definition of "blends" is not made
broad enough to include neutral spirits
made from molasses and reduced to pot-
ahle strength. This article cannot he la-
beled as whiskey, it is rum.
The President takes Dr. Wiley and
• •iher chemists to task for a "fundamental
error" as to what the name "whiskey"
has included during the past loo years,
and he also expresses the opinion that Mi.
Rowers makes "too uice a distinction" on
1 Is deductions.
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Ann Is Broken.
OUT 4NY ARE ALIVE
IS, 41JI0ST A MIRACLE
Party Was Out for Ride Around Mis-
sion Loop—lire liurst—Auto turns
Completely Over and All Are
Spilled lalo tlie Road.
TAFT FEARS DECISION
IN STANDARD OIL CASE
THINKS DISSOLUTION DECREE
WILL HURT BUSINESS.
Therefore He Would Have Congress
Tinker With Sherman Antitrust Law.
Leaders Fear, However, Cry of
"Shelter for Monopolies."
Small Tidal Wave Sweeps Into the
Harbor—Three Deaths Due to
Exposure Are Reported.
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.-New York and
its environs were practically stormbound
today for the first time this winter. The
west wing of the railroad service was
almost wholly cut off, wire communica-
tion in every direction was crippled,
streets blocked with snow and shipping,
even within the protection of the harbor,
Buffered considerable damage
The derangement of railroad traffic
was one of the most serious experiences
in several years. Tiains from th« South
and West bore the worst of the <elay,
service in these directions being practi-
cally cut off all day, while the upstate
and Canadian trains were hours behind
At 8 o'clock this morning a small tidal
wave swept into the harbor and with j
occasional fury dashed over the Battery
sea wall and Hooded many cellars. Two
vessels were driven ashore during the
night on Staten Island. They wvre pulled
off later hut suffered considerable dam-
Three deaths in the city were charged
today to the severity of the storm. The I
victims were iru n who had spent the ]
night vainly seeking shelter and food, ;
finally succumbing to exposure. One of
them, Joseph Hart, aged BS, died in a
pew at a Catholic church.
The Atlantic battleship fleet, at anchor
n the Hudson, is coated with ice and
additional deaths due to the storm
reported tonight. Frederick E M. -
aid, a traveling salesman of White
ains, N. Y., was found frozen to death
Staten Island. Two Christmas gifts
|*e clutched In one hand.
idolph Carlson was tossed from a
as it pitched at anchor off Hay
He drowned despite the efforts of
[ wife to throw him a line.
(•pens at Hamburg.
Zela.va will event,,all, rv, („ Belgium. It
Zela.va'k friends are arreted by order
rf Ft evident Marfriz of Nicaragua.
Jacli Johnson celebrates first anniver-
sary as world's champion.
Bill Lang defeats Bob Fltislmmans in
twelfth r Mind of twenty-round fljchf at
Sydney, New South Hales
Barney Oldfleld establishes new world's
reioul for Oft*»en miles »t Dos Angeles.
OF THE WEEK
Intercut In the NICHrnermn situation is
row divided b»tween Zelayas movements
and the efforts of Madrlj to unite the
warring factions of the republic.
.* catherlnR of scholars will he a con-
vention feature in New York this week
On Monday President Taft. with the Gov-
ernor of the State ant the mayor of the
city, will welcome leaders of ,en learned
societies, embracing ,oni( siw, members
The Gathering, which will mark the
twenty-fifth onniversarle* of the Aneh
1 an Historical Association and the Ameri-
can Economic Association, the principal
participants, will last through Friday.
Efforts to settle the switchmen's strike
in tho Northwest continue.
The fate of college football may be de-
cided at the annual meeting of the inter-
collegiate Athletic Association in New
European dispatcher during the week
may ,!,.,l with the fin,'da on the Spanish
lenlnsuln. the reported 111 health of King
Alfonso of Spain; legal complications
ever the rich estate of Leopold, late King
of the Belgians; the political situation In
Greece, wheie the military league seems
to he arranging thlnss to Its own satis-
faction; and the whereabouts if Dr. Fred-
erick A. Cook. In view of the recent
revelations, a rather norbid curiosity ex
lsts regarding the Brooklyn physlcian-i
personality ami this win not be satlsflirl
until he gives the world a chance to prov*
the reliability of suspicions concerning-
his mentai condition.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2*1 Serious con-
sideration is being given by President
Taft and leaders in 1 'ongress, including
Senator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon, to
the question of the advisability of at-
tempting to enact a Federal incorpora-
tion act in advance o' •? 'inal Judicial
decision In the StSTir.aid <•! dlsscduton
'If," he says, speaking of the opinion j ease. There appears to bo an mportant
of Mr. Rowers, "high wines at from 110 difference of opinion between Mr. Taft
degrees to Ilk) degrees, when reduced t«> and Ills advisers, who wan- him to with-
potahle strength and containing a very | hold the message which h« has an-
small quantity of fusel oil and flavored j nounced he will send to " ingress
l\v burnt sugiir are whiskey, as lie has . It is understood that Mr Taft fear a
! jf|Vr ,f the
found, then the more improvement in the that business generally will
process by continuous distillations, no as ! Supreme Court affirms the
to give a product of from IW degrees lo
IWi degrees proof and still further to re
ducp its fusel oils is not to change »ts
whole nature or to make what uas genu-
ine 'whiskey* 'Imitation whiskey,' because
of a slightly reduced trace of ingredients.
The distinction is loo impracticable in
argument for the execution of the law
The President thinks ibal such an order
as his decision contemplates cannot do
Injustice. "Those. he says, "who maVe
whiskey of 'rectified.' 'redistilled' or nee
tral' spirits cannot complain if. In order
yreveal further frauds, they are
<;ulred to use a brand which shall show
exactly the kind of whiskey I hey are sell
inir. for that reason il seems to me fair
to require thorn to i rand their product hs
whiskey made from rectified spirits.' or
'whiskey made fn in redistilled spirits,
or 'whiskey made from neutral spirits, ,n
the case may he, and if aged In woort,
as some times is the case with this class
of whiskey, they may add this fact."
Pl'BLlr TO KNOW WHAT IT DRINKS.
Speaking further on the same line, he
' The public will be made to know ex-
actly the kind of whiskey they buy anrl
drink. If they desire straight whiskey,
thev '-an secure if by purchasing what *!>•
branded 'straight whiskey. If they ai>
willing to drink whiskey made ..f neutral
spirits, then they can buy if under a brand
snowing It, and il they a,-e content wltn
a blond of flavors made by the mixfu"*
of straight whiskey and whiskey rnarle
up of neutral spirits, the braml of the
blend upon the package will enable them
to buy and drink that which they desire.
This was the Intent of the act.
• It injures no man's lawful business
be< ; use it only insists upon the statement
of tbt truth on the label.,
"If those who manufacture whisker
made of neutral spirits and wish to call
it 'whiskey without, explanatory pharse,
complain because me addition 01 n. ini.t
. ,iii is" in the label takes n»v;iy some •>.
their trade, they are without a Ju1'
ground, because they lose their trade
merely from a statement of the facts.
The straight whlvkev men are relieved
from all future attempt to piss off neu-
tral spirits whiskey as straight whiskey.
More than this, if straight whiskey ,,r any
other kind 01' whiskey Is aged in wood
the fact may be branded oti the pnekag •
and this claim to puhlb- favor may truth
fully bo put forth. Thus the purpose of
the pure food law is fully accomplished
in respect to misbranding and truthful
FOLT.OWFf ENGLISH RULING.
The decision follows the lines of the con-
clusion reached by the royal commission
of Great Britain and reverses the verdict
of former President Roosevelt, former
Attorney General Bonaparte Sollcitm
General Bowers and Dr. Wlle'v, chief of
the Bureau of Chemistry. The Roosevelt-
R •imparte-Wilev order denied the use of
the word "whiskey" in branding nil
liquor except "straight whiskey, the
whiskey which is aged In charred oak
calks Mr. Mowers OXtOnaed tho use of
the word to liquors made of "rectified"
and "distilled'' spirits. President Taft
goes a step farther and includes blends
and whiskey made from "nautral sp'ritM ••
Elaborating his conclusions, the Presi-
"After an examination of all the evi-
dence it seem a to me overwhelmingly es-
tablished that for a hundred years tlie
term 'whiskey' ip the trade and among
I the customers has Included all potanie
liquor distilled from grain; that the
traight whiskey Is, as compared with t«ie
whiskey made by rectification or re-
| dt; filiation and flavoring and colorin-
matter, a subsequent Improvement, and
Two Are Injured in Train Wreck
LITTLE KOCK, Ark., Dec. 26.--Rock
Island local passenger train No. 41, onst-
bound, was wrecked at H:20 o'clock yes-
terday morning at Edmonson, Ark. The
engine tank left the track, wrecking tho
train. Both the engine tank and mail
car turned over. The baggage car left
the track but did not turn over. The re-
°/. the train remained on the j that therefore It is a perversion of th
wcrp tnnlrid iir vi 7 mall car i pure food law act to attempt now to limit
il i! ,fu' * « Malone sustained the meaning of the term 'whlskev' to
a broken rib and J. S. Booth a sprained I that which moder.i manufacture and taste
,eft j have made th© most desirable variety."
the Circuit Court in the dissolution case,
and that he strongly favors what might
be termed vaccination of the body cor-
porate by the administration of legis
lathe remedy before tlie evil appears,
on the other hand, Congressional leaders
think such a course would merely sup-
ply ammunition to tin opponents of the
Administration by giving them an ex
cuso to charge that the force of the Taft
logime is being directed toward creating
a shelter for monopolies."
If the President should submit his re»
ommendations soon after Congress re
convenes and should follow what is said
to be his present Inclination, he would
ask that the passage «.f Federal cor
poration law without delay,,on the ground
that honest business is'menaced under
the Interpretation of the Sherman anti-
trust act given by the Circuit Court de
(lalon In the Standard Oil case. While
the President's view is shared by the
bailers named, they recognize the fort
that there will be serious opposition to
any legislation apparently calculated to
narrow the scope of the Sherman law
They believe that this opposition is so
strong that there would be a protracted
contest over such a measure and that It
would he the part of wisdom, therefore,
to await the decision of the Supreme
Mr. Taft. it is said, has reviewed per
penally the evidence in the Standard Oil
case, with the result that he believes
the decision by the Circuit Court cor-
rectly Interprets the law, if so, he pre
sumably expects that the decree wdll be
sustained by the Supreme Court. The
understanding of those with whom Mr
Taft ha-s discussed the case Is that ho
could recommend the enactment of a
Federal Incorporation law without be-
coming amenable to a charge that he
was seeking to prejudice the Supreme
That the present is an unpropitious
time to send such a message to Congress,
and, no matter how cautious the Presi
dent might he In the wordlne of his
recommendation, a political issue will
certainly be made of it. is the opinion of
1hc Republican leaders These leaders
do not all agr«o that the Supreme Court
will sustain the decision of the Circuit
Court without mitigating the force of
that. Interpretation of the Sherman law
They point to the fact that the Supreme
Court sustained tlie right of Congress to
enact the legislation contained In the
committee's clause of the Hepburn law-
hut that it did so in a manner such as
to make it virtually noneffective, it Is
suggested J not impossible that a de-
cision "with the edge dulled" In like
manner rrdrht he handed down in the
Standard OH case.
Past decisions bv the Supreme Court In
cases brought tind°r the Sherman anti-
trust law hnve, In the ma'n. confirmed
th" constitutionality of the law and have
given to It tlie broadest application It
is argued, nevertheless. In view of the
fa^-reachfnr offset of the recent decision
in the Standard Oil case upon corpora-
tions Generally, both good and bad, that
Congress mav well be asked hv the
President to t»''e time bv the forelock
end to modify the force of the net.
The record in the Standard Oil case
will. In all probability, reach the Su-
preme Court sometime before it recon-
venes on January .1, and thaf counsel for
the Government nnd the company will
concur In a request for its advancement
on thn docket ro that it may He argued
early In Mnrch Is probable. This would
give lust time to the attorneys to pre-
pare for the arguments and give to the
court t|me to eonside- the matter before
edhistment th» latter nart of Ma v.
Tf disnatch is shown In getting a lludlca-
tlen of the ens". It Is llkelv th it there
will rf 111 be an opnortun'tv for Congress
to consider remedial legislation during
th® present session.
CANNON CRACKERS MAIS1
ONE; TWO ARE VJ
ROBERT W. WRASE MAY LOSE
SIGHT OF BOTH EYES.
Frank McMonagle's Clothes Are Set
on Kire by Matches Used in Light-
ing Cracker—Walter Hood Burned
in Saving Boy's Life.
CANNON CRACKER ACCIDKNTS.
Robert \V. Wrase, IIS Kim Street,
both eyes badly powder burned; may
Eiaiils J*legiongle, 102* Nolan Street,
Walter Hood, 1024 Nolan Street, had
TWO NEW STARS fOS
THE FLAG IN IWI
NO STATEHOOD LEGISLATION IS
LIKELY THIS SESSION.
People of New Mexico and Arizona
May, However, Be Authorized to
Hold Constitutional Conventions.
To Supply Excuse for Delay.
Mrs. T. II. Gallagher. 1S10 West
Commerce Street, left leg broken lie-
low knee and right shoulder dislo-
cated; injuries dangerous; sent to
Santa Rosa Hospital
E. D. Henry, attorney. 2:106 West
Houston Street, right arm broken
and face scratched and bruised.
Mr?. E. D. Henry, 2306 West Houston
Street, slight Injury In back.
H. <'. Olovcr, city salesman Armour
Packing Company. 230S West Houston
Street, right arm sprained, scalp
wound and face scratched; Injuries
Mrs. H. C. Glover, 2308 West Hous-
ton Street, right hip bruiseu; painful
but not serious.
Mlgnon Glover. 7-year-old daughter
V Mr. and Mrs. Glover, slight bruises
Mrs. R. P. KJstner, Ifllfi North Flores
Street., slight Injury over left eye.
Ruth Klstner, 7-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Elstner, head badly bruised
WASHINGTON, I ». C, Dec. 2t'» State-
hood legislation at the present session of
Congress will not go beyond giving au-| wife and
thority to the people of New
Mexico and | by the bursting of a tire k»n t
Arizona to hold constitutional conven- j rear wheel.
While rounding a slanting curve a mile
south of San Jose Mission on the Mission
140°p, and about six miles from the city,
nt 7:45 o'clock Sunday right, a 32-horse-
power Peerless touring ot r. driven by Its
owner. E. D. Henry, an attorney of San
Antonio, and occupied by Mr. Henry's
party of seven, was wre \e.|
Robert W. Wrase may lose the sight
of both eyes as the result of the pre-
mature explosion of a firecracker. Ho
Is the son of Robert Wrase. residing at
11* Elm Street.
Sunday afternoon the bov was firing
cannon crackers. One, which he had
lighted, apparently went out. The boy
was stooping over to relight It when it
exploded. His eyeballs were filled with
the burned powder and his face also
badly burned He was hurried to Fish-
er's drug store, on Houston Street, where
he was attended by I Jr. A. S. McDaniel.
An examination showed that the In-
juries to the eyes were serious An
operation will be performed today.
At I he risk of his own life and after re-
ceiving severe burns, Walter Hood, 10;M
Nolan Street, Sunday morning saved tho
life of 5-year-old Frank McMonagle Tho
111 tie fellow also received severe burns.
This was also due to firecrackers.
Master Frank was celebrating Jointly
hiti birthday and the Chrlstmastida in
the yard of a neighbor with little friends.
His clothing became Ignited from the
matrhes used In lighting the fireworks.
Frightened the hoy ran screaming Into
the sticet. The wind fanned th> flames,
which were fast enveloping his body.
Walter Hood, who lives nearby, saw the
boy's plight and rushed to his assistance.
Wlfh his bare ht.nds, regardless of tho
fact that the flames were scorching
them painfully, he tore the burning
clothes from the boy's body nnd carried
him into his home.
Physicians were hurriedly summoned.
An examination showed that the hoy's
burns, while painful, will not result se-
The child's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles McMonagle. :02H Nolan Street.
CARDINAL NEARS DEATH
Attacks of Delirium Arc Now Very
Frequent and Extreme Unction Has
ROME, Dec 26. The condition of Car-
dinal Satolll, who is suffering from
nephritis, is desperate, the attacks of
delimium being now very frequent.
Extreme unction has been admin-
tions ar.d provide tlie means for such
conv* ions, if the wishes of lnsdinf< nrefrr*
hers of Congress dictate the policy. This
program Is in harmony with the message
of President Taft
During the last session of the Sixtieth
Cong! cis the House passed a hill to admit
both New Mexico and Arizona, as sep-
"rate States, hut the bill failed In the
Some of the members of the Senate com-
mittee did not like the looks of some of
crtaln land grants to Individuals which
had bee i received under territorial ad-
ministration and some claims for large
holdings under Spanish grants were also
view* with suspicion.
Furt, ermore, the estimates coming from
the Territories as to population, hoth as
to numhi rs and class, were not accepted,
and il was thought best to delay action
until after the 1010 census could he com-
Mr. Taft's recommendation, it Is said,
will supply the excuse for delay. The
President urges that "care bo exercised In
the preparation of the legislation affecting
each Territory to secure deliberation In
the selection of persons as members of the
convention to draft a constitution for
the Incoming States," ar.d that: "such con-
stltutlon after adopted by the convention
shall be submitted to the people of the
Territory for their approval at an elec-
tion in whlchth e sole issue shall ho tin
merits of the constitution,"
In the case of the adoption of the Con
stltutlon for Oklahoma, the election wa«
complicated with the selection of State
Should the conventions draft constitu-
tions which do not adequately protect the
public Interests In the matter or naf*.
guarding nubile lands nnd natural re-
sources and those constitutions should tt"
adopted by votes of the peoplo of the
Territories, the President could reject
them If he desired and Congress could
open the way for the adoption of Hnlls-
i 0 ory constitutions.
The Indications are that a bill will be
passed at this session providing the means
for the holding of constitutional con-
ventions and elections. It is believed that
the effect will be to Insure go»^l Sintw
constitutions and mako It rnrtmn that
two new stars will be added to the flag hi
T!?2.-(3^ turned a sauuwsnnir, spiffing Its
occupants on the macadamized road.
El^ht of them were Injured. Milton, the
6-year-old son of Mrs. R. P. Elstner was
the only ono of the party to escape In-
jury. All of the occupants of the car
live In San Antonio.
OIL GUSHER STRUCK AT TOYAIJ.
Flow Is Found at a Depth of 1000
Special Telegram to The Express.
EL PASO, Tex . Dec. 26.—News of ab-
solute dependence comes from Toyah
that at a depth of 1000 feet the Texas Oil
Company struck a gusher and capped It.
The report says the company Is taking
up land in the vicinity before It lets oui
th' news of the gusher officially.
The report that the gusher had been
struck was made a couple of weeks ago,
but was at once denied. Now It is con-
firmed Ol| has been secured in pumping
quantities In the Toyah Valley for several
SNOW IS NO BAR TO THE TAFTS.
President and Wife Take Ixmp: Walk
in the Sorm.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—President rind
Mrs. Taft took a long walk through the
snow this afternoon, being gone from
the White House more than an hour. At
a discreet distance two secret service men
trailed, but otherwise the President and
Mrs. Taft were unaccompanied.
Mrs. Taft's appearance Is a complete
contradiction of the numerous reports of
her III health.
Roth the President and Mrs. Taft at-
tended church in the morning and no
guests were present at dinner.
A great quantity of flowers were sent
from the White House to the various hos-
pitals and institutions
Is Killed After Wounding On?.
MELVILLE, La., Dec. 28.—After seri-
ously wounding John McOee. Charles Car-
roll was shot and killed by Ernest Soteau.
McGee's brother-in-law, In the village or
Palmetto, near here, last ni»h»
and Carroll, it Is s
terms for monP
W A 8 RUNNING i-'LOW.
At the time of the accident Mr. Henry
says the rate of speed of the car was not
exceeding ten or twelve miles an hour.
The car overturned completely, and that
every person In the car was not killed
outright seems to have been a miracle.
The car. recently bought by Mr. Henry
for $4200 and which was making tt»
third >r fourth run, was badly damaged.
What caused the tire to hurst has not
yet been explained.
With Mr. Henry, who sustained a
broken arm, were his wife, who was only
slightly Injured; Mrs. T. II. Gallagher,
whose injuries are considered dangerous,
and who was removed to the Santa Rosa
Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Glover and
their 7-year-old daughter, Mlgnon, all
of whom were Injured, but not. seriously*
Mrs R P. Elstner and her 7-year-old
daughter, Ruth, both slightly Injured,
and 5-year-old son. Milton, who escaped
Riding in a car a short distance ahead
of Mr Henry's party were Robert Mee-
han, wdfe nnd two daughters, Mrs. W. I*.
Hamilton nnd Miss Grace Meehan, They
had been automoblllng with Mr. Henry's
party during the evening, preceding them
on the Mission Loop at no time further
than an eighth of n mile. When they lost
sight, of the Henry ear they became
alarmed and went back to see if an acci-
dent had occurred. After proceeding sev-
eral hundred yards they found/ « wreck-
ed car. I
RUSHED TO HOSPITAL.
Mr. and Mrs Glover and daughter,
Mlgnon, were hurriedly placed In the
Meehan car and rushed to the Southwest-
ern Insane Asylum. Dr. J. G. Springer
of the asylum staff and J. G, Chilcoat,
assistant ouporvlsor of that institution,
accompanied the Meehan car with tho
asylum ambulance to tho scene of tho
accident, and the remaining Injured per-
sons were removed to the asylum,
Mrs, Gallagher was unconscious when
picked up several feet from where tho
car took its somersault, and It was sev-
eral minutes after the hospital was
reached before she waa restored. The
physicians who cared for the injured per-
sons In the asylum hospital ward were
Doctors J. R. Nichols, J. G. Springer, J.
W. Oxford of the Institution and Doctors
Ames Graves Jr. and T. T.. Jackson, from
According; to Mr, Chilcoat, who was
one of tho flist to reach the scene of
the accident, all ihe injured were being
eared for by the passengers of the Mee-
han car, tho seats and cushions and lap-
robes of the wrecked car being used to
make the Injured eomrortable.
The car, a Peerless thlrty-two-horse-
power, $1200 touring ear, was upright on
Its wheels with lis side toward the city,
as though It had skidded halfway round.
The damage done to the car Is a demol-
ished tonncau, a shattered hood, bent
fenders nnd sprung wheel bearings, Mr,
Henry asserts that the engine never
stopped and that he cut off the machin-
ery after the accident occurred. The
lights, which were still burning, were
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