The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 353, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 19, 1906 Page: 1 of 14
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Will be received with the same courtesy and
be cared for In the same manper as the multi-
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deposit at the
WOODS NATIONAL BANK
The accounts of all good people solicited.
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VOLUME XLI.--NO. 353.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1906.-FOURTEEN PAGES.
S. LOCK WOOD,
J. MUIF JR.,
The Lockwood National Bank
201 Commerce Street,
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
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Exchange Drawn on Principal Cities in Europe and Mexico. Mexican
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TH4W TRIAL IS SET.
Young Millionaire Will Begin Battle
in Court for His Life on
NTEW YORK, Dec. 18.—Harry K. Thaw
will be put on trial Monday, Jan. 21, in
the criminal branch of the New York
State Supreme Court, charged with the
murder of Stanford White. This date was
set todaj' by Justice Newberger when a
motion was made by Thaw's counsel for
the dismissal of the indictment against
him or the fixing of a date for tho trial.
Clifford W. Hartridge and John B.
Gleason appeared for Thaw. It developed
as soon as the motion was reached,
Thaw'a counsel having withdrawn their
application for a, commission to take evi-
dence in the West, the District Attorney
had no objection to taking up the trial
at an early date. Thaw's counsel and
Assistant District Attorney Smith then
fixed the date an<* the order was signed
by Justice Newberger.
Justice Fitzgerald Is assigned to sit in
the criminal brantfi of the Supreme
Court for the January term, but there
may be a change before the trial begins.
SHOOTS FIVE IN FIGHT.
Kentuckian Wounds One Man Fatally
and Four Others Seriously in a
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 18.—In a
room near the postoffice of B!u« Creek
last night, George Goodwin, a Kentucky
man, shot five men. one fatjlly. William
Armstrong, whose lungs were peforated,
will die. The other wounded are:
John Carl, shot in the eye.
Mark Carl, shot in the right hand.
Walter Carl, shot In the hip and shoul-
P. Kelly, shot in the arm.
Afier a. race with the Sheriff, who shot
at Goodwin several times, he was cap-
tured and brought to jail here. The
trouble began over a trivial dispute.
PHOENIX OUT OF FUEL.
Arizona Town in Dire Straits and the
Lights Are Shut Off.
PHOKNIX. Ariz., Dec. IS.—A fuel
famine prevails here. There is no oil,
and the gas and electric companies shut
down tonight. The company is not pre-
pared to use wood. The people must re-
sort to wood for cooking and heat, and
use kerosene and candle lights. News-
papers and other plants are using power
from the street car company, which has
enough oil to last a few days.
FOLK SUES FOR BACK PAY
Missouri Governor Demands Balance
Due by St. Louis on District At-
ST. LOUTS, Mo., Dec. IS.-—Suit was
filed in the Circuit Court today by coun-
sel representing Governor Folk against
the City of St. Louis to enforce the pay-
ment of a balance of his salary as Cir-
cuit Attorney, alleged to be long over-
Governor Folk claims that he is en-
titled to $5833.33 back salary.
When Governor Folk took office as
District Attorney of St. Louis Jan. 1, 1001,
the salary was $4000 per annum. In 1901
thp Legislature increased the salary to
$5000. Folk's salary was paid at the in-
creased figure until Oetober, 1903, when
the question of the legality of tho pay-
ments was raised. The City Counsellor
ruled that the act of 1901 did not apply
to Folk's term of office.
Mr. Folk thereupon refused to accept
remuneration at the reduced rate and
drew no more salary during the rest of
his term which expired Dec. 31, 190-1.
KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK.
Head-on Crash on Florida Line Is Fa-
tal to One, and Many Are
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Dec. 18.-Pas-
senger train No. 82, northbound on the
Atlantic Coast Line from Tampa, col-
lided head-on with a southbound extra
freight train noar McGulrt's Creek, seven
miles from Jacksonville, today. One man
was killed and three seriously injured.
CLAUDE BAILEY, white, express
helper; first trip out.
W. F. Shelly, engineer passenger train.
II. V. Calder, express messenger; tpdy
crushed, injured internally, may din.
Baggagemaster Wooten, leg broken.
Other members of the crew and several
passengers were slightly injured.
The express, mail and baggage cars
were telescoped and five coal cars piled
on them. The injured were brought to
Responsibility for the wreck has not
yet been placed.
Will Operate Cotton Mills.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 18.-Tho
filing of a charter of the New Mississippi
Mills Company, capitalized at $500,000 was
announced today. President John II.
Fulton said that the company was or-
ganized to take over and operate the
cotton mills at Wesson, Miss.
Senator Patterson Offers Resolu*
(ion for Investigation of Re-
port Started by Paper.
ASKS THAI CHARGES
BE FULLY SIFTED
Wants Story That Consuls Seek to In-
fluence National Congress Thor-
oughly Considered by Foreign
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—Senator Pat-
terson in a resolution has asked that the
charges by a New York newspaper in
relation to a lobby having been sent to
the United States Congress to influence
Senators concerning Congo Free State
legislation bo investigated by the Sen-
ate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The resolution recites that the lobby is
alleged to have been maintained by a
foreign Government, and that duly ac-
credited Consular officials are accused
of having sent communications to Sen-
ators in order to influence them and that
the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela-
tions should be instructed to investigate
all the facts in connection with the
FACE $3,100,000 FINES.
Ice and Railroad Companies Are In-
dicted on 155 Counts each
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 18.—The largest
list of indictments ever turned into the
Federal Court here was returned today
when the United States Grand Jury
i.fido Iff report to Jui • fay I -i.
The indict in nts around whirl most of
the interest is centered, were those
against the Ann Arbor Railroad and the
Toledo Ice and <Ynl Company. The To-
ledo Ice and Coal Company was Indicted
ori 155 counts for receiving rebates on
ice shipments. The Ann Arbor Railway
was indicted on a like number for grant -
ing rebates. The maximum penalty is
$20,000 fine on each count. If convicted
on all counts the fines would amount to
$3,100,000 in both cases.
Six indictments were returned against
the Great Lakes Dock and Dredging
Company for violations of the Federal
eight hour law.
HALF MILLION DESTITUTE.
Famine in Kia-ig Su Is Said to Be
SHANGHAI. Dec. 18.—The famine in
Kiang Su ts growing worse. According
to reliable reports received here 500,000
destitute persons are encamped at Kiang
Su and many have arrived at Honlcong.
Tho rebellion In Kiang Su has been
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French and American Cuisine—Rates
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Election of Trustees for Big Life
Insurance Companies Arous-
es tireat Interest.
SAID TO BE VICTOR
Policyholders Who Waged Bitter War
for Control Claim to Have Won by
Narrow Margin—Counting of
Votes Will Take Weeks.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—Probably never
before in the history of the country has
there been anything to compare with the
election in this city today of trustees for
the New York Life and the Mutual Life
Insurance Companies. In the number of
ballots cast and in the expenditure of
time and money the election approached
that of one of the States of the Union.
No corporation or society election ever
measured up- to it in magnitude.
The total vote cast in both companies
will approximate 800,000, of which about
500,000 will be in the New York Life, in
which the contest has been more vigor-
ously and more bitterly waged. It is ex-
pected that it will be some weeks before
the votes are counted and the results of
the campaign known.
Administration Tickets Win.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society,
the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance Com-
pany and the Security Mutual of liing-
Jiampton also held elections today, but
as there wire no opposition tickets in the
field ir- those companies the election of
the administration tickets was but per-
Officials of both the New York Life and
the Mutual Life declared tonight that the
administration ticket had without doubt
been elected by large majorities.
The international policy holders commit-
tee, through Samuel I 'j,'» i myer, Its g'-n-
• r>l counsel expre-M erf '!:• ct,r."S.;tlou
that tii reform ti< i is would win in
both companies, but by comparatively
While the ballots were being turned
in at the company's oil ices today, the
r^rand jury was investigating the affairs
of the New York Life as brought out be-
fore the legislative investigation commit-
tee. District Attorney Jerome examined
several witnesses, among whom were
Edmund B. Randolph, the treasurer of
the New York Life, and his chief clerk,
M. M. Matison. Both will be recalled.
Gives Figures on Vote.
William Nelson Cromwell of counsel
for the New York Life Insurance Com-
pany, after the close of the election to-
day. issued a statement in which he said:
"The number of ballots received at
the home office and delivered by the
administration to the inspectors of elec-
tions was 192.568. and the votes by proxy
cast for the administration were 114,000,
making a total of 304,000.
"From the fact that the ballots in favor
of the administration have been gen-
erally sent to the home office, and those
In favor of the international committee
to the offices of the latter, it is reason-
able to presume that at least from SO to
90 per cent of the ballots sent to the
home office are in favor of the adminis-
tration tickets, which makes a total ad-
ministration vote of over 250,000."
A number of men appeared at. the of-
fices of the "New York Life Insurance
Continued on Page Nine.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 18.—
Weather Forecast: East Texas: Fair
in north, rain in south portion Wed-
nesday; Thursday partly cloudy; fresh
north winds, becoming variable.
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Terri-
tory, Western Texas and New Mexico:
Fair and warmer Wednesday and
Louisiana: Cloudy Wednesday, fair
Thursday; fresh northeast to east
Local Weather Forecast.
For San Antonio and vicinity: Wed-
nesday, partly cloudy and slowly rising
San Antonio is visited by the first
snow storm In eight years.
Market House renters are inclined to
seek for locations elsewhere.
Confidential orders from Washington
relating to Major Penrose's courtmartlal
Payment of property owners for Gov-
ernment purchase continues through
funds deposited In New Orleans.
City officials tell of raid on Jimenez.
Large shipments of vegetables are being
made daily from Brownsville country.
Snow covers wide range of territory In
Mexican soldiers on Mexican side of
Rio Grande are shot at by Mexicans on
Texas 3lde of river at El Paso.
Senator Bailey opens campaign in Co-
Candidates for positions in next Legis-
lature are getting busy In pushing their
claims before the members.
Bailey executive committee makes coun-
ter proposition to proposal of E. G. Sen-
Cullen F. Thomas makes anti-Bailey
speech at Houston.
In transmitting to Congress Secretary
Metcalfe's report on the Japanese situa-
tion in San Francisco President Roosevelt
insists the citizens of the Pacific Coast
city should open their schools to Japanese
pupils and approves Metcalfe's recom-
mendation as to Federal interferences.
George S. McReynolds, once prominent
grain trader on the Chicago Board of
Trade, convicted of frauds in grain deals
aggregating more than $500,000,
Senator Patterson offers a resolution
for the investigation of the report that a
lobby to Influence Senators on Congo
legislation has been malnta ci at Wash-
ington by a foreign Government.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
begins inquiry at St. Loui6 into car short-
7 ;.e trial of !?arry K. Thaw is sec for
j Ouster proceedings by Missouri against
| the Standard Oil up for hearing again in
j New York.
E (|ht hundred thousand votes are cast
In the elections of trustees for the New
York Life and Mutual Life Insurance
Companies in New York. The adminis-
tration tickets in both companies were
elected by large margins.
The Kentucky Racing Commission
adopts rules designed to render turf wars
impossible in the future.
Two horses at long prices take first
and second money in the last race at City
Park while the favorite runs tenth. The
day's winners: Red Ruby, Expect to See,
Mortiboy, Sir Toddlngton, Rickey, Lucky
Shotgun wins the Thorn handicap at
Oakland. Other winners of the day:
Mala, Hersaln, Marion Rose, Dorado,
Winners of the day at Ascot: Merlingo,
Zethus, Miss Martha, Euripides, Prolific,
A clash between church authorities and
French officials Is expected when an at-
tempt is made to seize the personal prop-
erty of churches under the separation law.
Foreign Minister Tittoni of Italy denies
that the Triple Alliance is approaching
Dr. W. A. Womble
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Be Wise as Wise Can Be"
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Houston and Galveston
121 Alamo Plaza Union Station
George S. McRejnolds, Chicago,
Convicted of Big Embezzle-
ments From Several Banks.
MADE MANY LOANS
ON SAME RECEIPTS
In Some Cases Banks Lost More Than
$108,000 Each Through the Pecu-
liar Manipulations of Once
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 18.—George S. Mc-
Reynolds, a prominent dealer in grain
and in the elevator business, was today
found guilty of abstracting money from
different banks of the city on fraudulent
The particular Indictment upon which
McReynolds was tried charged him with
removing about 4000 bushels of grain from
an elevator in South Chicago when the
corn had been pledged as security for
money loaned to him by the Corn Ex-
change Bank. Altogether it was charged
that McReynolds disposed of grain valued
at more than $500,000 on which ho had
borrowed money from a number of local
banks. Several of these banks lost more
than $100,000 each through the alleged
manipulations of McReynolds.
Pending the hearing of a motion for a
new trial McReynolds was released after
furnishing bond to the amount of $20,000.
LOSES GIRL AS FORTUNE COMES.
Lover Returns Rich From Alaska Af-
ter Fiance Weds Another.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 18.—Rift turning
from the Alaska gold fields, where he
went to make his fortune and succeeded,
Hollis Loohev arr'v d »n La Crosse to
^ ,.j j ind that hi iiutiei o had eloped
three days ago with Howard F. fitryker,
Looney became engaged to Miss Jessie
Workman of Dakota, Minn., two years
ago. It was agi-eed he should go West
In search of a fortune before they were
married. fie decided to go to Alaska
and struck it rich, returning to claim
his bride. Miss Workman was employ-
ed meanwhile in a store here, where
Stryker also worked. A short acquaint-
ance ended in their elopement to Lanes-
boro, Minn., where they were married.
They left there the following day but
have not returned here.
Looney says he will return to the
Yukon country and will never come back
SOLDIERS FIRE ON TRAIN.
Troops at Fort Barrancas Said to Have
FEN® A COLA, Fla., Dec. 18.—Fort
Barrancas soldiers are charged with
firing on a train. Army officers are in-
WILL BOB UP
Conduct of Negro Troops at
Brownsville Not Only Problem
of the Races Presented.
IN STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Proposed Provisions for Separate
Schools, Waiting Booms and Coaches
Bring Matter lip Again Before Con-
Special Telegram to The F.xpres*.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—It is rather1
a fortunate circumstance for the Soutli
that the controversy over the discharge
of the negro soldiers the Brownsville
affair Is a square-out issue between the
President and the negrophiles of liis
Tillman, Culberson, Slayden and other
Southerners are prepared to face tha
question bravely on the merits of tho
facts, regardless of what phase it may-
assume. Culberson and Slayden both
will uphold the President for dismissing
the Twenty-fifth Infantry on account oE
its conduct at Brownsville, hut the Issue
Ik not one of their making, and the Presi-
dent will unquestionably be sustained.
On the other hand the Slayden anil
Garner bills to eliminate the negro from
the army will likely not only fall to be-
rome laws, but they will probably never
he reported out of the committees.
Race Question Will Bob Up.
However, the race question is almost
certain to come before Congress as such
from another quarter. It is considered
likely to arise in connection with Okla-
homa's admission ts a State. In the
late . lection there for delegate* to a con-
stitutional convention, the l*emocr».ts
swept i verythlng on their announced In-
tention to incorporate in the 1 av-s of Iho
itU'.U r'l as will
gua.'.ini .< separate schools for the races.
.Tim <vow waiting -ooms at the railroad
depots ai.d Jim Crow oooches. In gen-
eral the- promised that Oklahoma should
be a white man's State, and it is now up
to them to carry out their promises.
Within twenty days after the new Con-
stitution has been adopted, under the
, nuhllng act. it becomes the duty of the
Pr< sldent lo announce Oklahoma's ad-
mission into the 1 nlon "under and by
virtue of the act on an even footing with
Make Political Issue.
Some Republican members of Congress
Linens, Rugs, Brassware, Silks,
Drawn Work, Holiday Goods.
Book Bldg., 106 W. Houston St.
"SAP" Holiday Rates
.. TO ..
Texas and Louisiana Points
December 2I-22-23-24-25-26-30-3I. Jan. I—Limit January 7
.. AT ..
One and One-third Fare for Round Trip
DAVY CROCKETT Best Night Train for
Houston and Galveston—TRY IT
ED. SACHS, City Ticket Agent
Opposite Monger Hotel
NORTH,EAST and SOUTHEAST
On sale Dec. 20, 21, 22, Limited 30 days, AT ONE AND ONE-
THIRD FARE FOR THE HOUND TRIP.
Texas and Louisana Points
On sale Dec. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Jan. 1, Limited Jan. 7.
ONE AND ONE-THIRD FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP.
TWO SLEEPERS FOR HOUSTON EVERY NIGHT
Leave 7:55 and 10:30 P. M.
DOUBLE DAILY TRAIN SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA
Commencing Dec. 16. 8:00 A. M.. 6:30 P. M.
STEAMSHIP TICKETS TO AND FROM EUROPE.
TRAVELERS CHECKS FOR SALE.
CITY TICKET OPFICK
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