The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 149, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 29, 1906 Page: 1 of 12
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VOLUME XLI.—NO. 149.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1906—TWELVE PAGES.
Parties going abroad supplied with Letters of Credit
or Travelers Cheques, payable in any city.
The Lockwood National Bank
201 Commerce Street,
SIN ANTONIO. TEXAS
E. B. Chandler
MONEY TO LEND
Real Estate For Sale
J. TOM WILLIAMS. M?vn».?or Real Eatable Dept.,
T. C. FROST, J. T. WOODMULL, NED MclLHENNY,
Pre.iaant. Vice Preildent. Cashier.
Frost National Bank
SAM ANTONIO, TEXAS
Exchange Drawr. on Principal Cities In Europe and Mtxico. Mexican
Money Bought and Sold.
STEPS TAKEN TO
Attorney General Files Informa-
tion Charging Contempt
ALL LOCAL OFFICERS
ARE CITED IN CASE
M. GOGGAN, Prest.
GEO. C. EAUR. Vice Prest.
J. I). ANDERSON. Cashier.
AUG. DeZAVALA, Asst. Cashier.
City National Bank
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
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We have erected for the safety and convenience of our customers the best
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your absence during the summer and at other times, leave your prop-
erty and finances in our care.
WEST TEXAS BANK & TRUST Co.
MOORE BUILDING, SAN ANTONIO.
CAPITAL PAID IN, S200.000.00
Broke out on Avenue B. May 19. and a large sum of money burned up in a coffee
pot and In a trunk. This lesson should warn people against hiding money around
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BANK CLOSED AT JOPLIN.
President Issues Statement Pledging
to Pay Depositors in Full, Turning
Over Personal Property.
JOPLIN. Mo., May 28.—The Joplin Sav-
ings Bank was closed today by State
Bank Examiners Wade and Cook under
instructions from the Secretary of State.
The deposits aggregate $84,000, capital
$10,000. The assets are small. George;
•\y Layne, president of the bank, issued
a statement pledging to pay every de-
positor in full. It is stated that the fail-
ure resulted from reports circulated re-
cently regarding its condition.
The Ozark Coal and Railway Company,
which is owned by President Layne, owes
the bank about $40,000. The coal and
railway company is said to have been a
losing venture. The law authorizes a
bank to loan only 25 per cent of its capi-
tal stock to one concern.
President Layne who owns about 8000
acres of land in Arkansas, valued at
about *80,000. has offered to turn over
his personal property to repay depositors.
CHASE A NEGRO.
Posse of Men at Salado Pursue Negro
Who Atempted Assault.
Special Telegram to The Express.
BARTLETT, Tex., May '2S.—A tele-
phone message from Salado, fifteen miles
northwest of her", states that a strange
negro chased the 12-yeald-old daughter
of Joe Eaton, eight miles west of that
place, evidently with Intent to criminally
assault, and that a posse of men were
after him, but that at latest report had
not captured him. It is rough and hilly
in that neighborhood and a fugitive has
many hiding places, hence the puraurers
are quite at * disadvantage.
TALK OF WAREHOUSE.
Meeting at Kyle Discusses the Prop-
Special Telegram to The Express.
KYLE, Tex., May 28.—The cotton ware-
house committee of the Hays County
Farmers' Union met here Saturday to
consider further the building of a cotton
warehouse at .Kyle.
Each local union in the county was in-
structed to select a member to solicit
sale of stock for the warehouse, and it
is expected that sufficient stock will be
sold to warrant the letting of the; con-
tract for the building by the next meet-
ing of the committee, Saturday, June 1«J.
NEW YORK, May 28.—The McGovern-
Britt fight in Madison Square Garden
tonight went the full ten rounds. No de-
cision was given under the rules, but
McGovern, according to many of those
present, had the better of the contest.
NEW YORK, May 28.—Deputy Police
Commissioners Patrick and Wallace have
caused the arrest of Terry McGovern,
James Kdward Britt, Manager Harry
Pollock and Referee Tim Hurst, and
eleven others, at Madison Square Gar-
den Concert Hall, on a charge of con-
ducting and participating in a prize-
Governor Prevents a Fight.
HARRiSBURG, Pa., May 28.—Governor
Pennypacker this evening directed Capt.
F. Groom, superintendent of the State
police force, to send a squad of police to-
morrow night to North Washington, near
Philadelphia, to prevent the scheduled
fight between Fitzsimmons and Tommy
Burns, which the club of the Tuxedo A.
A. expects to give in its club rooms.
WASHINGTON, May 28.—The Govern-
ment has taken steps to punish persons
who are responsible for the lynching in
Chattanooga, Tenn., on March 19 last
of the negro, Ed Johnson, who, under
sentence of death for rape, had been al-
lowed an appeal by the United States
Supreme Court from the Circuit Court
of the United States for the Eastern Dis-
trict of Tennessee. In the Supreme Court
today Attorney General Moody filed an
information requesting that in considera-
tion of the acts committed, the Court
issue a rule on each ot' the persons to
show cause why they should not be pun-
ished for contempt of court.
The persons named as defendants are:
John F. Shipp, Frank Jones, Matthew
Galloway, C. A. Baker, T. B. Taylor,
Fred Frauley, George Brown, Jeremiah
Gibson, Marion Perkins, Joseph Clarke,
"Nick" Nolan, "Spenc<" Warner, Luther
Williams. Paul Poole, William Marquette,
William Beelcr, Claude Powell, Charles J.
Powell, "Bart" Justice. John Jones, A. J.
Cart wright, R. F. Cartwright, Henry
Padgett, William May, Frank Ward, John
Varnall and Alfred Hammond.
Violation of Constitution.
After reciting the facts of the arrest,
conviction and sentence of Johnson, the
denial of his petition for a writ of habeas
corpus by the Circuit Court, In which
it was alleged, among other things, that
the petitioner had been denied a trial
by a fair and impartial jury and hail
been denied the aid of counsel, in viola-
tion of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments
to the Constitution and other rights un-
der the Fourteenth Amendment; and the
order of the Court of March allowing the
appeal to the Supreme Court; and the
fact Of the telegraphing of the order
of the court to John F. Shipp, Sheriff
of Hamilton County, who had Johnson
in charge and the publication of the a
tion of the court in the Chattanooi
evening papers on that date, tli*
torney General stated that the Sheriff
and his deputies had every reason to
believe from current reports and rumors
conveyed to them that an attempt would
be made to lynch Johnson, and that not-
withstanding these facts the Sheriff with-
draw from the jail early in the evening
of the 19th the usual guard and left in
charge only the night jailor, Deputy
to Prevent Lynching.
It was stated also at about 9 o'clock of
that night the defendants and a large
number of persons combined and con-
spired together to lynch aiv.1 murder
Johnson with intent to show their con-
tempt and disregard for the order of the
Court and for the purpose of prevent-
ing it from hearing the appeal allowed
by the Court and for the purpose of pre-
venting the prisoner from exercising a,
right secured to him bv the laws and
Constitution of the United States.
'iTft facts attending the lynching are
given in the information filed and the
statement is made that although Sheriff
Shipp returned to the jail while it was
in possession of the mob, neither he nor
Deputy Gibson did anything to prevent
lynching, but in fact aided those engaged
to Show Cause.
The Attorney General closed as fol-
"Wherefore the United States of Amer-
ica, the complainants herein, through
their Attorney General, respectfully re-
quest this honorable court that in con-
sideration of the acts committed by the
above-named defendants, and each of
them, as hereinbefore set forth, it will
issue and direct the Marshal of the
court to serve on said defendants and
each of them a rule to show ause, if
any there be, on a certain day, why said
defendants and each of them should not
be punished as and for a contempt of this
The Court granted leave to file as re-
quested, making the rule returnable on
the second Monday of the next term of
court, Oct. 15 next.
SHERIFF NOT ALARMED.
Birmingham. Captain Shipp says lie- Is
not alarmed over the news from Wash-
ington, and continued:
"The Supreme Court of the United
States was responsible for this lynching.
I had given that negro ever:, protection
that I could. For fourteen days I had
guarded and protected him myself. The
authorities iiad urged nie to use one or
two military companies in doing so, but
I told them I would land the negro in
jail, which I did individually..
"Many nights before the lynching
there had been one man on duty and a
sufficient guard around the jail. I had
looked for no trouble that night; on the
contrary, did not look for iL until the
next day. That night no one was on
duty except the Jailer, which is the usual
guard In the Jail of ours, as well as in
other counties. In my opinion, the act of
the Supreme Court In not allowing tit-
case to remain in our courts was He-
most unfortunate thing in the history of
the case. The jury that tried the negro
Johnson was as good as ever sat in a
"the people of Hamilton County were
willing to let the law take it:- course
until it became known that the ease
would probably not be disposed of for
four or five years by the Supreme Court
of the United States. The people would
not submit to this, and I do not wonder
"These proceedings in the United States
Supreme Court recently appear to me to
be only a matter of polities. 1 do not
wish to appear in the light of defying
the United States Courts, but 1 did my
duty. I am conscious of It. thoroughly
conscious of it, and I am ready for any
conditions that may come up."
Action Came as a Surprise.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., May 28.—The
action of the Attorney General of the
United States came as a surprise, tae
local Grand Jury having failed to find
an indictment against the lynchers of
Johnson, although strongly charged by
Judge McReynolds. It is suposod that
tlie evidence adduced was Insufficient to
make out a case against any suspect.
Declares Supreme Court of United
States Is Responsible for
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 28.—John F.
Shipp of Chattanooga, Sheriff of Hamil-
ton County, Tennessee, against whom
steps have been taken by the Federal
Government in connection with the
lynching in that city, spent the day in
A delightful ocean voyage. Cheap-
est and best way to go. Sailings
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For passage and Information apply
to any railroad ticket agent.
ED SACHS, Agent,
Next Monger Hotel, San Antonio.
J. B. DENISON. AGENT
2322 Strand, Galveston.
Tickets to and From Europe.
Agent of American Corporations Re-
ported the Movement.
WASHINGTON, May 28.-Mr. Munoz,
the Guatemalan Minister, is without ad-
vices from his government concerning the
situation in Guatemala. State Depart-
ment dispatches indicated that an agent
of American corporations who is sta-
tioned in Tapachula, Mexico., reported
the revolutionary movement. Tapachula
is near the Guatemalan border, not for
from the Guatemalan port of Ooos, and
lias been the outfitting place for several
revolutions against President Cabreras
New York Painters Refuse to Work
NEW YORK, May 28.—An ultimatum
fr in the general arbitration board of the
'line Trades' Employers' Associa-
loi. calling on the Brotherhood of Paint-
ers to declare off the strike against the
Master Painters' Association, pending ar-
bitration of the decision of Charles Stew-
art Smith, has been ignored by the paint-
ers. Their delegates announced yester-
day that their brotherhood would have
nothing more to do with the general ar-
bitration board. This is equivalent to
throwing aside the general arbitration
About fifteen hundred men are on strike
against the two organizations of em-
FROM NEW YORK
Each Consignment Is Awaited Anx*
iousl) by Agents of Compan=
ies Desiring Them.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS.
BIDDING FOR MEN
MAKES WAGES GOOD
The Central Federated
indorsed the strike yesterday.
There are fewer than fifty members in
the two associations of employers, but
they are all very large firms, and the
strike has stopped painting and decora-
tive work on many large buildings.
Suicide in Louisiana.
SHREVEPORT, La., May 28.—G. H.
Stevenson, aged 40 years, a director in
one of the largest wholesale concerns in
North Louisiana, committed suicide to-
night at the Masonic Temple by taking
carbolic acid. He was recorder of the
local Masonic lodge, and was found dead
in his office. Despondency on account of
bad health is assigned as the cause for
Mexican Treasury Statistics.
CITY OF MEXICO. May 28.-Treasury
statistics of the exports of precious
metals for the. first seven months of the
current fiscal year show a remarkable
amount of gold shipped abroad, amount-
ing to $17,975,314, while silver exports dur-
ing the same period were $38,448,313.
Heavy Land Sales.
Special Telegram to The Express.
LOCKHART, Tex., May 28.—Joe M.
Blanks, of this place, has sold $13,775
worth of land in this county to Messrs.
J. P. McAfee and George B. Johnston
of San Antonio. The property is com
posed of nine different tracts situated
in various parts of this country. Mr.
Blanks has bought extensive ranch and
farm properties near Artesia to the
amount of 5000 acres.
Special Telegram to The Express.
GALVESTON, Tex., May 28.—The im-
migrants coming to Texas on the North
German x^loyd steamers are in great de-
mand. As a matter of fact, the demand
is far in excess of the supply. The Chem-
nitz, which unloaded Saturday, had
among its 600 passengers more than 170
homeseekers, or what are commonly
called men looking for work, and there
was a demand for 2000 able-bodied men.
Of the 170 foreigners looking for jobs 150
secured employment and about twenty
were held here over Sunday because they
wanted more money or higher wages.
The system employed in unloading
these immigrant ships is to weed out all
the aliens ticketed only to Galveston, and
known as homeseekers, and put them in
a waiting camp until all the other for-
eigners have been ticketed to their des-
tinations and sent to the depot to be
shipped by train over the country.
Employment agents Jroni all parts of
the State, representing railroads, con-
struction companies, saw mills, factories
and other industries in quest of laborers
then gather around the pen or cage In
which the homeseekers are, and bid for
a bunch of the future citizens.
For instance, a paw mill man wants
fifty men and offers to pay them $1 a
day and their transportation to the mill,
located, say, at Silsbee. Another agent,
representing a railroad construction com-
pany, wants fifty men and offers to pay
them $1.15 a day and the immigrants to
pay $:i railroad fare to destination. It
is left to the homeseekers to select their
jobs and the wages offered, and they
must contract for the jobs right there
before they are released.
Sometimes the bidding for laborers be-
comes quite spirited, and the man with
the best offer gets the foreigners. Sat-
urday the demand for men was great
and the supply necessarily limited to 170.
The result was that the foreigners got
good offers for work. The bids begun at
$1.15 a day and go:, up to $j.75 a day. and
this price caught most, of the home-
seekers. Some, however, had accepted
jobs at $1.40 a day. But some twenty of
the 170 evidently believed they could do
even better than $1.75, and they held out
for higher wages, with the result that
they were still on board today.
Beeville Building Activity.
Special Telegram to The Express.
BEEVILLE, Tex., May 28.—The Prae-
ger block was received from the con-
tractor Saturday and is being occupied
by its owner today. It is a handsome
structure of two stories, 50x106 feet, and
is being fitted throughout with modern
equipment of shelving in oak.
The Commercial National Bank has let
n contract for a complete overhauling
and refinishing of its fwo-story brick.
The. board of trade, organized last
week, already has a proposition before it
for the establishment of a broom factory
at this point, to consume tne broom corn
product of the county.
Campbell Buttons at Beeville.
Special Telegram to The Express.
BEFA'ILLE, Tex., May 28.—Hon. T. M.
Campbell, candidate for Governor, ar-
rived in Beeville last night to make an
address to Bee County voters today. A
quiet Campbell propaganda has been go
ing on in this county for some time, and
a great number of Campbell buttons are
Writ of Certiorari Granted.
WASHINGTON, May 28.—The United
States Supreme Court today granted a
petition for a writ of certiorari in the
case of the Ozan Lumber Company vs.
the Union County National Bank of Ar-
kansas. The case involves the validity of
an Arkansas State law rendering invalid
notes given to secure patent rights.
WASHINGTON, May 28.—Weather-
Louisiana and East Texas—Fair
Tuesday and Wednesday; fresh south-
Arkansas—Fair Tuesday; warmer
in east portion; Wednesday fair, ex-
cept showers in northwest portion.
Oklahoma and Indian Territories-
Fair Tuesday; Wednesday showers,
West Texas — Fair Tuesday;
Wednesday showers and cooler.
New Mexico—Fair in south, show- 1
ers in north portion Tuesday; cooler
in west and north portions; Wednes-
day fair; cooler in southeast portion, j
Fon San Antonio and vicinity—Fair.
Commencement exercises of the High
School and West Texas Military Academy
attract large crowds.
City Council discusses appeal from tax
decision of City Assessor and Board of
Negotiations for purchase of land ad-
jacent to Fort Sam Houston are delayed.
The Twenty-sixth Infantry will take up
Philippine service in year from this time.
FayettevHIe, Ark., man tells of cab-
bage marketing In Texas.
Galveston loses in baseball game with
Taxpayers object to paying Interest on
bonds not yet sold.
Agents of corporations seeking laborers
meet vessels at Galveston with induce-
Assistant Attorney General says no
compromise has been been made as to
Intangible assets cases are now with
the County Boards of Equalization.
It is rumored that Commissioner Col-
quitt may vote against passenger rate
Federal Supreme Court decides O'Con-
nor land case In favor of Texas.
Grasshoppers are destroying the cot-
ton crop In the Lifting vicinity.
El Paso will be without a postmaster
June 1 unless somebody is appointed in
State authorities are not concerned
about removal of Waters-Pierce Oil Com-
pany from the State.
Detention of Salvadorean diplomat In
quarantine at Laredo causes loud pro-
teat from Mexican Government.
Three persons meet death in Reagan
County tragedy Sunday evening.
Texas Nut Growers Association is or-
ganized at Austin.
McGovern-Britt fight at the Madison
Square Garden does not reach a decision.
Joplin savings bank closes its doors.
Government takes steps to punish per-
sons responsible for lynching of Ed
Johnson at Chattanooga.
Thousands of signatures are presented
in petitions against seati-ng of Senator
Denatured alcohol bill with Senate
amendments is agreed to In House.
American Tobacco Company is made
subject of scathing denunciation in the
Eight persons are killed in wreck on
Louisville & Nashville in Louisville.
Sailor Is drowned in wreck of schooner
near Cleveland, Ohio.
John F. Johnson is lynched at Wades-
boro, N. C.
Supreme Court of United States ad-
journs for tenn.
Announcement Is made of retirement
of Justice Brown from United States Su-
Austrian Cabinet resigns because of
dissatisfaction with proposed settlement
of Austria-Hungary tariff.
Revolt Is started in Korea.
Government of Russia hesitates In the
crisis precipitated by Parliament.
Address of welcome on behalf of Span-
ish Nation is given Princess Ena.
Successful Inauguration of Revo-
lution Against President
WITH MODERN RIFLES
Ocos Captured by General Castillo and
Quetseltenango Threatened — Two
Hundred Desperate Fighters Re-
cruited in San Francisco.
Lately rebuilt and enlarged, with all
modern improvements. Hotel European
plan, with first-class restaurant (a la
carte) in connection.
3rd Floor Hicks Bld|.
DR. FRANK A. BARBER
Suite 612. 6th Floor, Moore Bldg.
Old phono 269-2r; new 1SS9.
DR. W. A. KING
Practice Limited to
Skin,Geaito-Urinary & Rectal Diseases
Suite 221 and 222 Moor. Building.
Alamo Heights Tent Sanitarium
New Methods. Reasonable Rates.
8AN ANTONIO, TCXA8.
Special Train Will Leave
Union SLalion 9 A. M.
6:30 P. M.
Thursday, June 6th
LOOK! I Next Sunday
via The S. A. & A. P. Ry.
Kerrville and return $1.50
Ganahl and return 1.25
Comfort and return 1.00
Waring and return 75c
Van Raub 50c
Tickets on sale June 3d. Limit June 3d.
An opportunity to find a suitable location in the mountains
to spend the summer.
CEO. F. LUPTON, General Passenger Agent
THE NEW RESORT
Special Train leaves San Antonio 8:00 a. m.
Arrives Sutherland Springs 9:30 a. m.
Returning leaves Sutherland Springs 7:00 p. m.
Natural Park. Bath Houses. Refreshments on Grounds.
Train Stops on Grounds.
C. FAHJEY, D. P. A. City Office, 301 Alamo PlaM.
CTTY OF" MF.XICO, May 28. — Advices
received this afternoon from Tapachula
and Tonalii, in the Mexican State ot
Chiapas, show that a revolution against
the existing administration of the present
President, Estrada Cabrera, of Guate-
mala, broke out yesterday when Guate-
mala was invaded t>om four points by
as many bodies of armed men, all
equipped with the best modern rifles.
Gen. Manuel Lliandro Barillas, for-
merly President, of Guatemala, with 200
cavalry and a stock oC 700 rifles, crossed
the Mexican border at a point near Mo-
to-szintlu, and is aiming at Quetsalte-
mango, a large town garrisoned by Guate-
malan regulars. Barillas has great cof-
fee estates in that neighborhood, where
he is very popular, and whence he was
driven four years ago by President Ca-
brera. It is believed that Quetsalte-
nango will be taken without much blood-
shed. Barillas successfully evaded the
search of the local authorities. He will
recruit new men on his march across the
mountains, the people there being loyal
to him, as he has reason to know.
Received With Enthusiasm.
Geo. Jose I.enn Castillo captured Ocos
yesterday without much resistance being
shown. He toot that important port
with 500 men ana was received with en-
thusiasm by the people.
The steamer Empire State, from San
Francisco, leaving that port May 14 with
200 desperate fighters recruited in that
city and some 300 rifles, reached Ocos,
thus enabling the disaffected citizens to
General Castillo was a rival candidate
for the Presidency several years ago
against Cabrera, but alleges that he
was counted out, and he has a long
series of scores to settle with the Guate-
Ocos Is the most important point for
revolutionists, as it gives them a base
on the sea.
From British Honduras.
General Pineda, with a. largo force of
good fighters, crossed into Guatemala ou
Sunday from British Honduras and in-
vaded the Province of Peten.
Pineda is a stalwart soldier and a
typical Guatemalan revolutionist. He
expects to rally the Indians In Peten.
Simultaneously, on Sunday. General
Toledo, formerly .Minister of War in
Guatemala, crossed into Guatemala with
2000 troops, including the Salvadorean
regulars and disaffected Guatemalans,
largely refugees from the tyranny of
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